News for Saturday, May 11, 2013


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Rob Jenkins: On Mother's Day, a tribute to my stepmom

Whenever I hear people use the term "red-headed step-child," I cringe. Maybe that's because I was one. Am one.

Letter: Fuhrey is best choice for superintendent

The following is my take on the three candidates for superintendent.

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Darrell Huckaby: Always cherish your mother

If you still have your mother this Mother's Day, cherish her. If you do not, cherish her memory.

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A GIANT POUNDING: Braves lose 10-1 in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner limited the Atlanta Braves to four hits over seven innings while striking out 11 and the San Francisco Giants backed him with more run support than in his previous four starts combined in a 10-1 victory Saturday at AT&T Park.

Hubbard wins state track and field title

ALBANY -- Morgan Hubbard is a state track and field champion. The standout at Heritage won the 300-meter hurdles at the Class AAAAA meet Saturday, outpacing Jones County's Victoria Dumas 43.84 to 44.59.

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Memphis Grizzlies claw out 87-81 win vs. Thunder in Game 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies kept the home-court advantage on Saturday that it stole from Oklahoma City, but it wasn't easy.

Farmer gets no-decision in Tech's walk-off win

ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer wasn't at his best Friday against one of the nation's top-hitting teams, but he was good enough to allow his team to pick up a big comeback victory.

GSP: 2 killed, 3 injured in crash linked to racing on I-20

Infant, teen killed in I-20 crash near Rockdale/Newton county lines.

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Conyers mother strives to provide special needs son with proper services

Conyers resident Marilyn King is the primary caretaker for her 31-year-old son Kareem Harper, who is brain injured. Partially paralyzed on his left side and legally blind, Kareem requires assistance each day. King helps her son get dressed in the morning and cooks him a big breakfast. Because

Portion of Ga. Highway 212 to be closed Tuesday

A portion of Ga. Highway 212 will be closed Tuesday.

Newborn mayor wants election changes

Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan wants changes to the way elections are handled in the town.

Rockdale school board considering cuts to calendar days, programs

The Rockdale County Board of Education is considering cuts to avoid a nearly $20 million budget deficit next school year.