News for Tuesday, June 9, 2009


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Events on the square can now buy power

COVINGTON - Those hosting private events on the Square in downtown Covington now have the option of paying a fee to use city electricity.

Gun fired during dispute

COVINGTON - A tragedy was narrowly averted when a women allegedly pulled a gun on her husband and fired a round into a door of the couple's home Saturday night, according to the Covington Police Department.

Fundraiser for fitness to be held

COVINGTON - Volunteers of The Sojourner Truth Observational Study Hometel Inc. are holding a fundraiser to educate the public on the dangers of being overweight and obese.

MLB draft looks wide open after No. 1 selection

NEW YORK - With his 100 mph fastball, Stephen Strasburg has all but eliminated any mystery about which player will be picked first by the Washington Nationals in the baseball draft tonight.

Any Magic moments? Lakers hope to make series vanish in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kobe Bryant has changed his look.

Two different Sundays for Post 77 teams Conyers wins a game, but Rockdale drops twin bill

CONYERS - Post 77's baseball teams had their share of excitement and agony splitting their games Sunday.

Move-in begins at homeless shelter Facility to open in three weeks

COVINGTON - After more than a year and a half of waiting, workers and volunteers with the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter have begun moving into their new location on Turner Lake Circle in Covington.

Tiger gets back into old form Practice sessions help Woods regain stroke

DUBLIN, Ohio - No one is surprised when Tiger Woods wins a golf tournament.

Busch alienates a few more with guitar smash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Busch has always bucked the system, embracing the notoriety that comes with being NASCAR's newest bad boy.

Community Calendar - 06/09/09

June 9

Health Reports - 06/09/09

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.

Eastside's Palmer signs with Albany State

Eastside's Asia Palmer, front row, second from left, recently signed a track scholarship with Albany State University. Sitting next to Palmer are her parents, Lawrence James and Myrna Palmer-James, and grandmother, Claire Palmer. Standing are, from left, sister Symeria Palmer, brother Lorenzo James, Eastside track coach Frankie Iverson and grandfather Joe Palmer.

Whispering horses

Special Photo: Ben Hellekson