News for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Stately Oaks to celebrate Native American traditions

Around 1540, during his exploration of the "new world," Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto stumbled upon a Creek Indian village around modern-day Macon, Ga., where he witnessed native women spreading sauce onto deer meat with pine needles and grilling it over open coals.

Spivey Hall hosting auditions for children's choir

There are only a few more days to sign-up for the upcoming Spivey Hall Children's Choir auditions, according to an official with the choir program.

Man on trial in double murder

One of two victims in a 2006 double murder was stabbed 62 times, and blood from both victims, along with that of the suspect in the case, was believed to be found near the crime scene, witnesses testified Wednesday in Lonnie Dawson's murder trial.

Motorcycle mechanic injured in hit-and-run

A motorcycle mechanic was injured when he was struck by an apparent hit-and-run driver over the weekend, while reportedly test-riding a motorcycle.

Henry Police officer dies in car wreck

The Henry County Police Department (HCPD) is mourning the loss of one of its own, who was killed on his way to work.

School system to host Clayton C.A.N. Expo

Parents will be able to sign up their children for various summer camps and programs around the county, just over a week from now, during an event hosted by Clayton County Public Schools' Student Services Division.

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Clayton students helping build 'Habitat' home

Jonesboro High School junior, Nathan Hamblin, plans to work for a construction company as a home builder after he graduates from high school, and he is getting experience by participating in a Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity home-build in Jonesboro this week.

Loose nukes - Will Durst

President Obama turned from the domestic third-rail issue of health care to the international radioactive subject of dirty-bomb terrorism by hosting a nuclear summit in D.C., convincing the leaders of 47 countries to attend -- presidents and prime ministers and kings and queens and a couple of expendable pawns.

Pledge of Allegiance revised - Tom Purcell

"Billy Johnson, stand at the head of the class. I want you to help us conduct an exercise on the Pledge of Allegiance."

Hampton delays decision on historic designation

A decision on whether to include Oak Street in Hampton's historic district has been postponed until May.

Taste of Henry set for Friday

The Ninth Annual Taste of Henry, to benefit A Friend's House, is set for Friday.

Celebration planned for monument

A special event is planned, this Sunday, around the monument on The McDonough Square.

Snapping Shoals EMC, schools celebrate Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, officials with Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) plan to give each elementary school in the co-op's service area a six-foot autumn blaze maple to be planted on school grounds.

Henry BOC honors police officers

County officials recently commended several Henry County law enforcement officers for outstanding service.

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."

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Gordito

Gordito is a 1 year old Chihuahua mix.

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Gino

Gino is a gorgeous 10 week old flamepoint Siamese mix.

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Clayton students helping build 'Habitat' home

Jonesboro High School junior, Nathan Hamblin, plans to work for a construction company as a home builder after he graduates from high school, and he is getting experience by participating in a Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity home-build in Jonesboro this week.

Piedmont Hospital opposes open-heart application

In February, Southern Regional Medical Center filed for a certificate of need with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) to acquire permission to perform open-heart surgery on the premises. This week, Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta announced its opposition to the move.

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'Dads' program gains eye of officials

The number of fathers standing outside Woodland Middle School has steadily increased over the past few days, as the school's new Dads and Doors Program officially hit the ground in conjunction with the administration of the state curriculum-based Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT).

Spivey Hall hosting auditions for children's choir

There are only a few more days to sign-up for the upcoming Spivey Hall Children's Choir auditions, according to an official with the choir program.

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