News for Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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New animal clinic addresses high euthanasia rates

For last few years, according to Capt. Mark Thompson, of the Clayton County Police Department Animal Control Unit, Clayton has led the state in animal euthanasia, due to a high number of unwanted animals.

Train collides with truck in Clayton County

A man driving an industrial truck Wednesday morning allegedly tried to beat an on-coming train across the railroad tracks on Highway 42, at Rockcut Road in Conley.

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Program gives students life-skills training

Before joining the Clayton County Police Department's Teens Initiating Change (TIC) program, rising Lovejoy High School sophomore, Michael McLamb, had never had a personal relationship with a police officer.

Arts camps to end with free performances

Participants in the Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp will give a free end-of-camp performance on Friday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m., at Spivey Hall, which is located on Clayton State University's campus in Morrow.

Local students graduate from institutions of higher learning

Cassandra Rochelle Doss, of McDonough, and Nichelle Nevette Nance, of Hampton, graduated this spring from Atlanta Christian College in Atlanta.

County announces specific furlough days for employees

Henry County employees are being notified of what specific days most of them will be furloughed, during the county's 2010-2011 budget year. The next fiscal year begins July 1.

Observing childhood phases triggers memories

My child is breezing through all the phases of childhood with what seems like ever-increasing speed. Recently, he received his very first report card, after graduating from kindergarten.

Bikers raising money to fight child abuse

Motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to gather in Hampton this weekend, as part of a national event designed to raise money for the fight against child abuse.

Area teenagers to study media at CNN

Maya Clark's ambition is to be a political reporter on TV, covering everything from presidential races, to local politics. The 16-year-old rising senior at Jonesboro High School said the seeds for her interest were planted while watching coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign on the "Today" show, every morning before she went off to school.

Warm, dry summer, active hurricane season ahead

Weather experts say Georgians should expect a relatively warm and dry summer, but will likely see an active hurricane season.

Clinic needs donations to treat indigent patients

The Hands of Hope Clinic in Stockbridge is seeking financial contributions from the public, to assist in the continued operation of the facility.

County asks for donations of box fans, cash

The Henry County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) hopes to protect the county's older residents from the adverse effects of excessive heat, according to a county official.

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Fuller Center preps for home repair blitz

Organizers of the "McDonough Project" are hoping for a significant turnout this year, as area volunteers are being asked to assist in several home-repair projects in Henry County.

Basics matter to BOE District 9 candidates

Clayton County Public Schools' slogan may be, "It's All About the Children," but the three candidates for the District 9 seat on the school board are saying it is really all about the basics of academics, student safety, and school board governance.

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Taylor is a 3 and a half year old Oriental Shorthair.

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Missy is a 10 year old Shepherd mix

Defending champ Hill staying sharp

Austin Hill does not intend to chase the Pro division championship at Thursday Thunder, which the Winston-native won last season by 53 points. He's raced for points at Atlanta Motor Speedway since he was 6 years old, and there is little left for him to accomplish. His father thought it was time to move on, to transition to Late Models and chase the bigger dream, the NASCAR dream.

Coffey will try to defend his home track at AMS

After starting this season's Thursday Thunder racing series with two straight wins, Alex Coffey will face his biggest challengers today at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

ELCA's Reeves commits to Virginia Tech

Sometimes when a talented high football player has several colleges courting his services, it can be a distraction.

ELCA's Reeves commits to Virginia Tech

Sometimes when a talented high football player has several colleges courting his services, it can be a distraction.

Henry BOE to appeal charter schools ruling

The Henry County Board of Education plans to appeal the recent court ruling affirming the authority of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission to approve charter school applications.