News for Thursday, July 31, 2008


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Community Calendar 7/31/2008


Braves add to losing streak

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.

GWF gets grant for wetlands

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.

New team, same situation for Murphy Rockdale Post 77 makes first state appearance

CONYERS - Jack Murphy has long been associated with Post 77 baseball.

Former Emory professor honored at cemetery

OXFORD - Oxford residents and area officials gathered this weekend to celebrate a local garden and a visit from the person it honors.

Government Meetings 7/31/2008


Boy, 13, dies after practice

SNELLVILLE - A 13-year-old boy died after about two hours of conditioning for the upcoming Gwinnett Football League season.

N.J. resident suspected in molestation

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.

A new era Jackets get new start with Johnson

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.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Inductee Thomas endorses Falcons' Grimes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Emmitt Thomas understands exactly what Brent Grimes is trying to accomplish with the Atlanta Falcons.