News for Friday, September 25, 2009


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More Yellow River flooding possible

CONYERS - Development upstream of the Yellow River may make flooding like the kind seen Tuesday more likely, according to a Georgia Perimeter College geologist.

South Salem student visits Gov. Perdue

South Salem Elementary School student, Michael Webb, his family and his teacher Candis Christopher were invited to meet Governor Sunny Perdue in recognition of his participation in the VSA Art Show in Washington D.C. over the summer. He was chosen out of 120 children to represent Georgia in an art show and one of 11 nationwide to travel to Washington, D.C. While in Washington, he attended a Congressional Reception at the Rayburn House and met Georgia's Senators and Congressmen. The invitation to visit the state's capital was an additional honor and privilege. Pictured are (first row) Webb and Gov. Sonny Perdue, (second row) Christopher and aunt Kate Webb and (third row) father Adam Webb, grandmother Sandra Webb and grandfather Gary Webb.

Officials offer tips for flood cleanup

COVINGTON - The flood of 2009 caused an estimated $250 million in damage across the state, and much of it may not be covered by insurance, according to Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine.

Some roads to be closed indefinitely Crowell, Brown Bridge suffered flood damage

COVINGTON - At least two county roads will remain closed indefinitely as engineers work to assess structural damage.

Woman beaten, has purse snatched

CONYERS - A woman who was accompanied by her 3-year-old daughter was attacked and had her purse stolen Wednesday as she was leaving the Conyers Wal-Mart.

Perimeter College wins service award

Ask Georgia Perimeter College President Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli what he thinks about the college receiving the state's top service award, and he'll tell you that it's all part of GPC's "big plan."

Sunshine and tunes

Community Calendar - 09/25/09

Sept. 25

Roseberry Letter - 09/25/09

The recent ruling by Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson to uphold the vote of the Newton County Board of Commissioners denying a conditional use permit for an asphalt plant near the city of Oxford again validates the role of local government in land use planning. It also reinforces the idea that citizen participation can make a difference.


Donna Williams of Conyers announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Leigh Williams of Conyers, to Jake Wayne Coggins of Conyers, son of Grady and Jo Coggins of Conyers.

Newton Blotter - 09/25/09

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Rested Bulldogs eye tough test Rockdale squares off with unbeaten Apalachee

CONYERS - Rockdale has had two weeks to prepare for tonight's Region 8-AAAA game.

Eastside to battle Elbert

COVINGTON - Elbert County is bringing a running game that Eastside has not seen this season.

Flood Editorial - 09/25/09

Mother Nature reminded us once again this week that we humans can talk about the weather all we want, but in the end all we can do is stand back and watch as nature displays its power.

Lady Rams holds their own in extra-inning loss

COVINGTON - Either gasports Class AAAAA No. 7 ranked Greenbrier is over ranked or the Lady Rams are better than they get credit for, as it took Greenbrier eight innings before putting Newton away in a 3-1 game Thursday at Turner Lake Complex.

Three-run second propels Heritage to 5-1 win

CONYERS - Three weeks ago, Heritage waited until its last at-bat to score the winning runs and knock off county rival, Salem.

Henderson Letter - 09/25/09

I wanted to take this opportunity to speak about the District 4 Community Center at Nelson Heights. This has been a dream of mine and many others for the past several years, and I can't express how glad and appreciative I feel that it is finally coming together.

Darrell Huckaby - 09/25/09

David Hays is a former cotton farmer from Mansfield. He may live in Covington now, but I am certain that he will always claim Mansfield as his home, just as I will claim Porterdale, no matter how many years I might live in Conyers. I owe a lot to David Hays. He has opened a lot of doors for me in my life. One of the best things David Hays ever did on my behalf was introducing me to David Bennett - one of the best people I have ever known.

Rockdale Blotter - 09/25/09

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Police Department and Georgia State Patrol between Sept. 15 and Monday:

Volleyball tournament opens today

CONYERS - Forty volleyball teams will converge on Conyers and Stockbridge today for the start of the 2009 AmPest Spike Fest Conyers Classic.

Mark Shields - 09/25/09 How Many Walks of Life' Are There?

Tom Corbett is the Republican attorney general of the state (to be more precise, the commonwealth) of Pennsylvania and a candidate for governor. According to his campaign, Corbett deserves a look because he has protected Pennsylvanians "from all walks of life."

Flood forces detour at Gunderson Invitational

CONYERS - The recent flooding has even had an impact on Saturday's Aubrae Gunderson Invitational at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Jack Simpson - 09/25/09 Presidential Appointees

There is a good amount of bickering going on in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Take your pick of topics - war, the economy, jobs, health care reform or whatever.


Ron Johnson of Conyers and Robyn Johnson of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Johnson of Covington, to Christopher Martin of Covington, son of Ralph Martin of Mobile, Ala., and Victoria Andrews of Jackson, Ga.