The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's poll was an open line:
COVINGTON - A committee assigned to come up with projects that could be funded through a proposed increase to the hotel/motel tax has completed its task.
COVINGTON - Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful has recycled household paint available for free. The paint comes in 5 gallon buckets. Currently, two colors are available: gray and tan. The recycled paint has been made from leftover paint collected at the Newton County Landfill on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon.
COVINGTON - You've heard it said, "It ain't like it is on TV," and Sgt. Arvo Bowen of the Covington Police Department is set to preach that message to those interested in learning about the responsibilities of gun ownership.
COVINGTON - County Attorney Tommy Craig was reappointed by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night by a vote of 3-1-1, with one commissioner opposed and one abstaining.
COVINGTON - There were 11 fires reported to the Newton County Fire Service last year that were attributed to juvenile fire setters, according to Lt. Cydnie Taylor, fire safety educator for the department.
CONYERS - In front of a packed house, the Rockdale basketball squads chalked up a pair of narrow victories on the home court of county rival Heritage on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox has been through this before.
ATHENS - Both the Rockdale and Heritage wrestling squads took care of business Friday at the Area 8-AAAA Duals at Clarke Central High School.
WATKINSVILLE - Eastside's wrestling team was all business in the first day of the Area 8-AAA duals, winning 40 of its 42 matches while almost getting a perfect score of 84 in its final match against Franklin County.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Hedo Turkoglu hit all five 3-point attempts and scored 21 points, and the Orlando Magic raced to a 38-point halftime lead in a 121-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
ATHENS - Georgia shook up its offensive coaching staff Friday, naming Bryan McClendon to coach the running backs, shifting Tony Ball to wide receivers and naming John Eason director of football operations.