News for Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Harvest Weekend comes to Covington

COVINGTON - Harvest Weekend, downtown Covington's annual celebration of the beginning of fall, takes place this weekend.

Courtesy hosts annual benefit for Susan G. Komen cancer foundation

CONYERS - Courtesy Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Hyundai will host its second annual event to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer, this Saturday at the dealership on Dogwood Drive. Volunteers hope to raise $25,000 to $30,000 this year for the cause.

Three tax policy amendments included on Nov. ballot

CONYERS - Voters casting a ballot for president will also be asked to weigh in on three state constitutional amendments concerning tax policy.

Resident alleges civic center violates ADA

COVINGTON - A Covington resident has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against Newton County and the city of Covington, alleging the proposed hotel/civic center project violates his rights and those of other citizens with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Learning from the best State Schools Superintendent teaches lesson during visit to Newton High School

COVINGTON - Students in Shannon Buff's Advanced Placement Government class at Newton High School had an experience that possibly no other class at the school will have again.

Broken Braves Atlanta looks for 2 starting pitchers, 1 'big bat' to fix franchise

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are launching their search for some new starting pitchers, because the team's most proven winners may not be ready to help in 2009.

Health Reports 9/30/2008

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.

Hawks eager to build on last season

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson swaggered onto the practice court at Philips Arena, looked around at the supporting cast and was reminded of his former team.

Struggling Atlanta looking for first road TD

FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookie quarterback Matt Ryan has no quick fix for Atlanta's offensive struggles on the road.

Government Meetings 9/30/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Heritage boys run to division win Pats' Hudson finishes second, Newton's Armstead takes third

CONYERS - The Heritage boys cross country team won its division in the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational on Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Patriot squad takes second at Spike Fest

CONYERS - The Heritage volleyball squad finished second in the silver bracket, falling to Eagle's Landing Christian Academy during the annual Conyers Classic AmPest Spike Fest on Saturday.

Community Calendar 9/30/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR