News for Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Food pantry seeks more support as need grows

Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Food Pantry officials are hoping to garner more corporate support for the non-profit organization's food ministries.

Transportation uncertainty leaves schools in limbo

After months of waiting to hear what Clayton County Public Schools officials are going to do about transportation for school-of-choice institutions, including two district-run charter schools, parents and administrators at these schools are still -- well -- waiting.

Local kids travel to Jekyll on scholarship

Ten middle school students from Clayton County Schools will study the natural environment of Jekyll Island, courtesy of the county's Kids Outdoors Scholarship.

Aviation museum welcomes Vietnam vets attending reunion

Vietnam veterans, from around the country, who were helicopter pilots during the war, are expected to visit a Hampton aviation museum, to check out its collection of aircraft.

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Children have 'Undersea Adventure' at library

"I'm a pout-pout fish, with a pout-pout face, so I spread the dreary-wearies all over the place ... BLUB, BLUB, BLUB," read Diane Flores, a youth services assistant at the Clayton County Headquarters Library.

Teenager surrenders, others wanted in burglary case

A Clayton County teenager was being held in the Henry County Jail Wednesday, and more suspects are being sought, for allegedly breaking into an acquaintance's home while the resident was on vacation.

Ankle monitor to remain on alleged Cracker Barrel assaulter

Troy Dale West, Jr., the Poulan, Ga., man who is awaiting trial for allegedly beating an Army reservist at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Morrow last September, can not ditch his ankle monitor, a Clayton County Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.

Jonesboro Firehouse Museum holds yard sale

As Jonesboro resident, John Warren, stepped into the Jonesboro Firehouse Museum/Community Center, for its yard sale -- like a magnet -- he was immediately pulled to a table showcasing beer-company paraphernalia for sell.

The third Gulf war - Will Durst

The president may have wrestled Afghanistan and Iraq to shaky standoffs, but the newest skirmish in the heads-up display of Air Force One shows him losing the third Gulf War, and losing badly. Taking shots from both sides -- from both sides.

Henry Police to update SWAT, patrol equipment

Henry County police officers are preparing to hit the streets with new equipment, which they believe will help them safely carry out their duties.

Odor causes gasoline-leak scare in McDonough

Firefighters in Henry County evacuated an automobile-parts store in McDonough, after a possible gasoline leak caused a scare for employees and customers.

Ankle monitor to remain on West

Troy Dale West, Jr., the Poulan, Ga., man who is awaiting trial for allegedly beating an Army reservist at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Morrow last September, can not ditch his ankle monitor, a Clayton County Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.

McDonough gets tougher on adult entertainment

The City of McDonough recently amended its existing ordinance dealing with adult entertainment to confine the businesses to a certain area, as well as restrict what goes on inside the establishments.

My sisters teach equality to the women of Afghanistan - Tom Purcell

As Afghanistan attempts to reach a peace accord with Taliban leaders, U.S. lawmakers, says USA Today, "have made clear that they want women's rights preserved in any potential deal to integrate former insurgents into the government."

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Children have 'Undersea Adventure' at library

"I'm a pout-pout fish, with a pout-pout face, so I spread the dreary-wearies all over the place ... BLUB, BLUB, BLUB," read Diane Flores, a youth services assistant at the Clayton County Headquarters Library.

Republican women's groups host separate political forums

Voters will get at least two opportunities to size up candidates running for various offices in the July primaries over the next few days.

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Henry's eighth-graders make gains on CRCT

Henry County School System data reveals moderate gains overall in performance on Georgia's spring standardized tests.

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