News for Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Contest offers 50 tickets to AMS race

Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) is offering a chance for a NASCAR fan, and 49 friends, to spend Labor Day weekend at the track.

Late signature delays MARTA referendum

A non-binding referendum to see if Clayton County voters want to pay into the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) system will not come before voters until November, due to a late signature from the governor's office.

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Library uses magic to instill joys of reading

Hocus Pocus. Alakazam. Bippidi-Boppidi-Boo. Presto.

Lightning causes fires in Jonesboro, Riverdale

Lightning storms spawned at least three fires, and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage in Clayton County on Wednesday night.

'Rumors,' 'Into the Wild' debut at gallery

The Arts Clayton gallery in Jonesboro premiered two new art exhibits on Thursday night -- "Visual Stories: Rumors," by Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS) artist Kathy Rennell Forbes, and "Into the Wild," a group show featuring various artists.

Parking rates at Hartsfield-Jackson going up

Visitors and travelers will have to pay more to park at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as of July 1, according to Katena Carvajales, media relations manager for the airport.

Headquarters library puts 'Antiques on the Lawn'

What do antiques, pacific island dancers, writers and "Jack and the Beanstalk" have in common?

Road dedication today in memory of Sgt. Beale

A fallen soldier from McDonough will be honored with a road dedication today, on the first anniversary of his death.

BOE hopefuls vow to lead, support teachers

Listening to Clayton County Board of Education Member Pamela Adamson, and preacher, Richard Jones, of New Macedonia Baptist Church, speak about the needs of Clayton County Public Schools, the pair almost sound as if they are speaking in unison.

On fixer-uppers - Tom Purcell

If only more Americans had bought fixer-uppers. Maybe I'd better explain.

Isn't there a better option than overpriced vacations? - Curt Yeomans

I believe some theme parks are going to bleed the wallets of far-too-eager tourists dry before the too-high limit of just about everything is reached.

Henry ranks high in Clean Air Schools campaign

Officials with The Clean Air Campaign announced recently that Henry County has the third-highest participation rate among counties, state-wide, in the campaign's Clean Air Schools Program.

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Hill gets appointment to West Point

Jared Hill thanks his mother for planning the week-long trip to Annapolis, Md., last summer.

Warehouse accident injures four

Four people were reportedly injured Thursday, as a result of an accident at a local warehouse.

When the wrong man comes a-callin' - Ronda Rich

In a small town in Arkansas, I was leaving a social gathering of divorced women who had found solidarity in their situations. Many are women who, later in life, have found themselves divorced from influential men.

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Animal shelter to charge restructured fees

The Henry County Animal Control Shelter is making it cheaper to adopt a dog, or cat, but owners who allow the animals to go unchecked, and run free, face new fees, and fines.

Road dedication in memory of Sgt. John Beale today

A fallen soldier from McDonough will be honored with a road dedication today, on the first anniversary of his death.

Early voting in Henry County begins Monday

Early voting for the July primaries in Henry County is scheduled to begin Monday.

Patrick family bonds through drag racing

Some families spend quality time golfing.

Racing is sport of choice for Plott brothers

When Kyle and Kason Plott got their first taste of racing at young ages, they became hooked. Kyle, who is now 14, climbed into his first racing car when he was six. Kason, 12, was five when he experienced racing for the first time.

Colvin fighting for her racing life

Amber Colvin walks around the garages in jeans and a gray tank top, stopping by to visit the drivers she knows, the ones she wants to keep racing against. Besides the inside of a racecar, this is where she's most comfortable: rubbing elbows with fellow drivers, holding a baby some mother thrust at her to pose for a picture, barely catching her breath in between signing autographs.

Headquarters library puts 'Antiques on the Lawn'

What do antiques, pacific island dancers, writers and "Jack and the Beanstalk" have in common?

When the wrong man comes a-callin' - Ronda Rich

In a small town in Arkansas, I was leaving a social gathering of divorced women who had found solidarity in their situations. Many are women who, later in life, have found themselves divorced from influential men.

Sporting event expected to boost county's economy

While youthful players, pitch, hit, and catch baseballs, during a youth baseball tournament in Henry County next month, parks and recreation officials, along with those at the Chamber of Commerce, will expecting the county to reap an economic boost.

Isn't there a better option than overpriced vacations? - Curt Yeomans

I believe some theme parks are going to bleed the wallets of far-too-eager tourists dry before the too-high limit of just about everything is reached.

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'Rumors,' 'Into the Wild' debut at gallery

The Arts Clayton gallery in Jonesboro premiered two new art exhibits on Thursday night — "Visual Stories: Rumors," by Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS) artist Kathy Rennell Forbes, and "Into the Wild," a group show featuring various artists.

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