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Women Voters plan candidate forum Tuesday

CONYERS - The Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum Tuesday to help residents learn more about the contested races in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Sports briefs

Heritage volleyball sweeps tri-match

Man struck, killed by train

Staff photo: Robert Porter

Locals take bronze at Tiger Trail Rams, Lady Tigers finish third at inaugural event

COVINGTON - For many students, the SATs and school break have temporarily put athletics on hold.

Southern Heartland Art Guild to hold its first art show

COVINGTON - Southern Heartland Art Guild has promoted the arts and provided opportunities for Newton and Rockdale artists to showcase their work for the past 20 years. Now, for the first time, the guild will hold its own juried art show.

RMC passes $121 million 2009 budget Could be hospital's last as a public facility

CONYERS - Rockdale Medical Center officials approved a $121 million budget this week for the new fiscal year in what could the hospital's last budget as a public facility.

Overtime win keeps Rams in playoff hunt

PANTHERSVILLE - The Newton Rams kept themselves in football playoff contention late Friday night after outlasting Redan in overtime 42-36 at Panthersville Stadium.

YACS students help community

CONYERS - Students and teachers at Young Americans Christian School got a break from normal school day activities Wednesday, but they didn't take it easy.

Tech knockout Shaw, Thomas make great combination in win

ATLANTA - Jaybo Shaw and Demaryius Thomas proved Georgia Tech has the option to pass in its new spread option attack.

College Notebook: Heritage grad gets 13 stops for Southern

Georgia Southern junior outside linebacker Terrione Benefield recorded a career-high 13 tackles in the Eagles' 38-37 overtime loss to Wofford last Saturday in Statesboro.

Darrell Huckaby - Palin's the type of girl you bring home to meet mama

I wish my mama had been alive to watch the vice-presidential debate Thursday night. She would have really liked Sarah Palin.

Bill Shipp - Mostly quiet on the Georgia front

Both presidential candidates may be running on platforms of change. But the odds against change infecting Georgia's congressional delegation on Election Day are at least 100 to 1.

Brewers stay alive in NLDS with 4-1 victory

MILWAUKEE - J.J. Hardy and the Milwaukee Brewers did just enough to keep their postseason alive for another day.