News for Tuesday, June 24, 2008


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Dawgs get it done Late-inning rally pushes UGA past Fresno State

OMAHA, Neb. - Joey Lewis hit a tiebreaking double in Georgia's four-run eighth inning, and the Bulldogs came from three runs down to defeat Fresno State 7-6 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals on Monday night.

Rockdale Post 77 falls in finals of POW-MIA Team shut out 3-0 by Dothan, Ala.

DOUGLASVILLE - Rockdale Post 77 made a valiant effort over the weekend in the POW-MIA Tournament.

Health Reports 6/24/2008

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.

Sunny start at Wimbledon for Federer Williams, Ivanovic also move on

WIMBLEDON, England - Wimbledon began with a few surprises Monday. There was lots of sunshine, Serena Williams wore a raincoat anyway, and Roger Federer's changeover routine was interrupted by a friendly visit from his opponent.

Imus in hot water again over comment

NEW YORK - Don Imus has once again injected race into his radio show.

Lightning causes fire

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Teenager injured in hit and run DNR: Driver, passengers of boat asked to come forward

MACON - Authorities with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Bibb County are imploring the driver, passengers or witnesses of a boat involved in a Friday hit-and-run incident on Lake Jackson in which a teenager was injured to come forward, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon.

County waiting on Newborn agreement

COVINGTON - County commissioners are holding off on approving an intergovernmental agreement to provide planning and development services to the Town of Newborn until they get assurance from the town attorney that the document is legal and binding.

Snapping Shoals EMC celebrates 70 years

CONYERS - What began 70 years ago with five men and a $90,000 loan has grown into a nonprofit organization that supplies 94,000 homes, businesses and other facilities with electricity in an eight-county area.

Sheets throws complete game against Braves

ATLANTA - The opening game of an 11-day road trip didn't bother Ben Sheets. The Milwaukee Brewers' ace hasn't lost on the road all season.

Cook Road cleanup site owned by candidate

COVINGTON - The cleanup of a property on Cook Road where garbage and household junk has accumulated for years is nearly complete.

Two Pee Wee teams move on to finals

COVINGTON - Two of the three Newton County Pee Wee teams, ages 8 and under, will advance to the state championship starting Saturday.