News for Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Shear talent Covington man treasures his sheep trimming background

Scott Fuss grew up on a dairy farm in Covington with rabbits, goats, cows and horses, but it was the sheep that he found most interesting, and that led him to a most unusual sideline career.

Earnhardt gaining confidence in McGrew

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It's been a long, eventful year since Dale Earnhardt Jr. last visited Victory Lane in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

Ward's no-hitter sparks Rockdale Post wins 10-0, second game halted by lightning

CONYERS - Before the lightning came, Friday night was all about Brandon Ward.

Braves fall to O's

BALTIMORE - Brian Roberts had four hits, including a double that highlighted a six-run rally in a messy seventh inning that led the Baltimore Orioles over the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Saturday.

High school sports struggle amid recession

MIAMI - Tyler Peters has wrapped up his high school athletic career - now he can only feel sympathy for friends who are underclassmen at Coral Gables Senior High.

Darrell Huckaby - 06/14/09

Cheating has been a problem since the inception of education. I am pretty sure that some sniveling little weasel made sure that he got a prime seat, right next to Plato, when Socrates was lecturing on philosophy and irony and I know dang well Aristotle didn't come up with all of his ideas all by himself.

PCAR to begin nurturing fathers program

CONYERS - A Conyers organization wants to help area fathers improve their relationships with their children.

Roles Reversed Georgia no longer top dog in early polls

MACON - One year ago, Georgia learned a painful lesson about opening the season with a No. 1 ranking: The only place to move is down, and that fall can be painful.

Community Calendar - 06/14/09

June 14

Covington: Airport to close next month

COVINGTON - The Covington Municipal Airport will be closed for up to 60 days beginning in July while rehabilitation of the runway and other work is under way.

Body found in creek: Conyers man ID'd

COVINGTON - The body of the man found floating in Snapping Shoals Creek by two fishermen late Friday afternoon has been positively identified by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner as 55-year-old Timothy Clements of Conyers, according to GBI spokesman John Bankhead.

Bryant, Jackson near another title

ORLANDO, Fla. - Like any couple, they've had their fair share of ups and downs. They've feuded publicly and fought privately. They separated for a year and reunited with an understanding that it was best for both of their careers. They've grown older together.

Clinic gives vouchers for drugs

CONYERS - The Helping Hands clinic is providing vouchers for free respiratory inhalants to asthma patients who have no health insurance.