News for Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Grad coaches inspire success

COVINGTON - With the end of the school year approaching in a few months, graduation coaches - both at the middle and high school levels - are busy making sure students are caught up on their school work and on track to graduate.

Woman dies in car crash

COVINGTON - A 40-year-old Monroe woman was killed Monday morning following a single car accident on Ga. Highway 138 near Gum Creek Road.

Stanton Springs gets $1M grant

COVINGTON - The state's OneGeorgia Authority has awarded a $1 million Equity Fund Grant to the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton counties to help complete the first mile of a publicly owned parkway into Stanton Springs mixed-use business park.

Suspects in heist picked up in Newton

COVINGTON - Two men who allegedly robbed a Morgan County convenience store were apprehended by Newton County and Covington authorities Saturday afternoon following a high-speed chase on Interstate 20.

Center to host bunco fundraiser

COVINGTON - If you want to help prepare children for school, The Learning Center is making that as easy as a roll of the dice.

Driver who fled officer hospitalized

COVINGTON - A man who allegedly crashed his vehicle after fleeing from a Covington police officer during the early morning hours Saturday is listed in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital.

Pretty in pink

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Community Calendar 03-11-2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

John Douglas - Education and healthcare measures pass the Senate last week

This is an exciting time to be a part of the state Senate and the legislative process as a whole. Today is the last day bills can cross between the House and Senate this year, and committees worked quickly last week to pass important pieces of legislation as it approached. As of Thursday, there were 70 bills still in the Rules Committee, the final stop before being considered by the full Senate. It is likely that about half of those bills will not make it to the full Senate.

Health reports 3-11-08

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Newton County Health Department. As of Dec. 1, the Environmental Health Division implemented new regulations that include both a letter grade and numeric score. The current form, along with the two most recent inspection reports, must be visibly posted within 15 feet of the establishment's main entrance and drive-thru windows.

Salem splits with Grady

CONYERS - Salem's soccer squads collected a split Monday night against Grady in two well played and tightly contested games at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Hill hits game winner for Newton

COVINGTON - Newton's D.J. Hill proved he could handle the pressure of being a game winner with his two-run bomb over dead center field in the top of the eighth inning Monday at Alcovy resulting in the final score of 9-7.

Heartbreaker Farmer strikes out 22, but Bulldogs fall 3-2

CONYERS - Buck Farmer dominated the Dacula lineup, recording a career-high 22 strikeouts, but he wasn't around for the decision as Dacula defeated Rockdale 3-2 in 13 innings.