News for Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Seminoles a blend of experience, youth

CONYERS - The Salem cross country teams are hoping a good mix of veterans and new energetic runners will pay dividends this fall.

Feel-good Finneran Falcons' WR eager for first game since 2005

FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian Finneran plans to spend some time on the telephone this week, thanking all the people who helped him rehab two years from knee injuries that almost ended his career.

Little community helpers

Staff Photos: Robert Porter

9-2-2008 Health Reports

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

NCSS: Subs class moves to Griffin

COVINGTON - People interested in becoming a new substitute teacher in Newton County may have to dish out some extra gas money.

Signs at EHS welcome visitors, inform students

COVINGTON - Motorists passing by or visiting Eastside High School are getting a new kind of welcome this school year.

County unveils ethics ordinance draft

CONYERS - Rockdale County released a draft of its proposed ethics ordinance Friday and invited public comment on the document, including setting a hearing for later this month.

Braves fall to Marlins on sac fly Atlanta loses 4th straight

MIAMI - John Baker knew he needed to come through if the Florida Marlins were going to start September with a much-needed win.

Calif. win has Johnson ready for title run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's certainly been the season of Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards has definitely proved himself a credible championship threat.

Plant's $12M expansion is under way

COVINGTON - A $12.1 million expansion to the Cornish Creek Water Treatment Plant is under way.

Williams sisters set up for match in U.S. Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK - Now comes a challenge for Venus Williams and Serena Williams at the U.S. Open: a match against each other.

Health Reports 9/2/2008

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

Porterdale to pursue pants ordinance

PORTERDALE - City Council members agreed at a work session Thursday night to look into enacting a "clothing ordinance" in order to address residents who wear their pants too low below the waist.