News for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Extension Office to host 4-H cooking class

Classes are full for the fifth installment of a 4-H class designed to teach local children how to cook for themselves.

Summer day camps stimulate dancers' creativity

The young girls quietly took their places on the dance floor and began their morning stretches.

Fort Gillem suspect charged with murder

The U.S. Army is holding a 29-year-old soldier, from the Virgin Islands, in pre-trial confinement, as the suspect in the June 17 shooting of Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado, at Fort Gillem in Forest Park, according to a statement from the Army.

4-H camps to teach children life skills

Local youngsters will get instructions on various life skills -- such as saving energy, canning, and how to start a business -- during Georgia 4-H day camps this summer, according to Laura Garrett, 4-H agent at the Clayton County Extension Office.

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'Hearts' raises funds with 1920s whodunit

Enter "The Juice Box," a 1920s jazz bar filled with flappers and mobsters, where the music doesn't stop and the juice keeps coming. It also happens to be a stage for a murder most foul, which the public will be invited to solve -- over dinner, of course.

Morrow rejects 2011 budget on first vote

The Morrow City Council will host a special called meeting today at 3 p.m., at the Morrow Municipal Complex, to try to adopt the city's proposed fiscal 2011 budget, which failed to gain approval on Tuesday.

Tough sell - Peter Funt

There's nothing, absolutely nothing, that BP could say in an ad that would change my thinking about the oil business or prompt me to buy BP gas. So it's hard to fathom why BP continues to run so many expensive ads in the midst of the unchecked disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The upside to hiring independent contractors - Tom Purcell

It could turn out to be a good thing. According to CNNMoney.com, the traditional full-time job with benefits is being displaced by temporary or contract positions.

Young Thornton joins the family business

The night before Riley Thornton's first race ever, he was talking his dad's ear off. Just back from his first practice session Wednesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the 13-year-old from Peachtree City had much to discuss -- the 17:90 lap time, which he wasn't pleased with and the bump his Bandolero absorbed from another car that bent the axle of his left rear tire.

White rebounds for second place at Ga. Juniors

Locust Grove's Davin White came up just short Thursday in the final round of Georgia Junior Championship and settled for second place in the golf tournament held in Columbus.

Record could fall at AMS tonight

Doug Stevens is a legend around the Atlanta Motor Speedway for not only his racing skills, but also for his mechanical expertise.

Henry Players ready to spin 'Charlotte's Web'

By Valerie Baldowskivbaldowski@henryherald.comThe Henry Players' latest theatrical production will use a simple barnyard setting to illustrate the value of friendship. "Charlotte's Web" opens tonight at the Henry County Performing Arts Center (PAC), and continues through Sunday.

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Panda

Panda is 5 year old Chinese Crested.

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Gino

Gino is a flamepoint Siamese mix.

Archives offers history in maritime records

McDonough resident, Nancy Sandberg, is looking for any records she can find, at places such as the Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta, that will shed some light on her family tree's distant connection to the pirate known as "Blackbeard."

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'Hearts' raises funds with 1920s whodunit

Enter "The Juice Box," a 1920s jazz bar filled with flappers and mobsters, where the music doesn't stop and the juice keeps coming. It also happens to be a stage for a murder most foul, which the public will be invited to solve — over dinner, of course.

Politics as usual, exponential factor four - Will Durst

In an age of relentless change, it's heartening to be able to count on a few simple things. Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann ranting and raving one pulse short of an aneurism. Water flowing downhill.

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Henry Players ready to spin 'Charlotte's Web'

The Henry Players' latest theatrical production will use a simple barnyard setting to illustrate the value of friendship. "Charlotte's Web" opens tonight at the Henry County Performing Arts Center (PAC), and continues through Sunday.

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Summer day camps stimulate dancers' creativity

The young girls quietly took their places on the dance floor and began their morning stretches.

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