News for Tuesday, October 28, 2008


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Auxiliary, Operation Sandbox host festival to benefit soldiers overseas

COVINGTON - The American Legion Women's Auxiliary Unit 32 is teaming with Operation Sandbox to host a festival to support the troops this Saturday.

Commission candidates speak out at final forum

COVINGTON - The following is a summary of responses given by Newton County commission candidates at a forum held Thursday at Turner Lake Complex. For more coverage on the forum, see Wednesday's Citizen.

Votes and vaccines

Agencies put plans in place for Halloween

COVINGTON - Friday night is sure to be filled with ghosts and goblins roaming the streets, and local law enforcement will be there to make sure it's all in good, clean - and safe - fun.

NCSO investigating possible hit and run

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a pedestrian hit and run accident on Brown Bridge Road Sunday night.

Despite loss, Ga. Tech still in title chase

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech had established itself as one of the favorites in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

'Stomp' on Gators' minds Dawgs face angry, unforgetful foe this weekend

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida has all the motivation it needs against rival Georgia, and coach Urban Meyer doesn't want to give the Bulldogs any help.

Heritage boys take first in invitational Girls squad places seventh

CARROLLTON - Heritage's boys cross country team probably made themselves the team to beat after winning the West Georgia Cardiology Last Chance Invitational on Saturday.

Health Reports 10/28/2008

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of 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.

Heritage grad gets 7 tackles for Southern

Former Heritage standout Terrione Benefield turned in a strong performance in Georgia Southern's 37-36 loss to Appalachian State on Oct. 18.

Eastside soars past Oconee Co. 49-7 Eagles 'clicking up front' in blowout victory

COVINGTON - Chemistry on the offensive line helped Eastside to a 49-7 blowout over Oconee County on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Community Calendar 10/28/2008


Being blind no problem for announcer

Enrique Oliu breathes baseball. The crack of the bat and the cheers of the crowd run through his veins.

Government Meetings 10/28/2008