News for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Burglary Suspects found in dumpster by police

Two Clayton County burglary suspects were being held in the Henry County Jail Wednesday, on $20,000 bond each, for allegedly breaking into a Stockbridge business. Police reportedly found the men, at the scene of the alleged crime, hiding in a dumpster.

No bond for Rex man in molestation case

A Rex man is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail, accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl.

Arts events planned for McDonough Square

Local artists and musicians will be in the spotlight with two events this month: McDonough Arts will sponsor "Art Attack" Saturday, June 5, from noon to 5 p.m., and its "Dancing Under The Stars" fund-raiser, on June 12, at 7:30 p.m. Both will be held on the McDonough Square.

Donations help Noah's Ark care for animals, children

Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home has reached its goal of raising $100,000, to pave areas of its habitat. In a separate venture, a group of local children is collecting items to make a donation of its own.

Hensel named business consultant of the year

The Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network recently named Kyle Hensel, area director of the SBDC at Clayton State University, it's 2009 Consultant of the Year.

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For local youths, tennis classes summer option

Sometimes, video games get a bum wrap. They are often blamed for children staying in doors to play electronic games, rather than spending time outside and getting plenty of physical exercise. But, maybe Mother Nature ought to say, "Thanks," to her electronic rivals every once in awhile.

Wachovia-Wells Fargo transition continues

The Wachovia to Wells Fargo & Company transition is underway in Georgia, and across the Southeast, according to officials with Wells Fargo.

School system to hold construction meeting

Construction officials from Clayton County Public Schools will meet with residents who live near North Clayton High School tonight to let them know the district is about to begin construction of an auxiliary gymnasium at the school.

WWII vet's poem brings battlefield friendship to life

"In memory of a soldier, I write, of a buddy who died in the fight;

Clayton Schools' hierarchy reorganized for next year

Clayton County Public Schools is set to experience an administrative shakeup in less than a month, according to a new organizational chart that was drawn up by Superintendent Edmond Heatley, and posted on the school system's web site late last week.

Officials report decline on 5th-grade writing test

Fifth-graders in the Henry County School System struggled on the state's Spring 2010 Writing Test. However, one school is lauding the use of web-based study tools, that put it above the rest.

Happy Birthday Tina Carr - Martha Carr

June 1st marked the birthday of two great ladies who were both born on this day in 1926. One was Marilyn Monroe, who is permanently fixed in our collective consciousness as a thirty-something but would now be a senior citizen talking on a cell phone and going to see "Shrek IV" in 3D, maybe with a few grandchildren. It's a nice image.

County moves on plans for 911 center

A new, larger emergency 911 operations center in Henry County is one step closer to reality. During its June 1 meeting, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for a Governmental Encroachment Agreement with Georgia Power, a routine step needed for the new facility.

Another milestone in growing up - Valerie Baldowski

I am receiving increasingly clear and obvious messages that my son is growing up before my very eyes.

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Bike Ride kicks off June Wellness Program

Charles Arvey and his 15-year-old son, Chas, let down the tailgate of their truck to unload two bicycles, in preparation for wheeling them across the parking lot of First Baptist Church of McDonough, to join a group of cyclists.

Thursday Thunder series returns to AMS tonight

Atlanta Motor Speedway's showcase race - Labor Day Classic 500 - is still three months away, but the NASCAR track will be busy the majority of the summer.

Shadden steps down as baseball coach at Henry County

When high school baseball teams return to the diamond next season, Henry County head coach Jason Shadden will have to find something else do with his time.

All-Star game a hit with players, coaches

At halftime of last year's first Henry County All-Star Football Game, referees approached both coaching staffs of the North and South teams with a warning. On the field, the play was physical and players were getting confrontational. If a dose of civility didn't return, the referees said, the game would be stopped.

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Kiwi

Kiwi is a two and a half year old Pug.

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Paris

Paris is a one year old Maine Coon mix.

Clayton Schools' hierarchy reorganized for next year

Clayton County Public Schools is set to experience an administrative shakeup in less than a month, according to a new organizational chart that was drawn up by Superintendent Edmond Heatley, and posted on the school system's web site late last week.

Leadership Clayton graduates its 38th class

County and state leaders gathered at Clayton State University Wednesday to honor the newest class of Leadership Clayton graduates.

WWII vet's poem brings battlefield friendship to life

"In memory of a soldier, I write, of a buddy who died in the fight;

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Donations help Noah's Ark care for animals, children

Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home has reached its goal of raising $100,000, to pave areas of its habitat. In a separate venture, a group of local children is collecting items to make a donation of its own.

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