News for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Man arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine

A Florida man was arrested in Clayton County after allegedly attempting to evade authorities, in a car that police say contained 70 pounds of suspected cocaine.

Additional bond set in Tara Center incident

Clayton County Magistrate Judge Betrice Scott set bond at $32,000, on Wednesday, for three new charges facing Rex resident, Christopher Green, who is accused of running over a Clayton County sheriff's deputy's foot, at the Tara Center, in Jonesboro, last week.

County announces three police chief finalists

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has announced the top three candidates, who will vie for the top police position, previously held by former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner.

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Victorian Mourning exhibit at Stately Oaks

High amounts of sentimentality, coupled with a healthy dose of superstition, contributed to many of the customs associated with funerals, and mourning rituals, that are still practiced today.

Lewis Academy's future uncertain amid review

The fate of Lewis Academy of Excellence may go down to the wire as crucial deadlines approach, and public schools prepare to begin the 2010-2011 school year.

McDonough church receives new spiritual leader

Dr. Howard J. Wright orates to his parishioners in a familiar, conversational tone.

Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway hotel opens

The Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway hotel is the newest addition to the Gateway Center, located in College Park. The hotel is in close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the airport's rental car center, via the ATL SkyTrain.

Spending cuts? You first - Tom Purcell

"I'm sick of wasteful government spending. It's time we throw the bums out!"

Spa-spangled Bog - Will Durst

To say the release of 91,000 classified documents has revealed a disconnect between our public position on Afghanistan and the actual situation on the ground is like inferring a disparity between yoga and bayonets. Dawn dishwashing liquid and green olive tapenade. A tray full of Southern Comfort old-fashioned sweets and a herringbone Segway.

Vasilchek hits ground running at Luella

Luella High School's Nick Vasilchek always knew he was destined to be a head football coach.

Semi-Pro comes down to final race at AMS

William Plemons III came back to Thursday Thunder after a 10-year hiatus not for the racing exposure, not for the chase of a points championship, but for the pure enjoyment of racing 10 weeks.

Lovejoy has a tradition of producing top line prospects

Lovejoy offensive and defensive linemen don't have to look too far to see that they are part of a proud tradition at the school.

Thursday Thunder ends this week at AMS

With championships still undecided in multiple Thursday Thunder classes, Championship Night of the 2010 season is expected to feature contentious on-track clashes as competitors battle for bragging rights in one of seven classes of short-track racing.

Lewis Academy's future uncertain amid review

The fate of Lewis Academy of Excellence may go down to the wire as crucial deadlines approach, and public schools prepare to begin the 2010-2011 school year.

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