News for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Community Thanksgiving dinner: Pantry needs helpers

COVINGTON - The Newton County Community Food Pantry and Newton County Ministers Union is once again holding a community Thanksgiving dinner for those in need.

Drug arrest: NCSO nabs alleged dealer

COVINGTON - An alert deputy spotted an unoccupied truck on the side of Interstate 20 recently and wound up arresting a suspected drug dealer, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Digitally-advanced school districts: Newton named in the Top 10

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System and the Board of Education is one of the top digitally-advanced school districts in the nation.

Rep. John Lunsford receives service award

COVINGTON - State Rep. John Lunsford, R-McDonough, has received a 2008 Legislative Service Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

Health Reports - 11/18/2008

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.

Rockdale boys reloaded, ready First-year basketball coach Alvin Williams brings new attitude

CONYERS - When asked what expectations Rockdale boys basketball first-year coach Alvin Williams has of his 2008-09 squad, there are no hesitancies or reservations whatsoever.

Eastside volleyball improves upon last year

COVINGTON - Eastside's volleyball made great strides this season with the future only looking better for the Lady Eagles.

Miami looks to break Tech's hex

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami offensive lineman Reggie Youngblood knows time is running out to cross certain things off his to-do list before leaving the Hurricanes.

Cross Country: Follow-up act may be hard for Heritage Boys, girls squads enjoy banner year

CONYERS - When looking ahead to 2009, it's difficult to surmise a more productive year than this season regarding Heritage cross country.

Playoff picture Eastside faces tough Carrollton in second round

COVINGTON - One down, one to go.