News for Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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NCSS will hold extra meeting about theme schools

COVINGTON - Parents who are interested in their students attending Newton County's new parent involvement theme schools but missed the original deadline to apply have another chance.

Trio arrested in connection with 2006 Monroe bank robbery

MONROE - Three Covington residents have been arrested in connection with a 2006 bank robbery in Monroe, according to the Monroe Police Department.

Porterdale issues liquor license to club

PORTERDALE - The city issued its first license to sell liquor by the drink to a private club at Monday's regular meeting.

The job search Newton unemployment rate higher than state, nation

COVINGTON - The unemployment rate in both Newton and Rockdale counties is higher than the state and national averages, with Newton County faring the worst, according to statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor.

Police: 4 men invade house

COVINGTON - A grandmother was terrified around midnight Sunday when four men wearing ski masks and brandishing weapons forced their way into the home where she was baby-sitting, according to the Covington Police Department.

Lady Bulldogs win soccer opener 2-1 Rockdale boys hammered by Eagle's Landing 6-0

CONYERS - The Rockdale soccer squads kicked off the season with a split at home Monday evening at Reid Stadium against Eagle's Landing.

Government Meetings - 02/10/2009

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

8-AAAA tourney tips off with play-in games Salem boys, Rockdale girls in action tonight

CONYERS - Tonight the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament begins with a pair of play-in games featuring both the Salem boys and the Rockdale girls.

Health Reports - 02/10/2009

The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale 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.

Rams send 10 wrestlers to sectional Newton finishes second in area behind Union Grove

COVINGTON - Newton's wrestling team made it out of the Area 2-AAAAA traditional tournament Saturday at Union Grove High School in good shape, advancing 10 wrestlers, including five area runners-up, to the Class AAAAA East State Sectional.

Community Calendar - 02/10/2009

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Bulldogs rule area wrestling Rockdale claims team, six individual crowns

LOGANVILLE - The Rockdale wrestling squad wrapped up its domination of Area 8-AAAA this season by claiming the team title at the traditional tournament on Saturday.

Eastside girls, Newton boys prevail in hoops rivalry

COVINGTON - Home court advantage worked for the Eastside Lady Eagles, but it didn't do much for the Eastside boys as they split with Newton on Saturday.

The Ageless Wonder Martin spurns retirement for Hendrick ride

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Martin works out almost daily and scrutinizes everything he eats - dedication that has the 50-year-old driver in top physical condition.