News for Sunday, August 17, 2008

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Group to call horse park home North Georgia Live Steamers planning to move to Conyers

CONYERS - A new railroad is coming to town that local officials hope will encourage visitors to lay tracks to the Georgia International Horse Park.

Community Calendar 8/17/2008

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Phelps swims into history

BEIJING - They stood beside their starting blocks, as close to a staredown as you'll ever see at the pool.

Bill Shipp - The Handel machine

The most overlooked Georgia political development since the 2006 election may well be the increasing level of partisanship in our secretary of state's office. Most Georgians don't think about their secretary of state very often. If they do, they interact with the office in one of its more mundane functions, which include issuing licenses for trades like cosmetology and serving as the filing agency for corporate records.

Taking a stand Clinic fights misconceptions about treatment

CONYERS - Is it the sign of problems for a community or a solution? For a drug treatment clinic in Conyers, fighting misconceptions about their work is as tough as treating the people who are working to break their addictions to drugs.

Comeback kid Lowry's second-half surge snares Pro Division title

HAMPTON - Covington racer Kyle Lowry never dreamed it would happen.

AP picks Georgia Bulldogs No.1

ATHENS - Mark Richt couldn't hide his enthusiasm after he made the climb to the press box to watch Georgia's spring game in April.

Rockdale looking for repeat

CONYERS - The Rockdale softball team wants to pick up this season right where it left off last year.

Oxford Tree Board gets grant

OXFORD - The Oxford Tree Board has taken on plenty of work in its mission to keep the city green, and with a recent monetary award, it will have the resources to continue that mission.

Georgia Tech opts for new era with Johnson

ATLANTA - There's no reason to compare Jonathan Dwyer with Tashard Choice.

Senior center to offer classes this fall

CONYERS - Whether you want to learn the steps to the fox trot or converse in Spanish, the Olivia Haydel Senior Center has those topics covered and others in classes to be offered this fall.

Darrell Huckaby - First apartments threaten caloric intake

This is the weekend when parents all over the region are packing up their sons and daughters and sending them - or more commonly, taking them back - to college.