News for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Suspect sought in Clayton bank robbery

Police in Forest Park are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a Wachovia bank branch in the city on Monday.

Man dies after apartment complex shooting

Clayton County Police offered few details in a Wednesday night shooting at a Stockbridge apartment complex that left one man dead.

Clayton Schools to host college fair Monday

Local residents will have an opportunity to look at 25 different colleges, and affiliated programs, as post-secondary educational options when Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School hosts its "College Day Jamboree" next week.

Clerk's office supports many good causes

While LeAnne Rimes' song, "We Can," was playing in the background, Clayton County Superior Court Deputy Clerk Vickie Frederick, and Deputy Clerk Supervisor Betty Helms -- dressed as "pink warriors" -- danced, joyfully, in front of their peers.

Officials report fewer H1N1 cases in April

Reported hospitalizations linked to the Type-A Novel H1N1 influenza virus have declined in recent weeks, according to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Juniors, seniors prep for college-entrance tests

High school upperclassmen will fill area classrooms Saturday, hoping to test well on college-entrance exams.

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Kemp Primary students look at career choices

Kemp Primary School students gasped when they put their eclipse shades over their eyes and looked to the sky, at the small orange dot that was the sun on Thursday.

Clayton Schools to build second bus facility

Scratch a middle school off the list of things that are going to be built on the 155 acres of land in Riverdale that's already home to Charles R. Drew High School and Southern Crescent Stadium.

County to honor National Day of Prayer

Local clergy members, elected officials and school leaders will come together next week to pray for the county, the state, the nation, and the world.

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Dance group anticipating Los Angeles camp trip

Six girls enrolled in a Stockbridge dance studio have been picked to attend the Debbie Allen Dance Academy's summer camp in Los Angeles, Calif. Now, their instructor is scrambling to raise the funds to get them there.

Bond set in violent home invasion

A $100,000 bond has been set for a Clayton County man accused in a Henry County home invasion.

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Basketball game honors fallen officers

Law enforcement officers in Henry County will trade their uniforms for basketball jerseys, shorts and tennis shoes this weekend, in memory of their fallen co-workers.

Standing in awe of the Coliseum - Curt Yeomans

You didn't seriously think this week's column was not going to be another story about my recent trip to Rome, did you? This one, I promise, will be interesting. I mean, it's interesting to me, but then again, ancient Rome is one of my favorite periods of history.

The joy of simple, but great days - Ronda Rich

My friend, Michelle, e-mailed me one day, after we had run into each other at a trunk showing of new clothes, where we shared enthusiasm over the pretty fashions and helped each other decide what we should buy, or shouldn't.

Food stamps for college kids

Let them eat baked potatoes. Maybe I'd better explain. I came across an interesting article at The Daily Caller web site: more college kids are qualifying for food stamps.

Clerk's office supports many good causes

While LeAnne Rimes' song, "We Can," was playing in the background, Clayton County Superior Court Deputy Clerk Vickie Frederick, and Deputy Clerk Supervisor Betty Helms –– dressed as "pink warriors" –– danced, joyfully, in front of their peers.

Locust Grove H.S. 'No Place for Hate'

Locust Grove High School was recently recognized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a "No Place for Hate School."

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