News for Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Pave The Path features 10K run, bicycling

CONYERS - Cyclists and runners can take in the sights and landmarks of Rockdale County with the Pave The Path 10K run and metric century bike rides Saturday.

Council ponders cart rules

COVINGTON - Golf carts could soon be allowed on state routes where the speed limit is less than 35 mph and allowed to cross state intersections.

Arrest made in gas station burglaries

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect it believes is responsible for two March burglaries of Salem Road gas stations.

Man helps send Starbucks to troops

COVINGTON - For the last three years, Conyers resident Darrel King has been making sure soldiers deployed overseas get a taste of home. A hot cup of Starbucks coffee, to be exact.

Wondrous wildlife Oak Hill class chosen as 4H Club of the Year

COVINGTON - Ethel Hall's fifth-grade class at Oak Hill Elementary School took a break from normal classroom activities Wednesday morning.

Your next best friend

Tucker is a Husky/Chow mix male who is about 2 years old and ready to be someone's next best friend. Tucker is very sweet and loving. He is up to date on shots and deworming. He will be ready for adoption Friday. Tucker is accepting visitors at 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers. Call Rockdale Animal Care and Control at 770-278-8403.

Senior QB big part of Patriots' fall hopes

Heritage was one of three Rockdale County schools to finish 5-5 in 2008. After the Patriots wrapped up their spring football season with White's 21-14 victory over Blue in the spring game, coach Chad Frazier talked about some of the positives and some things his team needs to work on before summer workouts begin June 8.

Above the field Grantham, Clanton prevail in amateur qualifier

COVINGTON - Finding the two low medalists for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship qualifying round at The Oaks Course was easy.

Sharapova moves on to round 3 No. 1 Safina, Ivanovic also advance at French Open

PARIS - Maria Sharapova struggled again in her Grand Slam tournament comeback at the French Open, needing three sets and a few extra games to reach the third round with a 6-2, 1-6, 8-6 victory over Nadia Petrova on Wednesday.

Coaches poll to become confidential in 2010

Beginning in 2010, ballots in the final regular-season USA Today coaches' college football poll will be confidential - one of a handful of changes on tap for the poll that helps decide who plays in the BCS national championship game.