News for Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Stafford picked first by Lions

NEW YORK - Matthew Stafford's mission is daunting: Lead the Detroit Lions back from the only 0-16 season in NFL history. Mark Sanchez has nearly as big a challenge: He'll compete to replace Brett Favre.

18 permits issued for golf cart use

COVINGTON - Since the City Council enacted an ordinance last November allowing golf carts on certain streets, a handful of residents have obtained permits and the carts have posed no problem to local law enforcement, a Covington Police Department spokesman said.

Braves crush Reds

CINCINNATI - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones already had an impressive track record against Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo.

'Genuine Prodigy' First-grader showing a strong artistic flair

At first glance, the artwork appears professional. The colors, the lines, the shading, the shapes.

Darrell Huckaby - 04/26/09

Myrtle Beach is on fire. I pray that the Timmermans are OK.

Still chasing the dream Mitchell starts ninth minor league season

LAWRENCEVILLE - Andy Mitchell is 30 and looking more and more like a career minor leaguer. Yet he hasn't given up on his big league dream.

Bill Shipp - 04/26/09 BRING BACK NEWT!

After losing last year's presidential election, the national Republican Party seems to have lost its way.

Burn ban begins this week Fire restrictions run through end of Sept.

CONYERS - As the days become longer and the weather warms up, concern over air quality begins to heat up as well. Beginning Friday, smog alerts will become a daily occurrence and outdoor burning will not be allowed until October.

Miami Heat dominate in Game 3 Hawks lose 107-78

MIAMI- Dwyane Wade swished a 3-pointer, then turned and shook his hand like it was burning.

RCPS student enrollment continues to drop

CONYERS - Rockdale County Public Schools has experienced a significant drop in enrollment since the first day of the school year, and it continues to see an overall decrease in its student population with each 20-day count.

Community Calendar - 04/26/09

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