ATLANTA - Chris Carpenter pitched four solid innings in his first start since April 2007 and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Wednesday night.
COVINGTON - The Georgia Wildlife Federation has received a $40,000 grant to restore and protect 3.5 acres of wetlands along the Alcovy River at East End Road in Covington.
CONYERS - Jack Murphy has long been associated with Post 77 baseball.
OXFORD - Oxford residents and area officials gathered this weekend to celebrate a local garden and a visit from the person it honors.
SNELLVILLE - A 13-year-old boy died after about two hours of conditioning for the upcoming Gwinnett Football League season.
COVINGTON - A New Jersey man is being held in the Newton County Detention Center in connection with the alleged molestation of two young boys, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
ATLANTA - There's an interesting experiment going on at Georgia Tech, where Paul Johnson is intent on proving the option offense his teams ran so well at Navy can work in a major conference.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
FLOWERY BRANCH - Emmitt Thomas understands exactly what Brent Grimes is trying to accomplish with the Atlanta Falcons.