News for Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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SKC plans large commercial project

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council unanimously approved a rezoning request to allow a large mixed-use commercial development on Ga. Highway 142 , north of Interstate 20.

Sliding into summer

School's out, and area Cub Scouts wasted no time in signing up for the fun stuff. Day camp activities are being held this week at Salem Campground on Salem Road, and 8-year-old Adam Moseley seems to have that waterslide thing down pat. When he's not cooling off in the water, Adam is a student at Heard-Mixon Elementary.

Close-knit hobbyists: Group looking to entwine newcomers

COVINGTON - A small group known as Covington Knitters will be reaching around the globe June 13, joining thousands of knitting enthusiasts for Worldwide Knit in Public Day.

Man arrested in Fla. on molestation charges

COVINGTON - A Covington man was arrested Monday after driving to Pinellas County in Florida, allegedly intending to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. Instead, he was met with undercover detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Drivers ed class expands Conyers Honda donates car to open more spots

CONYERS - More East Metro teen drivers will have the opportunity to take a drivers education course thanks to support from local automobile dealerships.

Adieu, Maria Sharapova barely avoids shutout in two-set loss

PARIS - Facing match point in the quarterfinals, Maria Sharapova was no longer focused on winning her first French Open title. She merely wanted to win a game.

Eagles look for new leadership

COVINGTON - Even with the loss of most of their skill players that won Eastside's first region football championship and made it to the Elite Eight, the young Eagles were very focused during their spring practice.

Mark Shields - 06/03/09 Nobody's Running on Deregulation

The prevailing consensus in Washington endorsing the deregulating of American business from government supervision had been self-assured: Government was not the solution; government was the problem. The smart money all agreed that The Private Sector knew best. Federal rules on business were, almost by definition, obstacles to economic growth and, probably, socialistic schemes dreamed up by some impractical theoretician who obviously "had never met a payroll."

Darrell Huckaby - 06/03/09

Let's hear it for Mondays: My (almost) Favorite Day of the Week

7 Patriots named All-Region Two from Rockdale Co., four from Salem honored

Heritage not only had the most successful season of any of the Rockdale County schools, reaching the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs, but the Patriots also had seven players named to the All-Region 8-AAAA team.

Braves send down struggling Schafer

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves optioned center fielder Jordan Schafer to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, replacing the struggling rookie with one of the players he beat out in spring training, Gregor Blanco.