News for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Qualifying under way this week

COVINGTON - Qualifying for the Nov. 3 Municipal Election is taking place this week.

Field to be dedicated

COVINGTON - The newly rehabilitated Wolverine Field behind the Cousins Center is ready for play and will be dedicated at a 7 p.m. public ceremony Sept. 10.

NCSS adjusts policies for theme school transportation

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System has responded to some parents' concerns regarding transportation changes at the new theme schools, but they aren't reverting to the old practices.

Newton pulls off 1-0 victory over Salem

COVINGTON - The Lady Rams were able to jump on Salem early in the game and give Newton a 1-0 win Monday at Turner Lake Complex.

Government Meetings - 09/01/09

Tuesdays

Gundy hopes OSU is ready for 'big time'

STILLWATER, Okla. - After a full offseason of buildup, coach Mike Gundy emerged from Oklahoma State's last season-opening clash with Georgia two years ago and made a sobering proclamation that his Cowboys were 'not ready for the big time.'

Health Reports - 09/01/09

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. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

Pastor dies in wreck

CONYERS - The pastor of a Conyers Vietnamese church died in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday on Ga. Highway 138 at the entrance to the Georgia International Horse Park.

Community Calendar - 09/01/09

Sept. 1

Fire damages John Miles Chevrolet

CONYERS - A Monday morning fire that employees said could have been much worse spread quickly and destroyed part of John Miles Chevrolet in Conyers.

Eastside girls finish fifth at Northeast Georgia Invitational

ATHENS - The Eastside cross country teams recorded top-10 finishes in the Northeast Georgia Invitational at Athens Christian on Saturday.

Braves win opener against Marlins

MIAMI - Omar Infante hit a two-run triple in the seventh and Kenshin Kawakami pitched six effective innings to carry the Atlanta Braves past the Florida Marlins on Monday night, 5-2 in a matchup between NL wild-card contenders.

Alcovy wins three, Eastside takes two at weekend play date

COVINGTON - Alcovy went 3-1 in their play date, while after a slow start, Eastside's volleyball team rallied to win their last two matches on Saturday to finish the Alcovy play date 2-2.

Lady Pats working out kinks Heritage 2-1 in runup to game vs. Rockdale

CONYERS - In a tune-up for today's rivalry game and first true Region 8-AAAA test with Rockdale, Heritage's softball team went 2-1 at the end of last week.