News for Wednesday, August 25, 2010


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Clayton County hosts pet adoption day Saturday

The Clayton County Animal Control Department and the Clayton Humane Society will partner to host a Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m.

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County conducts mobile hospital training

In the case of medical emergencies, it's always good to be prepared. Having a 4,200-square-foot, 50-bed, inflatable hospital, and knowing how to use it, doesn't hurt either.

Officials: Remember Oct. 15 tax filing deadline

Officials with the Internal Revenue Service are reminding residents that the Oct. 15 income tax filing extension deadline is fast approaching.

Housing Authority recognized for foreclosure program

The Clayton County Housing Authority was recently presented with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Award of Merit, for its founding of the Clayton County Foreclosure Resource Center, according to Chris Wood, spokesman for the housing authority.

Clayton, Henry women to be honored today

As the nation marks the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, a group of notable women in Henry and Clayton counties are set to be honored by a state lawmaker.

Clayton posts overall gains on ACT scores

Clayton County Public Schools students, who took the ACT last year, posted gains in the district's average composite score on the college admission test, but a continued slide in the area of English is keeping the school system from claiming improvements in that important area.

Woman surrenders in lottery-deception case

A Clayton County woman reportedly redeemed stolen lottery tickets, at a gas station in Henry County. Candace Louise Burney, 33, of Jonesboro, is charged with unlawful influence of prizes by coercion, fraud, deception or tampering with equipment or materials.

Coca-Cola accepting college scholarship applications

The non-profit, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation announced that it has begun accepting college scholarship applications for its Class of 2011.

CSU announces name for second new swan

Visitors to Clayton State University's Swan Lake can now sing, "Hey Carrie Ann," like The Hollies, to one of the university's new Royal Mute Swans.

County departments adjust to furlough days

For the first time in recent memory, the county government and all of its offices will have to take furlough days, in order to balance the budget.

Woman charged after reporting shooting

Morrow police charged a Tennessee woman with "false report of a crime" and "false statements," Wednesday, after police say she called 911 and claimed that her husband was the victim of a robbery, and was shot during the incident.

Basic fairness - Peter Funt

More Americans are suffering than at any time since the Great Depression, due to rampant unemployment and the ensuing spiral that leads to hunger and homelessness, and then affects health, education, crime and other essential pieces of our social fabric.

Mosquerade party - Will Durst

There is only one halfway-decent reason why a mosque should be built two blocks away from Ground Zero in New York. It's called the First Amendment. Maybe you've heard of it: that's the one that lets pretty much anybody say pretty much anything they want, and, yes, that includes worshipping whatever goofy deity they choose. Mohammed. Thor. The Prince of Peace. King of Pop. John Coltrane. LeBron James. Baba Ganoush. Twiggy. Cher.

Same-sex marriage - Tom Purcell

I hope they know what they're getting themselves into.

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Gomez is a 2 year old Chihuahua.

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Lady is gorgeous little girl, who is approximately a year old.