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Kilpatrick Elementary students 'Jump Rope for Heart'

More than 600 Kilpatrick Elementary School students are fighting heart disease this week by doing alternating foot jumps, double-dutches and criss-crosses.

Home for disabled shut down, violations cited

A joint task force of Clayton County's Fire and Emergency Services department, Police Code Enforcement division, and Community Development department has shut down a home for the mentally disabled, which authorities say had been operating without a license.

Officials not sure H1N1 caused Henry death

While the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as the swine flu, has been connected to a recent death in Henry County, health officials aren't sure it was the cause of the death.

Report: Clayton property taxes out of line

Despite the assessed values of homes in Clayton dropping by 7 percent from 2008 to 2009, home owners -- on average -- are still paying three times more than the average metro Atlanta property owner, according to a recent study done for the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.,(ANDP).

School officials pushing $1 million information system

Clayton County Board of Education members, already grappling with $85.2 million in proposed budget cuts, got a request from Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley on Monday to purchase new technology at an estimated cost of $1 million.

Where's the ring

In case it may have escaped your attention at the Friday telecast, if you had looked closely, you would have noticed that Tiger Woods was wearing no wedding ring.

Suarez, Strickland named region top players

Rasham Suarez of Jonesboro and Brittney Strickland of Dutchtown were named Region 4-AAAA players of the year by the league's coaches.

Seventeen local teams headed to state playoffs

Henry County athletics director Chuck Miller will put some miles on his car when the state playoffs begin this weekend.

Warhawks strong as ever with two state champs

Henry County wrestling coach Marty Hutsell will be glad to see the Warhawks move up in classification next year where they won't have to contend with Jefferson ever again.

Year three - Joel Hall

Last Friday, after much trial and tribulation, I finally turned the ripe old age of three.

A grassroots movement Ronald Reagan would be proud of - Mike Reagan

Lately, I've been making the rounds to talk about something which was very important to my father, and which is very important to me: the strength and power of a grassroots movement of ordinary citizens.

The original Palm Pilot - Will Durst

A few words of advice for all you anti-Obama conservatives out there. Quit it with the whole teleprompter fixation, would ya?

Kilpatrick Elementary students 'Jump Rope for Heart'

More than 600 Kilpatrick Elementary School students are fighting heart disease this week by doing alternating foot jumps, double-dutches and criss-crosses.

Where's the ring

In case it may have escaped your attention at the Friday telecast, if you had looked closely, you would have noticed that Tiger Woods was wearing no wedding ring.