News for Thursday, May 22, 2008

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Newton grads offered $3.3M in scholarships

COVINGTON - Newton High School's Class of 2008 has already been offered more than $3.3 million in scholarships, and the amount could increase.

County OKs additional students at Crosspointe

COVINGTON - County commissioners finally reached a consensus Tuesday night to increase the number of students at a private school on Byrd Road owned by Crosspointe Baptist Church.

Indianapolis 500: Polar opposites form strong bond

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

7-year-old charged with bringing knife to school

COVINGTON - A 7-year-old student from West Newton Elementary School has been charged with bringing a weapon into a school safety zone and battery, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Exchange shows feud between city, senator

CONYERS - An e-mail conversation recently printed on AJC.com from state Sen. John Douglas to Conyers Mayor Randy Mills indicates he promised passage of legislation pertaining to the city in exchange for a public apology from the city council and assurances that the city would remain neutral during his reelection campaign against Mike Crotts this year.

Sabbatini returns to Colonial winless since taking last year's trophy

FORT WORTH, Texas - Rory Sabbatini was on an incredible run even before winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational last year.

Holiday safety Authorities prepare for three-day weekend

CONYERS - Between the long weekend in celebration of Memorial Day and high zschool graduations, the roads and waterways in Rockdale and Newton counties are likely to be very crowded.

Braves lay the wood on Mets 11-4

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur, back in the lineup after a rare night off, homered and drove in four runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 11-4 Wednesday night for their third straight win in the series.

Patriots fall to Griffin

GRIFFIN - After forcing a third game with a 5-2 win in Game 2 of the series, the Patriots could not continue what they started, losing the deciding game 8-0 and being eliminated from the Class AAAA playoffs Wednesday by Griffin at The Bears' Den.