News for Tuesday, July 2, 2013


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Georgia kicker arrested for BUI

Marshall Morgan, a sophomore kicker on University of Georgia's football team, was arrested over the weekend for boating under the influence on Lake Sinclair.

MGBA, Osby win again

DECATUR -- When the players on Baseball Mentoring Program pack up and head back to Sacramento, Calif., later this week, they'll probably be fine if they never have to see Darren Osby again.. Osby struck out 17 in a dominant, complete-game outing Tuesday, leading the MGBA Braves to a

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Newton All-stars win at Dixie Youth

The Newton County Pee Wee National All-stars are one step closer to winning the Dixie Youth state tournament in Winder. After losing to Norcross on Saturday, the All-stars came back to beat Albany International 12-2. Against Albany, Newton County's Aiden McGibony struck out 14 batters in his five

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Ashton Hills named one of the best courses in area

COVINGTON -- There's no need to go anywhere to play one of the best golf courses in the Atlanta area after Ashton Hills Golf Club was recently voted one of the top nine courses according to Ashton Hills, which was ranked the No. 8 course in Georgia, was ahead

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Jeff Meadors: Dual enrollment an asset that shouldn't be ignored

Fall semester at Georgia colleges is six weeks away; it's a good time to examine guidelines and debunk myths for early access to college.

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Darrell Huckaby: Remembering the fateful battle of Gettysburg

If I could be anywhere in the world today I would like to be 700 miles to the north, in Gettysburg, Pa.

Covington reschedules Fourth event; Oxford cancels parade

Fourth events in Covington and Porterdale have been rescheduled. Oxford parade is canceled.

Citizens warned of scam offering to suspend warrant in exchange for payment

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a telephone scam that offers to suspend bench warrants in exchange for payment.

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Newton County Sheriffs Office searching for missing 24-year-old woman

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 24-year-old woman by the name of Sarah Hannah York.

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Students encouraged to read over summer break

Students are encouraged to read over the summer break.

New position will focus on small business recruitment

The City Council agreed to fund a small businss recruitment position.

Fourth of July celebrations can be hazardous to your pet

Pet owners should exercise caution due to dangers often posed by Fourth of July celebrations.

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Zoo Atlanta panda expecting

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta officials are "cautiously optimistic" that a new baby panda could be on the way. The zoo reports that Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, has been confirmed to be expecting her fourth cub.. Based on the size of the fetus observed in an ultrasound

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Jack and Bear are looking for new homes

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