News for Friday, June 25, 2010

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Clayton BOE to hold retreat on Saturday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a retreat today to review the role of board members, the contents of the recent Southern Association of Colleges and Schools report, and performance-evaluation dates for the board and School System Superintendent Edmond Heatley, the school system announced on Friday.

Test results: Henry's water within state, federal guidelines

The latest test results show that Henry County's drinking water is clean and safe.

NAACP hosts transportation discussion

The Clayton County chapter of the NAACP will host an information session, and discussion, about the future of public transportation in Clayton County. The session will take place on Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Community Services Authority building, located at 1000 Main St., in Forest Park.

Randall Meadows retires at Snapping Shoals EMC

Randall Meadows plans to take up a round of golf as his first activity in retirement.

Trio charged in computer-robbery case

Three Stockbridge suspects remained behind bars in Henry County Friday, for allegedly stealing a laptop computer from a teenage girl.

Authorities discuss celebratory gunfire prevention

On New Year's Eve of 2008, a bullet fired by a gun owner celebrating the new year landed in the center of Riverdale resident Arthur Hughes' dinning room. Hughes, an Army veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, wears the bullet on a lanyard around his neck as a reminder of what could have happened.

Lewis and Clark get 'life' for 2007 murder

Two men are facing life sentences for the 2007 murder of a Lovejoy man, who died while his children lay face down on the floor, during a home invasion, according to a Clayton County assistant district attorney.

When we love God, He knows our name - James C. Bell

I love the chorus we sing often in our worship services, "He knows my name." The words are: 'He knows my name, He knows my every thought, He sees each tear that falls and He hears me when I call."

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Stockbridge church reaches seniors with special ministry

Elaine Yeadon carefully laid out squares of brightly colored cloth on a table. Across the room, Karl Urbanitsch was stitching together more squares with yarn.

Man charged with impersonating Clayton deputy

A McDonough man was being held in the Henry County Jail Friday on $10,000 bond, after reportedly passing himself off as a deputy, in order to get a job as a security guard.

Train up a child - Chester Cook

I spent the last two days at a Samford University orientation, and the old Biblical Proverb 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he/she should go and when he/she is grown, he/she will not depart from it," really spoke to me this week with profound, ageless wisdom.

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Masons to host 46th annual barbecue, parade

For nearly half a century, members of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge have gathered to serve more than 3,000 pounds of slow-cooked barbecue to the community, topping it off with a Fourth of July Parade through downtown.

BMX racing comes to McDonough's Sandy Ridge Park today

Pedal power will be the mode of transportation this weekend as more than 160 riders are expected to converge on Sandy Ridge Park in McDonough when a state BMX qualifier comes to town on Saturday.

Clayton State gives high school basketball teams venue to hone skills

They dribbled into the lane, they played defense, shot free throws, listened to their coaches draw up plays and discussed strategy. They also put their skills to the test against other teams in scrimmages on one of two courts.

Smith named state's top track and field athlete

D.J. Smith realizes that there is a fine line between confidence and cockiness.

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DeCosta reflects on time at Hartsfield-Jackson

Inside a Department of Aviation meeting room at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta sat casually sipping coffee from a large Hartsfield-Jackson mug. He carefully sat the cup on top of his Wall Street Journal and began to tell his story.

Smith named state's top track and field athlete

D.J. Smith realizes that there is a fine line between confidence and cockiness.

Test results: Henry's water within state, federal guidelines

The latest test results show that Henry County's drinking water is clean and safe.

BMX racing comes to McDonough's Sandy Ridge Park today

Pedal power will be the mode of transportation this weekend as more than 160 riders are expected to converge on Sandy Ridge Park in McDonough when a state BMX qualifier comes to town on Saturday.

Lewis and Clark get 'life' for 2007 murder

Two men are facing life sentences for the 2007 murder of a Lovejoy man, who died while his children lay face down on the floor, during a home invasion, according to a Clayton County assistant district attorney.

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