News for Wednesday, March 20, 2013


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Rockdale sweeps Newton on court

CONYERS -- Rockdale's tennis team had little trouble against Region 2-AAAAAA opponent Newton as Rockdale only lost nine games to get a 5-0, 5-0 win on Tuesday.

U.S. cut 2014 Ryder Cup captain's picks to three

MIAMI -- The United States is trimming its captain's selections for the 2014 Ryder Cup team to face holders Europe from four to three players, captain Tom Watson said on Wednesday.

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Simmons returns to Braves with red-hot bat

Shortstop made a great showing in the World Baseball Classic

Social Circle responds to whistleblower lawsuit

The city of Social Circle has responded to a lawsuit filed by its former public safety director.

Newton firefighters don HAZMAT suits to enter filthy house

EMS personnel cannot enter house due to foul conditions; Newton County Fire Services personnel don HAZMAT suits to enter home and assist woman in need of medical care.

Business owner proposes Christmas destination for downtown Covington

One local business owner is proposing that downtown Covington be turned into a Christmas destination.

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Newton schools honored for serving more local food

The Newton County School System was one of 25 school districts in the state honored for increasing the amount of local food served to students.

34 apply to be next Newton school superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education is considering 34 applicants for its next superintendent of schools.