LONG POND, Pa. - Kasey Kahne continued his midseason turnaround Friday by winning his first pole of the year at Pocono Raceway.
COVINGTON - Willie J. Smith has a lot of practice bringing people together, and he believes those experiences, gleaned from his 22 years as president of the Newton County Ministers Union, will benefit the county if he's elected District 1 commissioner.
PARIS - As the points piled up and the light faded, it was tough to decide which scenario had seemed less likely at the outset of the French Open semifinals Friday:
CONYERS - A 12-run inning quickly turned a 5-2 deficit into a 14-5 lead as Conyers Post 77 swept the visiting Grayson Post 251 in its season-opening doubleheader Thursday at Henson-Carr Legion Field.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
PORTERDALE - In an effort to curtail illicit behavior in a park at the town's southern entrance, the City Council voted Monday night to explore the cost of adding lighting and moving the entrance of the park's gazebo to face Broad Street. The council also agreed to post a sign reminding residents that the park closes at sundown.
COVINGTON - Given the slew of candidates running for local office this political season, several forums have been scheduled to give voters all the information they need before heading to the polls for the July 15 primary.
ATHENS - After Trevor Holder's 124th pitch, Georgia coach David Perno took a prudent approach with his No. 1 starter.
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 email@example.com.
ATLANTA - Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run with a triple in the 10th, then threw out Gregor Blanco at the plate in the bottom of the inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Friday night.
Covington - The Newton County School System has had to increase school bus services in the county due to the high volume of students attending summer school.