News for Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Man facing multiple charges after 'low speed' chase

A Stockbridge man is being held in the Henry County Jail on $25,000 bond, after trying to escape from police during a pursuit, and nearly striking participants in a charity road race, said Henry police.

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Yoga studio moves into Southern Crescent

Monica Evans moved to Georgia from Germany a year ago with her Atlanta-born husband, and immediately began searching for a place to set up a yoga studio to serve people living in the Southern Crescent.

Military members honored at Stockbridge church

While several events are scheduled around the Southern Crescent today to mark Veterans Day, observances recognizing the sacrifices of America's military service personnel began earlier in the week.

Health-care back talk

Editor's note: With so much controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's push for health-care reform, and strong feelings on both sides of the issue, it seems appropriate to run the comments the newspapers have received -- through online submission -- since the U.S. House of Representatives voted, by a narrow margin, to pass its version of health-care reform Saturday night. Here is what your neighbors have to say.

Firm to oversee Juvenile Justice Center project

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has appointed a management firm to assist in the design and construction of a Juvenile Justice Center, one of several public safety improvements identified in the county's six-year, $305 million, 2008 SPLOST.

Clayton Schools to host countywide concerts

Three hundred middle school students from across Clayton County Public Schools will come together, tonight, for the district's inaugural All-County Middle School Band, Orchestra and Chorus Concert at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center.

Home energy efficiency incentives increase

As winter approaches, and area homeowners see their home heating bills rise, tax officials stress there are potential savings for homeowners who make energy efficient improvements to their homes.

Reader mail: Know when to hold 'em!

Here's a question from a reader like you who's learning how to use coupons to save money at the grocery store:

FBI seeking serial bank robbers

The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying several suspects in a string of bank robberies committed in Clayton and Henry counties, and several other metro-Atlanta counties, in the past several months.

Morrow seeks Southlake Mall development study

The Morrow City Council voted this week to pursue a $100,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program grant, through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). If officials are successful, the grant would fund a study to prime the Southlake Mall area for mixed-use redevelopment.

Christmas with a Cop

The Riverdale Police Department is seeking community donations for this year's Christmas with a Cop program that will benefit 13 families, who may not otherwise be able to celebrate Christmas.

The greater good - Joel Hall

On Saturday night, while many Americans were out on the town, or watching "Project Runway" on the Bravo network, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, perhaps, the most significant piece of legislation to come out of government since the introduction of Medicare.

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