News for Sunday, May 8, 2011


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Gov. Deal expected to sign immigration bill this week

Georgia tourism and convention boosters are scrambling to prevent the state from suffering the same economic impacts that Arizona felt last year after enacting the nation's toughest immigration enforcement law.

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Glover wins Wells Fargo, grabs first Tour victory since 2009 U.S. Open

Lucas Glover downs Jonathan Byrd in a playoff Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

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Braves win, gain ground on Phillies

A barrage of homers and a solid night on the mound from Jair Jurrjens allows Atlanta to leave Philadelphia with a win in Game 3 of the series and gain ground in the NL East standings.

RiverQuarium preps for canoe trips

This month the Flint RiverQuarium will begin offering "Paddle the Flint" and "Twilight Paddle."Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Weekend music festival scheduled near Colquitt

The second annual Briar Patch Music Festival will feature some of the area's favorite musical performers.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Macon's Henley, UGA's No. 1 golfer, wins Nationwide event as an amateur

Georgia golf star Russell Henley, a native of Macon, becomes the first amateur to win a pro event since 2007 and only the second golfer ever to accomplish the feat.

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Smith, Teague lead Hawks past Bulls, 100-88

The Hawks pull away from the Bulls in Game 4, winning 100-88 and knotting up the series at 2-2 heading into Tuesday's game in Chicago.