News for Tuesday, April 14, 2009


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Solicitors targeted by council

OXFORD - The Oxford City Council is trying again to limit door-to-door solicitors by proposing another ordinance change.

Facility for seniors planned

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council pledged its support Monday night for a planned senior citizen living development that would be located downtown in the Harristown area.

Porterdale won't yield on 911 charge

COVINGTON - The Porterdale City Council is still delaying payment of its portion of dispatch services provided by the Covington-Newton County 911 Center.

Winds topple trees Power outages result from storm damage

COVINGTON - Strong winds uprooted trees and caused limbs to snap in scattered locations throughout Newton County on Monday, but public works crews said they had no reports of major property damage or injuries.

Masters ends with the most unlikely hero Cabrera wins second career major with a thrilling finish

AUGUSTA - There were so many ways this most thrilling of Masters could have ended.

Health Reports - 04/14/09

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.

Eagles keep dominating Eastside boys and girls golf teams take home Newton Cup

COVINGTON - Since the inception of the Newton Cup, four years for the boys two for the girls, it has always been at Eastside.

Community Calendar - 04/14/09

April 15

Thrashers must improve to keep Kovalchuk

DULUTH - Ilya Kovalchuk wants to spend the next several seasons as captain of the Atlanta Thrashers.

Despite career year, Wade has a lot to prove

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade will be the NBA's scoring champion this season. He put up MVP-caliber numbers, ones that drew comparisons to Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson. He was healthy. He was happy. And the Miami Heat are back in the playoffs.

Government Meetings - 04/14/09


Saving grace Braves bullpen rebounds after collapse

ATLANTA - There's only one blemish on the Atlanta Braves' season through six games, but it was ugly.