News for Tuesday, March 18, 2008


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Pedestrian hospitalized following hit and run

COVINGTON - Covington police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect who they say hit a pedestrian in the parking lot of a shopping center and then sped away.

Doug Holt - Crossover week sees flurry of legislation

Crossover week saw the usual rush of legislation. We considered about 70 items.

Toddlers found alone in street unsupervised Mother of four charged with child cruelty

COVINGTON - A Covington woman was taken into custody by Newton County authorities last week and charged with cruelty to children after she allegedly left her four children unsupervised.

Local farmer running for commission

COVINGTON - Farmer Keith Mitcham is running as a Republican in the District 3 Board of Commissioners race.

School board approves supplier for next year's agenda

COVINGTON - At its Tuesday work session last week, the Newton County Board of Education approved a bid from a Florida-based company to print the Newton County School System's 2008-09 school year student agendas in hopes of getting them before the school year begins, unlike last year.

Get it while it's hot

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Agreement reached over Correydell dispute

COVINGTON - Residents of Cottage Links at Correydell have settled a dispute with developer Rusty Bullard over the alleged misappropriation of homeowner's association fees.

Man accused of attacking his daughter

COVINGTON - A domestic dispute between a father and daughter allegedly ended with violence last week at a residence inside the Jamestown community.

'We never gave up' Rockdale tops Red Devils 2-1 in 12 innings

CONYERS - The Rockdale baseball team needed every hit it got to top Loganville 2-1 in 12 innings Monday at Rockdale.

Roberts lifts Tigers past Cedar Shoals

COVINGTON - Ross Roberts' second home run of the season, and the second in school history, turned out to be the difference in Alcovy's 3-2 win over Cedar Shoals on Monday at Tiger Field.

Events 3-18-08

March 18

Health Reports 3-18-08

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale 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-through windows.

Government Meetings 3-18-08


Darrell Huckaby - How 'bout them Dawgs!?!

How 'bout them Dawgs!?!

John Douglas - House bills dominate Senate calendar

The Senate completed Day 31 last week, passing more than 30 bills over to the House for consideration. No more bills originating in either chamber can cross to the other for the remainder of this session. Some of the highlights of the week include the passage of a bill providing military scholarships for children of soldiers killed or disabled as a result of combat and legislation requiring that if a school system loses its accreditation, a special election may be held to elect a new school board.

Salem uses long ball to top Clarke Central

CONYERS - The Salem Seminoles dialed up the long ball Monday, blasting two home runs in a 6-2 victory over Clarke Central in Region 8-AAAA play.

Conyers Cup: Heritage, Rockdale take lead Patriot boys, Bulldog girls out front in opening round

CONYERS - The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least as far as golf's version of the Conyers Cup is concerned.

Felton left speechless by Georgia's amazing run to NCAA tourney

ATLANTA - Dennis Felton had nothing to say Monday, which was certainly understandable.