News for Sunday, July 13, 2008

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British Open back at Royal Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, England - Royal Birkdale has a reputation as the fairest of all links courses in the British Open rotation.

All-Area Track Marks, Allen, Hubert earn top honors

The 2008 track season was a season full of highlights for local squads, including one team region championship, 14 top-eight individual finishes at the state meet and 12 individual region championships.

Lt. Gov. touts school revamp

CONYERS - Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle touted his vision to revamp the state's education system and other issues during a visit to Conyers on Thursday.

Packers GM, coach say time to move on

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers aren't about to let Brett Favre become a free agent. And while he's now free to return to Green Bay for another season, there's no guarantee he'll be the Packers' starting quarterback if he does.

Cultural competency certification offered

CONYERS - After receiving results from a diversity needs assessment in May, officials at Rockdale County Public Schools are finding various ways to implement programs to attempt to improve the school system's areas of concern.

Amazon adventure Local teen wins trip to South America

CONYERS - While many Rockdale County high school students are spending their summer at home by the television or on a family vacation to a nearby beach, one will be on an exotic trip to the Amazon.

Kim Carter - Mayor gives update on Covington's progress

Editor's Note: The following is a guest editorial supplied by Covington Mayor Kim Carter

Rob Jenkins - Life imitates art for father of the bride

My daughter was four years old when the movie "Father of the Bride" came out back in 1991. That's probably why I enjoyed it so much.

Tampa Bay on top highlights 'crazy' first half

NEW YORK - Tampa Bay is on top, the Chicago Cubs keep winning and Major League Baseball might add instant replay before the summer's over.

Darrell Huckaby - Huckaby welcomed in 'Aggieland'

I have been a lot of places, y'all - from sea to shining sea, and sometimes beyond. Somehow, in all my travels, I missed Bryan-College Station, Texas.

Bursting at the seams Charity outgrows its humble beginnings

CONYERS - If you walk into Jocelyn Green's Conyers home as a stranger, you might think she's a pack rat. She has clothes piled in every closet and room of her house - in the guest bedrooms and in the basement. You'll also find several racks of clothing, shoes, hats and other items in her basement and garages. And her car also is often full of clothes and accessories.