News for Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Bringing out the big guns

Louisiana Lady gives a cry of glee when she finds out her time in the stage 10 Rapid Rifle Contest was the best for the day on the first day of the four-day Shootout at Mule Camp at the South River Gun Club on Ga. Highway 212. She hit 10 targets with a lever action rifle in 4.60 seconds. Nearly 400 shooters from all over the U.S. and the world gathered to compete in this shooting event, which took place through Sunday.

Health Reports 5-27-2008

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.

Teixeira gets four runs for second win

ATLANTA - Brandon Webb is on a different type of streak, thanks to Mark Teixeira and the Atlanta Braves.

Wheeler exists stage left in subdued ending to storied career

CONCORD, N.C. - Long after Kasey Kahne crossed the finish line, the fireworks finished and the last of the fans finally began their slow exit from the grandstands. The lights at Lowe's Motor Speedway flipped off, and Humpy Wheeler exited stage left.

Academy could come in five years NCSS grant writer presents timeline to school board

Covington - If the Newton County School System wants to have a college and career academy, it could take five years or longer before its students have the option to attend one.

Ga. Tech headed to Athens for regional

ATHENS - Georgia Tech is headed to Athens to join Georgia in its NCAA regional - just as coach Danny Hall expected.

Razor-thin decision Two one-run losses end Salem's playoff run

LOGANVILLE - After two games and 14 innings, all that separated Salem from a trip to the Class AAAA championship baseball series was two runs.

Yard sale to benefit man in need of transplant

COVINGTON - Nick Smith's life took an unexpected turn in August. Just 19 years old, Smith was told by doctors that he was in renal failure and would need a new kidney to survive.

County gets few resumes for position Official: No closing date on RWR director opening

CONYERS - Rockdale County has received only six resumes from candidates interested in the open Rockdale Water Resources director's job in the three months since officials began advertising for the post.

Bicycle ride to kick off at Oxford Event to include parade, decoration contest, concert

COVINGTON - Come the weekend of June 7 and 8, Newton County will have something to BRAG about.