News for Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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State softball tournament starts for five local teams

Five local softball teams make their bid for a state championship with Newton and Heritage hosting first-round games.

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THOMAS: The 'bums' aren't the problem; we are

Nothing would change Washington faster than the transformative idea that only we can make our lives better by our financial and moral choices. It’s long past time for politicians to say “eat your vegetables, they are good for you” and for citizens to comply.

Covington PD cite man for dumping waste from portable toilet down city sewer

A Covington man learned the lesson of not bringing his work home with him this week when he was cited for emptying waste from portable toilets down the sewer on Monticello Street.

Newton students released early Friday

Reality Wreck to be held at Alcovy Thursday

Newton students released early Friday; Reality Wreck held Thursday

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Exhibit at Porter library localizes Holocaust

M. Alexis Scott remembers her father, W.A. Scott III, talking about his experiences as a photographer during World War II and showing her his dramatic pictures.

The Great Bull Run receives permits from Dept. of Ag

The Great Bull Run has obtained the proper permits from the state Department of Agriculture, clearing the way for Saturday’s event at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Avery appointed rec director

Anthony Avery was appointed director of the Newton County Recreation Commission Monday night.

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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Six Bulldogs, one Tiger make Area 2 volleyball team

Seven players were honored as all-Area 2-AAAAAA volleyball recipients last weekend, including one who received the league’s highest individual honor.

Rockdale hosts Newton, Heritage entertains Flowery Branch Friday

It was an empty Friday for the three Rockdale County football teams as each team struggled in picking up a region defeat.

Community Calendar for Oct. 16, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.