News for Tuesday, October 7, 2008


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NCSS, BOE eye brick stamps for project funding

COVINGTON - With a tight budget year and increasing state budget cuts, officials at the Newton County School System and members of the Board of Education are constantly looking for new ways to save money and help reduce costs.

Four sought in home invasion Victims facing charges for drugs

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred on Sept. 30, during which residents at the home were robbed at gunpoint and multiple firearms were discharged during the incident.

Barbecue cook-off to take place at Legion Field

COVINGTON - Sherman's Last Burning, the annual fall festival and barbecue cook-off sponsored by the Covington Lions Club, is becoming a fall tradition in Covington.

A tranquil garden Newton Medical Center creates space for remembering, reflection

COVINGTON - The new garden at Newton Medical Center is a quiet patch of green that organizers hope will provide families and patients a chance to step away from the sterile hospital setting.

Grandfather arrested in online sting 56-year-old man thought he was meeting 13-year-old girl

COVINGTON - A 56-year-old grandfather has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office after he allegedly made a date via the Internet with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl, according to Lt. Bill Watterson.

Newton opens region softball playoffs today

COVINGTON - The jockeying for positioning is over as the softball region playoffs are set to begin today.

Eastside off to first ever 5-0 start Undefeated Eagles plow through Stephens County

COVINGTON - For the first time in school history, Eastside football is 5-0.

The chase for berths starts today

CONYERS - For Heritage and Rockdale, the road toward a possible state playoff berth starts today in the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament at the Madison County Sports Complex in Danielsville.

Rays head to AL championship series

CHICAGO - B.J. Upton and these Tampa Bay Rays are headed home - to get ready for the American League championship series.

Health Reports 10/7/2008

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department. As of Dec. 1, the Environmental Health Division implemented new regulations that include both a letter grade and numeric score. The current form, along with the two most recent inspection reports, must be visibly posted within 15 feet of the establishment's main entrance and drive-thru windows.

Renewed hope QB Ryan gives Falcons a chance

FLOWERY BRANCH - Don't expect much emotion from Matt Ryan.