News for Wednesday, May 30, 2012


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Alcovy, Newton students selected for Governor's Honors Program

Two Alcovy High School students and a student from Newton High School have been selected as finalists for this year's Governor's Honors Program.

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Samples places second in golf tourney

CONYERS -- Twelve-year old Isaac Samples displayed his ability, posting the best score amongst local golfers in the one-day Atlanta Junior Golf tournament at Honey Creek.. Samples, who is from Covington, shot a 4-over par 76 in the 18-hole boys 12-under division. His score was

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Bouncing off "The Blob"

FFA campers had fun Wednesday getting launched off "The Blob."

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Local fisherman wins second Angler of the Year award

Darrell Anders wins Angler of the Year two years running.

Newton FIre Service saw a busy Memorial Day weekend

Newton County Fire Service kept busy over Memorial Day weekend, fighting seven structure fires, three of which were homes which were total losses.

National Trails Day celebrated Saturday

National Trails Day is celebrated Satruday at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

Survey: Georgians to travel more this summer

Georgians plan to spend more on travel this year, according to a survey of credit union members.

Start shooting now for wildlife photo contest

A Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest will be held in conjunction with the Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival in August.

BOC reaches budget consensus

County commissioners have reached a consensus on the fiscal year 2013 budget.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption this week at Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.