News for Tuesday, January 20, 2009


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Building the dream Students celebrate MLK with service

COVINGTON - Nearly 200 Newton County students celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday getting their hands dirty.

Local Obama parties gear up

Newton County Senior Services will host an inauguration celebration beginning at 10:30 a.m. today at Turner Lake Complex banquet room.

Obama on brink of milestone First black president to be sworn in at noon

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation's capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president.

Keeping history on schedule Covington man coordinates inauguration events

COVINGTON - Millions of people will be attending and watching today's inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

Meeting set for Miracle League Park

COVINGTON - A second public meeting on the proposed Miracle League Park has been set for 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Turner Lake Complex, located at 6185 Turner Lake Road.

Bulldogs finish in 3rd place at state duals Wrestlers come back from early 16-0 hole

MACON - Wins by Hylan Taylor and Luis Ponce in the final two matches of the Class AAAA state dual consolation finals gave Rockdale the late push to take third place over Effingham County on Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.

Federer has Sampras' major record in his sights

MELBOURNE, Australia - It was after midnight and long after Roger Federer is accustomed to finishing work in the first round of the Australian Open.

Eagles one point short of state dual title Eastside falls in wrestling finals again

MACON - For the second year in a row, the Eastside wrestling team made it to the championship round but could not bring home the gold in the state dual championships on Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.

Shorthanded Hawks take care of Raptors without Horford, Williams

ATLANTA - Jamario Moon's key miss for Toronto set up Joe Johnson's clincher for Atlanta.

Community Calendar - 1/20/2009


Health Reports - 1/20/2009

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.

Gonzalez, Braves agree to 1-year deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with closer Mike Gonzalez, agreeing Monday to a $3.45 million, one-year contract.

Government Meetings - 1/20/2009


Heritage entertains Bulldogs in key hoops conest

CONYERS - Pretenders or contenders - which basketball teams in 8-AAAA South are for real?