News for Sunday, May 11, 2008


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Goydos takes his first 54-hole lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Paul Goydos doesn't have a Q-rating, an endorsement deal or a top-30 finish in the last 16 months. What he does have for the first time in his career is a 54-hole lead - in The Players Championship, no less.

Alcovy tops expectations in year two Wrestlers finish season with an impressive 29-4 record

COVINGTON - The Alcovy wrestling team didn't win state, didn't win an area title and didn't have any state champions.

Three die in wreck Victims were identified as Salem High School students

COVINGTON - Three Salem High School students were killed Friday in a single-vehicle wreck on Ga. Highway 20 in Henry County, according to Henry County officials.

Bill Shipp - Could Sam help Obama?

Where is Sam Nunn now that Barack Obama really needs him? Former Sen. Nunn's endorsement and support were fine for the primary. Obama swept Georgia, which might have happened anyway. Nunn hasn't been heard from much since he publicly joined the Obama parade. But his presence has not been needed in his candidate's string of triumphs.

The replacement Matt Ryan begins career at Falcons' minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH - There were signs Saturday that Atlanta Falcons No. 7 jerseys may become yesterday's fashion.

Two fires break out within minutes of each other

CONYERS - Two residential fires broke out Thursday within about six minutes of each other.

Candidate puts stop to use of uniformed cops Ethics Commission split in opinion

CONYERS - The man wore a brown and tan sheriff's office uniform with the rank of captain as he placed campaign fliers in windshields of parked cars at Johnson Park during a debate in April between Democratic sheriff candidates Donald Ferguson and Randy Akies.

Rockdale's Allen takes silver in long jump

JEFFERSON - Rockdale's Lavon Allen and Eastside's Dominique Hubert made some heads turn at the Class AAAA boys state track and field championships at Memorial Stadium.

Honoring our Mothers

Name: Joyce Knisely

County may ease water restrictions

CONYERS - Rockdale County is one step closer to moving away from requirements to adhere to sweeping regulations aimed at conserving water in Lake Lanier.

Tigers take step toward the future Boys soccer team wins six more games in 2008

COVINGTON - The Alcovy boys soccer team turned things around this spring after winning just one game in their first season.