News for Sunday, August 30, 2009

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Rob Jenkins - 08/30/09 Decatur Book Festival has something for everyone

For all its success over the past three years, the Decatur Book Festival has been guilty of ignoring one large but historically underserved demographic: book lovers who are also professional wrestling fans.

All in the family: Pharmacy celebrates 50 years of operation

Roland Reagan sits in a small conference room just off the side of the prescription counter in Reagan Home Care Pharmacy and reflects on the five decades his pharmacy has been in business. He is now retired, having sold the business to his sons, but he still comes in every day for the free coffee.

Ambrose to start first at Montreal race

MONTREAL - When it rained yet again at Circuit Gilles Villenueve, Marcos Ambrose was in the driver's seat.

Ribbon-cutting showcases new learning center

CONYERS - Parents, school staff and school system officials gathered Friday morning to celebrate a new initiative in Rockdale County Public Schools, the Early Learning Center at the Rockdale Career Academy.

Southern Heartland hosts second annual Artful Harvest exhibit

COVINGTON - The work of area artists will be showcased throughout the month of September at Southern Heartland Gallery during the second annual Artful Harvest exhibit.

Experienced firefighters in demand Official asks BOC to change department's hiring process

CONYERS - Rockdale County officials want to attract more firefighters - and keep them here - even if it means offering monetary incentives.

Community Calendar - 08/30/09

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Star turnaround Federer not being doubted this year at US Open

NEW YORK - As last year's U.S. Open began, plenty of people were wondering what was wrong with Roger Federer. Feeling sorry for the guy, even.

Young runners give Seminoles hope for future

CONYERS - The Salem cross country teams will feature young runners this fall, but new coach Ryan Baldassaro thinks both squads can make big strides.

Marino, Goydos share lead at Barclays

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Paul Goydos figured Liberty National at least would look good on television, with the Statue of Liberty and so many other New York landmarks serving as a spectacular backdrop at The Barclays.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/30/09

It is people believing that their coach can walk on water. And it is those same people firing a coach who wins 10 times a year because of the one team he can't beat.

Mark Shields - 08/30/09

In their superb book on last year's presidential election, "The Battle for America 2008," Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two gifted political reporters, persuaded David Axelrod, Barack Obama's political strategist, to share his Nov. 28, 2006, memorandum assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Obama as a potential 2008 presidential candidate.

Taiwan, Calif. teams to play in LLWS final

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - California's mini-mashers bashed their way into the Little League World Series championship on Saturday night.