News for Friday, May 30, 2008

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One for the road Campillo, Teixeira drive in 6 runs

MILWAUKEE - The best hitter in the big leagues has a new description for Jorge Campillo's deceptive pitches.

Crotts calls for Douglas investigation State Senate candidate calls for review of opponent's guarantees to city of Conyers

CONYERS - State Senate candidate Mike Crotts called Thursday for an investigation of his opponent, incumbent Sen. John Douglas, to determine if any laws were broken in an e-mail exchange between Douglas and Conyers officials regarding passage of legislation pertaining to the city. Crotts said he is formally requesting that Rockdale County District Attorney Richard Read review the matter and that an ethics complaint has been filed with the state.

Seminoles rebuild in spring drills

CONYERS - Salem football coach Chad Estes knew he had his work cut out for him this spring.

Bye-bye Blake: Top US man exits

PARIS - James Blake's frustration rose to a crescendo Thursday.

Engineer to run for BOC

COVINGTON - Local engineer Mark Patrick tossed his hat into the ring for the District 1 commission seat with the intent of using his professional expertise to move the county forward.

Darrell Huckaby - Richt makes Dawgs everywhere proud

It's a great time to be a Georgia Bulldog.

RCSO puts out sketch of suspect Man wanted in shooting

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office continues to look for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting death earlier this month of a South Carolina man outside the Waffle House on Salem Road.

Support groups aid those who have lost loved ones

Sara Waites knew the prognosis was not good. Her husband suffered from congestive heart failure and doctors gave him two to three months to live. He died eight days later at the Heartland Hospice in Conyers.

Jack Simpson - As summer heats up, prepare to guard against crime

If crime hasn't yet reached your neighborhood, consider yourself lucky. Warmer months tend to cause greater concern for individual safety.

Newton Blotter 5/30/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Check this out Newborn library expands services

NEWBORN - The people of the town of Newborn asked for a library, and they got one. They responded so enthusiastically that now, the town is getting its very own service outlet, with increased hours, programs and computer access.

Chambliss defends farm bill at Rotary Gas crunch, mortgage crisis also discussed

CONYERS - In addressing the Conyers Rotary Club on Thursday, Sen. Saxby Chambliss hit on a number of hot-button issues, ranging from the federal Farm Bill, to the price of oil and the current mortgage crisis.

Georgia, Ga. Tech may battle again

ATHENS - Georgia Tech and Georgia keep bumping into each other on the college baseball diamond.

Newton schools see 10 coaching changes Roper steps down as Rams' baseball coach after nine seasons

COVINGTON - The face of sports for the upcoming year will be different in Newton County as 10 high school sports teams will have new head coaches.

Rockdale Blotter 5/30/2008

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between May 12 and Monday: