News for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Food Pantry celebrates 20 years in Henry

The reach of the local food pantry has exceeded its physical bounds over the past two decades.

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New clothing store opens in McDonough

Tekeya Allen and Christian Dillard stood at the counter of Stacy's Closet and chatted amiably with the cashier as she rung up the clothes Dillard purchased at the store.

Religious freedom - Martha Carr

Last week, President Obama supported the idea of a mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York City where 2,800 innocent people were murdered. The mosque would be built on private land and used as a religious gathering place.

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State takes interest in county's historic assets

Economic-development officials, at the state level, are interested in helping to make Clayton County a destination for historic, cultural and ecological tourism, with the historic Rex Village community at the center of their plans.

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Local man helps with oil clean-up efforts

Henry County resident, Jason Montgomery, said he grew up admiring firefighters for their bravery and service to their communities.

Hospital to offer free men's health service

Henry Medical Center (HMC) will offer a potentially life-saving screening for men, at no cost.

Is trading coupons ever against the law? - Jill Cataldo

"I've been using coupons all my life, and I've had one question for nearly that long. Many coupons bear the message, "Not transferable." I have always assumed this means that only the first, intended recipient of the coupon can use it. However, I hear about coupon clubs and exchanges that trade or share coupons. Isn't this unethical or illegal, if the coupon says it is not transferable?"

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Police searching for missing woman

The Clayton County Police Department is looking for a woman who has been missing since July 15, according to Officer Otis Willis, III, a public information officer for the department.

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Elementary students get safety ID cards

The Anderson Elementary School students came, one-by-one, through an assembly-line-styled process that took maybe a minute at the most to complete.

Super-sizing the Law - Peter Funt

On the day U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued his landmark ruling regarding same-sex marriage in California, I found myself at a McDonald's restaurant listening to a 7-year-old boy engaged in spirited debate with the guy behind the counter about which toy he'd be getting with his happy meal.

BOC approvevs new animal control laws

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously approved a series of new animal control ordinances meant to significantly lower the number of animal-cruelty cases, and the number of stray animals euthanized in the county.

State takes interest in county's historic assets

Economic-development officials, at the state level, are interested in helping to make Clayton County a destination for historic, cultural and ecological tourism, with the historic Rex Village community at the center of their plans.

Hospital to offer free men's health service

Henry Medical Center (HMC) will offer a potentially life-saving screening for men, at no cost.

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