News for Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Chapman takes office as GAE vice president

Clayton County Education Association President Sid Chapman now has another hat to wear as a representative of educators. He became the Georgia Association of Educators' new vice president this week.

Transit supporters announce forum, rally

Over two days, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 732, and Friends of Clayton Transit, will host a forum and rally in support of public transportation in Clayton County.

Local scouts headed to national jamboree

The National Scout Jamboree is held about every four years for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year, seven members of Troop 136 have been chosen to participate, according to Mari Sweat, unit commissioner and fund-raising chairperson for Troop 136 in Jonesboro.

Flier miles needed to make wishes realities

Children with life-threatening illnesses need frequent flier miles to make their wishes come true, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Georgia and Alabama, according to Cara Barfield, spokesperson for Make-A-Wish Foundation Georgia and Alabama.

Flipcity South tumblers place nationally

The FlipCity South Tumbling and Trampoline Program, in McDonough, has produced top-ten finishers in the Junior Olympic National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.

'Book Bingo' encourages adults to read

Atlanta resident, Daria Ross, began to get frustrated with square "R-7" on her Bingo card, after going several rounds without it being called.

Special competition at Performing Arts Center

Four contestants will walk away with a crown during a competition designed to raise awareness about special-needs residents.

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Police engage in Active Shooter Training

Sgt. Willie Finley, and Officer Byron Stone, fanned through an abandoned dorm at Clayton State University East that once was the campus of Atlanta Bible College in Morrow.

Study: Colleges, universities boost local economies

Georgia's institutions of higher learning provided billions in income and revenue throughout the state in 2008-09, according to a state-wide study released Thursday.

Going north into Georgia's mountains - Curt Yeomans

So, here is the final column I am writing about local vacations you can do in Georgia. It ends in Helen, our state's little "alpine village" in the north Georgia mountains. I went there for a one-day trip, on Monday, so you are getting the "fresh off my mind" report on this place.

The power of hush - Ronda Rich

A while back, a transplanted Yankee sat down beside me at a luncheon and proceeded to explain what had compelled her to uproot herself from generations of Northern influence and move South.

'Book Bingo' encourages adults to read

Atlanta resident, Daria Ross, began to get frustrated with square "R-7" on her Bingo card, after going several rounds without it being called.

Going north into Georgia's mountains - Curt Yeomans

So, here is the final column I am writing about local vacations you can do in Georgia. It ends in Helen, our state's little "alpine village" in the north Georgia mountains. I went there for a one-day trip, on Monday, so you are getting the "fresh off my mind" report on this place.

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