News for Monday, June 21, 2010

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Fort Gillem shooting victim was decorated soldier

Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado, a decorated soldier with 29 years of military service, is the victim of last week's deadly shooting at Fort Gillem, according to the U.S. Army.

BOC anticipates $8 million budget shortfall

A 4 percent salary reduction for all county employees is one possible remedy being offered by the chairman of the Clayton County Commission, in order to help plug an anticipated $8 million gap in the county's 2011 budget.

Gas prices up in June, after skid in May

Average gasoline prices in metro Atlanta have risen this month nearly as fast as they fell last month, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Cotillion program seeking participants for 2nd year

Applications are being accepted for the second year of a project designed to teach etiquette, and provide educational opportunities for young women.

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East Clayton Festival kicks off summer

The fourth annual East Clayton County Community Day Festival could have served as the official beginning of summer. On Saturday, it drew hundreds of families for inside, and outside, activities at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, in Rex.

Concern for kids, pets rises with temperatures

With the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures in the mid-90s for the next several days, the Georgia Department of Community Health is urging residents and motorists to be wary of the mid-day heat.

Vietnam helicopter crews visit Hampton's flying museum

The roar of the UH-1H "Huey" military helicopter, with the deep thumping sound made by the rapid spinning of its blades, pierced the air over Tara Field in Hampton recently.

Police searching for stolen vintage cars

Clayton County police detectives are trying to determine who stole two valuable, antique cars, and a trailer, from a Jonesboro home a week ago, according to a spokesperson for the police department. The items were valued at $82,500.

Cowboy Down - Will Durst

The same way that creme brulee is unlike pork rinds, and a Lincoln Town Car is not a pickup truck, so is Barack Obama not George Bush.

When adventure finds you - Joel Hall

There was a great philosopher who once said that people don't start living until they start making decisions. Over the past weekend, I made the decision to get engaged.

Reflecting on Father's Day - Mike Reagan

Last Sunday, most Americans took time to reflect upon the paternal love and support received from their fathers. And for those who are fortunate enough to still have their fathers remain a part of their lives, it was a time to give a warm and personal "thanks."

Braves spoil Davies' return to Atlanta with series sweep

It wasn't exactly the happiest of homecomings for former Stockbridge and Atlanta Braves' pitcher Kyle Davies.

Textbook selection input sought

There are 40 textbook publishers who want their books in classrooms across Georgia for the next few years. Starting next week, local residents can have a say in which books will be used.

Braves spoil Davies' return to Atlanta with series sweep

It wasn't exactly the happiest of homecomings for former Stockbridge and Atlanta Braves' pitcher Kyle Davies.

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Vietnam helicopter crews visit Hampton's flying museum

The roar of the UH-1H "Huey" military helicopter, with the deep thumping sound made by the rapid spinning of its blades, pierced the air over Tara Field in Hampton recently.

Reflecting on Father's Day - Mike Reagan

Last Sunday, most Americans took time to reflect upon the paternal love and support received from their fathers. And for those who are fortunate enough to still have their fathers remain a part of their lives, it was a time to give a warm and personal "thanks."

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