News for Sunday, June 15, 2008

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'Hazzard' event coming to town

COVINGTON - YeeeHaaaw! It wouldn't be summer in Covington without some sort of "Dukes of Hazzard" event. The first five episodes of the early '80s television show, now a cult phenomenon, were filmed here, after all.

RMC gets $1.15M from state Administrators say it will not go far to cover costs of indigent care

CONYERS - Rockdale Medical Center received $1.15 million from the state's indigent care trust fund for this year, and while the money is welcome, hospital administrators said it will not go far to help them cover the costs of providing indigent care.

Defiant Kobe Bryant claims series with Boston 'ain't over'

LOS ANGELES - With the same purpose as one of his in-your-face jumpers, Kobe Bryant leaned into the microphone.

Woods starts rough, but ends in lead

SAN DIEGO - If they allowed first-hole mulligans at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods might be running away with this thing.

On a Mission

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Hunter shines in two sports for Patriots

CONYERS - There wasn't much that Mikel Hunter didn't do for his teams his senior year at Heritage.

Local resident recalls her father

Editor's Note: In honor of Father's Day, the Citizen presents the following recollections by Covington resident Irene Smith.

Edwards keeping fans' troubles in mind

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Carl Edwards has come a long way from the days when he was handing out business cards to strangers, hoping somebody would give him a shot at moving up the racing ladder.

Bill Shipp - Cracker carousel running full tilt at Capitol

Over the last several years, we've seen the politics at our state Capitol become more and more like the system that has afflicted Washington, D.C., since the Nixon administration.

Rockdale baseball's wins not enough in 2008

CONYERS - It was a historic baseball season for Region 8-AAAA as three of the final eight teams in the state playoffs hailed from the region.