News for Tuesday, September 16, 2008


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Porterdale City Council: History is going back on display

PORTERDALE - City Council members agreed last week that Porterdale's unique history should have a more prominent display for visitors to the mill village.

NCSS approves 430 student transfers

COVINGTON - At least 430 students in the Newton County School System have transferred from their assigned schools to another Newton County school of their choice as a result of the federal No Child Left Behind Public School Choice program.

Miss Sweetheart pageant to raise money for Relay for Life

COVINGTON - Registration is under way for the Miss Sweetheart Relay 2009 Pageant, a beauty contest that donates proceeds to the Newton County Relay For Life.

The colors of autumn

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Challenge filed against Fleming

COVINGTON - A residency challenge has been filed against District 5 Board of Commissioners Republican candidate Tim Fleming.

Hudson sets the tone as Heritage takes top four spots

CONYERS - Coming into the season, Heritage cross country coach Brian Smith knew his boys squad had a chance to do well this season.

Health Reports 9/16/2008

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.

Freshman Worthy leads Lady Patriots to NewRock title

CONYERS - So much for an upset.

Strong mental toughness required for Chase winner

LOUDON, N.H. - The winner of the Chase for the championship will need fast cars, flawless pit stops and solid strategy. He'll also need a strong dose of mental toughness.

Tigers fall to Eagles in region opener Five turnovers prove costly for Alcovy in 21-14 loss

COVINGTON - Not only did the Alcovy Tigers have to battle a tough North Clayton team, they also had to battle themselves in their 21-14 Region 4-AAAA loss Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Lady Bulldogs earn sweep

BETHLEHEM - The Rockdale volleyball squad recorded a pair of matches Thursday against Morgan County (25-16, 25-17) and Apalachee (25-14, 25-14).

Matt Ryan promises to learn from first NFL loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan didn't need much time in the film room to assess his first NFL loss.