MONROE - Downtown Monroe will host The Sensational Sounds of Motown on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. on the Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn.
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.
CONYERS - In the eyes of the average high school sports fan, Chad Frazier's first season as the Heritage head football coach was not a memorable one.
COVINGTON - The 21-year-old man who shot and killed a 15-year-old girl inside his home over the Christmas holidays in 2006 pleaded guilty in Newton County Superior Court Friday.
COVINGTON - A man was robbed at gunpoint at a vacant house on East Country Woods Drive around 1:15 Tuesday afternoon, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
COVINGTON - Newton County's Planning and Development Department intends to visit with representatives from the county's municipalities in the upcoming months to gauge their interest in a proposed Transferable Development Rights (TDR) ordinance.
"I am amused by Cynthia Hudson's quote in the paper regarding graduation. She blustered on about dignity and decorum that the seniors deserve. Hmmm. This from a principal that didn't attend baccalaureate. This from a principal who likes to be heard, but is never seen to support those very seniors. I'm wondering if she's going to be at graduation. Oh, wait, since she's moved the venue to an inappropriate setting, who cares?"
PARIS - Oracene Price, mother and coach to Venus and Serena Williams, stood near the steps to the locker room at the end of a long, rough day at the French Open.
CONYERS - Youth and family support program KidsNet Georgia, which started as an effort in Rockdale County and now has programs throughout several Georgia counties including Newton and Chatham, is being used as a model by the state to help fund other similar start-up programs in Georgia.
ATHENS - Jason Haniger and Charlie Blackmon each had three hits and two RBIs, leading Georgia Tech past Louisville 8-5 Friday at the NCAA Athens regional.
ATLANTA - A Conyers man remains in jail on charges that he impersonated a doctor at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...
DUBLIN, Ohio - The first sign of hope at the Memorial came from the scoreboard, which showed Mathew Goggin coming back to the pack after a blazing start. The second sign came from a gray sky that promised relief from a brutal test of golf.
CINCINNATI - Rookie Jay Bruce had four hits - three of them off 300-game winner Tom Glavine - and scored on Chipper Jones' error in the 11th inning Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
COVINGTON - Democratic candidate Emmett Denby is promising to offer "a change for the better" if he's elected chairman of the Board of Commissioners.