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Police start July 4 DUI crackdown

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.

The Miles family knows selling cars

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.

Kathleen Parker - 06/21/09

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."

The law is integral to the Wigington family

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.

Darrell Huckaby - 06/21/09

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.

Community Calendar - 06/21/09

June 22

In dad's footsteps Coaching runs in the Bradleys' blood

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.

Post 77 gets big win Conyers runs over Dothan 24-4

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.

Rockdale's ace Farmer thrived on pressure for Bulldogs

CONYERS - Rockdale High School baseball coach Casey Martin could tell right away what kind of player he had in Buck Farmer.

Rams ready to test skills at hoops camp

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.

Rob Jenkins - 06/21/09 We must raise boys to become good fathers

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 approves budget Officials do not expect any layoffs or furloughs

CONYERS - The Conyers City Council unanimously approved on Wednesday a $13.3 million budget for fiscal year 2009-10.