News for Friday, May 9, 2008

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Marigolds for moms

Rockdale driver's education set to hold registration

CONYERS - Parents in and around Rockdale County have another chance to register their students for driver education classes this summer if they missed the first registration period in late April.

Darrell Huckaby - Move over Elvis, here comes Clover & Co.

I used to be a big concert-goer in my younger days. I used to do a lot of things in my younger days that I don't do now, but I digress. I saw some great acts in my day. Willie Nelson. Three Dog Night. Steppenwolf. I stayed at Lake Spivey until four in the morning to watch Chicago perform one time. It was worth every bit of the trouble I got into - but don't tell my kids I said that. I don't want to put any ideas in their heads. They already come up with enough ways to make my hair turn gray on their own.

Experienced Salem gets Vikings first

CONYERS - The Salem baseball team is looking for its postseason experience to pay dividends this year.

Audit shows Newton in good shape

COVINGTON - With tough economic times approaching, Newton County is in good financial shape based on the county's financial report for fiscal year 2007, an auditor told the county Tuesday night.

Seniors awarded $1.5M AHS scholarship recipients honored during program

COVINGTON - Alcovy High School's class of 2008 already have been offered more than $1.5 million in scholarships.

Still hot at home Braves get first one-run win, finish homestand 6-0

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves waited until the last inning of a memorable homestand to put an end to a streak of one-run futility.

Gresham's candidacy receives challenge

COVINGTON - A neighbor of Board of Education District 2 Republican candidate Horace Don Gresham is challenging his eligibility to run for office.

Garcia builds early lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Sergio Garcia put together his third straight impressive round at The Players Championship. The first two gave him a runner-up finish last year. The 6-under 66 on Thursday was only a great start.

Jack Simpson - Scout leader's lessons hold up years later

He's deceased. A World War II veteran who, like many of his generation, watched as his family suffered hard times during the Great Depression. He was among those who faced new challenges and rebuilt their lives. They lived during a difficult period in our history, but I saw no bitterness in Ken. He was one of those white hat fellows we used to watch at the Saturday matinee. He was a good guy: clean cut, honest, reliable and respected. The real McCoy.

Spartans first test for Pats

CONYERS - The Class AAAA state baseball playoffs begin today for the Heritage baseball team, which has drawn North Springs as its first-round opponent.