News for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Two charged in alleged burglary

Two men were being held, Tuesday, in the Henry County Jail for allegedly stealing lawn-care equipment from a Clayton County police lieutenant, according to police and the alleged victim.

Clayton Schools to begin kindergarten registration

Clayton County Schools Coordinator of Elementary Science Vicki Jacobs said parents will soon have plenty of chances to sign their children up for kindergarten.

Forest Park establishes Teen Council

The City of Forest Park has established its first Teen Council.

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Camps keep kids active when school's out

Destiny Link, 9, was jumping up and down Tuesday, trying to score in a foosball contest in the game room at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center in Riverdale.

BOC changes rules on board appointments

Under an ordinance adopted by county commissioners on Tuesday, nominations to some of Clayton County's five-member boards could be made by any county commissioner, regardless of district.

Experts: Higher gas prices sign of recovery

U.S. energy officials say higher energy costs, this summer, may be an indication of a recovering economy.

Woman killed in Jonesboro fire identified

A woman found dead late Thursday night, after a fire at a home on Fieldgreen Drive in Jonesboro, has been identified by authorities as 68-year-old Gloria Conkle.

Nice miracle; may we have another? - Will Durst

It doesn't matter whether you're a Glenn Beck-quoting, gun-toting, Tea Party-voting Evangelical, or a solar-heating, tofu-eating, New York Times crossword puzzle-cheating Environmentalist, you still got to admire the way the president breathed life into the health-care reform bill.

The art of cooking - Martha Carr

My culinary skills have always left a little something to be desired. I lack that instinctive element that tells a good cook to add a little more salt or just a little rosemary or even just how long to cook a chicken breast.

Henry County Police car involved in collision

A Henry County police officer was involved in an automobile accident Tuesday in McDonough.

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Barbecue fest set for Nash Farm Park

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce is searching for grilling experts to judge, and participate in, its third annual barbecue contest.

Local volunteers advocate for more mentors

McDonough resident, Shana Thomas-Thornton, said she is motivated each day to mentor young people.

Griffin Tech program begins spring classes

While the front hallways of Henry County High School are void of foot traffic this week -- as students indulge in their spring break vacation away from school -- other Henry County residents are filling the school's back hallways.

Congressman addresses local business group

Big government should stay out of the way of small business, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) told members of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

Why do coupons expire?

Engaging in a discussion about expired coupons with an avid couponer is like opening a can of worms. Many shoppers believe they should be entitled to use coupons past the printed expiration dates. Before we delve into that issue, there's an important question to answer: Why do coupons expire at all?

Programmed to win

There is a stark difference in a good baseball team and a good baseball program. Good baseball teams come and go from season to season.

Stockbridge's Coleman on pace for another strong finish

Stockbridge coach James Thornton could not have drawn up the race plan any better for Aaron Coleman last week at the Henry County Track and Field Championships.

Rush, Jordan to get first taste of UGA-Tech rivarly

Former Eagle's Landing Christian standout Hope Rush and Union Grove all-star Catln Jordan will get their first taste of just what the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry is all about when the two college freshmen take the field tonight as the arch rivals renew their softball rivaly tonight in Atlanta.

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Camps keep kids active when school's out

Destiny Link, 9, was jumping up and down Tuesday, trying to score in a foosball contest in the game room at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center in Riverdale.

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Camp keeps kids active while school's out

Tamara Jarvis, of McDonough, said she is thankful Henry County has provided a way for her two daughters to remain active this week, during one of the county's Spring Break Day Camps.

Stockbridge's Coleman on pace for another strong finish

Stockbridge coach James Thornton could not have drawn up the race plan any better for Aaron Coleman last week at the Henry County Track and Field Championships.

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