News for Sunday, July 19, 2009

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United We Stand

The pressures in today's world make some of us go slap crazy! We have a governor, supposed to be on a hike, but he is in South America cheating on his wife. So-called investors are stealing money from clients. People are robbing other people, and shootings are all too common. Greed is everywhere, even among our members of Congress.

Bolton Letter - 07/19/09

I want to thank all the individuals, organizations and companies who have helped make the community gardens in Covington, sponsored by Hands On Newton, the success that they have been.

Newton squads fall in state openers

COVINGTON - It was a rough Saturday for three Newton County youth baseball teams in the Dixie Youth Baseball Major State Tournament at City Pond Park.

Community Calendar - 07/19/09

July 19

Sponsors sought for 5K Fuzz Run

COVINGTON - It's not quite time for the 26th annual Fuzz Run yet, but it is time to think about how you want to contribute.

Darrell Huckaby - 07/19/09

I didn't really know what to expect when I walked into Cross Pointe Church in Duluth Thursday night. I was actually there under duress because I had to leave camp meeting at Salem Campground to attend the Third Annual FCA Gala. Now understand, I don't usually miss the evening service at camp meeting for any reason. But this wasn't just any reason. This is because Chappy had asked me.

Taking a free ride Man abandons cubicle for cross-country bike trek

Imagine trekking 4,000 miles, first across the South and then north into Canada, on just a bicycle. That is exactly what 26-year-old Conyers native Ryan Harwell has accomplished since the spring.

Shoppers gear up for tax holiday Back-to-school sale runs from July 30 to Aug. 2

ATLANTA - Some area parents and students may have to do some last-minute back-to-school shopping this year.

Teens gain experience with summer jobs program

CONYERS - Donnette Duggan said she wanted to work in a beauty salon, but was shy and felt she could not work with the public, while Dannielle Brown said she found her life's calling working with developmentally-challenged individuals this summer.

Watson holds his Open lead 59-year-old looks for sixth claret jug today

TURNBERRY, Scotland - Tom Watson took three practice swings without a club in his hand, then looked toward the green and pictured the shot he needed to play.

Vick's sentence ends, but more judgments await

Michael Vick's federal dogfighting sentence is scheduled to end Monday and that is also when he will go back on trial - facing a whole new series of judgments.

Nationals advance to state semifinals

The Newton County National Pee Wee all-stars (ages 7 and 8) recently reached the semifinals of the Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament in Suwanee. Members of the team are, front from left, Matthew Griffin, Jordan Reed, Cory Wilson, Tate Marks, Kobie Hinson and Jackson Wheeler; middle from left, John Baggett, Scout Cowan, Gunner Jackson, Chandler Gates, Sam Wright and JT Webb; back from left, assistant coach Curt Hinson, assistant coach Rob Marks and head coach Jeremy Webb.

Armstrong drops, upset over finish Rider blasts other US squad after Tour de France stage

BESANCON, France - Lance Armstrong was unfazed about slipping to fourth place at the Tour de France. Instead, he was riled that his former lieutenant, George Hincapie, was deprived of the yellow jersey - allegedly by a rival U.S. team.

Jack Simpson - 07/19/09 United We Stand

The pressures in today's world make some of us go slap crazy! We have a governor, supposed to be on a hike, but he is in South America cheating on his wife. So-called investors are stealing money from clients. People are robbing other people, and shootings are all too common. Greed is everywhere, even among our members of Congress.

Santana, Mets shut down Braves 5-1

ATLANTA - Second-half success is nothing new for Johan Santana.