News for Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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KCNB hosts fundraiser on Friday

COVINGTON - Keep Covington-Newton Beautiful is hosting its annual Green Getaway fundraiser Friday to raise money for its education and beautification programs.

BOC moves to protect local past Board passes historic preservation ordinance

COVINGTON - County commissioners recently took a big step to preserve Newton County's past by passing an ordinance forming a historic preservation commission.

DeKalb Tech plans night classes with RCA

CONYERS - DeKalb Technical College is planning to expand its partnership with the Rockdale Career Academy.

A helping hand

Newton High School student Shamer Hansford unloads groceries that were donated to Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road. Hansford and other students are part of the school's community-based instruction program. In the program, special-needs children go on site to local businesses to help out. NHS students go to Newton Medical Center to assist as needed, Kroger to bag groceries, area churches to clean and the food pantry to help stock it. Director Jack Vanderzwart of Willing Helpers Food Pantry behind Solid Rock Baptist Church said an $8 donation is requested for those who use the food pantry's services.

Deputy fires at hit-and-run suspect NCSO: Fleeing man crashed into patrol car, sped toward officer

COVINGTON - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting at the request of the Newton County Sheriff's Office after a deputy was forced to draw his weapon and fire twice at a fleeing suspect in the Trotters Walk subdivision early Saturday morning.

Health Reports 11/11/2008

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.

Community Calendar 11/11/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Eagles face strong foe in Creekview

COVINGTON - Homer Sharp Stadium could be the site of a classic shootout when the Creekview Grizzlies visit Eastside in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday.

College Notebook: Lamb earns two conference honors

Presbyterian College defender Rachel Lamb was awarded two Big South Athletic Conference honors at the conference's annual banquet.

Heritage boys finish 4th at state Hudson places 10th overall for Patriots

CARROLLTON - The Heritage boys cross country team capped off a banner season with a historic achievement in the Class AAAA Boys State Championship on Saturday.

Ryan, Falcons stay hot with victory

ATLANTA - Suddenly, it seems Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can't lose.

Eastside's Wray top pick in Region 8-AAA

COVINGTON - Eastside's Justin Wray won the admiration and respect of all the region coaches as he was named the 2008 Region 8-AAA Player of the Year.

Government Meetings 11/11/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS