News for Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Rec. Commission hosts state tourney

COVINGTON - Newton County will host the Dixie Youth Majors Georgia State Championship Tournament for 11- and 12-year olds from July 18 to 25.

5 teens shot at party

COVINGTON - Five teenagers were wounded early Sunday morning when shots were fired at a large party in Trelawney subdivision.

Man dead in shooting 2 others injured Monday in neighborhood south of Covington

COVINGTON - One man was killed and two other people injured in a triple shooting Monday morning in a small, quiet neighborhood just south of Covington.

Central registration starts Wednesday

COVINGTON - Starting this year, the Newton County School System will hold centralized registration year-round.

County to help with census

COVINGTON - With state and federal funding at stake, the Newton County government has pledged its involvement in getting the word out about the 2010 Census.

Some parents may transfer students under new state law

COVINGTON - Under House Bill 251, or the Quality Basic Education Act, which Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law in May, some parents may request to transfer their student to another school in their district under certain circumstances.

Crawford gives Hawks free agency options

ATLANTA - The Hawks are counting on versatile guard Jamal Crawford to give Atlanta more options on the court and additional flexibility during free agency.

Community Calendar - 06/30/09

June 30

In the Pits: Mayfield faces last chance for resolution

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeremy Mayfield will go head-to-head with NASCAR this week in what very well may be his last shot at racing again this season.

Conyers edges Rockdale on walk-off homer Late rally helps Post 77 to 8-6 win

CONYERS - No one said things were going to be easy for Conyers Post 77. Trailing 6-5, Conyers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, capped by a walk-off home run by Taylor Jackson, to slip by Rockdale 8-6 in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep, Sunday at Henson-Carr Field.

Health Reports - 06/30/09

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.

Wimbledon indoors: Murray bests Wawrinka under arena's new roof

WIMBLEDON, England - They played into the night on Centre Court, later than anyone ever had in Wimbledon's long history, and they played indoors, the first match contested entirely under the new roof.

Rams complete perfect summer Rasmussen is pleased with Newton's effort, 20-0 record

COVINGTON - The Newton boys basketball team is making all the right moves and changes for its 2009-10 season after going a perfect 20-0 during summer tournaments.