News for Thursday, April 17, 2008


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On the beat: Man makes off with Wal-Mart TV

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

School bid gets BOE approval

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved a construction bid for a new elementary school at its work session Tuesday night.

Landfill remains hot topic

COVINGTON - Residents on and around Lower River Road aren't giving up their fight to close the Newton County Landfill and get assurance their health hasn't been affected by methane gas or groundwater contamination.

Behind-the-scenes responders Communications officers honored this week

COVINGTON - In an emergency, people rely on a swift response from EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement.

Oxford to go digital

OXFORD - The city of Oxford wants to get rid of excess paperwork and old-fashioned recordkeeping.

Different footing Heritage boys launch 8-AAAA title defense

CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team comes into the Region 8-AAAA tournament on different footing this season.

Redman: Going from salesman to starting QB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Think playing quarterback is tough?

Woods relaxes after surgery

The U.S. Open figured to be the closest to a sure thing for Tiger Woods in the majors this year, but maybe not anymore.

Lady Rams finish second in 2-AAAAA tennis Newton boys earn No. 3 seed

McDONOUGH - The Newton girls tennis team fell in the championship match of the Region 2-AAAAA tournament, while the Newton boys took third Wednesday at Richard Craig Park.