News for Friday, July 9, 2010

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Grampa's Catfish House has caught a following

Melissa Chute took a seat at one of the larger tables in Grampa's Catfish House, flanked by her mother and father, her brother, her two children, and her husband.

Gackowski uses skills to uplift her peers

Jea Gackowski said she was ecstatic as she placed the online order for a new Chevy Equinox, painted black pearl, and stamped with Mary Kay insignia.

Clayton tax commissioner arrested for obstruction

Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin was handcuffed in front of his Jonesboro office and put into a Clayton County Police car, after refusing to surrender his county-issued, take-home vehicles to authorities.

BBB warns residents of oil spill scams

Scammers are doing it again, and this time they are using the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to attract victims, according to officials with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc.

Animals to star as United Way models

The Tri-County United Way is looking for pictures of cute "Fidos," and "Sylvesters," to show off in the organization's 2011 Pet Calendar.

McDonough man arrested in robbery case

Bond was set in the amount of $10,000 Friday, for a man suspected of snatching stereo speakers and a hat from his alleged victim.

Morrow resident pleads 'guilty' to impeding federal officer

Antonio Darnell King, of Morrow, is facing up to eight years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000 after he pleaded "guilty" in U.S. District Court, to leading law enforcement officers on a car chase through Atlanta two years ago, the court's spokesman announced on Friday.

State adopts unified core curriculum

Georgia's public schools soon will have a new yardstick by which to measure, and compare, their academic performance with that of other states.

Have you wondered what Heaven will be like?

It is a question that has been on my mind many times, and I'm sure you have thought about Heaven and what it will be like.

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Grampa's Catfish House has caught a following

Melissa Chute took a seat at one of the larger tables in Grampa's Catfish House, flanked by her mother and father, her brother, her two children, and her husband.

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Life, legacy of former president on display

Passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport can now get a glimpse of former President Jimmy Carter's life, accomplishments and humanitarian works, through an exhibit on display at the airport, according to Deanna Congileo, director of public information for The Carter Center.

Henry Farmers Market touts healthy eating

The Henry County Farmers Market has developed a plan to enable the needy to eat fresh, nutritional foods, and they can purchase them with EBT cards, said Frank Hancock, agriculture and natural resource agent for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office in McDonough.

Morrow resident pleads 'guilty' to impeding federal officer

Antonio Darnell King, of Morrow, is facing up to eight years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000 after he pleaded "guilty" in U.S. District Court, to leading law enforcement officers on a car chase through Atlanta two years ago, the court's spokesman announced on Friday.

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