News for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Extension Office sponsoring Walk Georgia

Registration is ongoing for a program geared toward exercise and good health.

CSU students to host 'Wonderland' race

If runners can avoid losing their heads -- as may be ordered by the "Queen of Hearts" -- they might be able to enjoy some tea with the "Mad Hatter" and the "Chesire Cat" at Clayton State University next week, a university spokesman announced on Tuesday.

Hit-and-run suspect arrested

Morrow police have arrested the suspect in the hit-and-run crash that severely injured a child on Sunday, and were questioning him about the accident Tuesday night, according to a police spokesman.

Guilty verdict in Jonesboro attempted murder

A 31-year-old Union City man, with a history of violence against women, has been found guilty by a Clayton County Superior Court jury of trying to stab to death his ex-girlfriend, and her 12-year-old daughter, according to a Clayton County assistant district attorney.

McDonough woman killed herself at Delta facility

An autopsy performed on Tuesday determined that 55-year-old Caren Archer, of McDonough, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at a Delta Air Lines facility at Atlanta's airport, according to a public information officer for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

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Artist's work draws on past encounters

Whether it is a homeless man in the Ansley Park neighborhood of Atlanta, a metal sculptor in Fabriano, Italy, or a family pet, 2010 Arts Clayton Juried Art Show and Competition winner Teresa Thurston takes time to appreciate the people and things that have made a deep impact on her life.

Clayton Schools to give update on strategic plan

Parents and community leaders will soon have a chance to hear from Clayton County school leaders about the district's efforts to provide a "globally competitive education" to the county's children, according to the district's top accreditation official.

Walmart, Riverdale officials donate fans to seniors

The Walmart Supercenter of Riverdale, the Riverdale Police Department, and Riverdale Fire Services recently helped make life a little more comfortable for more than two dozens senior citizens.

Labor Day weekend gas prices may rise

AAA Auto Club South officials expect average gas prices may rise slightly, heading into the Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-6.

Unsung Heroes make big contributions

The editors and staffs of the Jackson Progress-Argus, Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News Daily knew there were plenty of people out there in the communities the newspapers serve, who give of themselves selflessly, day in and day out, with little or no recognition for the good they do.

Let our fear be more accurate - Tina Dupuy

Right after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, a dry cleaner's storefront was vandalized and set ablaze in Modesto, Calif. The reason? The business was named "French Cleaners."

Balancing the government checkbook - Martha Carr

The Bush tax breaks of 2001 are coming up for renewal and there's a lot of debate over which ones to preserve and which ones to let expire.

No more excuses - Jason A. Smith

I've been thinking a lot, in recent days, about how out of shape I am.

A coupon for this... Can I use it on that? - Jill Cataldo

Q: "A friend told me I could use coupons to purchase items that are not specified on the coupon. For example, she said I could use coupons for granola bars, which I don't eat, on cereal or other products made by the same manufacturer. Is this true?"

CSU students to host 'Wonderland' race

If runners can avoid losing their heads — as may be ordered by the "Queen of Hearts" — they might be able to enjoy some tea with the "Mad Hatter" and the "Chesire Cat" at Clayton State University next week, a university spokesman announced on Tuesday.

Artist's work draws on past encounters

Whether it is a homeless man in the Ansley Park neighborhood of Atlanta, a metal sculptor in Fabriano, Italy, or a family pet, 2010 Arts Clayton Juried Art Show and Competition winner Teresa Thurston takes time to appreciate the people and things that have made a deep impact on her life.

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