News for Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Braves farm out Carlyle, keep Bennett for final spot

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their 25-man roster on Saturday, optioning pitcher Buddy Carlyle to Triple-A Richmond and handing Jeff Bennett the final spot in the bullpen.

College Notebook: Berry's McCalley earns SSAC pitching honor

Berry College's Matt McCalley was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Bruin beatdown UCLA shuts down Musketeers 76-57

PHOENIX - Surprise, surprise. UCLA is back in the Final Four.

Man dies after losing control of motorcycle

CONYERS - A 28-year-old Stone Mountain man died Friday night after he lost control of his motorcycle, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Hunter signs with Air Force

CONYERS - Mikel Hunter was a multi-dimensional player for the Heritage football team.

Darrell Huckaby - Clinton's making McCain's job a whole lot easier

On the Georgia statehouse grounds, in the very shadow of the gold-domed Georgia State Capitol, stands a statue of Eugene Talmadge, who was elected governor of Georgia four times. The inscription on the base reads, "I may surprise you, but I will never deceive you."

Water-use certificate required for watering

CONYERS - Laying new sod or creating new landscaping for a business or subdivision usually requires a strong back and plenty of sweat. This year, however, the state has added a new burden.

Volunteers sought for Great American Cleanup on April 19

CONYERS - Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful volunteers are hoping to encourage the public to pitch in for the annual Great American Cleanup.

Rockdale BOE approves summer school budget

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Education has approved $44,500 to fund its high school summer school program and summer enrichment camp.

Awesome blossoms

Staff photo: Lee Depkin

Rockdale eases water restrictions

CONYERS - Just in time for yard and garden warriors to start another growing season, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners voted to drop some watering restrictions in place due to drought conditions last year.