News for Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Humane society's annual fund-raiser Saturday

Dogs and cats will have their day this weekend, thanks to Quilts & Fixins in Jonesboro, and dozens of volunteer quilters.

Driver ejected on Interstate 75, near exit 233

A driver, trying to avoid hitting what is believed to have been a dog, lost control of her vehicle and was ejected from it, on Interstate 75 north, Tuesday, near exit 233, said Capt. Scott Olson, of the Morrow Police Department.

Historical society gets nod for memorial garden

After years of pleading by the organization, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners has given Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., land for an educational garden.

Lazor a wrestling teacher this summer

The Lazor home has a detached garage with a small attic room. The ceiling is slanted, the floor is a wrestling matt and the heat sticks to the flesh. This is Joey Lazor's classroom.

Family's weight loss boosts charitable interests

Three generations of women in a Henry County family have been inspired by their weight-loss successes to increase their involvement in efforts to help others.

Rainfall continues in metro Atlanta, Southern Crescent

Rain is expected to continue to fall this week in the Southern Crescent, and throughout North Georgia.

BOE candidates talk about budget at forum

As the Clayton County Board of Education grapples with deep funding cuts, candidates campaigning for seats on the board have given their opinions on how to best make those cuts.

Clayton's 'Fair Bear' writers among state's best

For Kendrick Middle School sixth-grader, Naomi Watson, writing short stories is a way to pass the time -- when she, of course, does not have homework to keep her mind occupied.

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Rhapsody Salon and Spa moves to bigger digs

Amy Hensley is living her dream as a successful hair stylist. Hensley, 36, said she has dreamed nearly her entire life of reaching this goal.

Group offers county leaders an ethics code

A group of activists, who have been monitoring Henry County's government for more than two years, want to propose a new code of ethics for the Board of Commissioners.

Fighting for the affection of a cat - Jason Smith

I've always enjoyed having pets.

Not one of the Ten Commandments is in the Constitution - Tina Dupuy

There are no democratically elected leaders in the Christian bible. I know -- it's shocking. But, if you catch the rhetoric pertaining to the U.S. Constitution, you'd think the Ten Commandments are its bullet points. They're not.

Teen, 18, charged with statutory rape

A local 18-year-old is out of the Henry County Jail on $5,000 bond, after being arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

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From fitness to philanthropy

Three generations of women in a Henry County family have been inspired by their weight-loss successes to increase their involvement in efforts to help others.

Dressing for something better - Martha Carr

Women's work clothes have come a long way. A new book, "Work It!," by Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo of Visual Therapy fame, is here to help generations of women figure out what to wear on the job, with a twist. Instead of starting from the idea of what your boss would like to see, which is such an old schoolgirl way of thinking, "Work It!" guides us through an inner search first.

Do store logos on coupons dictate use?

Q: "Often, the manufacturer coupons in the Sunday paper, and some that I get online, have individual store logos printed on them so that thecoupon can only be used at that store. Why do manufacturers allow this? We should be able to use coupons wherever we like unless, of course, they are store coupons."

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Having a.....Field Day; Elementary students treated to fun, games

They came. They saw. They kicked. They climbed. Students in two Butts County elementary schools were treated to the annual rite of field day this week and last.

New county budget proposal eliminates paid holidays

Under a new county budget proposal floated Monday, Butts County employees would not be asked to close offices early on Wednesdays this fall, but they would lose 10 paid holidays.

BOE reviews survey on four-day week

The Butts County Board of Education held its final budget work session, in which public comment was allowed, on Monday. The board will now continue to work on designing a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 school year to be adopted by July 1, without public comment at meetings.

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Jackson High School recognizes student achievement

Parents, teachers and students gathered recently to celebrate achievement in the classrooms of Jackson High School.

73 Jackson High students achieve perfect attendance

At the Jackson High School Honors Program May 13, Sandra Haisten of the Butts County Life Enrichment Team (LET) recognized the 73 students who had achieved perfect attendance through the entire 2009-2010 school year.

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Historic hotel property to open for rentals

Over the years, the Indian Spring Hotel has been a hotel, a boarding house and a museum dedicated to the history of the Indian Springs area -- and the tales surrounding Chief William McIntosh's signing of a treaty ceding 4.7 million acres of Native-American land to the state of Georgia.

Church News: May 26, 2010

Stark United MethodistStark United Methodist Church will offer a Wednesday Night Family Fellowship Meal today (May 26), featuring taco salad, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Jackson paying off sewer bond

The City of Jackson will soon be debt free, Mayor Charlie Brown said. City water bills are also about to get cheaper.

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School chorus ends year with sacred concert

Sacred music filled the sanctuary of Jackson United Methodist Church on Thursday, but it wasn't coming from the church organ or the church choir. The Jackson High School chorus and handbell groups capped off the 2009-2010 school year with a performance that included a selection of religious and patriotic music.

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'That Drama Thing' offers laughter, experience

The Jackson High School Drama Department recently offered Butts County residents a free evening of laughter and entertainment, during a performance of short plays and sketches dubbed, "That Drama Thing," at the Rufus Adams Auditorium.

Jailed robbery suspect's bond increased

A Hampton man, already behind bars in Henry County for allegedly stealing money from a local restaurant, has seen his bond increased from $50,000, to $60,000, after being charged with a second crime.

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Humane society's annual fund-raiser Saturday

Dogs and cats will have their day this weekend, thanks to Quilts & Fixins in Jonesboro, and dozens of volunteer quilters.

Clayton's 'Fair Bear' writers among state's best

For Kendrick Middle School sixth-grader, Naomi Watson, writing short stories is a way to pass the time — when she, of course, does not have homework to keep her mind occupied.

Two fired after child left on bus

A Butts County School bus driver, and a bus monitor, have been fired after reportedly leaving a 4-year-old on a bus for more than five hours last week, while it was parked at the driver's home.

Locals discuss historic preservation in Jackson

Spurred by the disappearance and deterioration of Butts County landmarks, a meeting was held on Thursday, May 13, to discuss plans and strategies to create a historic district for Jackson.

Deadlines approach in upcoming elections

To be able to vote in the July primaries, voters not already registered will have to do so by June 21, according to Butts County elections officials.

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