News for Sunday, May 17, 2009

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Perdue signs off on fifth judgeship

COVINGTON - A fifth judgeship for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, along with assistant district attorney and public defender positions, has officially been included in the state's 2010 fiscal year budget, approved by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday.

NASCAR's France confident amid recession

CONCORD, N.C. - The crowds have been thinner, television ratings are down and top manufacturers and sponsors face serious financial problems.

Palmer, Lady Eagles relay capture titles Eastside finishes third in team standings

ALBANY - The Eastside girls track team soared to new heights during the running finals of the girls state track meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium.

Diamondbacks blank Braves

ATLANTA - Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings for his first major league win and Chris Snyder hit a grand slam in the ninth, capping the Arizona Diamondbacks' 12-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

Officials to break ground on Phoenix Pass

CONYERS - Phoenix Pass, the proposed transitional housing program of the Light House Village in Conyers, moves to a new phase in its own development, and a newly formed independent board of directors is planning to break ground on the project next month.

Big man, fast feet Williams surprises with state title in 100 meters

COVINGTON - Eastside's Karl Williams may not be your typical sprinter, standing at 6 feet, 3 inches and pushing 225 pounds, but that didn't stop him from being the fastest 100-meter runner in the Class AAA state meet this year.

Favorite filly wins Preakness

BALTIMORE - Girls rule!

Darrell Huckaby - 05/17/09

A fellow asked me an interesting question the other day, although honesty compels me to admit that the circumstances were a bit bizarre. He was my proctologist and he was doing what proctologists do when he popped the question, so to speak. I was caught a bit off-guard, given the situation, and am not sure I gave him a particularly coherent answer. His question did give me great pause, however, and after careful reflection I have come up with a more succinct answer than I was able to offer up at the time.

Community Calendar - 05/17/09

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A teenager's take on parents

Bill Shipp - 05/17/09 THE ELEPHANTS' TENT

Ninth District Rep. Nathan Deal has spent 16 years as Georgia's mountain district congressman. During that time, we've barely heard a peep from him. Deal's low profile may account for the ease with which he has slipped back into office every two years.

Strawberry fields weather rain storms

Sandy Roberts admits it's been a tough season so far for her strawberries. Heavy rain has pounded the fragile fruit and those berries that can't take the abuse have turned to mush.

Schools propose $131M budget

CONYERS - Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Samuel King presented a tentative $131 million budget for the 2009-10 school year to the Rockdale County Board of Education during Thursday's monthly work session.