News for Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Employees, passengers grapple with bus service's end

For Chiquita Harris-Head, Thursday began like almost every other day. She woke up at 6:30 a.m., and began getting her two children ready for school. They left, and then it sank in: Thursday was not like every other day for her. Clayton County's public transportation system, C-TRAN, had shut down, and Harris-Head, who was the driver of the last C-TRAN bus on the road Wednesday night, was now unemployed.

Jonesboro, Clayton County discussing fire agreement

Five years after Clayton County began providing fire-protection services to the City of Jonesboro, county officials and the city's mayor are in negotiations over a possible renewal.

Reading celebrated at Morrow restaurant

Local children will soon have an opportunity to eat up reading, at Truett's Grill of Morrow, during an "I Love to Read" program event.

Suspect jailed in attempted burglary

A Clayton County man was being held in the Henry County Jail, on $35,000 bond, for allegedly trying to break into a local Georgia Power facility.

C-Tran: How we got here

Clayton County's C-TRAN service has been down a long and winding road since the buses hit the streets in 2001. Here are a few key events in the history of the service, and how it came to be that on Thursday, the buses were no longer running.

Election officials campaign for young voters

Keelia Grant and Janay Pettigrew, both 18, are ambassadors for the election process.

Arrivederci, Clayton and Henry counties - Curt Yeomans

Well, it is here -- at last. I am going to Rome, "The Eternal City," for the next week.

Residents urged to pick up census form

Local representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau are urging residents who have not received a census questionnaire to get one from a library, senior center or city hall, and complete it.

Sunrise service set for The Square in McDonough

The City of McDonough will join hands with five local churches to sponsor the 30th Annual Interdenominational Easter Sunday Sunrise service on the McDonough Square.

What's in the family Bible - Ronda Rich

At a cafe in Biloxi, Miss., friends and I were chatting over coffee when we were joined by a man who is a business associate of one of my friends who was sitting at the table.

Hampton man charged in alleged TV theft

Christi Langford, of Hampton, said she feels "very violated," after a neighbor allegedly broke into her home.

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Luella, Union Grove shoot for state title

Luella and Union Grove high schools will face off this weekend, as they vie for the state's top team title in high school air riflery.

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Employees, passengers grapple with bus service's end

For Chiquita Harris-Head, Thursday began like almost every other day. She woke up at 6:30 a.m., and began getting her two children ready for school. They left, and then it sank in: Thursday was not like every other day for her. Clayton County's public transportation system, C-TRAN, had shut down, and Harris-Head, who was the driver of the last C-TRAN bus on the road Wednesday night, was now unemployed.

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Students hunt for eggs at Pate's Creek

As her peers clamored in the field to collect the eggs most visible to them, Taylor Andrews quietly found her share beneath a tree.

What's in the family Bible - Ronda Rich

At a café in Biloxi, Miss., friends and I were chatting over coffee when we were joined by a man who is a business associate of one of my friends who was sitting at the table.

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