News for Sunday, June 22, 2008


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Candidates air out issues in SRCA forum

CONYERS - Seven candidates in locally contested races met last week for a forum held by the South Rockdale Civic Association and addressed a broad series of questions about why they are running for office and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Principal named to state board Local educator to oversee early learning programs

CONYERS - Carolyn Ormsby, principal of Honey Creek Elementary School, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to sit on the state board that oversees Head Start, prekindergarten and other early learning programs.

Thrashers take Georgia native in draft

ATLANTA - It's not often the Atlanta Thrashers have the chance to take a Georgia native in the NHL draft.

Georgia holds off Stanford to reach CWS final

OMAHA, Neb. - Georgia can rest easy now. The Bulldogs are in the College World Series championship round.

Rockdale Athlete of the Year: Kayla Kelly Kelly a model of consistency for Rockdale

CONYERS - Whether it was on the golf course or on the softball diamond, Kayla Kelly was always in the swing of things for Rockdale.

Community Calendar 6/22/2008


Fellowship unfiltered Holy Smoke'um Bible study brings cigar enthusiasts together

With a cigar in one hand and the Good Book in the other, each member of a local Bible study group gathers weekly in Conyers to take a walk through the scriptures while enjoying a good smoke.

Post 77 eliminated in tourney Conyers team splits 2 games of POW-MIA tournament

COVINGTON - The Conyers Post 77 baseball team had a quick exit from the POW-MIA Tournament after splitting two games Saturday in Douglasville.

Students learn about math and science at camp

Conyers - Dozens of metro Atlanta students saved the world last week.

Darrell Huckaby - Preparing for a pilgrimmage

Let me tell y'all about the next chapter in the Texas A&M odyssey. If you are a regular reader, you'll know what I am talking about. If you aren't - I'll catch you up.

9th-inning rally pushes Braves past Mariners

ATLANTA - Greg Norton doubled home the tying run and then scored on Brian McCann's single in the ninth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Saturday night.

Bugging Out

Jule-Lynne Macie, Rockdale County Extension Coordinator, tries not to make any sudden movements while describing the attributes Monday of the Dog Day Cicada perched on her thumb. Insect Camp members found the insect that had apparently just broken from its shell. Macie explained that the wings were still soft and needed to harden, so the class placed it on a nearby tree where it would mature until it was ready to fly away. Insect Camp finished up Friday.

Bill Shipp - Will rebranding work?

Rebranding is the latest buzzword in political campaigns. Everywhere you look, some politician or politician's spouse is gearing up to play the rebranding game. They try to change who they are and reinvent what they've said. They're hoping voters have forgotten the old brand and will only remember the new trademark on Election Day.

County still looking over ethics plan

CONYERS - Rockdale County officials said Friday a proposed ethics ordinance is close to being released once Common Cause Georgia reviews some suggested changes.