News for Sunday, July 6, 2008

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Tiny miracle Local aids N.Y. family

On a Sunday morning in March, Conyers resident Jane Caruso decided to skip church and instead visit Rockdale Medical Center, where she serves as a volunteer chaplain. That decision led to a powerful bond with an upstate New York family who almost suffered the loss of a mother and child.

Red Cross looking for more volunteers

CONYERS - The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help families in Rockdale and Newton counties. The Red Cross will hold two information public meetings this month to drum up support.

Advance voting period begins for primary

CONYERS - Election officials are encouraging residents to cast their ballots early this week for the July 15 primary election to avoid long lines at polling precincts on election day.

Community Calendar 7/6/2008

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RCSO creates position Deputy Michael Camp named crime analyst

CONYERS - What areas experience the highest number of auto thefts? What time of day do most burglaries occur? Does the same suspect's description appear in different crime reports?

Venus victorious Older sister tops younger for title

WIMBLEDON, England - Thrilled as she was to win her fifth Wimbledon singles championship, Venus Williams dialed down her celebration.

Gay takes a tumble at U.S. Olympic trials

EUGENE, Ore. - Tyson Gay accelerated through the first curve. Then, he started flying.

Braves lose 6-1 in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Cecil Cooper had to admit his lineup against the Atlanta Braves looked different, but the Astros manager correctly predicted the new look would be effective.

NCSS looks to education foundation for funding

Covington - With soaring gas prices and reduced government assistance affecting public school systems' budgets, many schools are looking for other ways to secure funding for the programs they need.

Wilkins stressing attitude to Salem boys

CONYERS - For Salem boys basketball coach Darren Wilkins, the 2007-08 season was a mixed bag of results.

A clean sweep

David Johnson scoops up golf balls the easy way at The Oaks golf course in Covington after an unusually busy day on the driving range. Golfers with the Atlanta Junior Golf Association Tournament were playing the course and used the range for a bit of practice beforehand.

Pernice takes lead at AT&T National

BETHESDA, Md. - On a wild day for everyone around him, Tom Pernice Jr. kept it steady and simple Saturday for a 1-under 69 in the AT&T National that gave him a one-shot lead and a chance to win for the first time in seven years.

Darrell Huckaby - Brian Nichols' beard is the least of his worries

Poor Brian Nichols. He just can't catch a break. Here it has been only a little over three years since he killed four innocent people - three of them in front of dozens of witnesses - and despite the state having spent millions of dollars for defense attorneys on his behalf, he still has to go on trial.

Shooting erupts at Fourth party Seven people injured during melee

CONYERS - Seven people were shot Saturday morning after a Fourth of July party turned violent.