News for Monday, March 1, 2010

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Goat feta a finalist in state competition

Nestled in a residential neighborhood just north of Fort Gillem, Decimal Place Farm, in Conley -- and the more than 20 goats on the property -- have quietly produced goat cheese for the past 15 years.

County mulls movie studio construction in Hampton

Later this month, a hangar at Tara Field could be transformed into a movie studio, launching Henry County into the movie-making business.

School employees, parents criticize budget cuts

Clayton County Public Schools bus drivers, media specialists, and parents told members of the Board of Education on Monday evening that the quality of education offered to the county's students will decline, if the school system implements $85.2 million in proposed budget cuts.

Code enforcement officer helps nab robbery suspects

A Clayton County code enforcement officer, listening to police radio traffic, helped authorities track down two men wanted after a bank robbery Monday afternoon, police said.

Streetscape groundbreaking rescheduled

Due to the likelihood of inclement weather, the City of Jonesboro has postponed its Streetscape Project Groundbreaking Ceremony, originally schedule for today.

Church deeds building to Good Shepherd Clinic

With a few cash donations, a home donated to First Baptist Church of Morrow, and a few dedicated doctors, the Good Shepherd Clinic began operating in 2000 as one of the first local organizations to provide free, primary health care to Clayton County's poor and uninsured.

Clayton Schools begins pre-k lottery registration

For the next two and a half weeks, Clayton County Public Schools will be registering potential students in the school system's pre-kindergarten lottery, according to an official with the program.

Immobile phones - Joel Hall

By and large, I consider myself to be a pretty tech-saavy person. I know my way around the inside of a computer, drool over high-tech, digital cameras, and can't wait to buy BioShock 2 for my XBox 360 Elite game console.

The promise of Scott Brown gone bad? Not really ... - Mike Reagan

Today, many grassroots Republicans, Independents and Tea Party members across the country are beginning to feel a hint of buyer's remorse over the most recent addition to the United States Senate -- Republican Scott Brown, of Massachusetts.

Sarah Palin -- The symbol of cynicism - Tina Dupuy

Sarah Palin will always be a Hail Mary Pass. She is a last-ditch, slapdash shot for a win. Regardless of facts, faux pas or folly, conservatives will continue to tout her as an asset as long as she continues to act like a battering ram to their opposition.

Riverdale finds familiar foe in its Class AAAAA tournament path

Riverdale girls basketball coach Tony Brinson can easily recount the past two meetings between the Lady Raiders and No. 6 Bradwell Institute. Neither one ended well. They were losses on both occasions, first in last year's Class AAAAA tournament and then in a Christmas tournament final this season.

Williams' dishes in 38 to lead Henry County to first-round victory

There's something about the state tournament that brings out the best in Henry County basketball player Briana Williams.

D-town squads get ready for second round

The Dutchtown girls appearance in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs probably won't raise many eyebrows. After all, the Bulldogs were in first and second place in the region the majority of the season.

Warhawks roll to first-round win

There must have been a time when many local high school basketball fans thought there was no way the Henry County Warhawks were going to make it to the Class AA tournament.

Sarah Palin — The symbol of cynicism - Tina Dupuy

Sarah Palin will always be a Hail Mary Pass. She is a last-ditch, slapdash shot for a win. Regardless of facts, faux pas or folly, conservatives will continue to tout her as an asset as long as she continues to act like a battering ram to their opposition.

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