News for Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Serial attacker sentenced to 31 years

After being acquitted twice on charges associated with rape -- due to a lack of evidence -- a Morrow man was convicted, this week, of aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit rape, false imprisonment, and simple battery, according to prosecutors.

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Annual Tomato Sandwich Party this Saturday

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AMS loses spring NASCAR weekend in 2011

After 50 years of hosting two NASCAR races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), the track in Hampton has lost one of its events.

Schools host open house for families

The wait is almost over for rising Jonesboro Middle School sixth-grader, Asia Allen.

Today is last day of advance voting

There is still time, and reasons, to vote early in the Aug. 10 primary runoffs, according to local election officials.

Truett's to take part in fund-raiser

Truett's Grill in McDonough will participate today in an inaugural radio event, designed to raise money to help babies in crisis.

Monkey Joe's 'play-place' opens in Morrow

Laughing, playing, bouncing, sliding and eating. Those were a few of the actions children involved themselves in Thursday, during a private VIP event, at the new Monkey Joe's, a children's play-place in Morrow.

Construction underway for new Haven House shelter

The head of a domestic-violence shelter in Henry County said she is "excited" about the prospect of serving more people in the near future, thanks to the ongoing construction of a new building for the organization.

Clayton Schools cutting buses for 4,600 pupils

Someday, thousands of people who were Clayton County students during the 2010-2011 school year, will be able to tell their grandchildren that when they were in school, they had to walk a mile and a half, to and from, school every day.

College Park murder suspect found in Delaware

Clayton County police detectives were in Delaware, Thursday, interviewing a man who allegedly shot, and killed, a 17-year-old College Park youth, who was walking to a neighborhood pool last month, according to police department spokesman, Officer Otis Willis, III.

Battlefield gets National Park Service designation

Validation has come for Nash Farm Battlefield's role in the American Civil War.

The world thinks Americans are ugly travelers - Curt Yeomans

I don't like the way the typical American is dressed when I run into several of my countrymen in Europe. The truth is, actually, I'm not the only one who thinks Americans look unsightly when they travel.

Taking my own advice - Ronda Rich

If you're like me, you probably enjoy handing out advice, both solicited and unsolicited. After all, those of us who have vast life experiences owe it to those with less experience to share our wisdom.

Monkey Joe's 'play-place' opens in Morrow

Laughing, playing, bouncing, sliding and eating. Those were a few of the actions children involved themselves in Thursday, during a private VIP event, at the new Monkey Joe's, a children's play-place in Morrow.

Truett's to take part in fund-raiser

Truett's Grill in McDonough will participate today in an inaugural radio event, designed to raise money to help babies in crisis.

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