News for Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Salem's Yates shines in college wrestling

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Pete Yates keeps thriving on the wrestling mats at the collegiate level. The former Salem star at Virginia Tech finished third at 165 pounds, helping the Hokies finish second at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill.. The senior and No. 2 seed at his

School enrollment up halfway through the year

Students enrollment at the Newton County School System continues to steadily increase this school year.

Covington Council to narrow down city manager candidates

The Covington City Council will meet for nine hours next week to narrow down city manager candidates.

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First 2013 baby at Newton Medical has quick delivery

The first baby of the new year arrived at Newton Medical Center at just after 2 a.m. Jan. 1.

Covington teen allegedly threatens to kill father with sword

A 17-year-old Covington man faces aggravated assault charges after he allegedly threatened his father with a sword, according to the Covington Police Department.

Oxford man arrested after I-20 pursuit

Oxford man faces multiple charges out of Rockdale County following I-20 chase.

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Pets Billy and Corey are looking for new homes

Consider adopting a pet from the Rockdale or Newton animal shelters.