ATLANTA - Chipper Jones missed his fifth straight start, which usually means a loss for the Braves. Kelly Johnson, his replacement in the No. 3 spot of Atlanta's batting order, filled the void.
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.
OMAHA, Neb. - Fresno State was smashing in its final performance as college baseball's team of destiny, winning a championship that would have been impossible to predict.
CONYERS - Heritage's golf teams didn't exactly set the courses on fire this season with low scores and sensational shooting.
WIMBLEDON, England - A match involving Marat Safin is always worth watching. He's liable to moon the crowd, smash several rackets or dominate the world's best player, as he did against Pete Sampras in the 2000 U.S. Open final.
COVINGTON - Eastside's Karl Williams is a part-time football player, part-time wrestler, part-time track and field competitor and a full-time athlete.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - County commissioners have denied a request to expand a day care planned for Salem Road.
Covington - Newton County Board of Education members unanimously approved the Newton County School System's 2008-09 general fund budget during their June meeting last week.
COVINGTON - This year's Fourth of July celebration will include plenty of entertainment, food, fun and, of course, fireworks for the whole family.