News for Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Eagles soar on links Smith, Miller earn top honors for Eastside

There's no doubt about it: The future of golf at Eastside is good hands.

Graduation up in final AYP report 'Significant' increase seen

CONYERS - Although the Rockdale County school system and all of its schools already met Adequate Yearly Progress when the initial results that were released in July, the Georgia Department of Education's release of the final results Thursday showed some school improvement and improvement in the system's graduation rate.

Kathleen Parker - 10/04/09 THE WORLD IS A FIRE HYDRANT

In keeping with his campaign promise to talk to America's enemies without precondition, Barack Obama plans to turn his charms on Burma's military junta.

Region titles on the line Softball teams begin tournaments this week

COVINGTON - Players and coaches will soon see if the months of work and playing on the diamond was good enough with four local teams starting their region tournaments Monday.

Some tactical love Soldiers try to connect with Afghan children

FOB RUSHMORE, PAKTIKA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - Four police trucks crept to a halt last Saturday morning on Forward Operating Base Rushmore in Paktika Province, 100 miles south of Kabul. Their blue dome lights twirled silently as policemen unlatched tailgates and lifted 26 Afghan boys down onto the dusty gravel.

Late score seals fate for Georgia Bulldogs fall to LSU 20-13

ATHENS - Charles Scott scored on a 33-yard run with 46 seconds remaining to cap a wild finish that gave No. 4 LSU a 20-13 victory over 18th-ranked Georgia on Saturday.

Darrell Huckaby - 10/04/09

Well at least he's good for a little comic relief.

Community Calendar - 10/04/09

Oct. 4

GPC students to present play

COVINGTON - Georgia Perimeter College will present a play for the first time on its campus next week.

Snapping Shoals taps schools for grant money

CONYERS - Eight Rockdale County Public Schools now have the chance to follow through with some special projects this school year.

Falcons struggle to run after big 2008 season on ground

ATLANTA - Ovie Mughelli delivered a cut block, just as he's supposed to do. Michael Turner spotted the opening and headed toward the end zone.

Braves fall in 11th, lose third straight to Nationals

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are playing as if they were contenders the last week of the season, not the team that has the worst record in the majors.

CPD adds bloodhound K-9

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department welcomed its newest member recently. She carries a badge and her name is Flossie.