News for Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Signature drops out of RMC purchase Corporation cites credit crunch

CONYERS - Signature Hospital Corp. has withdrawn its intent to purchase Rockdale Medical Center.

Woods 'on schedule' to play Open Tiger rehabbing after having arthroscopic knee surgery

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods entered the room with a slight limp and unwavering determination to play the U.S. Open.

All-area 8-AAAA soccer teams: Local squads dominate Salem's Young named girls Most Outstanding Player again

CONYERS - The Area 8-AAAA soccer committee recently voted on its All-Area team, and as expected, local teams were well represented.

Final transit meeting set for Thursday

COVINGTON - The final results of the Newton County Comprehensive Transportation Plan will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning.

Big Brown resumes training for Belmont

NEW YORK - A jog around the racetrack was all trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. needed to see before declaring Big Brown back - and maybe better than before.

FiberVisions plans $18M expansion

COVINGTON - The first quarter of 2008 was a promising one for economic development, according to Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President John Boothby.

BOE still discussing honor graduate requirement changes

COVINGTON - After discussing the possibility of creating tougher requirements for Top 10 students at each high school, the Newton County Board of Education has yet to come to a final decision.

Naked man Tasered by Conyers police

CONYERS - A man unfettered by clothing led Conyers police officers on a foot chase early Friday morning before being stopped by a Taser.

Woman arrested after kids found home alone

COVINGTON - Covington police arrested a woman after they found her three children, ages 5, 7 and 8, home alone at their Nixon Circle residence and were unable to contact the mother for about two hours, according to an incident report completed by Officer Stacy Cosby.

Darrell Huckaby - On heavenly bodies - and one not so heavenly body

Have you looked at yourself nekkid lately? I did this morning, and let me tell you, it wasn't a pretty sight!

French Open: Rain cuts play short

PARIS - A photo of Maria Sharapova graced the cover of the French Open's official daily program Tuesday, which might be considered false advertising.

Stolen car used to 'ram raid' tobacco store

COVINGTON - A trio of thieves apparently stole a 1997 Honda from a grocery store parking lot in order to use the vehicle to ram the front of a tobacco store and make off with about 25 cartons of cigarettes, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Bill Shipp - It is resignation time for Perdue

Georgians either don't care or they're too thick to understand what has happened. In seven years, Georgia has gone from a symbol of the New South to the nose-dive state. We can't get anything right.

Letter - Help a child attend camp

To the editor:

One concert on the Square left

Haley Hopkins and Justin Suggs, first-graders at Providence Christian School in Oxford, enjoyed the warm spring weather and the music of the SWATT Reggae Band at the Concert on the Square last week. The final concert, featuring Dan and Peri Walden's traditional folk music, takes place at noon Thursday. The concerts are free and open to the public.