News for Sunday, August 24, 2008

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Letter - Newton County, please support McCain

Newton citizens:

King a finalist for top award

CONYERS - Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Samuel King is in the running for the state Superintendent of the Year.

Beijing Olympics: Basketball women take gold for US

BEIJING - Lisa Leslie and the U.S. women's basketball team were once again too good for Australia at the Olympics.

Scrap rebar is available at county site

CONYERS - The pile of twisted rebar at Rockdale County's Parker Road facility looks a little bit like the "Bird's Nest" stadium in Beijing, and it may have disappeared by the time the Olympic Games were done had county officials not stopped scavengers from hauling off the metal.

Sensatio-Noles All-Area Boys Soccer Team: Salem trio claims top honors

The Salem boys soccer team dominated the local scene this spring, so it should come as no surprise that the Seminoles are well-represented on the Citizen's 2008 All-Area Boys Soccer Team.

Braves top Cardinals,end streak Atlanta wins for first time in a week with 8-4 victory

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Greg Norton delivered a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Bill Shipp - Atlanta's shadow will hang over Denver

Unfortunately for their hopefuls, Democrats may be getting ready to party like it's 1988.

Low bid recommended for tennis complex

CONYERS - Rockdale County announced it received a low bid of $1.21 million this week for construction of an eight-court tennis complex on Parker Road that will be funded by a combination of sales tax revenue and impact fees.

BOC gives nod to business

COVINGTON - Woody and Donna Grainger have operated their family business, Grainger Construction and Custom Cabinets, from their home at 737 Ga. Highway 212 for the past 13 years. In 2000, they added an accessory structure behind the home to be used as a cabinet shop.

Spirit of aviation

Staff Photo: Lee Depkin

Stafford steps up as leader for UGA

ATHENS - Georgia is No. 1 in the nation, but quarterback Matthew Stafford has been no better than No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference, where Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow returns at Florida.

Darrell Huckaby - Next year is now

It was the first Tuesday in January, and I was making my way out of the Louisiana Superdome, along with 40,000 or so of my closest friends and another 25,000 or 30,000 shocked, awed and dazed Pacific Islanders.