News for Monday, March 22, 2010

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Beauty supply shop looks to prosper in old Publix location

Tamika Kemp moved to Lovejoy from Richmond, Va., only two weeks ago, but she has already established herself as a regular customer at the U.S. Beauty Mart in Jonesboro.

Local reaction to health-care bill sharply divided

Like the vote on the health-care reform bill that passed the U.S. House Representatives Sunday night and awaits President Barack Obama's signature, local reaction to the historic measure is sharply divided, mostly along party lines.

City to hear ethics complaint findings

The City of Riverdale will host a special called meeting on Wednesday, March 24, at 6 p.m., at Riverdale City Hall, in order to hear findings on an ethics complaint filed against City Councilman Wayne Hall by Councilman Kenny Ruffin.

Riverdale brush fire still under investigation

Investigators in the Clayton County Fire Department's Fire Marshall's Office are still looking into the cause of a weekend brush fire that destroyed 20 salvage cars, and a nearby home, a fire department spokesman said on Monday.

County hosting Easter events for children, teens

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is not putting all of its eggs into one basket this weekend. They will be spread throughout Clayton County International Park, and at the bottom of the pool at the Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center.

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Preschoolers hop during MDA fund-raiser

Cheered on by her classmates, Applegate Academy and Preschool student, Ashli Holliman, 4, hopped like she had never hopped before. Wearing bunny ears and flailing her arms frantically, almost as if in an effort to boost her hang time, Holliman accomplished 80 hops -- each one raising a little bit of money for the Georgia Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and for children unable to hop themselves.

Surma informed educators about federal competition

"It's people like you, who are leaders in the teaching core," Henry County Schools Superintendent Michael Surma told top educators in the Henry County School System on Saturday.

Heatley: Schools deficit may top $119 million

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley announced on Monday that the school system will not follow the lead of neighboring school districts by proposing school closures, and massive layoffs, but added that everyone in the district will share the pain of budget cuts.

Life before politics - Mike Reagan

Anyone that knows my politics understands that I consider myself pro-life; however, as I have written often, I also recognize that millions of Americans feel differently than I do and that we must continue to respect each other as Americans even though we share this fundamental difference of opinion.

What change looks like - Joel Hall

It's been a long road, but more than a year after being promised change we could believe in, we have finally witnessed change that is undeniable.

Eric Massa is taking back the spotlight from the starlets - Tina Dupuy

Congressman Eric Massa's abrupt retirement and his ensuing talk show blitz consumed the media with tawdry details of his career's implosion.

Now playing right field Jason Heyward

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL. --- Or, Kissimmee, or Disneyworld, if you prefer.

Mundy's Mill edges Mt. Zion for the Bulldog Classic title

Mount Zion hosted the first major track and field championship at Southern Crescent Stadium over the weekend.

Spring Sports Round-up

Rush fires no hitter as Tech beats UNC

Mundy's Mill edges Mt. Zion for the Bulldog Classic title

Mount Zion hosted the first major track and field championship at Southern Crescent Stadium over the weekend.

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