News for Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Kennel club to hold canine ownership day

CONYERS - The Conyers Kennel Club will offer a chance to meet active dog owners and share information on pet care this weekend for its annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day.

DNR: Search still on for missing man

COVINGTON - The search continued Monday for a Newton County man who is believed to have drowned Sunday in a single boat accident on West Point Lake. A companion in the boat, identified as Michael Ramberg from Newnan, was taken to Georgia Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

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Students get early release for two days

COVINGTON - Students in the Newton County School System will get some extra time out of class this week. On Thursday and Friday, all NCSS students will have early release days.

CPD: Man barricades himself in home

COVINGTON - A Covington man barricaded himself in his home for several hours Saturday night after reportedly attempting suicide with a gun, according to the Covington Police Department.

Gaither plan approved

COVINGTON - A long-held dream for Gaither Plantation is one step closer to coming true.

Government Meeting 9/9/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Health Reports 9/9/2008

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.

Community Calendar 9/9/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Lady Tigers volleyball picks up a pair of wins at play date

COVINGTON - The Alcovy varsity volleyball squad won two matches Saturday at its play date.

Rockdale wins 4-3 in eight innings

COVINGTON - The Rockdale softball team never gave up against Newton on Monday at Turner Lake Park.

Rams down Chiefs for first win of '08 Sophomore's late touchdown run lifts Newton past McIntosh

COVINGTON - Akeem Hunt had at least 82 reasons to smile Saturday night.

Patriots prevail in Bleckley County

The Patriots, who are ranked No. 4 in Class AAAA, ran away from the field, placing four runners in the top six overall in the 2-mile event. Heritage finished with 33 points to easily defeat Warner Robins in second place with 66.

Lady Bulldogs remain unbeaten in Area 8-AAAA

CONYERS - The Rockdale volleyball team is on a roll right now.

Taking flight Turner shines in his debut as team's star back

FLOWERY BRANCH - As Michael Turner stretched on the field before his debut with the Atlanta Falcons, offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey walked up with a message.