CONYERS - Rockdale Medical Center and Newton Medical Center were recognized recently by state professional organizations for their quality of service. Specifically, RMC was recognized for its patient care, while NMC was recognized for the work of its hospital volunteers.
COVINGTON - Two armed men who police say admitted they went riding around looking for a place to rob Friday night settled on the Royal Palace restaurant on U.S. Highway 278, according to Covington Police Sgt. Arvo Bowen.
COVINGTON - The Salem baseball team moved to 12-2 on the season and 10-2 in Region 8-AAAA play with a 12-2 over Eastside on Monday.
The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department and the Newton County Health Department. Restaurants that score from 90 to 100 get a letter grade A; those that rate 80-89 get a B; a tally of 70-79 is a C; and below 70 is a U, or unacceptable. A restaurant scoring 70 or above is allowed to operate if there are no critical violations. If a facility is rated U on consecutive inspections, it must close and the owner must prove that it can be operated safely before reopening is allowed.
CONYERS - The Heritage baseball team completed the first half of Region 8-AAAA play with a perfect 12-0 record Monday, beating county rival Rockdale 5-1 at Danny Blue Field.
COVINGTON - The Eastside girls passed out the hats with Ashton Tehrani scoring six goals and Taylor Queen adding four as the Lady Eagles became Newton County champions with their 10-0 win over Newton.
On Friday, the Legislature completed the 36th day of the session. With four more days to go until the final day of legislative business, the General Assembly has decided to complete its work this week by convening every day except Thursday. We still have a lot of work ahead of us in a short amount of time, but I am confident that we will complete this year's session having passed sound public policies for the benefit of all Georgians.
COVINGTON - A Newton County woman arrived home from work late Sunday night and found her 28-year-old son dead, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
COVINGTON - Three years after returning from Iraq, soldiers with Covington's National Guard Unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in summer 2009.
TAMPA, Fla. - Ilya Kovalchuk scored two third-period goals, Kari Lehtonen stopped 36 shots and the Atlanta Thrashers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Scott Spiezio will try to return to the majors with a team that rarely takes a chance on troubled players.
Last week, the House was in session two days, so the Senate could digest the 2009 budget. We considered 15 items.
Graduating seniors at Newton, Eastside and Alcovy high schools passed a torch, which is an actual Olympic torch, around the Sharp Gymnasium during opening ceremonies for the 2008 Newton County Special Olympics on Monday morning.