News for Monday, June 28, 2010

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Food Pantry has largest one-day distribution

Henry County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Wilson guided motorists through the traffic jam that plugged Ga. Highway 42. Wilson said he began directing traffic into the Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Food Pantry at about 6 a.m., on June 26, though many needy families had arrived on-site an hour and a half earlier.

No firings in jail-release snafu

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough has chosen to mete out less severe punishment, rather than fire 15 jail supervisors and nine correctional officers, following the erroneous release of four jail inmates.

BOE approves revamped FY 2011 budget

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley announced, on Monday, that state approval to increase kindergarten class sizes, will allow the school system to end fiscal year 2011 with a modest surplus of approximately $300,000, despite adding money for a reworked transportation system for school-of-choice institutions.

Leaders want C-tran-related bill amended

Leaders on both sides of the C-TRAN public transportation debate have expressed concern that too many pennies on the dollar to fund public transit, might not be a good thing.

Cookout gets fathers involved at preschool

Travis Smith soaked in the sun's rays as he grilled his winning jerk chicken wings, made from a recipe composed of the collective ideas of friends.

H.E.A.T. targets impaired and speeding drivers

Efforts are underway to increase safety for holiday motorists in Georgia, by taking drunken drivers off the roads during the upcoming Independence Day weekend.

Average gas price rises by 4 cents

The average price for a gallon of unleaded, regular gasoline in Georgia jumped 4 cents in the last week, according to Jessica Brady, spokesperson for AAA Auto Club South. The increase pushed the average price in the state to $2.63, up from $2.59 last week.

Atlanta Fine Cars cited by code enforcement

The owner of a Clayton County car dealership has been cited for having cars parked on the right-of-way of Tara Boulevard, and the vehicles were impounded.

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Fireworks seller prepares for July Fourth push

Business was slow at Kim Hudson's Phantom Fireworks stand in Forest Park, but she said she was not discouraged about it.

The hypocrisy of the Left -- A general crisis - Mike Reagan

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who, until last week, was the leader of U.S, and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has resigned in the wake of derogatory comments made by the general and his staff during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

The new Karate Kid - Joel Hall

So, I just got out of the newest remake of "The Karate Kid," starring Jaden Smith, who until Saturday, I only knew as Will Smith's cocky, self-righteously complacent, 12-year-old son.

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