News for Monday, April 26, 2010

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Clayton Schools budget: Salaries down $30.7 million

Despite having a budget-reduction plan in place to cut spending by $84 million over the next two years, Clayton County Public Schools will still have a $4 million deficit in June 2011, district officials announced on Monday.

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Lending a helping hand

Stranded in Atlanta after the recent volcano eruption in Iceland canceled flights across Europe, Aphinant Sae-Jueng and Michael Dilz, of Germany, were interested in visiting the CNN Center and eating some authentic Southern food.

Rotary Clubs honored at annual conference

Area Rotary Clubs were recently recognized by their peers, for efforts to promote service in the community.

1 dead, 2 injured in drive-by shooting

A Hampton teen was killed and two others were injured in what witnesses told police appeared to be a drive-by shooting Friday night in Jonesboro.

Asian-American history celebrated at National Archives

U.S. Reps. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-La.), and Mike Honda (D-Calif.), along with Chinese-American author, John Jung, will be among several notable Asian Americans to share their stories at the National Archives at Atlanta Saturday, in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Officials want input on public education

Education leaders are soliciting input from citizens on issues pertaining to the future of public education in Georgia.

New director for Clayton County Family Care

Since 1962, before the start of the Clayton County Community Services Authority, Clayton County Family Care, Inc., has served as a safety net for families struggling to pay rent and utility bills. Earlier this month, the organization acquired a new executive director, who board members hope can lead the organization into the future.

Clayton Schools to host math competition

More than 70 Clayton County elementary school students are expected to converge on Charles R. Drew High School, in Riverdale, to see who can take four numbers and add, subtract, multiply and divide them into the number 24 this weekend.

Another assault on capitalism - Mike Reagan

As President Obama pushes for stricter regulations on Wall Street institutions, I want to call us back to caution. Undoubtedly, we should learn from past mistakes and forge a path through to prosperity and an understanding of proper limits on the dangers associated with potentially catastrophic lending and investment practices.

Furniture odyssey - Joel Hall

I've long since turned 21 years old, had my first beer, grown a full beard, and discovered a few (lots of) gray hairs. Recently, however, I had an experience that truly made me feel like a man -- I went shopping for furniture.

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Survivor recalls battle with cancer

Cindy George still reads the journal she created six years ago. It is a reminder, to her, of the blessings she found in her battle with breast cancer.

Locust Grove shows support for Southern Regional

The City of Locust Grove has pledged support for efforts by Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) to offer open-heart surgery services.

Mother, son face simple battery charges

A McDonough woman and her son face charges, after the pair allegedly got into an altercation with students on school grounds.

Coach, wife charged in assault case

A local high school football coach was being held on $75,000 bond, Monday, in the Henry County Jail, for allegedly pulling a gun on a man in front of the man's children.

Forest Park pair sweeps 3,200 to advance to state meet

After doing some Internet research, Forest Park girls coach Paulette Ireland decided to move freshman Evante Belardo from the 800-meters to the 3,200 event.

Coaches take different approaches toward same goal

Now is the time, Dutchtown boys soccer coach Justin Smith said, for change.

Scott excited about NFL opportunity

Monday afternoon former Lovejoy football player Chris Scott sat in the office of Al Hughes, his former high school football coach.

Well-deserved respect

Recently, the Jonesboro Police Department showed us what small-town police departments are all about.

Done cut maintenance workers' positions

I am a retired Clayton County school teacher, who spent 33 enjoyable years teaching mostly first-graders. I taught through the ups and downs in Clayton County, from 1970 until 2003. It has come to my attention that the Clayton County Board of Education is taking measures to reduce their overhead. This is an admirable goal, but I am concerned that the direction in which they are attempting to achieve this objective may be a self-destructive one.

Asian history celebrated at National Archives

U.S. Reps. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-La.), and Mike Honda (D-Calif.), along with Chinese-American author, John Jung, will be among several notable Asian Americans to share their stories at the National Archives at Atlanta Saturday, in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Done cut maintenance workers' positions

Done cut maintenance workers' positions

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Spikes' supporters rally in McDonough

munity members are mobilizing an effort to advocate for the release of a young woman serving a life sentence in prison, but the Henry County District Attorney says the appropriate action in the matter would be to let the time frame of the legal system take its course.

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