News for Sunday, April 20, 2008

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Heritage claims second straight 8-AAAA title Patriots mow down competition for region tennis crown

DANIELSVILLE - Write it down: for the moment, the Heritage boys tennis team owns Region 8-AAAA.

Schools to hold DUI assemblies Victim's family to speak about tragedy

COVINGTON - Unlike many 24-year-olds living in a big city, Columbia, S.C., resident Eric Elsey doesn't drink alcohol. He didn't celebrate his 21st birthday drinking beer with friends, and he's always the designated driver for his friends who do drink too much.

Counties prepare for Relay events

Friends and families of those touched by cancer will once again join together for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life events in Rockdale and Newton counties.

Chuck James leads Braves past Dodgers 4-1

ATLANTA - Chuck James served up a fat pitch to an old friend. That was the only thing he gave the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Golf teams square off in Helen

CONYERS - The Region 8-AAAA golf teams are heading to the North Georgia mountains for the region tournament this year.

Ga. Perimeter wins with help from locals

COVINGTON - Local Newton County players made a huge impact in the outcome of the 4-3 Georgia Perimeter win over Young Harris on Saturday.

Moving ahead Jail expansion on course after struggles

CONYERS - Construction of the Rockdale County Jail expansion moves forward to a fall completion date, but many familiar with the project said the ability to get this far may be more satisfying than any ribbon-cutting ceremony.

College Notebook: Heritage's McCalley earns another SSAC pitching honor

Berry College's Matt McCalley has done it again.

Jail additions include new space, features

CONYERS - What does $22.3 million in sales tax revenue get Rockdale County residents who are paying for an expansion to the county jail?