COVINGTON - In an effort to pinch pennies and buy local, the Board of Commissioners broke with the Leadership Collaborative on pest control services and opted for a provider that will save the county more than $8,000.
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.
The 2009 legislative session completed day 15 on Feb. 6 with bills passing through the chamber last week which will provide for tax relief and child safety. I support these pieces of legislation and look forward to their implementation. Unfortunately, even with the good work in those areas, very bad budget news has dominated the week at your Capitol.
Cancer Society offers telephone workshops
Bill bans sex offenders from BOE Measure passes Senate, moves on to House; inspired by local candidate
COVINGTON - The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would prohibit sex offenders from running for election to local boards of education by a vote of 48-0 Tuesday.
According to the Sleep Wellness Institute, 88 million Americans snore. Show of hands. Are you one of them?
OXFORD - City Council members are considering two new city ordinances that may keep their town quiet and safe.
ATLANTA - As the financial crisis is affecting communities all across Atlanta and the United States, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is focusing on ways to support and strengthen local nonprofits.
CONYERS - Just like the Rockdale girls soccer team, the boys squad has a brand new head coach patrolling the sidelines this year.
LOGANVILLE - The Rockdale girls basketball squad extended its season for at least one more day after ousting Monroe Area for the second time this year 49-40 Tuesday evening during the play-in game of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at Loganville High School.
CONYERS - The Heritage soccer teams kicked off their 2009 campaigns with mixed results against Grayson on Tuesday night at Evans Memorial Stadium.
It looks good. Wes Burke, foreground, strikes the ball while golfing buddy Zach Hall tees it up at the driving range at The Oaks golf course Monday afternoon. The two took a break from their Georgia Perimeter College freshman classes to hit a few balls. The warm weather that has followed last week's cold spell beckoned quite a few golfers to the popular course. Burke, who boasts a 2-handicap, takes his golfing seriously and said he also enjoys play at Highlands and Honey Creek golf courses in Conyers.
Bill Shipp column for Feb. 11, 2009
COVINGTON - Newton's tennis teams are mixing the old with the new as they head into the 2009 season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. never wanted to be the voice of NASCAR, the one getting all the questions and shouldering the responsibility for speaking for teammates, colleagues and everyone else in the garage.