The Newton County High School Band is set to make history, thanks to the generosity of several donors who helped the group raise the funds needed for a trip to New Orleans to play at the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4.
The three GameStop shooting suspects will face all the charges originally brought on them - including murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping - in Superior Court after Rockdale County Magistrate Court Judge Clarence Horne determined Wednesday there was enough probable cause.
For high schoolers considering a career in firefighting or those merely interested in what a firefighter's life is like, Newton County offers a firefighter explorer program. The group is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Through hands-on practice and small group lectures, aspiring firefighters gain an accurate depiction of what the profession is like, not only its merits, but also its difficulties. Explorers meet twice a month at a local station for about 90 minutes.
Government officials and residents are split over the 2011 SPLOST list proposed by Commissioner Mort Ewing, but Ewing and commissioners Tim Fleming and J.C. Henderson have all said they will vote for it.