News for Tuesday, September 15, 2009


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Chamber president resigns

COVINGTON - Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce President John Boothby has resigned, effective today.

BOE asks for theme school support

COVINGTON - A month after the Newton County Board of Education came under fire from parents about transportation issues at the new parent-involvement theme schools, the school board now wants parents to know they also heard their concerns about academic rigor and behavioral issues at the schools.

11 people nominated for judgeship

COVINGTON - Eleven names have been submitted to the Judicial Nominating Commission for consideration for the fifth Superior Court judgeship in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

Mixing art and words

Peterson's big hit turns game around

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson said it was the kind of hit he will miss most when he retires.

Tour of homes planned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Owners of historic homes in Social Circle are opening their doors to visitors soon for the annual fall Tour of Homes.

Triple Crown Media reaches restructuring agreement

CONYERS - Triple Crown Media Inc., parent company of the Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen, has entered into an agreement with its lenders to restructure the company's balance sheet. The agreement announced Monday, when completed, will provide the holders of the company's second lien secured debt with 90-percent ownership in the company.

Hurricanes looking for even more from offense

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Just about anyone could look at Miami's offensive numbers from the season-opening win over Florida State and be impressed.

Health Reports - 09/15/09

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 to read any violations recorded in the report.

A familiar story: Lady Pats take 12th straight NewRock title

Editor's Note: Due to incomplete results, the story on the boys race will appear in Wednesday's edition of the Citizen.

Government Meetings - 09/15/09


Newton girls top Salem in close contest

CONYERS - Newton was able to put together a string of three hits in the top of the seventh inning, leading to a 2-0 win over Salem on Monday.

Community Calendar - 09/15/09

Sept. 15

Federer loses in Open final

NEW YORK - Normally so cool, so consistent, so in control of his emotions and his matches, Roger Federer let the U.S. Open championship slip from his grasp.