CONYERS - Rockdale County High School track and field athletes will have a better surface to run on next school year.
CONYERS - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the state's budget for fiscal year 2009 this week, approving a $2 million grant targeted for Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.
ATLANTA - Kendrick Farris may not win a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. No one will be more entertaining.
COVINGTON - The postseason basketball accolades continue for Salem's Courtney Hurt and Newton's Jamon Hawkins, who were both named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's all-state teams.
CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department spent more than eight hours Thursday searching the woods behind Wal-Mart for a woman who was reportedly stabbed, only to find out she was alive and well in Stone Mountain.
COVINGTON - Newton County School System officials are researching the possibility of bringing a career academy to the county, like neighboring Rockdale and Walton counties.
Staff Photo: Robert Porter
Raving against the shortcomings of government is as easy as eating ice cream. Governing itself is as painful as walking on hot nails.
Remember Sonny and Cher? Sure you do. Where are they when you need them? They should be providing the background music for the seemingly never-ending series of Democratic primaries that has kept us entertained, agitated and scared to death throughout the winter and spring. Yes, the beat does go on - and on and on and on and on. And if you believe Hillary, the end is still not in sight - not if the June 3 primaries end without Barack having enough pledged delegates to claim the nomination outright.
DULUTH - Charles Howell III shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Kenny Perry into the final round of the AT&T Classic.
Georgia State College and University junior pitcher Mandy Chandler has been named to first team of the Daktronics All-South Atlantic Region Team for the second time in her career.
ATLANTA - Jack Cust hit a solo home run and Ryan Sweeney added a three-run shot, and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday night to end a season-worst four-game losing streak.
BALTIMORE - Not once but twice, jockey Kent Desormeaux sneaked a peek to see if anyone was gaining on Big Brown.
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CONYERS - A car-crushing business is one step closer to opening its doors along Dogwood Drive.