News for Tuesday, July 14, 2009


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25-year-old charged in sex assault

Covington - Numerous charges have been made against a 25-year-old Carrollton man in connection with alleged improper sexual conduct with a minor child, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Ga. Highway 36 repaving to begin

COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation will undertake the resurfacing of 2.7 miles of Ga. Highway 36 at the end of the month.

After School Academic Program: Registration for lessons opens today

COVINGTON - Parents of students at several Newton County elementary schools and the theme schools have the opportunity this week to register for the Newton County School System's After School Academic Program.

Teachers ask students to complete math packets

COVINGTON - Summertime isn't just a time for students to complete summer reading anymore. This year, some math teachers also want their students to attempt summer math packets.

Starting the day with hymn

The 181st Salem Camp Meeting got under way July 10 and is ongoing through Friday at Salem Camp Ground in Covington. Worship services are being held daily under the historic Salem Tabernacle at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Picturesque start to British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - Walking up to the 15th green at Turnberry, his ball safely in the middle, Tiger Woods turned to his left and pointed to a spot a few yards off the putting surface.

Jones top local player at Amateur Former Heritage standout finishes 11th in tourney

COVINGTON - Three local golfers were in contention in the 88th Georgia Amateur Championship held at Country Club of Columbus, at least for the first day in the 156-player field.

Wet weather brings more fleas, ticks

CONYERS - Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are on the rise in much of Georgia, including east metro Atlanta, because of last year's drought, recent rainfall and even the economy, according to local experts. That increase in pest population can spell bad news for pets and their owners.

Hawks announce deals with Bibby, Pachulia

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have officially announced new deals to re-sign unrestricted free agents Mike Bibby and Zaza Pachulia.

Tipping the balance: American League dominates National these days

ST. LOUIS - A lot sure has changed since baseball's All-Stars last pulled into the Gateway City.

Contador plays down tensions with Armstrong

LIMOGES, France - Alberto Contador is playing down tensions between him and Lance Armstrong, a rivalry that has left a glaring unresolved issue at the Tour de France: Astana's leadership remains in question while these former champions vie for the yellow jersey.

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Health Reports - 07/14/09

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.