News for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Missing man is located

COVINGTON - Covington Police Department officials thanked the many concerned residents who contacted them with information concerning the whereabouts of an elderly gentleman they feared had gone missing when they confirmed Monday he had been located safe and sound.

At the helm Local GFC hires new chief ranger

COVINGTON - Mike Sapp has taken on the chief ranger position at the Georgia Forestry Commission's Newton-Rockdale-DeKalb unit.

Council reviews proposal

PORTERDALE - The City Council reviewed the proposed project description for the rehabilitation and renovation of the historic Porter Memorial Gymnasium at its Aug. 12 work session.

On the Beat: Man allegedly impersonates Comcast employee

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 barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Add-on, facility planned BOE to vote on application

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on a state capital outlay application for an addition to Alcovy High School and for the construction of a new elementary school.

Agony, jubilation Liu out, Liukin edged, US sweeps hurdles

BEIJING - Welcome to the rest of the Beijing Olympics - the Summer Games of 2008, A.P.

Apalachee shuts out Rockdale

CONYERS - First game jitters hit the Lady Bulldogs hard as they had a hard time connecting with the ball on offense and missed a few routine defensive plays in their 4-0 loss to Class AAAA No. 10 ranked team Apalachee.

Barry Zito dominates as Giants win 5-0

ATLANTA - Barry Zito has a new approach to pitching: stay in the moment, and stop forcing things.

8-19-2008 Health Reports

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 8/19/2008

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.

Community Calendar 8/19/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dailey takes over reins of Lady Seminoles

CONYERS - For the third time in four seasons, the Salem volleyball team will launch a new season with a new coach.

Alcovy, Eastside win titles Shakoor's homer lifts Lady Eagles past Heritage

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Lady Tigers and the Eastside Lady Eagles started their softball seasons by winning their divisions in tournaments over the weekend.

Government Meetings 8/19/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS