News for Friday, July 16, 2010

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Tiger Martial Arts students bring home medal

Tiger Martial Arts coach Eid Koja and his son and assistant, Aladdin Koja, have reason to be all smiles.

South Carolina takes slight lead at Junior Challenge Match

ATLANTA - Grant Waggoner of North Charleston fought back with a birdie on 18 to finish All Square with Georgia Junior Champion Scott Wolfes of St. Simons Island, giving the Palmetto State a slim 4 1/2 to 3 1/2 lead over Georgia in the first round of the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match at the Atlanta Country Club.

Collecting baseball (card) memories

A few weeks ago, as my parents were cleaning out their basement in anticipation of their upcoming move, they reminded me my baseball cards were packed away in a box down in the storage room of their house.

Night race favorites emerging

HAMPTON -- Breaking down the numbers from 2010 NASCAR night races reveals a clear class of contenders for Atlanta Motor Speedway's Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend.

Our national motto: 'In God We Trust' - James C. Bell

Faith in God has been the foundation of the United States since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, which refers to the "creator" as the source of all our fundamental human rights, and in which the founders expressed their "firm reliance on the protection of divine providence."

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Veasley retires as Henry Magistrate Court clerk

Kay Veasley, of McDonough, said although she is looking forward to her retirement from Henry County Magistrate Court, she will miss being a part of the law-enforcement community.

Local doctors get recognition from their peers

Two local doctors, who received honorable mention in a Southern Crescent-area magazine, are taking the recognition in stride.

Tinsley pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

A last-minute plea change has resulted in prison time for a Stockbridge man, in the death of his girlfriend's daughter.

City approves more, bigger, signs at Ingles

A new Ingles supermarket is set to open in Stockbridge later this year, but the number, and size, of the signs to be posted in front of it, have increased.

Ballet's charity tourney tees off July 23

Executive Chef Richard Austin is scheduled to make an appearance in the Southern Crescent next week, in support of the local ballet company.

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Darin McGahey: Coach remembered for selflessness

Darin McGahey gave up his life, recently, trying to save his 11-year-old son, Noah, and other members of a local youth-league baseball team. They were struggling against the intense ocean currents on Florida's Gulf Coast.

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Spivey Hall hosts shape-note singing school

So, here is a little bit of trivia for all of the music buffs out there. What sounds are represented by musical notes that are shaped like triangles, circles, squares or diamonds?

Region prepares for police academy's closure

With the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy scheduled to close by the end of this month, 165 law enforcement agencies in 18 Georgia counties will have to look elsewhere to train their officers. In addition, 25 citizens paying out of their own pockets to become officers, will have their training abruptly ended.

Ballet's charity tourney tees off July 23

Executive Chef Richard Austin is scheduled to make an appearance in the Southern Crescent next week, in support of the local ballet company.

Region prepares for police academy's closure

With the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy scheduled to close by the end of this month, 165 law enforcement agencies in 18 Georgia counties will have to look elsewhere to train their officers. In addition, 25 citizens paying out of their own pockets to become officers, will have their training abruptly ended.

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Airport firefighters gain experience using training facility

Amid the blistering summer heat, firefighters of the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department Airport Division, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, donned their uniforms recently, and released fire-fighting foam to extinguish angry flames that consumed a steel aircraft mock-up, inside a 152-foot-wide jet fuel burn pit.

Our national motto: 'In God We Trust' - James C. Bell

Faith in God has been the foundation of the United States since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, which refers to the "creator" as the source of all our fundamental human rights, and in which the founders expressed their "firm reliance on the protection of divine providence."

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