News for Saturday, July 20, 2013


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Braves lose to White Sox 10-6

Braves lose to White Sox 10-6, and starting pitcher Maholm strains his wrist.

Second armed robbery suspect arrested

A second suspect in a recent gas station armed robbery spree across metro Atlanta is behind bars after being arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force last week.

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KRAUTHAMMER: The Zimmerman case: A touch of sanity

In a civilized society, however, where the mob doesn’t rule, justice is defined by the verdict that follows a fair trial. It’s the best that humans can do.

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JENKINS: Falling victim to the travel team fallacy

We encouraged our kids to play rec league sports and, later (of course), school sports, and we supported them in those activities. But travel teams were always out of the question, and they understand that even if they didn’t always like it.

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HUCKABY: Faded program a key to the past

I found myself holding in my 61-year-old hands a 64-year-old program from a three act comedy performed on March 4 and 5, 1949, in the Porter Memorial Gymnasium — by the Senior Class of Porterdale High School.

Georgians get another sales tax holiday

A Georgia state sales tax holiday will be held Aug. 9 and 10, several days after school starts.

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Rockdale Post 77 shuts out Peachtree City 16-0

Rockdale Post 77 shuts out Peachtree City 16-0 on Saturday, capitalizing on a Thursday win.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Four Legged-Miracles' good news for anyone who's lost a pooch

You looked everywhere. Why is it that when you put something away for safekeeping, it ends up being safe — from you? Why is it that you always find whatever you’re looking for in the last possible place you’d think to look?

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Covington teen and cancer survivor aids with Children's Healthcare fundraiser

Covington teen cancer survivor aids with fundraiser

On Shelby Stewart’s 15th birthday, instead of planning a party, the teenage girl’s family thought they might have to plan her funeral.

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Harrison talks national debt with congressmen

Roger Harrison, the former head of the Covington-Newton County Economic Development Office, recently visited Washington, D.C. to call on members of Congress to fix the national debt crisis and discuss how it is affecting private businesses.

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Bill Pickett Rodeo offers family fun at the Horse Park

Bill Pickett Rodeo offers family fun at the Horse Park

Described by event coordinator Ronnette Davis-Frank as “a show built on African American history and the Wild West,” the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo strides into Conyers next month. Davis-Frank, a Conyers resident, performs in the women’s barrel racing portion of the rodeo.

Rockdale Cares to host annual fundraiser Aug. 10.

Rockdale Cares to host annual fundraiser Aug. 10

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RONDA RICH: Don't forget to thank a farmer

There’s nothing glamorous about being a farmer, nothing charming, little endearing and certainly few things easy about it. It is either a calling or a curse, depending on how one looks at it. Some are born into it and some just can’t find a way to escape it for it’s all they’ve ever known.