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.
ATLANTA - Derek Lowe called it just another average performance. For Dodgers manager Joe Torre, it was a reminder of the right-hander's attacking style.
If you like to spend your leisure hours prowling Facebook, as a startling number of grownups apparently do these days - and not just perverts, either - you're going to have to learn how to speak young adult.
FLOWERY BRANCH - John Abraham wants Peria Jerry to take a simple approach in his first NFL training camp.
CONYERS - According to Susan Jung, owner of Double Diamond Stables on Bethel Road in Conyers, horses are the best at mirroring people's feelings in order to relate to and teach others.
COVINGTON - Bigger and better things are on the horizon for former Eastside softball standout Catherine Lee.
LONG POND, Pa. - Richard Petty won 200 NASCAR races, seven championships, and has achieved just about all there is to accomplish in stock car racing.
People say: Why are we still talking about Crowley and Gates? And then they commence to talk for 15 minutes about Crowley and Gates.
Have you ever been to a time share presentation? You know the ones I mean. You're at the beach, enjoying your vacation, and when you walk out of a nice restaurant a nicely dressed young man, or maybe a pretty girl, hands you a flier describing how you can get a free dinner or maybe a couple of show tickets or a $50 bill just for listening to a short presentation that will change the way you think about vacations forever.
CONYERS - Rockdale County Senior Services received two grants this week totaling more than $31,000 that will supplement the county's Meals on Wheels program for the elderly.
CONYERS - The Clayton State University MBA program coming to the Rockdale Career Academy in January has a new director.
CONYERS - Two Newton County men were arrested Friday evening and charged with assaulting and robbing a man in his mid-50s as he attempted to retrieve mail from the mailbox belonging to the Universal Church of Faith on Ga. Highway 138, near Old Parker Road.