News for Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Man complains about repossession

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 barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Newton Citizen Poll - 1/17/2009

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's poll was an open line:

Grandfather saves children from fire

COVINGTON - The quick actions of a grandfather saved the lives of his two grandchildren Friday afternoon when fire broke out at a residence at 4125 Carroll St., according to the Covington Fire Department.

Keep eye on animals during cold Freezing weather can be rough on pets, plants

COVINGTON - If you've taken steps to protect yourself and loved ones from the bitter cold this winter, it might be a good idea to now consider how to look after your animals and plants.

BOE mulls change to suspensions

COVINGTON - Some members of the Newton County Board of Education are considering a change to the Newton County School System's suspension policy that could allow suspended students to receive full credit for their work.

Leaving his mark Perdue among those to honor longtime FFA leader

COVINGTON - One of the state's foremost leaders in agricultural education was honored Friday afternoon at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.

Lowe new leader of the Braves

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe is eager to accept the responsibility of returning the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs for contenders.

Peverley's OT goal lifts Atlanta to win

ATLANTA - Rich Peverley scored with 1:09 left in overtime to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 comeback victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.

Government Meetings - 1/17/2009

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Eastside to wrestle for state title today

MACON - The Eastside Eagles are just one match away from winning their first-ever state dual championship.

Newton sweeps Greenbrier Lady Rams clamp down on defense; No. 7 Newton boys win in double OT

COVINGTON - Newton cleaned house on the hardwood at home Friday evening after sweeping Greenbrier in a pair of region dandies.

Community Calendar - 1/17/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Making it look easy Lady Seminoles roll to 68-32 win; Salem boys fall to Monroe Area

CONYERS - The Salem basketball teams are headed in opposite directions in Region 8-AAAA South.