News for Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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Victim found to be driver in car wreck

COVINGTON - The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (S.C.R.T.) has determined that the man who was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Kirkland Road on Sept. 15 was driving the car at the time of the accident, according to Sgt. Fred Moon.

School tray recycling program progresses

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is moving closer to implementing its Styrofoam food tray recycling program in its schools.

Auxiliary needs vendors for troops festival

COVINGTON - The American Legion Women's Auxiliary is teaming with Operation Sandbox to host a festival to support the troops in November, and they're asking local businesses, organizations, churches and other groups to be vendors.

Plans for new Family Dollar almost done

PORTERDALE - The planning process is nearly complete for construction of a Family Dollar store on Crowell Road near the intersection with Ga. Highway 81. Groundbreaking for the store is expected by the end of the year, with the store to open sometime in 2009, according to Eric Leineweber, development partner with Twin Rivers Capital in Charleston, S.C.

Industrial park could have big impact Proposed project might bring more than 600 jobs

COVINGTON - An industrial park proposed for Hazelbrand Road is a big project that will generate some big numbers, if developed as planned.

Heritage wins gold at Morgan County Lady Tigers take silver, Lady Bulldogs earn bronze at two-day softball tournament

COVINGTON - Heritage, Alcovy and Rockdale dominated the Morgan County softball tournament winning the gold, silver and bronze division in the two-day tournament which started Friday.

9-23-2008 Health Reports

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.

Community Calendar 9/23/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Applying the pressure Through three games, John Abraham leads the NFL in sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH - John Abraham only shrugged when asked what the Carolina Panthers can expect from the Atlanta Falcons' pass rush.

Legendary Georgia radio announcer Munson retires

ATHENS - Larry Munson ended 43 years as the radio play-by-play voice for Georgia football games when he said Monday he has called his last game.

Health Reports 9/23/2008

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.

Azinger logical choice to stay Ryder Cup captain

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - No one spent more time in the PGA of America hospitality room last month at Oakland Hills than Corey Pavin, presumably to start lobbying to be the next U.S. captain for the Ryder Cup.

Heritage boys place third, girls fourth at Sandy Creek

TYRONE - The Heritage boys raced to a third-place finish Saturday during the Sandy Creek Cross Country Fall Classic championship.

Government Meetings 9/23/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS