News for Wednesday, April 3, 2013


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Heritage comes all the way back to beat Salem

CONYERS -- Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday, it looked like the recent dominance Heritage had been enjoying over Salem would come to an end.. Salem led 5-0 and appeared destined to not only snap a long losing streak against its county rival, but pick up win

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Kevin Ware talks about support after leg injury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Before heading south to Atlanta for this weekend's Final Four, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, Kevin Ware and his mother spoke at a press conference Wednesday about the Rockdale grad's horrific leg injury and his come back.. "I'm a very quiet guy so a lot of this is

Eastside dominates in 14-4 win over Knights

COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense played solidly behind pitcher Peyton Pallay after errors cost them the lead to beat Johnson, Gainesville 14-4 in six innings on Wednesday.. Eastside (16-1 overall, 8-0 Region 8-AAAA) played the first inning in complete control as Pallay struck out all three batters while the offense

Citizens group abandons 350 yard shooting limitation

A committee formed to make a recommendation on changes to Newton's firearms ordinance has abandoned a 350 yard distance limitation.

Study ranks counties based on health, economic vitality

A study combining a community's health status with economic vitality to determine it's overall ranking in the state places Rockdale County in the top 25 and Newton County in the top 60 of Georgia's 159 counties.

NCSO investigates 3 business burglaries

Three business burglaries occur over two-day period; arrest made in molestation of 4-year-old.

RFP issued for lawn service

An RFP has been issued for Newton's landscape maintenance service.

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Newton Explorers attend Winterfest

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Newton FIre Service battles two house fires Tuesday

Two houses were gutted by fire Tuesday, according to Newton County Fire Service.

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K-9 officers greet citizens

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Dickerson hosts town hall meeting

State Rep. Pam Dickerson will host a town hall meeting Saturday.

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Students get fiscal, physical health info

Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus held a "Wallet and Wellness" event.

Ware, Pitino speak about injury

LOUISVILLE, KY - Before heading south to Atlanta for this weekend’s Final Four, Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Kevin Ware and his mother spoke at a press conference Wednesday about Ware’s horrific leg injury and his come back.