News for Tuesday, May 6, 2008


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Eagles finish seventh in state tournament Eastside beats out region golf champion

EVANS - A new dawn may be on the horizon for the Eastside boys golf team as one senior, two sophomores and three freshmen battled a tough course and finished seventh Monday in the Class AAAA boys golf tournament at Bartram Trail Golf Course.

Improving wheelchair access

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Gresham eligibility still up in air

COVINGTON - The eligibility of Board of Education District 2 Republican candidate Horace Don Gresham to run for office is still in question following news that he was convicted of sexual misconduct in the form of sodomy with a minor in 1988.

Newton native to run for BOC District 5

COVINGTON - Newton County native John Travis made the decision to run for the District 5 seat on the Board of Commissioners because he wants to help minimize the negative impacts of rapid growth.

Heritage boys facing tough task in Marist

CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team has drawn a tough opponent in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA state tournament - Marist.

'Some sweet stroke' Chipper hitting his stride, putting up big numbers at 36

ATLANTA - As manager of the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and now the Cincinnati Reds, Dusty Baker has had a front-row seat for many of Chipper Jones' career highlights.

Restaurant Ratings 5/6/2008

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.

Kyle Busch now Public Enemy No. 1 after wrecking Earnhardt

CONCORD, N.C. - Three security guards followed Kyle Busch around Lowe's Motor Speedway, where his safety was presumably still in danger from a victory-starved 'Junior Nation' incensed over the late-race accident that cost Dale Earnhardt Jr. a victory.

Plan for arts center unveiled

CONYERS - A plan among those active in the arts community here would convert the D. Morgan Gallery building into an art gallery and education center that could become a much-needed economic engine in Olde Town Conyers.

Falcons' Boley charged with battery of wife

ATLANTA - Police say Atlanta Falcons linebacker Michael Boley was charged with battery following an altercation with his wife on Saturday.

Community Calendar 5/6/2008


Arrested teachers resign School system to report to GPSC

COVINGTON - The Alcovy High School teacher and paraprofessional who were arrested in late March following allegations of abuse of a special-needs student have resigned and will be reported to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, according to the Newton County School System.