News for Tuesday, March 24, 2009


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Sheriff's office still looking for Carmack

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies have been seeking Wayne Austin Carmack since Friday morning when he allegedly assaulted a deputy who was attempting to arrest him on outstanding warrants.

Trails to get $1M in fed funding

COVINGTON - Newton County will receive nearly $1 million in federal funding for "rails to trails" projects through the Omnibus Appropriation Act of 2009, Congressman Jim Marshall, D-Ga., recently announced.

Local Briefs

Heritage golf team wins Conyers Cup

Newton, Rockdale schools get grant

CONYERS - The Georgia Department of Education announced earlier this month that Rockdale County Public Schools and the Newton County School System will receive funding for its Mathematics and Science Partnership program.

Government Meetings - 03/24/09


Community Calendar - 03/24/09

March 24

Eastside sweeps county rival Boys, girls teams dominate Newton with a pair of 6-0 victories

COVINGTON - Eastside's Yanrick Tinker scored four goals as the Eagles beat county-rival Newton 6-0 before the girls swept the match also beating the Lady Rams 6-0 on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Couple crafts symbolic crosses

CONYERS - Four horseshoe nails, colored copper wire and woven cotton wire form the shape of a cross that can be displayed on items such as necklaces, key rings, bookmarks and zipper pulls. And Andy and Anne Bond hope that the message of Jesus inspired by their handmade crosses will catch the eye of visitors to this year's Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival.

Send-off for troops on Friday

COVINGTON - The community is invited to show its patriotism and send well wishes to soldiers with Company B 1/121st Infantry of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade, who will be heading to Afghanistan soon, by attending a farewell ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday in downtown Covington.

Reaching new heights Heritage's Tabb sets pole vault record in first day of area meet

COVINGTON - The Newton and Heritage boys team and the Alcovy girls team will head into the first full day of field events in the Rockdale/Newton Area Track and Field Championship with a slight lead after the opening day pole vault on Monday at Alcovy High School.

Health Reports - 03/24/09

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.

Salem girls top No. 5 McIntosh

CONYERS - The No. 6 ranked Salem Lady Seminoles should move up a notch in Class AAAA girls top-10 rankings after a 3-2 victory over the No. 5 ranked Lady Chiefs of McIntosh High School on Saturday.