News for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Arsonist lights clothes, sets gas pump ablaze

COVINGTON - Firefighters answered a call at the North Fork Chevron station about 1:45 a.m. Monday after someone set a pile of men's clothing on fire in front of a gas pump, according to the Newton County Fire Service.

DeKalb Tech polls area on jobs, education

COVINGTON - DeKalb Technical College wants to know what's on the community's mind in terms of jobs and education.

NCSS chooses principal for theme school

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System has announced a principal for the new parent involvement-themed middle school.

Polls open for today's local ballots Elections up for grabs in Porterdale, Social Circle

COVINGTON - Voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots today in two local elections.

Farmers' fanfare Welcome Center display celebrates Ag Week

COVINGTON - Local farmers are in the spotlight this week at the Covington/Newton County Regional Visitor Information Center, where information about their goods and services are on display in celebration of Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week, which runs from Sunday to March 21.

Glavine throws in intrasquad game

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine threw under game conditions for the first time since elbow and shoulder surgery, working two innings in an intrasquad contest Monday.

No clear favorite to win NCAA tournament

For the next two days, Butler, Dayton, Arizona, even North Dakota State can bask in the same euphoria and hope as Louisville, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and North Carolina.

Dawgs on spot after letdown Georgia begins spring without Stafford, Moreno

ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs head into spring practice coming off another 10-win season and savoring one of the top recruiting classes in the country.

Community Calendar - 03/17/09

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Health Reports - 03/17/09

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.

Tech, Georgia women make NCAA field Bulldogs open in Gwinnett; Jackets travel to Iowa

ATLANTA - Georgia had to wait until the end of Monday night's NCAA tournament selection show before finally hearing its name called.

Government Meetings - 03/17/09

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March to madness Rockdale grad leads E. Mississippi to NJCAA tourney

COVINGTON - Former Rockdale Lady Bulldogs standout Angelique Burtts and her East Mississippi Community College women's basketball team are ready to claim the NJCAA D-I basketball title as the nation gears up for the tournament season.