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 Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's poll was an open line:
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.
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.
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.
COVINGTON - One of the state's foremost leaders in agricultural education was honored Friday afternoon at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.
ATLANTA - Derek Lowe is eager to accept the responsibility of returning the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs for contenders.
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.
MACON - The Eastside Eagles are just one match away from winning their first-ever state dual championship.
COVINGTON - Newton cleaned house on the hardwood at home Friday evening after sweeping Greenbrier in a pair of region dandies.
CONYERS - The Salem basketball teams are headed in opposite directions in Region 8-AAAA South.