News for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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Armory yard sale this week Group seeks donations for families of soldiers

COVINGTON - A yard sale to benefit the families of soldiers with Covington's National Guard unit will take place Saturday.

Outdoor burn ban starts up

CONYERS - As the days become longer and the weather warms up, concern over air quality begins to heat up as well. Beginning Thursday, smog alerts will become a daily occurrence and outdoor burning will not be allowed until October.

Concerts on Square to begin Thursday

COVINGTON - The ever-popular Concerts on the Square series will kick off this Thursday.

BOE names new NHS principal

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education members voted Monday night during their quarterly planning meeting to approve the appointment of a new principal at Newton High School for the 2008-09 school year, according to the Newton County School System.

Decade of fundraising Oxford resident raises $102,000 in 10 years for Relay

OXFORD - Oxford resident Jackie Brown is probably one of the hardest working people in Newton County who doesn't have a job.

Zimmerman leads Nationals past Braves

WASHINGTON - Slumping Ryan Zimmerman spent some time working with Barry Larkin before the game, and then had a season-high three hits, including a homer and tiebreaking two-run double, to lead the Washington Nationals past the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Salem boys' season ends at Alexander Seminoles lose 2-1 in 2nd round

DOUGLASVILLE - A promising season came to an end Tuesday night as Alexander handed Salem a 2-1 defeat at Cougar Stadium in the second round of the Class AAAA state boys soccer tournament.

Hawks growing up fast in playoffs

ATLANTA - After pulling up at Philips Arena in his white Hummer H2, Mike Bibby strolled past an admiring security guard, who wished him luck through the rest of the playoffs.

Lady Seminoles ready for face-off with Chapel Hill

CONYERS - For Salem girls soccer coach Heather Richardson, the key to success in today's Class AAAA second round playoff game against Chapel Hill is pretty simple.

Darrell Huckaby - It's time we did something about gas prices

You used to could buy a Coca-Cola in one of those little green bottles for a nickel. You can't anymore, but you used to could. And if you were real lucky, you could get one with the slightest little crust of ice on the top - not enough ice to make it watery, understand - just enough to make it, well - ice cold. You talk about the real thing - that was it!

Quarterfinal bound Heritage boys top Cherokee, 4-1

CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team is one step away from another trip to the Class AAAA Final Four.

Bill Shipp - Preparing for Round Two

Try this hot scoop for a piece of outright absurdity: Knowing she has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton continues to run full speed ahead against Barack Obama for president. She hopes to damage Obama so badly that she will have a clear shot for the presidency in 2012. Detailed planning for that faraway campaign is already in the works.