News for Friday, April 16, 2010

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Deadline approaching for Clayton camp scholarships

There are only a few more days left, for Clayton County seventh- and eighth-graders to submit their applications for scholarships to attend a three-day Clayton County Parks and Recreation summer camp on Jekyll Island, according to the department's marketing manager.

Nineteen students outread Sequoyah Middle principal

How do you say "outperformed" in Chinese?

Henry bridge project moving forward

Henry County officials anticipate closing part of Rock Quarry Road in September, for construction of an overpass that will take traffic over a railroad crossing that officials have complained can impede traffic along a route to Henry County's hospital.

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Henry Police investigating identity-fraud case

Henry County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect in a fraud case, which originated at a pair of businesses in McDonough.

Thank God, Jesus Christ is alive! - James C. Bell

I saw a magazine in a waiting room at Emory Hospital with a rather offensive front cover.

Clayton sheriff launches charitable foundation

As Clayton County's sheriff, Kem Kimbrough plays a key role in public safety by overseeing one of the law enforcement arms of the county, and by running the county jail.

Four charged in Henry burglary cases

Three of four suspects were being held Friday in the Henry County Jail on $10,000 bond each, for allegedly breaking into local homes.

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Exhibit showcases vintage airline ads

It wasn't until around the late 1950s and early 1960s that commercial air travel became a popular way for the American public to get from point A to point B, said Stephanie Hensley, collections manager at the National Museum of Commercial Aviation in Forest Park.

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Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to combat child abuse

More than 100 students took turns planting the plastic pinwheels in the lawn of The McDonough Square.

Transformer fire disrupts power on McDonough Square

A mechanical failure is being blamed for a transformer fire, which knocked out power to businesses on The McDonough Square Friday.

Nash Farm barbecue festival canceled

The Nash Bash Riffs and Ribs Festival, initially scheduled for May 22 at Nash Farm Park in Hampton, has been canceled, organizers said.

Dutchtown clinches region title

Dutchtown reached the second formidable test on its schedule Friday with a 3-1 victory over Forest Park to clinch the region championship, a validating feat considering the Bulldogs unravelled in the same match-up last season with the same reward at stake.

Union Grove sweeps rival Luella

The Union Grove soccer teams displayed plenty of offense and some very stingy defense Friday night at home against arch-rival Luella.

Ola stays focus to defeat rival Dutchtown

With an important Region 4-AAAA game only three days away, fifth-ranked Ola could have easily overlooked Dutchtown Friday.

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Museum showcases objects at Hartsfield-Jackson

Patty Ferguson was waiting for her flight to Spokane, Wash., when she noticed an exhibit of colorful minerals.

Thak God, Jesus Christ is alive! - James C. Bell

I saw a magazine in a waiting room at Emory Hospital with a rather offensive front cover.

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Schools motivate students through CRCT pep rallies

NFL Linebacker Donte' Curry, of the Carolina Panthers, stirred the energetic group of pint-sized students.

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