COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Highway Safety announced Friday that it is getting the jump on Fourth of July traffic enforcement by beginning a DUI dragnet immediately.
CONYERS - John Miles, owner of John Miles Chevrolet in Conyers, visits his dealership no more than once a week, but Kim Miles, his daughter, who took over the dealership, said his presence permeates the daily workings of the business.
WASHINGTON - Rusty DePass, the South Carolina Republican activist who infamously "joked" that an escaped zoo gorilla was probably an ancestor of Michelle Obama's, has learned the meaning of "hell to pay."
CONYERS - Jeff Wigington's sons always told him that they didn't want to go into law enforcement. Wigington, the sheriff of Rockdale County, even joked that his sons should pursue something else.
My daddy loved baseball. I heard him say a million times, "me and Ty Cobb used to play ball back when I was a kid." I was pretty old before I realized that Daddy was telling the truth - sort of. My father did play baseball when he was a kid - on the sandlots of Winterville and Lagrange and several other small Georgia towns. Ty Cobb, of course, played for the Detroit Tigers - in slightly larger venues than the vacant lots that were Homer Huckaby's fields of dreams.
CONYERS - Twin brothers Bill Bradley and Bob Bradley both have very different coaching styles, but their skills all came from one place - their father, Ron Bradley.
DOUGLASVILLE - Conyers Post 77 combined hitting, pitching and fielding to secure a No. 1 seed in their side of the bracket of the POW-MIA Tournament with a 24-4 win over Dothan (Ala.), at Hunter Park on Saturday.
CONYERS - Rockdale High School baseball coach Casey Martin could tell right away what kind of player he had in Buck Farmer.
COVINGTON - Newton's boys basketball team is about to see if its three weeks of summer practice has set the team in the right direction as the Rams compete in a camp at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.
I've complained before about the short shrift fathers get in the popular media. I don't even know what a shrift is, but you can bet that if Hollywood is involved, fathers will get a short one.
CONYERS - The Conyers City Council unanimously approved on Wednesday a $13.3 million budget for fiscal year 2009-10.