News for Tuesday, June 23, 2009


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NCSS promotes parental involvement

COVINGTON - Officials at the Newton County School System not only want parents to be more involved in their children's lives at school, but they also want them to be more involved at home and away from school.

Woman finds 'angel' after losing wallet

COVINGTON - Newton County resident Felicia Hays says angels come in all shapes and sizes, and one came to her looking like Walter Stokes Friday morning.

County under new watering regulations

COVINGTON - Newton County and city of Covington residents are free to wash their cars and water their lawns at any time on designated days, now that new state watering restrictions have been adopted.

Parking fines to increase

COVINGTON - The City of Covington Parking Authority has approved an increase in fines for violating parking time limits on the Square.

Quiet leader With attention on others, Glover holds on for win at U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Lucas Glover steadied his hands for a 3-foot par putt on the 18th hole, an anticlimatic finish to five dreary days at a U.S. Open filled with more delays than drama.

A surprise salute

Photo: Ben Hellekson

Health Reports - 06/23/09

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.

In the pits: Win masks big issues at RPM

SONOMA, Calif. - It took eight winless seasons for Richard Petty to realize he was no longer NASCAR's best driver.

POW/MIA Tournament: Conyers rallies to take title

It was quite a final day of the POW/MIA Tournament for Conyers Post 77 which battled back in each of its final two games to claim the championship.

New look for Centre Court, Federer

WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer thought Centre Court looked smashing, what with its new retractable roof at the ready, all white fabric and steel trusses.

Community Calendar - 06/23/09

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