News for Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Woman to be remembered in bike ride

Whenever Darrin "Lippy" McBride leaves his Molena, Ga., home, he is reminded of the automobile accident that took his wife.

Hearts to Nourish Hope facility burglarized

For 15 years, Riverdale's Hearts to Nourish Hope organization has offered a helping hand to the hungry, as well as to the area's wayward youths. Nestled inside a church building on Scott Road, the non-profit operation hosts a food pantry, a youth summer employment program, and several education and diversion programs for at-risk teenagers.

Heatley, Kimbrough to coach charity basketball game

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley is not about to let law enforcement reign supreme over education. At least not on the basketball court.

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Parks and Rec wraps up summer camps

As a dozen children gathered around a table at the Jim Huie Recreation Center, in Jonesboro, to watch five people play a game of "Monopoly," on Thursday, a potential land deal-financial bailout began to formulate.

Governor's aid sought in BOC-Baskin dispute

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is asking the governor to intervene in a situation in which the board claims Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin has failed to turn over the county's tax proceeds to the county since June 11.

Book offers work-place leadership advice

Sometimes, even professionals need a little guidance, and a book will help lead the way.

Local man charged with marijuana trafficking

A Locust Grove man is at the center of a narcotics investigation, after a drug raid at his home netted 30 pounds of marijuana, totaling $90,000, according to Henry County Police.

An unexpected hero - Ronda Rich

Out of curiosity, folks will sometimes ask who is an inspiration or hero to me. Since I rarely think in those terms, I have to stop and think about that answer.

Preaching airplane safety with nudity and singing - Curt Yeomans

Someone in New Zealand has done what I used to think was impossible. They've come up with a way to make me enjoy watching an in-flight safety video over and over, and over again.

'Patient' Dany thinks Tigers will be improved

As a first year head coach at Mundy's Mill last season, Peniel Dany played a lot of underclassmen with the hopes of building for the future.

Luck finally on Plemons III's side

Since the season's opening race, William Plemons III became certain that luck had abandoned him. After marking his return to Thursday Thunder after a 10-year hiatus with a Semi-Pro victory, Plemons III finished out of the top 5 in four of the next six races. Twice he didn't finish and once he spun out.

AMS president gets win on home track

Ed Clark's long wait is over.

Family connection

Growing up in Ohio, when Tyler and Bill Teknipp were in the backyard playing football against Bill's older brother and Tyler's cousin, Jim, now a tight end at Troy University, they would call one of the plays they had sketched on scraps of paper in Bill's room. Often, the play called resembled something close to an elaborate sequence of haphazard pitches and "fumbles" designed to exploit their one-man advantage, and it worked more often than it failed.

10 years and counting

Today marks the beginning of the AABC Robert Clemente World Series. It also marks the 10th year that the city of McDonough has hosted the event at Richard Craig Park. Here's a look at the eight teams comprised of 7- and 8-year-olds.

Governor's aid sought in BOC-Baskin dispute

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is asking the governor to intervene in a situation in which the board claims Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin has failed to turn over the county's tax proceeds to the county since June 11.

'Patient' Dany thinks Tigers will be improved

As a first year head coach at Mundy's Mill last season, Peniel Dany played a lot of underclassmen with the hopes of building for the future.

Luck finally on Plemons III's side

Since the season's opening race, William Plemons III became certain that luck had abandoned him. After marking his return to Thursday Thunder after a 10-year hiatus with a Semi-Pro victory, Plemons III finished out of the top 5 in four of the next six races. Twice he didn't finish and once he spun out.

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