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 email@example.com.
COVINGTON - Effective Monday, hours for neighborhood recycling centers will change.
COVINGTON - After holding out a few weeks to negotiate funding, the new field house project at Sharp Stadium is a go again.
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COVINGTON - Call volume at the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center increased a very moderate .55 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the agency's 2008 annual report.
COVINGTON - Three masked men were apparently attempting home invasions at two residences in the Magnolia Heights apartment complex Thursday night, but were fought off by residents, according to the Covington Police Department.
ATLANTA - As long as the Atlanta Hawks are without Marvin Williams, Joe Johnson will keep looking for ways to score more.
ATLANTA - For more than 39 minutes, Florida State and Georgia Tech leaned on high-scoring guards Toney Douglas and Lewis Clinch.
CONYERS - On a cold and windy night better suited for football than baseball, Heritage captured its first Region 8-AAAA win with a 9-6 come-from-behind effort over visiting Habersham County.
JUPITER, Fla. - Hanley Ramirez returned from the World Baseball Classic and doubled, stole a base and scored a run in the Florida Marlins' 9-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
COVINGTON - Alcovy keeper Cody Stargell's penalty-kick save with five seconds on the clock preserved the Tigers' 3-2 win over Newton in Friday's county-rival game.