News for Tuesday, April 23, 2013


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Alcovy sweeps at region golf tourney

COVINGTON -- It was a big day for Alcovy as the boys and girls teams ended the regular season by winning the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament at The Oaks Course on Tuesday.. The Alcovy boys shot a 325 with the girls shooting a 303 to win region.. For the girls

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Mark Shields: One man who gave politics a good name

Happy Chandler left the U.S. Senate in 1945, when the owners of the then-16 Major League teams elected him to be commissioner of baseball.

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Jeff Meadors: Without guidance, many students fail

Colleges and schools without strong academic advisement will lose in the end.

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Darrell Huckaby: Every hair in place

Huckaby takes a trip down memory lane via hair products.

Rockdale tennis sweeps first round matches

It was a clean sweep for the Rockdale tennis teams Tuesday in Conyers.

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Harrison joins head management at Wagner

Roger Harrison will be leaving the Office of Economic Development to join Wagner Service Solutions.

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Keeping score

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Several road projects happening in Newton this summer

Various road projects are soon to get started in Newton County.

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Five NHS seniors get Gates Scholarships

Newton High School has five students who can receive $2.5 million through the Gates scholarship program.

Newton, Covington, Rockdale fire departments issue warnings on spring safety

Newton County Fire Services and Covington Fire Department issue warnings on spring safety.

Free fishing event set for Saturday

The FFA-FCCLA Center will host a free kids fishing event Saturday.

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Lab-mixes Roscoe and Chester looking for new homes

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