News for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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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.

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East Clayton students enjoy 'field days'

After two weeks of high-stakes testing, students at East Clayton Elementary School are taking a little time this week for some good, old-fashioned games of tug of war.

Officials to honor tourism ambassadors

From the gas station attendant, who goes an extra mile to provide directions, to the waitress, who offers friendly conversation to the traveling public, they, and others, could soon be honored by the county's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Strawberries in season at McDonough farm

Strawberry lovers can now pick their fill of their favorite fruit at Southern Belle Farm.

NASCAR night racing to continue at speedway

NASCAR night racing will return to the Atlanta Motor Speedway this fall for the Labor Day weekend races, according to officials.

CSU students raise awareness of sexual assault

Christie Wooten bought 20 plain, white T-shirts on Sunday night. She thought her purchase would be enough to get the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center, and the Clayton State University chapter of Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology, through the first two days of their "Clothesline Project."

Belk's Spring Charity Sale Saturday

The Belk department store, at 1800 Jonesboro Road in McDonough, will hold its Spring Charity Sale Saturday.

CSU professor authors business-strategy book

A business professor at Clayton State University in Morrow recently authored a book on strategic business planning, targeted toward current and future small-business operators.

Morrow has ambitious plans for Daniel Park

Started on a two-acre tract of land surrounding the Morrow Municipal Complex, Charles Milton Daniel Memorial Park has stood as the City of Morrow's premiere recreational space since the early 1980s.

Anticipating my first cookout - Jason Smith

I've always been hesitant to try new things. Whenever I attempt something I've never done before, I'm usually self-conscious and unsure of my abilities.

Henry 4-H now offering archery program

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office, in McDonough, wants young people in Henry County to know the finer points of archery.

Official: New law will ease traffic woes

The recent passage of House Bill 277 will mean that residents across the state, including those in Henry County, will get an opportunity to vote on projects and proposals that could help solve the transportation problems in their regions.

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Funds needed for Veterans Wall maintenance

Small cracks are appearing in the concrete walkways of the Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough. The wear and tear, according to county officials, points to the monument's need for constant funding support.

There's never enough 'for the sake of our children' - Steve Teske

Clayton County is on the move in so many good ways, and one of those ways is juvenile justice. I was invited by the chairman of the U.S. House Congressional Committee on Education and Labor to testify, last week, before the full committee on what Clayton County has done to receive national prominence in juvenile justice.

Feeling like a thief in the checkout lane

Q: "Are you ever treated like a scam artist, or like you are trying to pull a fast one when you use coupons? I am treated that way often at the stores I frequent, which is surprising after learning stores are reimbursed for our coupons.

Girls soccer playoffs begin tonight

The Georgia High School Association girls soccer tournament takes center stage tonight with first-round contests set throughout the state.

Injury aside, Morgan qualifies for state in 400 race

Twenty-seven days ago, nobody would have expected Quartterrio Morgan to compete, let alone win, the 400-meters race at the Region 4-AAAA Championships.

Union Grove earns hard-fought 2-0 win against Savannah Arts

The Union Grove boys soccer team overcame the elements, a stingy Savannah Academy of the Arts defense, and some missed opportunities to advance to the second round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Bulldogs get by in first round

After a first half characterized by the opportunities it missed -- the seven corner kicks, the six long throw-ins, the five great looks in front of the net -- the Dutchtown boys soccer team made the most of its few chances in the second half.

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East Clayton students enjoy 'field days'

After two weeks of high-stakes testing, students at East Clayton Elementary School are taking a little time this week for some good, old-fashioned games of tug of war.

Belk's Spring Charity Sale Saturday

The Belk department store, at 1800 Jonesboro Road in McDonough, will hold its Spring Charity Sale Saturday.

'Garden Party' set for Henry Medical Center

The Henry Medical Center Foundation will hold its annual Garden Party fund-raiser May 1 at the Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge.

There's never enough 'for the sake of our children' - Steve Teske

Clayton County is on the move in so many good ways, and one of those ways is juvenile justice. I was invited by the chairman of the U.S. House Congressional Committee on Education and Labor to testify, last week, before the full committee on what Clayton County has done to receive national prominence in juvenile justice.

Bond set for coach's wife

The wife of a local sports coach was being held, Tuesday, on $30,000 bond in the Henry County Jail, on charges related to an alleged altercation between her husband and another man.

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