News for Tuesday, March 31, 2009


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Preparation begins for 2010 Census Workers will take to streets to start verifying addresses

COVINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau launched a massive operation Monday to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census.

Porterdale still considering 911

PORTERDALE - Despite meeting with the Covington-Newton County 911 Center board of governors on March 18, city officials say they still need more information before they can decide whether to sign a contract with the center.

Growing plants, growing minds

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Registration under way for Cheerios Challenge

COVINGTON - The Covington YMCA's Cheerios Challenge is just around the corner.

First projects from stimulus set to begin I-20 repaving to start in April

CONYERS - Resurfacing Interstate 20 from Turner Hill Road in DeKalb County to the Ga. Highway 138 exit in Conyers will begin next month and is the first local road project announced to be funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Stewart turns team around

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In 284 races spanning seven years and 12 different drivers, Haas CNC Racing never sniffed success.

Tiger's win revives golf

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tiger Woods was down to his last shot at Bay Hill, tied for the lead as he measured a 15-foot birdie putt. That's when he heard a lone voice among thousands of people packed into the grandstand behind the 18th green.

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UConn ready to invade Spartan country

As the higher seed, the Connecticut Huskies will wear their white home uniforms against Michigan State in the national semifinals Saturday.

Rain dampens Cherry Blossom Festival

CONYERS - Mother Nature just didn't cooperate this year for the 28th annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival.

Health Reports - 03/31/09

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.

Shakespearean scholar visits Oxford campus

OXFORD - Oxford College students and area residents will get a special treat from across the Atlantic Ocean this week.

Kawakami sharp against Red Sox

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kenshin Kawakami relished the opportunity to match up against fellow countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Heritage pounds out 11 runs in rout

COVINGTON - This is the Heritage team that everybody warned you about.