News for Tuesday, August 25, 2009


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Looking for a fight Republicans challenge each other, opponents during GOP fundraiser

COVINGTON - Republicans are going to rise again. This was the message of party leaders and candidates who attended a Newton County GOP rally/fundraiser at Turner Lake Complex on Monday night.

Police impersonator snatches license

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they believe may be impersonating a Covington police officer or a Georgia State Patrol trooper, according to an incident report completed by Deputy Joseph Lightsey.

Group to raise funds for NCSO vests Friends of shooting victims want better police protection

COVINGTON - The family of Newton County Deputy Wesley Atha remains extremely grateful that he escaped with his life following the recent shooting when he and fellow officer Deputy James Trent were wounded. But Atha's mother, Dawn Atha, said his family and friends decided while still at the hospital that they wanted to do something to make sure all NCSO deputies have better protection.

Chapman to run for re-election Councilwoman: Work not completed after term

PORTERDALE - Councilwoman Arline Chapman announced last week she will seek a second term as the Post 3 representative on the City Council.

5th judge seat up for grabs Nominations sought for spot on Superior Court

COVINGTON - The Judicial Nominating Commission has begun seeking nominations for a fifth Superior Court judge in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, which includes Newton and Walton counties.

Matt Diaz picks up slack for Braves Matt Diaz picks up slack for Braves

ATLANTA - Nate McLouth was on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Garrett Anderson and Ryan Church were out because of sore backs.

Government Meetings - 08/25/09


Sure-footed Nesbitt confident in second year as Tech's QB

ATLANTA - Josh Nesbitt had to learn Georgia Tech's spread option offense on the run last season.

Tigers look to win with new leaders Football players step up after seniors graduate

COVINGTON - Alcovy's football team lost a lot of good players last season. It's a good thing that they had another good bunch of players ready to step in and move the team to the next level.

Community Calendar - 08/25/09

Aug. 25

High School Softball: New coach, field for Rockdale Lady Bulldogs look to challenge in 8-AAAA

CONYERS- Nearly everything is brand new for the Rockdale softball program.

Cross country roundup: Worthy leads Heritage boys to victory

CONYERS - The Heritage boys cross country team opened its 2009 campaign on a high note Saturday in the Jaguar Invitational at Spalding High School.

Health Reports - 08/25/09

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.