News for Thursday, July 16, 2009


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Air Methods makes a move into Conyers

COVINGTON - Air Methods Corporation, the largest air medical transportation company in the world, has relocated its Covington base to Conyers.

A summer bounty

Volunteers were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the success of the Garden of Hope Project. Top right, veteran gardener Ferah Witroxx lends a bit of her expertise to Shaylisa Bragg as she demonstrates how to recognize when an ear of corn is ripe for the picking. Volunteers gathered after their stint in the garden to enjoy the fruits of their labor at the Rainbow Homeless Shelter, where pastor Clara Lett cooked up corn and freshly harvested watermelon was sliced. According to Director Doug Bolton of Hands On Newton, approximately 100 pounds of fresh vegetables have been donated to the homeless shelter this season.

Registration now open for charity ride

COVINGTON - Registration is under way for the 21st Annual Covington Century Bike Ride benefiting Project Adventure Kids, which will take place Aug. 1.

YMCA taking applications for youth soccer

The Covington Family YMCA is hosting registration for its Youth Recreational Soccer League through Aug. 15 for children ages 3 to 15.

Christian writers coming for conference

COVINGTON - Dozens of Christian writers are expected at DeKalb Technical College in Covington this week.

Covington police chief to head state association

COVINGTON - Covington Police Chief Stacey L. Cotton has been named president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

NCSS hopes to fix issues after AYP blow Schools prepping to keep off Needs Improvement list

COVINGTON - For the past two school years, the Newton County School System has failed to meet the requirements of Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act after previously meeting it for three consecutive years.

Conyers looks for more success on the mound Diaz throws four no-hit innings in tune-up for state tournament

CONYERS - If Conyers Post 77 can keep getting Kelvan Diaz to perform like he did Tuesday night, those preseason goals of a state championship might come to fruition.

Trading places Church, Francoeur meet former teams this week

ATLANTA - Ryan Church knew he wouldn't have to wait long for his reunion with his former Mets teammates when he left New York last week.

Cavendish wins 11th Tour stage; Lance still 3rd

SAINT-FARGEAU, France - Mark Cavendish won the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy held onto the yellow jersey and Lance Armstrong remained third overall.

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Youth in search of golf's oldest championship

TURNBERRY, Scotland - British bookmakers have listed Rory McIlroy as the third favorite at Turnberry, unusual for someone playing in his first British Open as a pro.

NFL players state case on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - NFL players swarmed Capitol Hill on Wednesday, asking key lawmakers to take a tough look at team owners' profits as delicate talks begin over how the two sides will divide millions in television revenue.