News for Monday, April 12, 2010

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Relay for Life seeking area donors

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Clayton County will begin on May 14, but the organization needs donors from the Clayton County community now, according to Lisa Cockerham, mission delivery manager for the American Cancer Society's Peachtree City office, which serves the Clayton area.

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Lovejoy Police Department takes shape

For years, the 2.2 square miles that make up the City of Lovejoy have been patrolled by no more than two officers at a time, both from the Clayton County Police Department's South Precinct. Since last month, however, the officers patrolling Lovejoy's streets have been wearing city uniforms.

Suspect sought in parts-store burglary

Henry County Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down a suspect in the reported burglary of a local auto-parts store.

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Sketches released in hit-and-run case

Even if no one recognizes the vehicle, police in Forest Park hope someone will recognize the driver.

$35,000 in pot found in home

Clayton County police say they found $35,000 in suspected marijuana after responding to an alarm call at a Riverdale home early Sunday morning.

Charges pending for Henry County deputy

A Spalding County toddler was released from the hospital Saturday following a Friday shooting. The 4-year-old was shot by her twin brother in their Griffin home, according to authorities.

Southern Regional names Mahan new CEO

After a five-month search for a permanent CEO, Southern Regional Medical Center announced Monday that Stephen W. Mahan, former director of Muskogee Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma, will become the hospital's new leader at the end of this month.

Time to pay the piper? The first hint of a European-style VAT - Mike Reagan

Democrats in Washington haven't wanted to be terribly forthcoming as to how they intend to pay for the new health-care entitlement program and other massive spending programs being passed. It seems our national debt ceiling is now raised every few months, and the federal deficit is higher than it's ever been -- exponentially so.

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City posts Ten Commandments, other documents

The City of Locust Grove has a new collection of historical documents on display, one of which is a framed plaque of the Ten Commandments.

Couple sentenced in federal hazardous-waste case

A former Locust Grove couple will serve time in federal prison, after pleading guilty to illegally dumping hazardous waste.

Henry Co. deputies take part in warrant sweep

Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said a recent multi-agency law enforcement operation helped his department to apprehend more than two dozen suspects.

Car collides with Henry school bus

Henry County Police, on Monday, were investigating a collision involving a car and a school bus carrying students to Ola Middle and Ola High schools.

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Animal clinic expands in Locust Grove

Matt Hamlin held Daisy, his pet Boxer, on the examining table while a veterinarian's assistant examined the dog.

Robot journalism - Joel Hall

Being a print journalist these days is not the easiest thing to do. There's a lot of competition that newspaper people of the early 20th Century never had to think about.

Mount Zion snaps losing skid with 8-6 win over N. Clayton

With his team marred in an eight-game losing streak, Mount Zion coach Kelcey White decided to pull out all the stops against North Clayton, another struggling team.

Lucio conquers blister and Eagle's Landing

The mound, for a pitcher, is the foundation upon which he conducts his business. And for some pitchers, the angle of its slope and idiosyncratic crevices, its firmness and elevation, are critical to their effectiveness.

D-town holds off Henry County for non-region win

The Dutchtown Bulldogs and Henry County Warhawks baseball teams stepped out of their respective regions Monday afternoon, but both teams played like the game counted in their league standings.

Lucio conquers blister and Eagle's Landing

The mound, for a pitcher, is the foundation upon which he conducts his business. And for some pitchers, the angle of its slope and idiosyncratic crevices, its firmness and elevation, are critical to their effectiveness.

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