News for Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Storytime brings families together at library

During "Family Storytime," on Tuesday, 35 local children sat quietly as they listened to Diane Flores, read beach-themed books to them.

Noah's Ark to have overnight camping

Animal lovers can enjoy a mini-safari, without ever leaving Henry County.

County commission backs Morrow rehab project

First Atlantic Capital, LLC will use tax credits to complete a $4 million renovation of Baywood Park Apartments in Morrow, if the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approves the action.

PB&J Drive to benefit local food pantry

Bank of North Georgia plans to host its third annual Back-to-School Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive, July 12-31, during normal banking hours, to benefit 27 food pantries located near the bank's 43 branches.

Mary Leftridge Byrd TSA director at Hartsfield-Jackson

After dining out with her husband recently, Mary Leftridge Byrd said she decided to stop by her job, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to check on security checkpoint areas.

County breaks ground on new recreation center

Clayton County District 4 Commissioner Michael Edmondson, along with other county leaders, have broken ground on the county's fifth Special Local Option Sales Tax-funded recreation center. The center, expected to be operational next summer, will serve as the first county recreation center within the Jonesboro city limits.

Job losses to drag oil, gas prices down

Energy industry officials say they expect July crude oil prices to follow June employment numbers.

My world - Martha Carr

To make Rice Krispies Cheese Cookies, mix 1 c. or 1/2 pd. butter, softened, 1/2 pd. shredded cheddar cheese, 2 c. Rice Krispies, 2 c. flour, dash of red pepper (to taste). Form into cookies and press a piece of pecan into the center (optional). Bake in hot oven at 450 on ungreased sheet for 8 to 12 minutes. Serve room temperature, store in refrigerator.

Look at our yellow ribbons - Tina Dupuy

Edith Shain was 91 years old when she died peacefully last week in her home in Los Angeles. You knew her as the woman in the iconic black-and-white photo of a jubilant soldier kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. The snapshot tells an American tale of a war ending, and an entire generation of people coupling up -- creating the suburbs, a solid middle-class and a stupendous baby boom.

How to organize your stockpiled riches

Last week, we talked about the importance of stockpiling, a topic that certainly shouldn't be lost amongst all the coupon talk. Simply put, stockpiling involves purchasing more of a product than a household immediately needs, when the price of the item hits its lowest point.

Ola cornerback Pippens commits to Stanford

The recruiting news continues to heat up in the Southern Crescent.

New CSU business school dean begins work

Alphonso Ogbuehi said he spent his first day on the job, as new dean of Clayton State University's School of Business, meeting his faculty, staff, and members of the school's advisory board, on Tuesday.

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Noah's Ark to have overnight camping

Animal lovers can enjoy a mini-safari, without ever leaving Henry County.

PB&J Drive to benefit local food pantry

Bank of North Georgia plans to host its third annual Back-to-School Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive, July 12-31, during normal banking hours, to benefit 27 food pantries located near the bank's 43 branches.

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