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 - Averages of the 2008 ACT scores at each of Newton County's three public high schools were below state and national averages, according to results released by the Newton County School System Wednesday.
COVINGTON - After three years of working to improve its erosion and sediment control program, Newton County has met state requirements, a representative with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission recently told county commissioners.
The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions contributed by readers. This week's poll is an open line.
COVINGTON - A Covington Wal-Mart employee has been arrested and charged with theft by taking, according to the Covington Police Department.
COVINGTON - The Alcovy cross country squads are hoping that their third season will be one to remember this fall.
CONYERS - For the Heritage cross country squads, the goal this season is to extend their decade of dominance.
COVINGTON - Limit the mental mistakes. Always play hard. Win county championship. Win Region 8-AAA and Class AAA state title. Make no excuses.
BEIJING - Put up a net, put American men in action and watch out. At these Olympics, that's becoming an unbeatable combination.
ATLANTA - One start, one win for Matt Ryan.