News for Tuesday, August 3, 2010


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High school grads receive congressional scholarships

Alfredia Scott, wife of U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) and CO-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses, awarded $15,500 in scholarships this week to students in the 13th Congressional District. Out of the five students to receive scholarships, three hail from schools within the Southern Crescent.

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Residents learn cake-baking at library

Riverdale resident, Ajisha Bowen, is not exactly Betty Crocker's biggest fan when it comes to cake mixes.

Man dies, woman wounded in home invasion

A man is dead, and a woman was shot, after the two allegedly invaded a Stockbridge home.

Sheriff investigating deputy-involved shooting

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough said, on Tuesday, one of his deputies is on administrative leave, with pay, during an internal investigation to determine why the deputy fired his gun inside a vehicle, in Jonesboro last week.

Pair charged with Hampton break-in

Henry County Police arrested two Clayton County men, for allegedly breaking into a house to steal sinks and other items.

Federal pavement markings project includes Clayton, Henry

A federal road project in parts of Clayton, Henry and Dekalb counties will consist of the installation of fresh pavement markings along Interstate 675, from State Road 401, to State Road 407, according to Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials.

BOC bans car-booting within the county

In the wake of an incident, in which several government workers' cars were booted outside a local bowling alley, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) have banned the use of vehicle immobilization devices within the county.

Check out a library - Martha Carr

If there is one moment at the start of our country that probably ensured our ongoing freedom more than any other, it was when Ben Franklin talked everyone else into building and opening libraries to the masses. Books were too expensive for most people in those days and, therefore, a lot of information was being held by a small number of people.

The Center-not-Right - Tina DuPuy

Is our nation really right-of-center? It's a quick throwaway line parroted by Republican talking heads. According to Republicans -- they speak for us -- they are the voice of the "people," and all Americans agree with the Right.

Reader asks: Can couponers save too much? - Jill Cataldo

In the past few columns, I've addressed some reader concerns about some aspects of coupon shopping. Wrapping up my series of "inbox complaints," here's a letter from a reader who wonders about the health consequences of eating low-priced meats:

BOE focusing on board-superintendent relationship

The majority of Clayton County Board of Education members want to spend the next year focusing on improving their relationship with Superintendent Edmond Heatley, and clarifying the differences between their roles and his duties, according to the board's chairperson, Alieka Anderson.