News for Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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McDonough Police Department adds new K-9 officer

The McDonough Police Department has a new K-9 officer with an international pedigree.

Recycle expired coupons and help military families

Q: "What can we do with coupons that we do not use? I have heard of organizations that coordinate coupons for use by military families. Do you have any information on this?"

Feds cite Clayton Schools for underreported data

In an audit released earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General accused Clayton County Public Schools, and the Georgia Department of Education, of underreporting student dropouts, and discipline incidents to a federal data-reporting system three years ago.

Youth Fishing Rodeo this weekend

Fort Gillem and the City of Forest Park will host their 11th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo this Saturday, at Fort Gillem's Stephens Lake.

Hartsfield-Jackson gets reconstruction project funding

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been awarded $4.36 million in federal funding for an airfield reconstruction project, according to Al Snedeker, Capital Improvement Program public relations manager at the airport.

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Officer 'Champ' granted his retirement

While his origins began in a kennel in Germany, Champ -- a member of the county's K-9 Unit since January of 2003 -- was born to fight crime in Clayton County.

Gas prices fall slightly

Officials with AAA Auto Club South believe a possible lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., may have temporary affects on gas prices this week.

Clayton State library holding annual book sale

Clayton State University Library officials are offering a deal several people have already been unable to refuse on books, such as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," during the library's third-annual book sale.

Job fair Friday in College Park

A total of 90 employers are scheduled to be at the annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair on Friday, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Summer school going online in Henry

High schoolers wanting to take credit-recovery courses this summer, in Henry County Schools, will have to do so on a computer. School officials said students may access their summer classes at home, or at select school district facilities.

Nothing's wrong - Martha Carr

Western medicine loves to change its mind from day to day about what's good for us and what's not, as if health were a spring fashion line. However, there's one item that has always consistently gotten the thumbs down. Stress has always been seen as something that will do in our quantity and quality of life.

Prayer is not just a one-day thing - Jason Smith

The subject of prayer has been coming up a lot lately, and it's gotten me thinking.

HMC, Piedmont continue partnership talks

Leaders at Henry Medical Center (HMC), and Piedmont Healthcare, have signed a Letter of Intent to pursue a linkage between the two entities.

Ola tries to keep focus as playoff nears

For the last six games, Ola coach Ryan Parejko preached to his team the importance of not overlooking any opponent on the schedule.

Stockbridge's Davis signs with Jacksonville University

For Stockbridge senior Chris Davis signing a basketball scholarship came down to a matter of geograpy.

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Officer 'Champ' granted his retirement

While his origins began in a kennel in Germany, Champ –– a member of the county's K-9 Unit since January of 2003 –– was born to fight crime in Clayton County.

We need banking reform - now - MRS. DENISE MAUNDER

To the editor:

Walden's sister says mental illness led to fire, death

The sister of a Stockbridge man suspected of killing his stepfather, said mental illness led to her brother's alleged actions. "He did not commit the crime," said Belinda Deyton, of McDonough. "His mental illness committed the crime."

Stockbridge's Davis signs with Jacksonville University

For Stockbridge senior Chris Davis signing a basketball scholarship came down to a matter of geograpy.

Nothing's wrong - Martha Carr

Western medicine loves to change its mind from day to day about what's good for us and what's not, as if health were a spring fashion line. However, there's one item that has always consistently gotten the thumbs down. Stress has always been seen as something that will do in our quantity and quality of life.

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