News for Saturday, June 9, 2012


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Georgia College golfers earn all-region honors

COVINGTON -- Former Eastside and Georgia College junior golfer Taylor Smith and fellow Bobcat Patrick Garrett of Kennesaw were recently named to the Division II Ping All-Southeast Region Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), the first all-region honors of their careers.

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Sharapova beats Errani for 1st French Open title

PARIS -- She finally won the only Grand Slam tournament she had yet to win on Saturday.

Austin a Sally League all-star

Add one more achievement to Tyler Austin's growing list of accomplishments in the game of the baseball: minor league all-star.

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Uggla powers Braves

ATLANTA -- Tommy Hanson shut down another AL East team, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Saturday for their season-best sixth straight win. Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit his first career homer.

Letter: Writer's thoughts right on target

I am now a fan of John Bowers.

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Darrell Huckaby: Just when I think I've heard everything ...

Here's a story you ain't going to believe.

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Rob Jenkins: Forget the tie, here's what Dad really wants

This year I decided to write my Father's Day column a week early, as a service to all the fathers out there, including myself.

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Experts offer advice on how to deal with orphan, injured animals

What do you do when you find a baby bird that’s fallen from its nest? What if you see a fawn that’s curled up in the brush, its mother no where in sight?

Officials give safety tips for outdoor cooking

Summertime usually means more outdoor cooking, and with that comes increased danger of injury and property loss due to fire, warn firefighters in Rockdale and Newton counties.

BOC candidate Flanagan has criminal background

COVINGTON — Former Conyers resident Anthony Flanagan, a candidate for the District 3 Board of Commissioners seat in Newton County, has a criminal past, according to court documents.

RWR, Authority working to resolve conflict

CONYERS — Representatives of Rockdale Water Resources and the Rockdale Water and Sewerage Authority met with county officials Friday to begin working out their differences.

Rockdale school board to hold next budget hearing Thursday

CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Education is scheduled to hold its next budget hearing this week before it approves a final budget for next school year.