News for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Cystic fibrosis fund-raiser is Sunday

Reid Rodgers' head bobbed back and forth as he attempted to stay balanced on his mother's knee.

Deadline approaches for First-Time Homebuyers Credit

New home owners have 15 days remaining before the extended deadline of the federal First-Time Homebuyers Credit expires on April 30.

Locust Grove toddler dies in drowning incident

Henry County Police were investigating the apparent drowning of a two-year-old child on Wednesday, after the boy was reportedly found in a neighbor's swimming pool.

SACS begins Clayton Schools check-up visit

A review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) will arrive in Clayton County today for a two-day visit to evaluate the school district's progress toward regaining full accreditation from the agency.

Rex Village site of Great American Cleanup

Within the last year, several efforts have been made to restore the historic Rex Village area and make it a local attraction. This Saturday, the county will celebrate what is being called the Great American Cleanup, by removing trash, discarded tires, and other debris from the historic neighborhood.

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Nevr2Late offers faith-based fashions

As parents in a Christian household, Virgil and Dawnne Amey said they have found that world views often compete with their views, particularly in the realm of clothing options for their four children. Recently, the Lake Spivey couple decided to open Nevr2Late Christian Apparel, a store meant to offer stylish, alternative fashions for Christ-minded individuals.

Fatherhood conference Saturday in Riverdale

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) points to his father, Albert Scott, a minister, as the person who molded the congressman into who he is today.

Local census officials warn of possibly bogus census forms

Census officials in Henry County are warning the public about allegedly fake census forms that are now in circulation.

Henry deputy won't be charged in shooting

A Henry County Sheriff's deputy will not be charged with a crime in connection with the shooting of his four-year-old daughter, by her twin brother.

Henry Schools to get more state money

The Henry County school system stands to get nearly $3 million more in state-allotted funding this year, according to officials in the school district.

Enough chirping - Tom Purcell

I hate birds when they chirp. It's the government's fault.

Watching sausages - Will Durst

Otto von Bismarck said, "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."

Census form turns into a challenge - Valerie Baldowski

I am doing my level best to cooperate with the U.S. government's efforts to conduct the census.

Toddler dies in drowning incident

Henry County Police were investigating the apparent drowning of a two-year-old child on Wednesday, after the boy was reportedly found in a neighbor's swimming pool.

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Hospital offers tool kit for new parents

Henry Medical Center has a new resource available, intended to make the transition into parenthood easier for new mothers.

SACS begins Clayton Schools check-up

A review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) will arrive in Clayton County today for a two-day visit to evaluate the school district's progress toward regaining full accreditation from the agency.

Mt. Zion High counselor co-authors Yorùbá book

As a native of Nigeria, Mt. Zion High School Guidance Counselor Ibiyemi Bernadette Dare grew up in the midst of the Yorùbá culture for more than 20 years, and it still remains close to her heart.

Henry deputy won't be charged in shooting

A Henry County Sheriff's deputy will not be charged with a crime in connection with the shooting of his four-year-old daughter, by her twin brother.

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