News for Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Cultural Celebration to showcase county's diversity

According to State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Ellenwood), the Clayton County community is rich with cultural influences from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Later this month, Glanton, Clayton County Public Schools and Superintendent Edmond Heatley will showcase the county's diversity, while raising money for local nonprofit groups and aid organizations.

Reynolds Nature Preserve to host spring festival

There are hundreds of wild azaleas growing on the grounds of the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, according to preserve Manager Stephanie Berens.

Geranium sale begins at Henry Extension Office

A fund-raiser for young people in Henry County is in full bloom.

Suspect arrested in double shooting

Clayton County police said Wednesday they have arrested a man in connection with a shooting last week that left one man dead and another wounded.

Limited C-TRAN alternatives begin to emerge

Since the March 31 demise of C-TRAN, Clayton County's bus service, county residents relying on public transportation have had no public options, aside from three Xpress bus routes shuttling riders directly to downtown and midtown Atlanta.

Navigating the traffic nightmare - Valerie Baldowski

I was driving home Saturday night when it struck me for the umpteenth time how spread out the metro-Atlanta area is. Nowhere is really that close to anywhere, and to get from point A to point B sometimes takes longer than I care to admit.

Officials investigate blaze behind McDonough Walmart

McDonough fire officials, on Wednesday, were trying to determine what caused a fire behind the McDonough Walmart store.

BOC loosens alcohol ordinance

Businesses serving or selling alcohol in Henry County will be allowed a little closer to area schools and churches, under an ordinance amendment adopted recently by county commissioners.

Springtime in Washington - Tom Purcell

Ah, springtime has arrived in Washington, D.C.

Achoo! Rains to bring some pollen relief

Randy Sears and his 2-year-old son, Lincoln, were eyeing Ford Mustangs as Sears' wife took a less sporty minivan out for a test drive.

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Milo

Milo is a 2 year old Border Terrier.

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Archie

Archie is a beautiful gold and white domestic shorthair.

Freshman pitcher leads D-town to key region win

Dutchtown pitcher Riley Presnell started strong for the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Dickey, Ola offense return in rout

Through five weeks and 10 games, through nine wins and one loss, through a customary stretch of dominating baseball, Ola got the necessary and expected results without its unofficial No. 1 starting pitcher.

They were right about Jason Heyward

Nearly 13 years ago I was watching a group of 7-and 8-year-olds play baseball as part of an American Amateur Baseball Congress tournament. I don't remember too much about the team or the game. Baseball games at that level don't stick in the memory bank all that long.

CSU wraps up conference play with shutout

Playing its first home match in more than two weeks, the Clayton State Laker women's tennis team concluded regular season play in the Peach Belt Conference with an impressive 9-0 shutout victory over visiting Montevallo at Laker Courts.

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Local boxer showing kids the ropes

Brandon Wilcox, 30, a professional boxer, grew up around boxing in the St. Louis, Mo., area, where his father, Anthony, was an amateur boxer. While he said his parents steered him away from the boxing arena, the current Hampton resident now teaches boxing to Clayton County youth seeking fitness and alternatives to gang activity.

Cultural Celebration to showcase county's diversity

According to State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Ellenwood), the Clayton County community is rich with cultural influences from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Later this month, Glanton, Clayton County Public Schools and Superintendent Edmond Heatley will showcase the county's diversity, while raising money for local nonprofit groups and aid organizations.

'Walk With Billy' program starts tonight

Local residents can lace up their sneakers tonight, and join McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland for the start of the second annual "Walk With Billy."

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'Copacabana' dances into Henry tonight

The Henry Players are putting the finishing touches on their latest production, which directors and cast members hope will put a spring in the steps of viewers.

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