PHILADELPHIA - Javier Vazquez kept his pitches down and in the strike zone. Even in a hitter-friendly park, that's a formula for success.
Gary Horlacher has hit upon an idea that every Democratic and Republican political candidate ought to applaud. Let every statewide candidate submit to a lie-detector test to prove he or she is morally ready for public service. OK, so I didn't hear a single clap or cheer; it's still a worthwhile notion.
There is something detached and surreal about effortlessly driving a temperature controlled fiberglass and metal box (car) from point A to point B. You never experience the actual journey or notice the beauty of the landscape. I say it's time to use pedal-powered transport. Stop being a car drone. Ride a bike.
ATLANTA - Many Georgia residents will have a good reason to shop later this summer.
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Walking through the war-torn Afghan village of Ghazni, the senses get a workout.
JEFFERSON - Karl Williams wore a smile as wide as Newton County on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson. The Eastside senior had just won the AAA 100 meters dash at the 38th Georgia Olympics Boys Track and Field Championship.
Happy Mother's Day. It's hard to believe that we only set aside one day a year to honor the wonderful women who gave us life and sustained us throughout. Hopefully, of course, we do remember to show honor and appreciation to our mothers, but it's still nice for them to have a special day of their own - and if you are taking yours out for dinner, remember that Oprah KFC coupons aren't being honored today. You'll have to pay with your own dime.
Rafe Mauran is coming home.
CONYERS - Construction of Fire Station No. 9 on Walker Road, which has been tabled since March due to budget concerns, is slated for discussion Monday by the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners.
COVINGTON - After a combined 27 runs and hits, Alcovy's baseball team outlasted Harlem 15-12 to win the deciding game of its first round Class AAAA playoff Saturday at Tiger Field.
Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
CANTON - Eastside's win over Class AAA No. 4 ranked Creekview was a total team effort as they advanced to the second round of the baseball playoffs with their 8-6 win in eight innings on Saturday.
CONYERS - Dean Alford has been instrumental in helping guide education in the state and has now been tapped to oversee all the state's technical colleges.