News for Monday, May 20, 2013


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Monster tornado devastates Oklahoma

A massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people with winds of up to 200 miles per hour that flattened entire tracts of homes, two schools and a hospital, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage.

School board to discuss budget plans tonight

The Newton County Board of Education got its first look at the 2013-14 school year budget at a special called meeting last week.

Memorial Day events taking place in Covington, Conyers

There are several Memorial Day events planned for Covington and Conyers.

Covington woman reports strange emails

Covington woman reports harassing emails which threatened her life.

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Econ team: New hires will focus on economic, workforce development

Courtney Bernardi and James Johnson are the new faces of economic development in Newton County.

Newton Sheriff makes quick arrests of armed robbery suspects

A quick-thinking armed robbery victim was able to furnish Newon County authorities with a tag number which led to the quick arrest of two Rockdale residents.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for May 21, 2013

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for May 21, 2013.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for May 13 to May 19

These were the Top Five Stories on the Newton Citizen website last week.