News for Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Company in McDonough to buy gold, silver

William Bobolia and Paul Milner, of McDonough, entered a small room off the main lobby of the Sleep Inn in McDonough, to see if they could sell some coins.

Three seek to oust District 4 Commissioner Edmondson

A great deal of effort has been made to remove Commissioner Michael Edmondson from his District 4 post.

Cargo-screening deadline approaching for airports

To meet a mandate from Congress that airports and airlines begin screening 100 percent of the air cargo they handle by Aug. 1, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials say they created a system for getting that job done.

County celebrates Parks and Recreation Month

Throughout the month of July, the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is opening up its facilities to the public as part of National Park and Recreation Month.

Church celebrates growth, ministry on 3rd anniversary

New Testament Gospel Worldwide Ministries is celebrating three years of growth in Stockbridge.

National company manufactures, distributes from local plant

For months now, Inline Plastics Corp., has quietly staked out a home for itself among the many businesses in the Liberty Industrial Park, in McDonough.

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Elite Scholars principal pledges to uphold rigor

Shonda Shaw, the new principal of The Elite Scholars Academy Charter School, said there is one big difference between working in Clayton County Public Schools' Central Administration Complex, and in a school building -- children.

Officials want genealogy industry near archives

A movement is afoot to transform Clayton County's long-dormant Gateway Village development project in Morrow into ground zero for genealogical research, and family reunion-related tourism.

The code of the mountains - Ronda Rich

There is a saying among the people of the rural South, used to condemn anyone who has changed the terms of an agreement, especially those done with a word and a hand shake.

The zen of tomatoes - Martha Carr

Urban tomato farming is offering some unexpected life lessons. I thought the big tomato questions this summer would be how many tomatoes and what size and what we'd do with all of them. I've been making up guest lists in my head for weeks and picturing the homemade tomato sauce that will bowl everyone over. It will be grand.

Six things to know about international travel - Curt Yeomans

So, maybe you're thinking about traveling outside of the U.S., and want to know the "must knows" before you leave.

Candidates gun for District 1 post

With more challengers than in any other local race, the fight for District 1 Commissioner may prove to be one of the more important contests in Clayton County in the 2010 election.

Restaurant, brewery join forces for event

Nothing is more satisfying than great-tasting local food, along with flavorful local beer, according to Chris Fives, co-owner of Maguire's Family and Friends Restaurant and Irish Pub.

Harley owners to honor friend with MDA ride

When Steve Rabideaux was asked to describe Charles Harrison, the deceased Harley Davidson of Clayton County owner, he came up with the words "good people."

Area water usage moderate despite heat

Area residents have become more conservative with their use of water, despite the hot weather, according to local water authority officials.

Fire leaves flea market vendors in lurch

A part owner of Sweeties Flea Market in Hampton is uncertain when the business will be able to resume normal operations, following a late night blaze.

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Local teens channel Jimi Hendrix on canvas

Nearly a dozen local teenagers rocked out to the music of rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix, while attempting to copy one of his watercolor paintings at the Forest Park branch of the Clayton County Library System.

'Cross-over' voting OK, but not in runoffs

If you are a Republican, and there is a Democrat you feel compelled to try to defeat, or if you're a Democrat, and there is a Republican you are determined to oust, election officials in Clayton and Henry counties say there is nothing to stop you in the July 20 primary elections.

Mason named Clayton's fifth State Court judge

More than 14 months after state lawmakers approved a fifth Clayton County State Court judgeship, to tackle a massive caseload, Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed Aaron Mason to the post.

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