News for Monday, December 28, 2009


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Official urges fireworks safety

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine is urging parents to protect their children -- and themselves -- from the dangers of fireworks during New Year's Eve holiday celebrations.

Police investigating Stockbridge gas station robbery

Henry County police are in the third week of searching for a man who robbed a Stockbridge gas station at gunpoint.

Smith gets an all-star ending

When Steve Smith first met Henry County coach Mike Rozier, he only had one request for his son's future coach.

Clayton State women ready for Heritage Bank Classic

The Clayton State women's basketball team (7-1) knows one thing about this time of year -- they will spend the days leading up to the New Year playing host to the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic.

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BOC votes to reassign Turner

Jeff Turner, the highest ranking black officer in the history of the Clayton County Police Department, has been removed as the county's police chief.

Gas prices steady now, but likely to rise

Retail gasoline prices have been relatively unchanged this holiday season, according to industry officials.

Love and risk - Joel Hall

Men throughout history have done many foolish and crazy things for love.

Passage by pork rather than good public policy - Mike Reagan

As families across our nation prepare to celebrate Christmas together, Democrats in the United States Senate and their ringleader, Harry Reid, have been deviously busy once again.

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Clayton beautification group begins tree-recycling effort

With Christmas 2009 in the past, with the presents unwrapped and thoughts turning to ushering in 2010, local residents have begun dropping off their Christmas trees to be recycled into gardening mulch.