COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies proved true the old adage, "You can run, but you can't hide," last week when they took two wanted people into custody after they attempted to make themselves invisible by covering up with insulation in their attics.
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 - A 43-year-old Newton County man has been arrested and charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes.
PORTERDALE - City Council members gave the green light Thursday night to more aggressive enforcement of the housing code.
COVINGTON - In the male-dominated world of helicopter pilots, Newton County residents Katie Downey and Genia Powell are defying the status quo.
COVINGTON - A new group is trying to help families with special-needs children in Newton and Rockdale counties and has activities planned this week.
CONYERS - The Heritage baseball team never gave up against Loganville on Friday night at Danny Blue Field.
"The kitchen staff at Rockdale Health Care Center apparently needs a cookbook. Five of the last six days the residents have been served soup and a sandwich. (Monday: minestrone/tuna; Wednesday: tomato/grill cheese; Thursday: BBQ/runny, out of a box potato salad; Friday: potato/ham and cheese and Saturday: minestrone/turkey). The low rating the state inspector gave them is nothing compared to what they deserve."
NEW YORK - Jair Jurrjens had himself a pretty streaky night.
This week's Newton Citizen Poll was an open line:
LOGANVILLE - Eastside's Dominique Hubert and Heritage's Mikel Hunter earned berths to the Class AAAA state track meet and won Region 8-AAAA titles Friday at Red Devil Stadium.
CONYERS - In a dog-eat-dog world, the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs took a bite out of the Rockdale Bulldogs on Friday, winning 7-4 at Rockdale County High School.
COVINGTON - The Salem baseball team moved to 20-4 on the season and 18-4 in Region 8-AAAA play with a 4-0 win over Alcovy on Friday.