News for Friday, April 30, 2010


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Henry candidates qualify for political offices

The candidate qualifying period has ended, and change appears to be in store for the Henry County Board of Commissioners and some local legislative seats.

Clayton BOE to hold business meeting Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a $903,885 bid for the re-roofing of Fountain Elementary School, during its business meeting on Monday, as the school system continues to move forward with its initial Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) IV projects, according to the meeting agenda.

Familiar faces enter Clayton political races

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, former District Attorney Jewel Scott, former State Sen. Gail Davenport, and former School Board Member Sandra G. Scott are among those vying for office in this year's elections.

C-TRAN bill clears General Assembly

Legislation was approved by the Georgia General Assembly this week that may give Clayton residents stranded by the recent closure of C-TRAN, a chance to have public transit options funded by a one-cent sales tax.

United Way event honors Henry volunteers

The United Way of Butts, Clayton and Henry counties recently held its Tenth Annual Henry County Volunteer Recognition ceremony.

Satan also has a plan for youe life - James C. Bell

Last week, we talked of our great God's plan for our life and how good it is for us to follow His teachings, which always lead us to peace and happiness.

Parents, educators explore the future of public education

Southern Crescent parents, teachers, and school administrators added their input to deliberations on the future path of public education in Georgia.

Henry Police nab suspects in drug raid

Six Henry County residents were being held in the county jail Friday, for allegedly dealing drugs in Stockbridge.

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Clayton deputies join doughnut shop fund-raiser

Krispy Kreme customers in Riverdale slowed down and stared at the restaurant's roof on Friday afternoon. One woman even whipped out her camera phone to take a picture of the spectacle.

Henry man charged with impersonating officer

A Stockbridge man is free on $5,000 bond, after being accused of passing himself off as a police officer and stalking a woman.

Clayton Police: Armed murder suspect on the loose

The Clayton County Police Department is warning local residents to be on the lookout for a 23-year-old man, who is a suspect in a murder that happened just a few hundred feet away from the Clayton and Henry county line, in Stockbridge, on Wednesday.

Austin, Stackhouse ready to duel at state

Ola freshman Haley Austin was mad at herself. She even cried, she'll admit. Hard not to for a 15-year-old who almost bettered North Clayton sophomore Mariah Stackhouse, arguably the most talented amateur female golfer in the country, at the Region 4-AAAA championship.

Boys get an extra week to rest, prepare before state meet

The boys state track and field championship is still a week away, but the majority of the field has been set. Several regions ran their boys and girls championships together last week.

Davies off to 2-1 start, Murton playing well in Japan

Atlanta Braves rookie Jason Heyward might have broken out of his slump Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals despite the team's ninth loss in a row.

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.

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Global Entry gaining popularity at Atlanta airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the agency's Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program is gaining popularity at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

God has a plan for your life - James C. Bell

Editor's note: This is a corrected version of a column that ran in the April 24 edition of the newspaper, and contained an inadverdent, typographical error that altered a key point in the article. We apologize for any inconvenience the error may have caused.