News for Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Park program aims to keep patrons safe

Managers of a tri-county park that is partially located in Henry County, are working to alleviate the potential for patrons to get lost in the great outdoors.

Is it all about southern and eastern Europe? - Curt Yeomans

It would seem southern and eastern European nations are now all the rage with travelers, rather than the tried-and-true western European spots, like London and Paris.

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Truett's Grill to host 'Nugget Drop' tonight

A holiday tradition will continue tonight in Henry County, as area residents kick off the new year at the drop of a nugget -- a chicken nugget.

School board to elect officers Jan. 10

The Clayton County Board of Education's chairperson, and vice chairperson, said Clayton County Public Schools needs stability in its leadership

New lab annex to open at CSU

Clayton State University students are scheduled to begin taking classes in the university's new Laboratory Annex Building, also known as the LAB, in just over a week, school officials have announced.

Obesity also an issue for pets during holidays

Gaining weight over the holidays is not just a problem for humans, but also for their four-legged friends.

Honor fallen law officers by following the law - Bob Dallas

Monday night, Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Chad LeCroy was killed in the line of duty while making a traffic-safety stop in Atlanta.

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Accident-laden area gets $1.4 million makeover

At long last, the old, angular intersection in McDonough -- Lake Dow Road at Ga. Highway 81 -- has been closed, and is being replaced.

Riverdale Centre kicking off 2011 with classes

It is a common tradition to begin a new year by doing something new, and different, such as going on a diet, or starting a new fitness routine.

Clayton Faith Notes 12-31-10

Greater Faith hosts Gospel Music Explosion

Happy New Year -- There will be no sequel - Ronda Rich

It sounded like a great idea at the time. Most of my ideas do. "Hair-brained scheme," is what Mama sometimes called them.

Newspapers closed for the holiday

The offices of the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald will be closed, today, in observance of the New Year's holiday.

Top Ten Stories of 2010

It was a year of triumph for several individuals and teams in the Southern Crescent with many milestone victories. There were also some controversy and painful losses in the year. In all, 11 individuals and one team - Luella's air riflery squad - won a championship. The sports staff takes a look at the 10 most intriguing stories that shaped the local 2010 sports scene.

Getting to Know ... Timethia Bennett

Staff writer Brian Paglia recently spoke with Bennett about coming home to Clayton County and her love of Disney movies.

Local college freshmen making big impact

For many incoming freshmen basketball players, their first year in college consist a lot of sitting and watching as they try to further their skills set for the college level.

Sheriff delays evictions until after the holidays

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough has decided to hold off on evictions in Clayton County, until after the new year, to allow time for families to enjoy their holiday season.

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Miller retires, unexpectedly, as courts clerk

Seeking a quieter life in retirement, Clayton County Clerk of Courts Linda Miller shocked several officials in the county's court system unexpectedly stepping down, as of Friday, after nearly 18 years in the elected office.

Eagle's Landing residents taking Polar Bear Plunge

Residents in one Stockbridge neighborhood are preparing to start the new year off in chilly fashion, thanks to a budding tradition in their community.

Clayton library branches to close early today

Today, Friday-Sunday

Suitcase drive to aid foster children

Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS), a private cancer practice, has partnered with Georgia's Division of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) to host the Ninth Annual Totes 2 Tots Suitcase Drive for Foster Children.

Will Dur$t'$ 2010 Xma$ Wi$h Li$t - Will Durst

Wishing you all a Very Happy Merry. And no, I'm not falling into that trap. You go out and dance to the beat of whichever winter festival you want to celebrate. As we say in politically correct San Francisco, "May the corpulent bearded one in the scarlet suit smile upon your chosen shrubbery."

New year starts with key basketball matchups Tuesday

From Staff Reports

First HMC 'Christmas baby' comes home

The first baever to be born on Christmas Day at Henry Medical Center (HMC) came back to his hometown of McDonough recently, to spend Christmas with his family.

Police probing rash of burglaries in Riverdale

Clayton County police are advising residents to take the initiative in the fight against crime, following a recent spate of burglaries in Riverdale.

Lovejoy back in action after long break

It's time for Lovejoy to get back to business.

For New Year's - Partying like it's 1999 - Tom Purcell

Ah, New Year's Eve. What a great night to revisit the past year.

It must not be easy being Ga. Tech's AD

The toughest job in college athletics has nothing to do with coaching.

BOC again denies bar's request for alcohol sales

The Henry County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted, 5-0, to deny a request to reinstate the liquor license of a local bar and eatery.

Snap Fitness offering weight-loss contest

The new year is just around the corner, and some are getting ready to face one of the most popular New Year's resolutions — losing weight.

Truett's Grill to host 'Nugget Drop' tonight

A holiday tradition will continue tonight in Henry County, as area residents kick off the new year at the drop of a nugget — a chicken nugget.

Lake Spivey Club donates to Meals on Wheels

The Clayton County Senior Services Department's Meal on Wheels program received more than $2,000, from the Lake Spivey Senior Men's Golf Association, to help provide meals for homebound seniors throughout Clayton County.

Headquarters library to host 'how to' class

The headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System has held several "how to" classes for adults this year, teaching people how to do everything from baking a cake, to breaking into the recording industry.

Church hosts gospel review featuring its members

Gospel artists, Norman Hutchins and Fred Hammond, will not be in attendance, but their music will be featured in the performances of a host of soloists at the first "Concert On the Hill" at the Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Rex, on Jan. 8.

Not your average soda fountain

Passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport can now enjoy 106 regular, and low-calorie, Coca-Cola brand beverages from one interactive fountain machine.

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