News for Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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Government Meetings - 02/24/09


Volunteer group gets state grant

COVINGTON - Hands On Newton has been awarded a $10,000 Hands On Georgia State Challenge Grant, it was recently announced.

Airport plan to get update City manager says runway rehab on track

COVINGTON - The City Council approved an update to the airport layout plan for the Covington Municipal Airport at its Feb. 16 meeting.

Community Calendar - 2/24/09

Feb. 24

Storm victims warned about repairs Contractors need proper permits, insurance

COVINGTON - The Enforcement Division of the State Board of Workers' Compensation is warning residents who suffered damage in last week's tornado to make sure any contractors hired to repair damages have the appropriate permits, licenses and insurance coverage.

Schools may move to block scheduling

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is making a move that likely will put every county high school on the same schedule.

Victim of car wreck identified

COVINGTON - The Georgia State Patrol has released the name of the 13-year-old victim who was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon.

Eastside freshman steps up in big way

COVINGTON - With four days notice, Eastside freshman Sage Allen went from junior varsity to the No. 2 135-pound wrestler in Class AAA.

Health Reports - 02/24/09

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.

Alcovy edges Salem Thomas homer the difference in 4-3 victory

COVINGTON - One swing of the bat by Alcovy pitcher Beau Thomas changed the tide of the game, giving the Tigers a 4-3 win over Salem Monday at Tiger Field.

Braves eager to show off young pitcher Prospect compared to Smoltz

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Tommy Hanson arrived for his first big league camp, he was assigned to a corner of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse with a bunch of other guys wearing football-like numbers.

Rockdale blasts North Springs 17-1 Bulldogs score seven in first inning; Farmer gets win

CONYERS - The Rockdale baseball squad opened its season with a loud bang Monday evening at home with a 17-1 blistering of North Springs in four innings.

Salem boys soccer beats Spalding 1-0

The Salem boys soccer squad continued its torrent start with a 1-0 shutout over Spalding during the night cap Friday evening.