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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved a construction bid for a new elementary school at its work session Tuesday night.
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.
COVINGTON - In an emergency, people rely on a swift response from EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement.
OXFORD - The city of Oxford wants to get rid of excess paperwork and old-fashioned recordkeeping.
CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team comes into the Region 8-AAAA tournament on different footing this season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Think playing quarterback is tough?
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.
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.