News for Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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Heavy Sunday snow brings traffic woes

COVINGTON - Area law enforcement is reporting a low crime weekend, but traffic collisions from Sunday's snowfall kept officers hopping.

Snowstorm hits Storm causes power outages

COVINGTON - Newton County took its share of a snowstorm that moved across Georgia on Sunday.

Porterdale gym: Architects offer 4 layout options

PORTERDALE - The architectural firm hired by the city to restore the burned out Porter Memorial Gymnasium presented four layout options to the City Council at a work session Thursday night at City Hall.

Home destroyed in blaze

COVINGTON - Fire leveled a two-story home on Ga. Highway 81 South, near Livingston Elementary School on Monday morning, according to Newton County Fire Services.

Theme schools: Deadline for enrollment is extended

COVINGTON - For the second time, the Newton County School System has extended the deadline to apply to its new elementary and middle parent-involvement theme schools.

Tigers fall short on upset bid Heritage also defeated in AAAA tournament

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers almost completed a Region 4-AAAA sweep of Region 3-AAAA in the first round of the boys state basketball tournament.

Sibling revelry Kurt Busch not bothered by brother Kyle's fame

LAS VEGAS - Few would have blamed Kurt Busch if he had skipped Victory Lane. After all, drivers who finish 23rd at their home track don't have much to celebrate.

Snow day could hurt Bulldogs' chances Rockdale faces Miller Grove on Wednesday

COVINGTON - Monday's cancellation of school could have a big impact on the Rockdale boys basketball team as it prepares to meet No. 1 Miller Grove at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAAA tournament.

Health Reports - 03/03/09

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.

Community Calendar - 03/03/09

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Hawks complete sweep of Wizards

WASHINGTON - Marvin Williams scored 28 points, and the Atlanta Hawks completed a season sweep of the Washington Wizards with a 98-89 victory Monday night.