News for Sunday, August 23, 2009


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Patriots play for the cure

On the volleyball court, Saturday was a mixture of good and bad for Heritage. But the Patriots' second annual Susan G. Komen For The Cure Play Date wasn't all about volleyball. Heritage went 4-2 in the 12-team round-robin tournament that helped raise money for not only the breast cancer organization, but to aid former Heritage player Ashley Klen, who was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Community Calendar - 08/23/09

Aug. 22

Marshall against health care bills on the table

COVINGTON - Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga., said he opposes all five bills that are proposed to address health care reform.

Rob Jenkins - 08/23/09 Pens, pencils, and a little Marxist theory

The first lesson of the new school year is delivered even before classes convene, when Mom and Dad download the kids' supply lists. Call it Socialism 101. If the course had a textbook, it would be Hillary Clinton's "It Takes a Village."

Passing game key for Newton in '09 Rams ready to chase playoff spot in 2-AAAAA

COVINGTON - A new year will bring a new offensive system for Newton's football team as it prepares to start the season.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/23/09

It was 1988, four days before Christmas. A Pan American jumbo jet, "Maid of the Seas," took off from Heathrow Airport in London. The plane was bound for New York City. There were 259 people on board. Most were Americans.

Passion for pedaling Group comes together for relaxing ride around town

You don't have to be an expert biker to join the Conyers Covington Cycling Club. The club, known as C4, is open to all levels of ability, said C4 President Maurice Carter of Covington.

Samuel moves to front of Georgia's tailback race

ATHENS - There's a new leader in Georgia's search to replace Knowshon Moreno.

Coach pleased with Salem's summer effort

CONYERS - Salem boys basketball coach Darren Wilkins was looking for some positive signs during his squad's summer workouts.

Shirey Letter - 08/23/09

This letter was sent to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners: On behalf of the 374 members of the Covington-Conyers Cycling Club, the 30 members of the Olde Town Bike Committee, hundreds of unaffiliated recreational cyclists and hundreds of low-income commuter cyclists and pedestrians in our community, thank you for funding Rockdale County's portion of the regional multi-use trail study.

EMCs warning customers about phone scams

COVINGTON - Area Electric Membership Cooperatives are warning residents that scam artists are preying on their customers, primarily the elderly, seeking personal financial information.

Police look for suspect Man sought in Hispanic grocery store robbery

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a suspect caught on camera during an armed robbery of a Hispanic grocery store.