News for Friday, June 4, 2010

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Heyward helps NL Rookie of the Year chances with solid May

The following is a look at local players playng professional baseball:

Heatley to announce SACS

After a longer than normal wait, the residents of Clayton County are now a couple of days away from finding out what a review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools had to say about Clayton County Public Schools, after visiting the district nearly two months ago.

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Police seeking 'armed' murder suspect

Clayton County Police are seeking James Anthony S. Williams as a "strong person of interest" in the murder of a woman found dead in his College Park apartment on Friday, according to a police spokesperson. Lt. Tina Daniel said a relative of Williams called police on Friday about a possible dead body in his apartment. Williams lives at the Lake Regency Apartments in College Park. Police arrived at 4 p.m., and found the body of the woman, who had been shot multiple times with a "high-powered weapon," Daniel said.

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Taylor perseveres after basketball injury

Marvin D. Taylor, of Ellenwood, said a sports-related accident has taught him a valuable lesson about his athletic ability. "God can give you talent, and He can take it away," said Taylor, 17. "It's up to you to use that talent."

Coaches predict offensive firepower in county's first all-star game

North Clayton coach Doug Henry and his Mundy's Mill counterpart Patrick Smith did not make any predictions about Saturday's Clayton County All-Star Baseball, but the two promise an exciting game.

McDonough wreck reportedly caused by diabetic shock

A case of diabetic shock was cited as the cause of a three-car wreck in McDonough Thursday night.

State reports no recent H1N1 activity

Reported hospitalizations and deaths associated with the Type-A Novel H1N1 influenza virus have dried up in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Republican candidates mount Scott offensive

Seeking to offset some of the Democratic Party's gains in the 2008 election, six Republican candidates in the 13th Congressional District have stepped forward to challenge incumbent congressman, U.S. Rep. David Scott. All six are expected to share their platforms and field questions Monday during a Republican candidate forum in Clayton County.

God is the source of all things - James C. Bell, Jr.

Our Holy Bible begins with these words: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean and God's Spirit was moving over the water."

3 jailed on drug-related charges in Henry

Bonds totaling $150,000 were set Friday for three Stockbridge men, after Henry County Police reportedly found $1.4 million worth of illicit drugs during a recent raid.

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Reality TV star to host local 'boot camp'

The Clayton County Tennis Center at International Park is borrowing some star power in order to get local tennis players into shape.

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Lt. Gov. Cagle tours Hampton manufacturing facility

A manufacturing facility in Hampton received some close scrutiny from a high-profile state leader on Friday.

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Class of 2010: More than 200 graduate Jackson High

The commencement ceremonies for the 207-member Jackson High School Class of 2010 did not officially begin until 7 p.m., Friday, but all of the parking lots surrounding Red Devil Hill were quickly filling, and there were long lines entering the stadium, by 6 p.m.

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Henderson Middle School bids farewell to rising freshman

Early on Friday morning, Henderson Middle School held its traditional "Moving On" ceremony for 245 eighth-grade students who were leaving to attend Jackson High School next fall.

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Library wraps up Story Time program; Summer Reading Club begins

The Story Time program of the Jackson-Butts County Public Library celebrated the end of the year, and the beginning of the summer season, with a party in the back parking lot of the library on Tuesday, May 25.

Jenkinsburg updates comprehensive plan

The Jenkinsburg City Council has voted to send a partial update of the city's Comprehensive Plan to the Three Rivers Regional Commission, some three months after it was originally due.

Butts Co. Magistrate Court Report: May 11-17, May 18-24

Chief Magistrate Gigi Leverette Hoard reports the following individuals were brought before the Butts County Magistrate Court for First Appearance Bond Hearings during the period of May 18-24:

Fees on automobile tags revised

The recently passed Georgia House Bill 1055 raised fees for a number of permits and services provided by government agencies. The bill impacts fees charged by the Probate Court, Sheriff's Office, Magistrate Court, and Tax Office among others.

Jackson-Butts County Library announces summer calendars

The Jackson-Butts County Public Library will sponsor programs with the theme, "Make a Splash... Read," each Tuesday at 10 a.m., from June 1 to July 27. The programs will be held at the Jackson-Butts County Exchange Building (Fair Grounds). Everyone is invited to these free programs:

Operation Roundup donates $21,150 to area organizations

The Central Georgia EMC Foundation Board, which oversees the Operation Round Up program for CGEMC, awarded grants totaling $21,150 in the Central Georgia EMC territory for the month of April.

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JHS students, teachers test engineering skills; Paper structure holds 1,615 pounds

Teachers want to hold the attention of their students. They want to make students eager to learn. They know that one way to do that is to tie the concepts studied in class to real-world applications.

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Watchful eyes

Inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Information Technology (IT) Monitoring Center, employees appear glued to their computer screens.

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LAST CALL....SOLD! Auction house a bargain hunter's trove

It could be said that Samantha Patrick is more or less in the family business: selling stuff to the highest bidder.

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Police seeking 'armed' murder suspect

Clayton County Police are seeking James Anthony S. Williams as a "strong person of interest" in the murder of a woman found dead in his College Park apartment on Friday, according to a police spokesperson. Lt. Tina Daniel said a relative of Williams called police on Friday about a possible dead body in his apartment. Williams lives at the Lake Regency Apartments in College Park. Police arrived at 4 p.m., and found the body of the woman, who had been shot multiple times with a "high-powered weapon," Daniel said.

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Mehaffey strives to reach stardom in dance

Alice Mehaffey wants to be known the world over.

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Reality TV star to host local 'boot camp'

The Clayton County Tennis Center at International Park is borrowing some star power in order to get local tennis players into shape.

Coaches predict offensive firepower in county's first all-star game

North Clayton coach Doug Henry and his Mundy's Mill counterpart Patrick Smith did not make any predictions about Saturday's Clayton County All-Star Baseball, but the two promise an exciting game.

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