News for Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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7-8-2008 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.

DAs asked to investigate Douglas

CONYERS - A Rockdale County resident has asked the district attorneys of Rockdale and Newton counties to investigate the actions of state Sen. John Douglas.

Health Reports 7/8/2008

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.

Salem photos sought Seminary aims to preserve history

COVINGTON - Those who want to play a part in preserving the history of Salem Camp Meeting are encouraged to bring old photos to the campground Sunday.

Storms cause power outages

COVINGTON - Weekend storms caused several power outages for city of Covington and Snapping Shoals EMC customers.

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Community Calendar 7/8/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Covington resident bails from Star 94 contest

COVINGTON - One Covington teenager missed Fourth of July festivities this year because she was in a car for the last six days. Fortunately, she didn't have to fill up the car with gasoline.

Federer-Nadal a rivalry as good as it gets

WIMBLEDON, England - They'll talk about the 2008 Wimbledon men's final for years. Or at least until Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal top themselves.

Government Meetings 7/8/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

A three-day tour Braves recall Francoeur after short stay in minors

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur's stay in the minor leagues barely lasted a weekend.

Salem golf teams show improvement

CONYERS - Although neither team advanced to the state golf tournament, both of Salem's golf teams took steps forward during the 2008 season.

NASCAR is feeling the slowdown Automakers on brink of tough funding decisions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chip Ganassi shocked the NASCAR industry when he shut down Dario Franchitti's unsponsored race team, putting last year's IndyCar Series champion and 71 other employees out of work.