News for Thursday, April 8, 2010


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Morrow hosts first of three roundtable meetings

This summer, the Morrow Fire Department will be one of the first fire departments in Georgia to receive a state-of-the-art accountability system. The program will be able to track the location and movement of firefighters, wherever they are deployed.

DUI suspect cited for endangering children

A woman driving southbound near the Tara Boulevard exit on Interstate 75 early Thursday morning, has been cited for driving under the influence, and four counts of endangering a child under 14, after reportedly flipping her vehicle.

Teen Maze shows results of risky behavior

At the start of the Clayton County Teen Maze, members of an unsuspecting group of school children are led into a party atmosphere and given cups of various colors. Before long, the music stops and local sheriff's deputies show the kids holding green cups what it is like to spend a night in jail for underage drinking.

Vote expected on school budget reduction plan

The Clayton County Board of Education is expected to vote on revisions to Clayton Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley's budget reduction proposal, when the school board holds its monthly business meeting on Tuesday, according to Board Chairperson Alieka Anderson.

New McDonough shop offers antiques, gift items

Bijan Farahdel said he decided to move his antiques business to the McDonough Square, in part, because of its historical ambiance.

The 'I'm not here' column - Curt Yeomans

If you are reading this column, then you probably like punishing yourself for no apparent reason.

Two apprehended after Henry police chase

Two men were in the Henry County Jail Thursday, following a police chase in McDonough on Wednesday. The chase ended when the driver of a reportedly stolen 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass lost control, and careened into a ditch.

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Locust Grove library gets book donation

The Locust Grove Public Library has received a gift of more than 300 books from the Henry County Rotary Club.

Classified information - Martha Carr

The new unemployment count is out for March and, lo and behold, we finally gained some jobs.

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Man sought in forgery case

Henry County police are seeking the public's help in identifying, and locating, a man who has allegedly been forging the names of two Henry County residents in parts of Tennessee.

Henry County gets traffic signal boost

Henry County is sharing in more than $878,000 the Georgia Department of Transportation is spending in 31 counties to improve traffic signals, and promote safety, at specific intersections.

Back in 1937 - Ronda Rich

When she talked about those tribulations back in 1937, her feeble voice crackled with both age and emotion. With over 70 years separating then from now, the grief still lingered but wisdom had covered it like moss on a riverbank.

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Jonesboro cupcake shop specializes in sweet treats

There's something sweet in the air in Jonesboro these days.

D-town, J-boro meet in key region Region 4-AAAA contest

Fair or foul?A line-drive ruled a foul is the difference between Jonesboro being in third place in the Region 4-AAAA standing with Dutchtown staring up from fourth.

SGH Auxiliary offers two scholarships

The Sylvan Grove Hospital Auxiliary met on Tuesday, March 16 at the Butts County Senior Center. President Miriam Duffy called the meeting to order and led the group in the Auxiliary pledge and prayer. The major items of business were the Appreciation Luncheon for the hospital staff that will be on Tuesday, May 11 and the awarding of 2010 scholarships.

Christina Rogers assists in published study

Gordon College Associate Professor of Biology Mark Brinkman and a former student of his, Christina Rogers, were published in the January edition of the Journal of Entomological Science. This was a first for a student/professor team at Gordon College.

Special events return at Indian Springs State Park

Friends of Indian Springs State Park will sponsor special spring and summer events on the second and fourth Saturday of the month through June. These special events begin this Saturday, April 10th: From 9-11 am there will be a Bird Walk Program directed by Kim Ruff.

New RESA warehouse opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of a new cooperative purchasing warehouse for Griffin Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) was held on Friday, February 19.

BOC asked to consider liquor-by-the-drink from Hwy. 16 restaurant

The Butts County Board of Commissioners, at its regular monthly meeting held Monday, March 8, was asked to consider Sunday "liquor-by-the-drink" sales by Steven Van Thomason.

Butts County celebrates Week of the Young Child

The Butts County Early Learning Community Based Partnership and the Butts County Schools ask our community to come together for children during Week of the Young Child: April 11 - 17. As part of the national Week of the Young Child, which is celebrated across the country, The Early Learning Community Based Partnership and the Butts County Schools are celebrating young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives.

'Arti Gras' planned for McDonough Square

Art, music and food — with a New Orleans twist — will be featured at this year's Art in the Park "Arti Gras" event in McDonough.

The 'I'm not here' column - Curt Yeomans

If you are reading this column, then you probably like punishing yourself for no apparent reason.