News for Sunday, August 10, 2008


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Deadline for ACT Tuesday

COVINGTON - Even though the new school year just started, some high school counselors already are asking their students to think about taking a test.

Private school eyes church property

CONYERS - A lease agreement between Philadelphia Baptist Church and a Stone Mountain-based ministry would keep property the church owns on Old Covington Highway a location for a church and private school.

One for the ages Lady Noles dominate the All-Area Girls Soccer Team

For the Salem girls soccer team, the 2008 season was one to remember.

Revisions proposed for county UDO

CONYERS - The Conyers Rockdale Planning Commission will hear proposed changes this week to clean up the county's Unified Development Ordinance that will cover issues such as the number of cars allowed to be parked in front of a business and what defines a personal day care home.

Community Calendar 8/10/2008


Storms stall PGA as Romero ties course record Some golfers may play 36 holes today due to inclement weather

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - All it took was one record-tying round and several claps of thunder for Oakland Hills to finally look vulnerable Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Tractor-trailer hit by train in Olde Town CPD: No one injured in crash

CONYERS - A train crashed into a tractor-trailer sometime just after midnight Saturday when the truck got stuck as it attempted to cross railroad tracks in Olde Town.

FaithWorks sees surge in requests

COVINGTON - FaithWorks, a local nonprofit organization that assists low-income residents with rent and utility payments, is seeing unprecedented numbers of people requesting help, according to Executive Director Dennis Cheek.

Bill Shipp - Is Martin tough enough for Saxby?

Tuesday, Georgia Democrats did what many thought not possible. They rejected the Senate candidacy of controversial DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, and chose instead to nominate Jim Martin to take on Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss this fall. Martin, a Vietnam veteran and former state Department of Human Resources commissioner under Gov. Sonny Perdue and former Gov. Roy Barnes, also represented part of Atlanta in the General Assembly for 18 years.

'There's nothing more rewarding' Couple volunteers at Westbury for years

Don Veal walks around the activity room at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation Center wearing a Groucho Marx pair of glasses, nose and mustache disguise. Some residents laugh and smile. Others look at him strangely. Either way, everyone gets a kick out it.

'Oh, look! There's one!'

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Darrell Huckaby - Welcome to the wonderful world of Wii

Well, school is back in session and not a moment too soon for me! I don't know when I have had a more active summer and to tell you the truth, I am just about worn slap dab out!

Beijing Olympics: Saber women give US three medals

BEIJING - With Day 1 of the Beijing Olympics almost done, the U.S. medal count was nonexistent. Cuba, Uzbekistan and 16 other countries all had bragging rights over the Americans. The closest thing to glory was a Colorado resident winning gold for the Czech Republic.

Busch going after history, bonus points

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Kyle Busch's dream season isn't likely to turn into a nightmare anytime soon. He will start from the pole today in the Centurion Boats at The Glen, poised to make NASCAR history and gain a little peace of mind.