"Train tracks and bike trails. All the articles I read say that these train tracks are abandoned or unused. Who owns the tracks? Why are they not using the tracks? I have not seen a train, or anything else, on these tracks since 1993. If the tracks are indeed abandoned, tell the owners to use it or lose it. Do not pay out tax dollars to buy this rail line. Just condemn the rail line. Newton County has done this before with other property they wanted. After the county acquires the rail line, then a bid could be posted for a recycling company to remove the rails and pay the county for the scrap metal and ties. This money would be placed a fund to be used for the proposed bike path. In the meantime, if people really like to ride their bikes, they should check out a place call Stanton Springs. I hear that there isn't anything else going on there."
Members of the Agape Youth Outreach Ministry in Oxford were working furiously Friday afternoon to help the Easter Bunny out with baskets which were to be distributed free to more than 500 youngsters Friday night at Under the Stars on Moore Street.
COVINGTON -- The Covington Family YMCA is hosting the ninth annual Cheerios Challenge on April 17.
COVINGTON -- Sometimes it's the little luxuries that make all the difference in quality of life.
COVINGTON -- Some Newton County teachers soon will be able to sit in front of their computer screens to earn professional learning hours.
NEWBORN -- The town of Newborn has a new Web site that merges the past and the present.
CONYERS -- Traffic stalled on Interstate 20 on Friday at lunchtime as law enforcement and emergency responders cleared a three-vehicle wreck and searched for an apparent hit-and-run suspect.
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.
COVINGTON -- The Covington Lions Club wants to remind the public their recently renovated club house/pavilion is available for rent.
DECATUR -- The Partnership for Community Action has announced the receipt of additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.