News for Saturday, July 5, 2008

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Men to walk in high heels for charity

Conyers - Men, if you've ever had an urge to wear high-heel shoes and not get laughed at, now is your chance.

Pats' Jones commits to Kentucky

CONYERS - As he enters his last year of high school, Justin Jones will be looking to make his mark as the next two-sport star at Heritage.

Sprint Cup racing: Martin to join Hendrick's racing team Veteran will replace Casey Mears in 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Martin will make one final effort to win the NASCAR championship that's eluded him the past 26 years by driving for storied Hendrick Motorsports next season.

County to consider reopening building Georgia closed down youth detention center

CONYERS - The state closed down the Rockdale-DeKalb Probation Detention Center last week, but Rockdale County is considering reopening the facility as a work camp or a youth detention site.

Wimbledon: A familiar matchup for men's title Federer, Nadal to meet in major final for sixth time

WIMBLEDON, England - Add up all of Roger Federer's greatness on grass courts, and the numbers are striking: 40 wins in a row at Wimbledon, 65 overall on the surface.

Setting the night to music

Staff Photo: Shannon Peacock

Newton Citizen Poll 7/5/2008

"I've read several times in the Citizen that money has been allocated for a new library in the Oak Hill community. Where is this new library to be located, and how soon?"

Council members take stand on gazebo

PORTERDALE - City Council members are taking stands over what should be done with a gazebo located in a park at one entrance to the town.

Francoeur sent down Slumping Braves right-fielder goes to AA Mississippi

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves decided their hometown favorite needed to get away from home - and away from the major leagues - to work his way through the worst slump of his career.

Ethiopian wins Peachtree by a mere 4 seconds

ATLANTA - Terefe Maregu of Ethiopia won the Peachtree Road Race on Friday, besting second-place finisher Peter Kamais of Kenya by 4 seconds in the 10-kilometer course.

Community Calendar 7/5/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Government Meetings 7/5/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Couple graduates from two-year college Husband, wife now certified Salvation Army officers

COVINGTON - Newton County natives Billie and Chris Powell are in the army now. Not the U.S. Army. They've answered a higher calling.