News for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Heritage vs. Griffin: Bash it like Beckham Patriots must stop Bears' star in quarterfinal series

CONYERS - The Heritage baseball team is back in the state quarterfinals.

Restaurant Ratings 5/20/2008

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.

Hummingbird Fest returns to Gaither Plantation

COVINGTON - The Fourth Annual Hummingbird Festival will take place at Gaither Plantation May 31 to June 1.

Salem vs. Lee County: Road just like home for Seminoles

CONYERS - The Salem baseball team is finding hostile environments to its liking this postseason.

The long road back Braves' Campillo to make his first start since 2005

ATLANTA - Jorge Campillo had too much time to reflect on his first major league start four years ago.

Traffic tangle Wreck, fire snarl Interstate 20 for hours

CONYERS - A collision involving a truck carrying propane tanks and a forklift ended up causing far less damage than it could have Monday afternoon, but it blocked eastbound traffic on Interstate 20 for several hours.

Tigers make good strides at spring camp

COVINGTON - Another year older, another year better.

In the Pits: NASCAR still seeking its Danica Patrick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was a matchup NASCAR could only dream of: Melanie Troxel and Ashley Force going head-to-head in the first all-female Funny Car elimination round.

Morgan to enter BOC chair race

COVINGTON - If she's elected chair of the Board of Commissioners, Kathy Morgan hopes to get the county moving again.

Class of 2008 to graduate this weekend

Covington - When they aren't worried about final projects and exams, graduating seniors, educators and families of the 2008 graduates are preparing for graduation ceremonies.

Porterdale signs consent order to end litigation

PORTERDALE - A long-running dispute between the city and the operator of a homeless shelter over improper zoning for the shelter may be near an end. The City Council has authorized Mayor Bobby Hamby and City Attorney Tim Chambers to enter a settlement agreement resolving the litigation. The vote came Tuesday, May 13, at a special called meeting of the council.