News for Friday, January 8, 2010

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Organization kicks off suitcase drive for foster children

Georgia Cancer Specialists, and Atlanta Oncology Associates, will launch the Eighth Annual "Totes 2 Tots" Suitcase Drive for Foster Children on Monday.

Retailers report increase in holiday sales

Large retailers operating in Clayton and Henry counties performed better than expected during the recent holiday shopping season, according to local business leaders. And while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported national unemployment levels holding at 10 percent, local experts believe recent retail sales gains may be a sign that consumer confidence is slowly returning.

Clayton dept. cuts 10 positions

The Clayton County Transportation and Development Department eliminated 10 jobs this week in an effort to reorganize the department.

Sojourner - Chester Cook

Occasionally, someone will walk into the Atlanta Airport Chapel whom I refer to as a sojourner. A sojourner is a person who is journeying from place to place, based on a feeling or "spiritual unction."

God hears the sinner's prayer - James Bell

I was witnessing to a family one evening years ago, and as I shared the story of Christ with them, I paused to ask a beautiful 7-year-old girl if she knew she had sin in her life.

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Snow gives way to hard freeze

On a typical morning, Thomas Bagwell walks two miles through his east McDonough neighborhood for exercise. On Friday, however, the frosty walker shortened his workout in favor of getting warm.

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Former Henry county agent, John Pipkin, dies

Funeral services will be held Sunday, in McDonough, for a man who, according to his children, was instrumental in the growth of crops -- and people -- during his career.

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Stockbridge resident searches globe for golf talent

Cathy Mant has traveled as far as Europe for the love of golf.

Locust Grove woman dies in crash

A Locust Grove woman was killed in a single-car accident earlier this week, according to police.

God hears the sinner's prayer - James Bell

I was witnessing to a family one evening years ago, and as I shared the story of Christ with them, I paused to ask a beautiful 7-year-old girl if she knew she had sin in her life.

'Angels of Virtue' on display in airport atrium

Fifteen angels are on display at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The 32-by-48-inch canvas prints by artist, Timothy Hedden, are part of an exhibit entitled "Angels of Virtue" in the Atrium Gallery until Jan. 13.

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