News for Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Mahan to headline youth summit focusing on love and relationships

COVINGTON - Love and relationships are on the forefront of teenagers' minds and will be the cornerstone of a program this week featuring international speaker David Mahan.

One big roadblock Salem coach calls for blackout against No. 1 Marist

CONYERS - As in most sports in Class AAAA, to be the best, sooner or later you have to play Marist.

Braves' win streak hits four games

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit his 10th homer, Jair Jurrjens pitched six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Tuesday night to improve the NL's best home record.

Bar owners seek sales extension City will allow games where liquor is served

COVINGTON - While the City Council mulls over an update to the alcohol ordinance, restaurant and bar owners are pushing for an extension of hours that alcohol can be sold.

Porterdale OKs liquor ordinance

PORTERDALE - The City Council gave final approval to a distilled spirits ordinance Monday night that opens the way for sales of liquor by the drink in Porterdale.

Former GT quarterback faces drug, DUI charges

ATLANTA - Former Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton was charged with marijuana possession, driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run early Tuesday, less than a week after he was hired as the school's assistant director of player personnel.

Kobe Bryant wins first NBA MVP award

LOS ANGELES - Finally, an MVP award for Kobe Bryant.

Darrell Huckaby - U.S. history's hay is in the barn

I used to coach with an old Alabama boy named Tommy Stringer. In fact, I did two tours with him; one at Clarkston High School in the early '80s and another at Loganville in the '90s. He was a good coach and is a better man - and that's saying something. Tommy believed in running the wishbone and spent hour after hour after hour with his quarterbacks each week, making sure they understood the defenses they were likely to see on Friday night and the reads they would have to make.

Heritage boys fall to Marist in quarterfinals

ATLANTA - The Heritage boys tennis team ended up a little short in its quest for back-to-back trips to the Class AAAA Final Four.

A Georgia delicacy, baby!

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Laptops stolen from Sharp Learning Center

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is investigating the disappearance of more than a dozen laptop computers from Sharp Learning Center.

Gresham says he won't withdraw

COVINGTON - Board of Education candidate Horace Don Gresham said Tuesday he won't withdraw from the District 2 race despite the urging of the Republican Party.