News for Sunday, May 24, 2009

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Smith celebrating 50 years at Lowe's

CONCORD, N.C. - It took Bruton Smith more than a year to build his first race track, a frustrating project filled with financing issues, weather delays and too many setbacks to count.

Hayden Letter - 05/24/09

The reports and comments of the Newton County Board of Commissioners as well as robo-calls and Libertarian-leaning letters are missing the whole point of what it means to be a community. The persistent calls for no tax increases no matter what defies logic: if public funds are not available then our county budget must shrink to stay in the black. There is only one reliable source of county government funds - you and me, the taxpayers of Newton County.

Conyers library plans list of summer activities for youth

CONYERS - Construction work at Nancy Guinn Library isn't stopping officials from getting area children to have a little fun at the library this summer.

Community Calendar - 05/24/09

May 25

BOC to hear proposal for recycling hub

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed special permit for a recycling center off Lake Rockaway Road.

Williamson Letter - 05/24/09

The suggested $17.56 per month/$114.14 per year Rockdale Water Resources rate hike is a jump from the monthly amount we have been paying. What I believe is coming next is the misuse of these additional funds as RWR begins to collect them. It was reported last year that they had to "dip" into the general fund to pay off debt, but that was reported to be $2.7 million short. Why then is RWR putting in a rate hike that will increase their revenue to almost $3.9 million annually?

Women's field for French Open surrounded by air of mystery

PARIS - Asked if there's a real favorite for this year's French Open, Serena Williams shot back a quick answer.

Darrell Huckaby - 05/24/09

We all get one life.

Golden girls Moncur-Blue, Palmer grab state titles for Eastside

COVINGTON - There is no question that Eastside's J'Quyra Moncur-Blue and Asia Palmer's performances at the Class AAA girls state track meet were a big reason for the Lady Eagles' third-place finish.

Kathleen Parker - 05/24/09 GOP DISORDER: PURGE OR BINGE?

It's not yet clear how the one-armed midget demographic is shaping up, but everybody else seems to be bailing on the GOP.

Overseer picked for park Sunbelt Builders to lead work on Denny Dobbs

COVINGTON - County commissioners selected Sunbelt Builders of Covington Tuesday night to oversee the construction of Denny Dobbs Park.

Heritage dominates all-region tennis team Smith, Landy named top coaches in 8-AAAA

CONYERS - The Heritage tennis teams dominated Region 8-AAAA this spring, claiming both the boys and girls titles.

Seniors in shape SilverSneakers provides golden agers the opportunity to stay active

It's been 10 years since Carolyn West retired from her career as a systems programmer with the state, and aside from an occasional game of bowling, she hasn't exercised much. At 65, West lacked energy, but two months ago she decided to change her ways.

LeBron's shot propels Cavs into Game 3

ORLANDO, Fla. - As if once wasn't enough, the Orlando Magic were forced to watch LeBron James' amazing buzzer-beater all day Saturday.