News for Friday, August 20, 2010

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Area school for gifted offers scholarships

The Dinoff School has announced scholarship opportunities for gifted students throughout the Southern Crescent.

McDonough man sentenced to 30 years

Marlon Burton, 38, of McDonough, was sentenced Friday, by United States District Judge Thomas W. Thrash, to serve 30 years in federal prison, on charges of conspiring to distribute drugs.

Stockbridge resident plans youth leadership conference

Stockbridge resident, Nattlie Ringer, the chief executive officer of Ringer Employment Solutions, in Atlanta, will hold a conference for leaders of organizations that work with young people, Oct. 3-5, at the Morrow Center. The center is located at 1180 Southlake Circle, Suite 100, in Morrow.

Henry Medical unveils new diagnostic center

Henry Medical Center (HMC) officially unveiled its newest facility, geared toward increasing convenience and services for patients.

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Police search for suspect in shoplifting case

Henry County Police investigators are looking to make an arrest in a shoplifting case, which was reported at a Stockbridge department store.

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MEDTRANS offers free service for wheelchair-bound

In 1995, years before the C-TRAN bus service ever existed, MEDTRANS, a Conley-based medical transport company, offered free medical transportation to people confined to wheelchairs.

Flat-screen TVs allegedly stolen from warehouse

An investigation is ongoing in Henry County, centered on the alleged theft of flat-screen televisions valued at more than $320,00, from a warehouse in McDonough.

Burgdorf putting his stamp on UG program

If first-year Union Grove coach Paul Burgdorf needed any assurance about his team's dedication level, he got it as the Wolverines held several early morning practices this preseason.

Ashley's Memorial Ride at Southside Steve's Sunday

A charity motorcycle ride will be held this weekend in McDonough, in memory of a woman who died in March.

CSU forms international programs input group

Clayton State University announced, on Friday, that Director of International Programs John Parkerson, has created an informal, 19-member International Programs Advisory Committee.

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Model-train display set up in Hampton Depot

Jack Copeland carefully leaned over the model-train display he was assembling. He gently tested the tiny railroad tracks, then placed a miniature train car on the tracks, and rolled it back and forth.

Community shows support at Turner fund-raiser

Residents, neighborhood watch groups, police officers and elected officials gathered at Luella's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Jonesboro this week to honor former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner, and to raise money for his legal defense.

Clayton BOE to 're-think' student bus policy

The policy that has allowed Clayton County Public Schools officials to cut bus transportation to 4,600 students, is going to be brought under scrutiny by the county's school board, on Monday.

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'Couple' sought in baby formula theft

Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a theft of infant formula from a Stockbridge Wal-Mart store.

Pair unsuccessful in attempted ATM theft

Police are searching for two people who allegedly attempted to steal an automated teller machine (ATM) from a Locust Grove gas station.

Prayer can solve your problems - James C. Bell

Do you have a problem in your life that you just cannot solve ? If so, you should pray about it.

Ashley's Memorial Ride at Southside Steve's Sunday

A charity motorcycle ride will be held this weekend in McDonough, in memory of a woman who died in March.

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'Windie' boasts impressive memorabilia collection

River's Edge resident, and Morrow native, Cathy Bonner, 42, never intended to be a collector. At the age of 17, she fell in love with the movie, "Gone With the Wind," after viewing it in her English class during her senior year of high school.

Mundy's Mill claims Clayton County title

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School's P.E.T.A.L.S. going county-wide

What started as a small, "garden" of female, Hawthorne Elementary School students, looks to be on the verge of becoming a county-wide "field" of similar pupils.

Clayton BOE to 're-think' student bus policy

The policy that has allowed Clayton County Public Schools officials to cut bus transportation to 4,600 students, is going to be brought under scrutiny by the county's school board, on Monday.

Shops, music programs hold ground in troubled economy

Local students returning to school this month, likely mean more customers for the area's music shops, at a time when increased patronage would certainly be welcomed.

ELCA coaches work hard to get players noticed at next level

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy football team is loaded with talented athletes who will eventually take their skills on to the next level.

Women share inspiring stories at chamber event

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council held its "Women in Business Spotlight Luncheon," on Thursday, at the Morrow Center, in Morrow, and, according to Crystal Black, vice president of the Chamber, it was the largest luncheon the council has held.

CSU in top tier on 'Best Colleges' list

According to U.S. News and World Report's 2011 Best Colleges rankings, Morrow-based Clayton State University ranks among the top tier of a small group of regional colleges (formerly known as baccalaureate colleges) in the Southeast.

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'Couple' sought in baby formula theft

Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a theft of infant formula from a Stockbridge Wal-Mart store.

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