News for Sunday, August 16, 2009


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Five-run fifth helps Heritage seal win Lady Patriots take two out of three at Diamond Classic

LAWRENCEVILLE - Heritage scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning and held on in the bottom half to secure a 9-6 victory over host Central Gwinnett in the finale of the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic.

Civic group to hold meeting Attendees will hear how to improve county's development

CONYERS - A local civic group is looking for ways to balance the scales in what it sees as a disparity in Rockdale County when it comes to businesses and residents bearing the tax burden.

Community Calendar - 08/16/09

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Colleges deal with budget cuts

COVINGTON - Some colleges across the state this week are dealing with more budget cuts.

Police: Man robs local bank RCSO looking for suspect in Honey Creek armed robbery

CONYERS - Rockdale County Sheriff's Office investigators were looking for a lone suspect following an armed robbery that occurred Friday afternoon at the SunTrust Honey Creek branch.

A helping hand: Merryvale showing documentary on dementia

As a young woman, Carolyn Davis built a career as an accomplished musician. She played violin for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, performed organ recitals and taught private organ lessons.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/16/09

I remember when we this country still operated under the Constitution our founding fathers provided for us back in 1787. It was a hell of a system, too. It provided for a separation of powers so no one person - or group of people - would gain too much power and included a system of checks and balances so if one branch of government got out of kilter another could rein it back in.

Rob Jenkins - 08/16/09 The time to repent and go green is now

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and be not green, I am nothing" (Book of Gore, 32:15).

Recreation manager steps down

CONYERS - Another Rockdale County employee is leaving but this time without a clear explanation.

On the Beat: Police: Woman's $20 was not counterfeit

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Tiger claws out a 2-shot lead at Hazeltine

CHASKA, Minn. - The coronation of Tiger Woods turned into a contest Saturday at the PGA Championship.

Falcons fall short Lions QB Stafford wins pro debut against Atlanta 27-26

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.

Braves rally past Lidge, Phillies 4-3

ATLANTA - Brad Lidge is still confident in his abilities, even as he continues to accumulate blown saves.

Lady Eagles eager to get started in '09

COVINGTON - With six returning players the Lady Eagles volleyball team is primed to make some noise in Area 8-AAA this season.