News for Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Riverdale anticipates completion of 'The Promenade'

The path to the front entrance of what will soon be Riverdale's new City Hall takes a visitor nearly knee deep into a track left in the mud by the large tire of a piece of construction equipment.

Hampton to hold spring festival Saturday

The City of Hampton is putting the final touches on its spring festival.

Gubernatorial candidate Scott speaks in Stockbridge

The budget crunch facing local school districts can be traced back to the way the state handles its annual budget, a state legislator told a roomful of Henry County Republicans this week.

H1N1-related hospitalization cases spike

The number of hospitalizations related to the 2009 H1N1 novel influenza virus is increasing throughout the state of Georgia.

Teen charged in robbery, kidnapping case

A teenager is being held in the Henry County Jail on $20,000 bond, suspected of robbing another teen after a high-school basketball game.

Lampl rides high voter turnout to Morrow victory

The more than 600 votes cast in Tuesday's city council special election in Morrow amounted to the highest number of votes in a city election there in recent history, according to Morrow City Clerk and Elections Registrar Evyonne Browning.

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Steele

Steele is 3 year old gray and white, domestic shorthair.

Man sentenced to life in shaken-baby case

A Clayton County jury returned four guilty verdicts, on Wednesday, against a man accused of shaking to death one of his girlfriend's 17-month-old twins, a prosecutor said.

BOC creates transit alternative for medically disabled

With only two weeks left until the closure of the C-TRAN bus service, many in the community have expressed fears that the service's paratransit riders -- many of whom are elderly or medically disabled -- would be left with no means of getting to life-saving doctor's appointments.

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Miss Liza

This sweet little girl is a 3 year old, black and white domestic shorthair.

Wedding turns into mini-adventure - Valerie Baldowski

This is the second installment of what I began writing last week, regarding family weddings. I am now convinced that too many of them, coming too close together, can make a body come unhinged. The mind will soon follow.

Why we need more Irish spirit - Tom Purcell

Their slogan wasn't "Irish need not apply." It was worse. I speak of a battle I witnessed in Old Town, Alexandria, Va., a decade ago -- a battle that involved a popular Irish pub, Pat Troy's Ireland's Own, and a condo association.

Kooky Kabuki terrain - Will Durst

This health-care thing has driven people crazier than Johnny Depp in a Max Fleischer cartoon on acid. Pro or con, your rhetoric better be cranked up to eleven and soaring past the outer orbit of Neptune, or you're going to be as invisible as a tax collector with a soggy paper plate full of Swedish meatballs sitting next to the deceased at a wake.

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Lampl wins Morrow City Council seat

John Lampl is going back to the Morrow City Council after a 12-year absence from the governing body.

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Water authority promotes 'Fix A Leak Week'

While minor in appearance, a leaky faucet can waste more than 2,500 gallons of water a year, according to local water authority officials. To show residents how simple leak fixes can conserve water and keep their water bills low, the Clayton County Water Authority is joining water authorities across the country in celebrating national "Fix A Leak Week."

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Riverdale anticipates completion of 'The Promenade'

The path to the front entrance of what will soon be Riverdale's new City Hall takes a visitor nearly knee deep into a track left in the mud by the large tire of a piece of construction equipment.

Local doctor receives cancer society award

The Terese Lasser Memorial Award, given by the American Cancer Society (ACS), annually recognizes and honors someone, who has made outstanding contributions to the society's Reach to Recovery program, a volunteer network connecting breast cancer survivors with those who have received a breast cancer diagnosis.

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