News for Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Boy mauled by dog still in serious condition

CONYERS - A 4-year-old boy who was mauled by a pit bull-mix remained in serious condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite on Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Woman ID'd in drowning Victim's death being investigated as accident

COVINGTON - The woman who apparently drowned after falling into the rushing water at Factory Shoals Park on Monday has been identified as 35-year-old Conyers resident Marie Elaina Carley.

Getting back to nature

Vendors are ready for visitors to get a taste of nature as they visit Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm at 3905 Ga. Highway 138 to celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Those attending the event will learn how to be good stewards of the earth. Educational displays will include those specializing in the environment, health and wellness, heirloom tomato plants, edible mushrooms, broom-making, canning and more. Participants will be able to walk the nature trail, enjoy music, buy arts and crafts and feast on delicious organic food. The cost is $5 per person and children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, call 770-601-0109 or visit whippoorwillhollowfarm.com.

NMC auxiliary to hold annual spring gala

COVINGTON - Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is putting the finishing touches on its gala scheduled for this weekend.

City rejects offer from Atlanta Gas City Manager: Proposal to buy system for $10M without merit

COVINGTON - City officials are saying "Thanks, but no thanks," to an offer by Atlanta Gas Light Company to purchase the city's gas system for about $10 million.

Bill Shipp - 04/22/2009 KAREN'S CONUNDRUM

If I were a gambling man, I'd bet a wad, even at this early date, on Secretary of State Karen Handel to win the Republican primary for governor next year.

Fireworks for Fourth canceled

COVINGTON - There will not be a Fourth of July community celebration this year.

Dimitroff looking for another fruitful draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, - What will Thomas Dimitroff do for an encore?

Off to a fast start Gates scores three goals as Salem downs Woodland 7-0

CONYERS - Consider Salem's first state tournament hurdle cleared. The Seminoles got three goals from Taylor Gates and four others had goals in the Area 8-AAAA champion's 7-0 first-round victory over Woodland.

Darrell Huckaby - 04/22/09

I have said many times, "Don't ask me a question unless you want to know the answer." I have never outgrown saying what's on my mind - nor do I intend to.

Community Calendar - 04/22/09

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Kathleen Parker - 04/22/09 DIVERSITY AS THE NEW PATRIOTISM

WASHINGTON - Racial and ethnic diversity is the key to happiness, success in the global marketplace and, not least, an interesting life.

Heritage, Newton eye first-round playoff foes Patriot boys, girls open postseason at home; Newton girls travel to Warner Robins

The Heritage soccer squads will try to take advantage of home-field advantage tonight in Class AAAA playoffs, while the Newton girls will shoot for a road win in Class AAAAA competition.

Wade looks for Game 2 redemption Miami Heat star limited to 19 points in series opener

ATLANTA - The Miami Heat was certainly caught off guard.

Alcovy boys golf takes 2nd in Region 4-AAAA

COVINGTON - The Alcovy boys golf team shaved 36 strokes on the back nine at Indian Creek Golf Club to take runner-up in the Region 4-AAAA tournament and earn a trip to the Class AAAA state tournament.