News for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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Criteria for honor grads may change BOE looks to toughen requirements for top 10

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education is hoping to create tougher requirements for top 10 students at each high school.

Earth Day tips to help protect environment

On a day set aside to celebrate Mother Earth, it is important to remember that there are all sorts of little things each of us can do to protect our environment.

The future of Porterdale Organization makes plea for historic gym

PORTERDALE - If you rebuild it, they will come.

Teen becomes fifth member of family to earn Eagle Scout badge

COVINGTON - The Scroggs family continued a tradition Saturday as the fifth member of the family earned his Eagle Scout ranking.

Patriots start first round of state today

CONYERS - The Heritage boys soccer team will face one of the top ranked teams in the state when the Patriots hit the field today in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

Putting on Newton girls, Cheek win 2-AAAAA golf tourney

COVINGTON - The Newton girls golf team and Landen Cheek proved that they are hard to beat at home as they won the Region 2-AAAAA golf tournament Monday at The Oaks Course.

Braves win 5 in a row

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson pitched six scoreless innings before tiring and drove in two runs, leading the Braves past the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night for Atlanta's fifth straight win.

Community Calendar 4/22/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Government Meetings 4/22/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Health Reports 4/22/2008

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.

Health Reports 4-22-08

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.

Local schools sending more to state

LOGANVILLE - The final day of the Region 8-AAAA girls track and field meet yielded solid results for the local schools.