News for Monday, August 9, 2010

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Primary runoffs to be decided today

Election Day for Georgia's primary run-off elections will take place today at 58 different polling precincts throughout the county. In Clayton County, Democrats will get to choose their candidates for Secretary of State, State House District 75, and Clayton County School Board District 9.

Restaurant grades now searchable online

Restaurant-goers may now access up-to-date restaurant-inspection scores without having to go to the restaurant, according to officials with the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Motorist in 'medical episode' crashes into stores

A 23-year-old motorist reportedly crashed his vehicle into two stores, and struck another car, in Jonesboro, while experiencing a medical episode, according to Officer Otis Willis, III, a public information officer for the Clayton County Police Department.

Officials: Silly Bandz rage not yet distraction

Area school administrators are waiting to see if an increasingly popular fashion, known as Silly Bandz, will cause major distractions in the classroom.

BOC to ask state to investigate former DA

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has signaled its intent to ask the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia to investigate the office of former Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott and its handling of the investigation of Donnie Hood, the county's former community development and building and maintenance department director.

School officials pleased with kick-off events

According to Clayton County Public Schools Community Relations Liaison Rhonda Burnough, the district's 2010-2011 school year was already off to a good start before classes began on Monday, after a weekend of back-to-school kick-off events.

BOBBY BROWNING: ASA LEAD MECHANIC

Knowing that it takes the combination of his physical and mental labor to help airplanes get back in the air brings Bobby Browning great satisfaction.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk coming to Southern Crescent

Volunteers are being sought for an event geared toward raising money for the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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Clayton's students head back to class

Lovejoy High School English Teacher Keisha Pooler spoke in a matter-of-fact tone on Monday morning, as she told her first class of the day -- a class filled with seniors -- that she expected them to be ready to learn every day in her class this semester.

Michael Reagan - Michael Reagan

When Ronald Reagan and his then-wife, Jane Wyman, adopted me, they gave me the name Michael Reagan. That's what parents -- adopted or natural -- do. They name their offspring, natural or adopted.

The right size - Martha Carr

My son, Louie, who is 22 years old, has learned how to cook. The DNA scramble for knowing your way around the kitchen has to be a throwback by a few generations.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk coming to Southern Crescent

Volunteers are being sought for an event geared toward raising money for the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Tease photo

Clayton's students head back to class

Lovejoy High School English Teacher Keisha Pooler spoke in a matter-of-fact tone on Monday morning, as she told her first class of the day — a class filled with seniors — that she expected them to be ready to learn every day in her class this semester.

Motorist in 'medical episode' crashes into stores

A 23-year-old motorist reportedly crashed his vehicle into two stores, and struck another car, in Jonesboro, while experiencing a medical episode, according to Officer Otis Willis, III, a public information officer for the Clayton County Police Department.

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