News for Sunday, August 9, 2009

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Ninth-inning rally stuns Conyers Post 77 faces elimination game today after 7-4 loss to Tuscaloosa

SUMTER, S.C. - Pinch-hitter Terrance Dedrick hit a go-ahead, three-run home run off David Lockwood in the top of the ninth inning as Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Post 34 stunned Conyers 7-4 in the winner's bracket final of the American Legion Southeast Regional at Riley Park.

Harrington leads Tiger by 3 shots

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington responded to a late charge by Tiger Woods with one of his own Saturday and shot a 3-under 67 at rain-softened Firestone to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

Expectations on the rise for Johnson, Tech

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says Georgia Tech players have expectations for 2009 that are no higher than last season.

Commission to conduct assessment on CPD

COVINGTON - A three-member team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Covington on Aug. 22 to conduct an assessment that will determine whether the Covington Police Department will once again earn accreditation by the commission.

Back by demand With Moreno gone, Bulldogs look to backfield committee

ATHENS - Mark Richt isn't ready to predict the winner of Georgia's tailback competition. He won't even predict that one winner will emerge in the effort to replace first-round draft pick Knowshon Moreno.

Vick talks to youth about dogfighting

DECATUR - Michael Vick returned to the area that once celebrated his brilliant play on the football field, this time for the first of what he vows will be dozens of appearances around the country to urge low-income youths to avoid the tragic trail left by dogfighting.

On the Beat: Newton deputies nab shoplifters

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 barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/09/09

Timing, so they say, is everything - and boy is mine bad.

Rob Jenkins - 08/09/09 Double standard leads to bruised ribs

When it comes to objectification of the opposite sex, society definitely has a double standard.

Sky is the limit Oxford sky diver not content living life on the ground

As a child, Mark Gregory dreamed of flying - but not cooped up in a stuffy airplane. His thoughts turned to balloons and hang gliders. He even tried to craft his own glider with plastic and bamboo, which didn't work out so well.

Conyers looks to go green Energy-efficient lighting could save city money

CONYERS - For the city of Conyers, going green may mean more than saving the environment. A switch to more energy- efficient lighting could save the city thousands of dollars.

Pitching powers Conyers through Legion tournament

It's no secret what's been carrying Conyers through its playoff run in 2009: Outstanding pitching.

Oxford hires new chaplain

OXFORD - When students return to Oxford College in a couple of weeks, they will have the opportunity to meet a new chaplain.