News for Thursday, October 22, 2009


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Students celebrate reading with 'poetry slam'

North Clayton Middle School eighth-grader, Candace Duffy, exuded confidence as she strutted onto a makeshift stage -- lit by multicolored Christmas lights -- to express her feelings to her fellow students.

Good Shepherd to host costumed 5K run

Known throughout the Southern Crescent for its annual Tomato Sandwich Party, the Good Shepherd Clinic in Morrow is taking a new approach to raising funds. On Oct. 31, the clinic will host its first charity run/walk.

County begins efforts to deal with foreclosures

The county is taking aggressive steps to rehabilitate and sell houses left vacant during the nation's foreclosure crisis. This week, county officials selected five companies that will help administer $9.7 million in federal stimulus money for the purpose of putting foreclosed houses back on the market.

A windy, rainy week in Ireland - Curt Yeomans

All we ever see in postcards of Ireland are the lush green hills, and the quaint, happy people, with cherry-red cheeks, who are either drinking Guinness, or tending to a herd of sheep.

Rights organization plans weekend C-TRAN rally

The Marietta-based New Order National Human Rights Organization will stage a rally on Saturday to protest the Clayton County Board of Commissioner's decision to terminate the county's C-TRAN bus service, effective March, 31, 2010.

Two men charged in robbery, beating

Two men were arrested by Clayton County Police early Thursday morning, after the pair allegedly beat and robbed a man, who had apparently asked them for a ride to a friend's home at the Walnut Grove apartment complex in Jonesboro.

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Foreclosure Resource Center renovating homes

With the help of a $500,000 investment from the Housing Authority of Clayton County (HACC), the Clayton County Foreclosure Resource Center is buying up foreclosed properties with hopes of putting them back on the market as attractive, affordable homes.

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Mitch is an 8 month old, lynxpoint Siamese mix.

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Bijou is a 7 month old, gray and white domestic shorthair.

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Knights of Columbus recognize Clayton's public servants

Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Williams, Jr., thought nothing of chasing down a car, with an unconscious driver, that was grinding alongside an embankment wall in the northbound lane of Interstate 75 in Atlanta on Aug. 16.

Morrow schools to co-host weekend fall festival

Morrow residents are invited to come together on Saturday for a unity-themed fall festival jointly hosted by Morrow High School, and it's neighbor, Morrow Middle School.

LaGrange Daily News editor retires after 3 decades

LAGRANGE, Ga. — The editor of the LaGrange Daily News will retire next month after more than three decades at the newspaper.

Clayton State men inch closer to PBC title

From Staff Reports

Local roundup: CSU hosting D-League tryout D.J. Shockley cut by Falcons

From Staff and Wire Reports

Knights of Columbus recognize Clayton's public servants

By Curt Yeomans