News for Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Oden: Courting business important Medical center would have been boon to economic development in Rockdale

CONYERS - Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden said the county will work harder at becoming friendlier to business following the failure to attract a cancer treatment center here.

United States aiming for a monumental breakthrough vs. Brazil

JOHANNESBURG - Landon Donovan remembers the first time he played the Brazilians, when his under-23 team trudged off the field, victims of a 7-0 thrashing.

Golf scholarship group tapped for TV special

CONYERS - Local organization Teens on the Green, which helps students from all over the United States earn academic and golf scholarships to college, hopes more Atlantans will know about them later this summer.

Repeat winners not a New Hampshire trend

LOUDON, N.H. - Blame the tough racetrack, the Car of Tomorrow or simply circumstance. Whatever the reason, there have been no repeat winners in the last four years of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Deer Run claims title Team runs away with first on record-breaking day

CONYERS - Deer Run claimed the top spot, scoring an impressive 773 points - 239 more than second place Covington YMCA - in the Rockdale Swim League County Championship meet Saturday at Johnson Park.

Community Calendar - 06/28/09

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Marietta teen stuns Jankovic at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - As a tyke growing up in Marietta, Melanie Oudin would watch Venus and Serena Williams on TV and tell anyone who would listen that she was going to play at Wimbledon, too, one day.

Darrell Huckaby - 06/28/09

I always loved Jerry Clower, the fertilizer-salesman-turned-country-comedian from Route 4, Liberty, MS. His humor was down home and always resounded with a ring of truth. And you could listen to Jerry Clower with your mama and 'em and never had to worry about being embarrassed.

RER applies for grant to aid families

COVINGTON - More help could be on the way for struggling families in Newton and Rockdale counties.

Wakefield, Red Sox top Braves Knuckleballer outduels Vazquez in 1-0 victory

ATLANTA - Who would've envisioned this: Tim Wakefield joining Roger Clemens in the Boston record book?

A family arrangement Local florist company spans three generations

When Tiny Cunningham first started her flower shop business back in 1979, she did all she could to save money, such as recycling easels for arrangements and using a regular refrigerator until she could afford to purchase a floral cooler. She also invested any profits from the flower shop back into the business, purchasing supplies and equipment to improve the quality of the flower arrangements.