News for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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City rejects P-dale 911 contract

COVINGTON - The City Council rejected Monday night an interim contract proposed by Porterdale for payment for 911 dispatch services.

Three more charged in murder Landscaper slaying still under investigation

COVINGTON - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrests of three more suspects in connection with the death of a Conyers landscaper.

City OKs $120M budget

COVINGTON - The City Council approved a $120.5 million budget Monday night and agreed to keep the millage rate at 8.208 mills.

Jazz musician returns to his roots Saturday

CONYERS - Although Rockdale County native Marcus Printup has carved out a unique and successful career as one of the world's most gifted jazz trumpeters, he has never forgotten where he first came to love music.

Hands-on with Nature Teachers attend science camp

OXFORD - Kids aren't the only ones who get to have fun at camp this summer. A select number of grade- school teachers from Georgia and Florida are attending a summer camp of sorts at Oxford College this month.

Community Calendar - 06/17/09

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Darrell Huckaby - 06/17/09

My name is Darrell Huckaby and I am addicted - to Facebook.

Kathleen Parker - 06/17/09 THE GOP'S SARAH PROBLEM

WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and GOP "It" girl, can warm up the Republican base like a hot toddy in a duck blind. But further inside the party organization, the air is a little nippy.

U.S. Open: Tiger faces tough test to repeat

FARMINGDALE, N.Y - Tiger Woods began his final practice round of the U.S. Open by hitting a 5-wood for his second shot on a par 4, which is rare for someone with his power. Stranger still was that it wasn't enough club to reach the 10th green.

Braves' Cruz suspended for steroids Minor-leaguer out for 50 games after testing positive

CINCINNATI - Atlanta Braves minor leaguer Rafael Cruz has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Chick, Carlson win Indian Creek Open in Covington

COVINGTON - The team of Berry Chick and Jim Carlson showed what consistency is all about winning the Indian Creek Open.

Hitting heats up Post 77 sweeps double header 11-6, 15-5

LOGANVILLE - Conyers' bats came alive in sweeping a doubleheader, 11-6 and 15-5, Monday against Loganville Post 233. Post 77 got huge nights from Cameron Gibson (6-for-7, 4 RBIs) and Travis Tarleton (4-for-7, 5 RBIs), while getting contributions from just about everyone else on a humid night at West Walton Park.