CONYERS - The General Assembly passed a bill last week that will allow Conyers to raise its hotel/motel tax in an effort to fund improvements at the Georgia International Horse Park.
PHILADELPHIA - Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Josh Smith added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks built a big lead and held off the surging Philadelphia 76ers 92-85 on Saturday night.
ATHENS - Georgia football coach Mark Richt moved into the press box for Saturday's G-Day, getting a birds-eye view of the team that some are predicting will win the college football national championship in 2008.
SAN ANTONIO - All Derrick Rose and Memphis were missing was a trapeze.
COVINGTON - The Covington Family YMCA is gearing up for its annual Cheerios Challenge5K/10K race and 1-mile fun run/walk.
Covington resident Joe Tompkins, who serves as the technology specialist at General Ray Davis Middle School in Rockdale County, said he knew he was moving in the right direction with his first novel based strictly on the feedback he received from a very particular critic.
CONYERS - One of two former Salem High School students charged with armed robbery during a home invasion has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and another 10 years on probation.
Staff photos: Robert porter The rainy day Friday did not dampen the spirits of athletes with Rockdale County Special Olympics. The competitors took the track at Reid Memorial Stadium to participate in the 2008 track and field meet. Here, Kameron Jay, 8, a student at Honey Creek Elementary School, gets ready to hurl a softball in the softball throw while another student-athlete proudly displays the ribbon she won. Kameron threw the softball 7.2 meters.
Those who closely follow the race for the White House know that a recent hot topic was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's remarks and Sen. Barack Obama's eloquent speech disagreeing with his pastor's sermons and addressing the race issue.
CONYERS - The newly appointed CEO of Rockdale Medical Center offered an optimistic view of the hospital's future despite the recent uncertainty concerning the sale of the facility to Signature Hospital Corp.
Sophie Rose was not, in the assessment of other women, what you would call "pretty."
ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson couldn't talk his way into the lineup before the game. He was as persuasive as possible when given a chance during the game.
Georgia State freshman catcher Catherine Lee was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the week of March 24 to 30.
What did I tell you, Sonny? "Don't go to China." And what did you do, Sonny? You went to China. OK, so you made history, too.