News for Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Storm season raises emergency concerns

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is renewing its efforts to inform Georgia residents about emergency preparedness.

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Home sweet Home

The sound of nearly three dozen hammers pounding against wood echoed throughout Dunivin Drive, in Jonesboro, early Tuesday morning.

Search ongoing for Ellenwood teenager

The grandmother of a teenage runaway is pleading for her granddaughter, who left more than three months ago, to return home.

BOC revises building-code regulations

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved an ordinance Tuesday revising the county's building-code regulations.

Local youths now Forest Park library illustrators

Kielan Freeman was used to modeling clothes, acting in plays, and drawing illustrations of his pastor during church services -- but it was the challenge of drawing a picture of the rapper, Ludacris, that filled the 10-year-old Riverdale youth with anxiety.

Olde Towne starts Summer Concert Series

Beginning this weekend and continuing all summer long, Olde Towne Morrow will be a musical venue for local artists, covering the genres of country, folk, Christian rock and alternative, to name a few.

Volunteers, money needed to aid Haiti earthquake victims

An international group, focusing on children in need, has 300,000 meals ready to send to earthquake victims in Haiti.

BOE hopefuls want return to prestige

The race for the Clayton County Board of Education District 4 seat has shaped up to be a match between experience and youth. But all three candidates have expressed a desire to improve the school system to make it one of the best.

While the oil gushes - Tina Dupuy

The term "deep water" usually means you're in trouble, and "horizon" is what lies ahead. So, the ill-fated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon is aptly named.

Real tomatoes - Martha Carr

It is tomato-growing season, and this year, my neighbor, Mimi, and I have decided to get in on the action. With the help of our neighbors, Old Matt and New Matt, we've hung two Topsy-Turvy tomato plants from my back deck in Chicago, plus we planted one more Celebrity variety in a big pot.

Local pastor wins leadership, evangelism awards

A McDonough pastor has received two prestigious awards, one of which recognizes outstanding leadership, the other evangelism.

McDonough reduces its polling sites to one

Voters in McDonough are expected to have little trouble finding their precinct, in order to cast ballots in future elections.

Concerns arise as storm season begins

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is renewing its efforts to inform Georgia residents about emergency preparedness.

Why coupon shoppers love rainy days

Q: "In a previous column, you mentioned shopping Sunday through Wednesday, or the days the sales cycles overlap at the store.

Garden group hosts 'Assisted Living Day'

munity Gardens of Henry County expects some 80 senior citizens to take part in its Sixth Annual Assisted Living Day event on Thursday.

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Small farm features 'fainting goats'

The giant canine ambled across the field to the small 19th Century barn as the rain began to fall.

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