News for Tuesday, September 8, 2009


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Junior ROTC honored for eighth year

COVINGTON - Newton High School's Marine Corps Junior ROTC already is making noise this school year.

On the Beat: NCSO: Woman drives to funeral home in stolen Jeep

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Teaching opportunity: Veterans envision county park as educational tool

CONYERS - Two men from the "Greatest Generation" see the Georgia Veterans Memorial Park not just as a memorial to those who fought in past wars, but as something more that could help the next generation.

Georgians scramble for work Newton, Rockdale beat Ga. unemployment rate

COVINGTON - As the state observed Labor Day on Monday, nearly half a million Georgians are looking for work, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

Government Meetings - 09/08/09


Life's worth of lessons in a week

There are moments in your life that you'll never forget.

Jackets the buzz around town

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer noticed the quirk in the Georgia Tech schedule as soon as it came out.

Community Calendar - 09/08/09

Sept. 8

Shooting stars Salem's Elkins dominates to earn top honor

Precious Elkins made the best of her senior year at Salem.

Health Reports - 09/08/09

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.

Ram boys take first at Tiger Trail Classic

A number of cross country runners had a successful day at last weekend's Tiger Trail Classic at Alcovy High School.