News for Wednesday, November 14, 2012


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Bulldogs hoping for first round upset

CONYERS -- The record may not look pretty, but the Rockdale football team is playing in the postseason.. After defeating Druid Hills 18-14 last weekend, the 3-7 Bulldogs will travel Friday to Region 3-AAAAAA champion Langston Hughes for a first-round game.. The journey to Fairburn wasn't an easy

Former Rams basketball players stand out at next level

COVINGTON -- College men's basketball has already started for several former Newton basketball players as they continue to show off their talents at the next level.. Darius Miller (2010), a junior at Point University, recorded a double-double scoring 15 points and bringing down 12 rebounds against the NAIA No

Eagles need perfect game against Sandy Creek

COVINGTON -- The Class AAAA playoffs could not have given the Eagles a tougher opponent as they head to Tyrone to play No. 1 AP-ranked Sandy Creek on Friday.. The Fighting Patriots (10-0) started the preseason as the No. 1 ranked team and they never lost the spot, averaging

Benefit race held for Elks Aidmore Saturday

This weekend a cross country race will benefit the Elks Aidmore Children's Center.

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Experts urge fire safety when cooking for holidays

Experts urge caution when cooking for Thanksgiving.

Open house set for restored Brick Store

The public is invited to an open house to view the restoration of Brick Store.

Parliamentary confusion results from push for early SPLOST vote

The Newton County Board of Education voted to call for a SPLOST referendum Tuesday night and then rescinded that vote due to confusion over parliamentary procedure.

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Newton students celebrate cultures

Newton High School held its first annual international festival on Wednesday.

Newton BOE to vote on 2013 SPLOST resolution

The Newton County Board of Education is expected to call for a $75 million SPLOST referendum in March.

Schools announce early release day, break for students

All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday.

Covington man under arrest after allegedly pointing gun at his mother

An 18-year-old faces aggravated assault charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at his mother.

GSP hosting career fairs for 93rd Trooper School

A recruiting fair for Georgia State Patrol Trooper School will be held Friday in Monroe.