News for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Art competition recognizes local winners

Three students from Clayton County Public Schools were among the top five winners in this year's 13th Congressional District Student Art Competition.

Man charged in 2008 armed-robbery case

An Ellenwood man, recently convicted of robbing a pawn shop in Clayton County, will answer similar charges in Henry, in a case that had been unsolved for more than a year.

FTA denies congressman's plea for transit funds

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has denied a request from U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) to reconsider its decision to deny Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) for the addition of three new Xpress bus routes in Clayton County.

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Rotarians nearing completion of dictionary project

Third-graders at Lake City and Fountain elementary schools raced through their new dictionaries at their respective schools on Wednesday morning, in a race to see who could be the first person to find the definitions of "service," "determination," and "appreciation."

Police find pot under truck's hood

Clayton County Police say they arrested two men, Tuesday, after finding marijuana under the hood of the truck they were pulled over in.

Clayton Schools golf tournament's deadline approaches

Local golf enthusiasts, who are interested in teeing up for a game on the greens, have only two more weeks to sign up for Clayton County Public Schools' first golf tournament fund-raiser, and enjoy a reduced fee to participate.

Passengers laud airport's rental car center

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Canada with her two daughters -- visited the airport's rental car center.

Riverdale to go forward with ethics hearing

Members of the Riverdale City Council voted to move forward with an ethics hearing against Councilman Wayne Hall. On Wednesday, three of the four councilmembers voted in favor of conducting a hearing within the next 60 days, to determine if ethics charges should be filed against Hall for using his city credit card to purchase books used in his pursuit of a master's degree in public administration.

Childhood cancer can deeply test faith, courage - Valerie Baldowski

The strength and resiliency of children never fails to amaze me.

Health-care reform is a tough call - Martha Carr

The health-care bill has finally passed and been signed by President Obama. Whether this is good news, or creates a creeping sense of dread depends on a few variables.

Bell and Eagle's Landing bounce back

Eagle's Landing had not looked like itself in its past two games, and neither had its ace pitcher, junior Sam Bell. Two lopsided region losses, one brief, ineffective outing by Bell, and suddenly a bit of concern crept in on a season still young and for the taking.

Ola beats J-boro to keep streak alive

Ola baseball coach Ryan Parejko has talked to his team about approaching the season one game at time.

Injury aside, Storey getting back to championship form

Waymon Storey took some ridicule from his Morrow teammates as he posed for some pictures.

FTA denies congressman's plea for transit funds

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has denied a request from U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) to reconsider its decision to deny Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) for the addition of three new Xpress bus routes in Clayton County.

Passengers laud airport's rental car center

Before heading to Panama City, Fla., Jane Allen — a passenger who recently arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Canada with her two daughters — visited the airport's rental car center.

Clayton Schools golf tournament's deadline approaches

Local golf enthusiasts, who are interested in teeing up for a game on the greens, have only two more weeks to sign up for Clayton County Public Schools' first golf tournament fund-raiser, and enjoy a reduced fee to participate.

Police find pot under truck's hood

Clayton County Police say they arrested two men, Tuesday, after finding marijuana under the hood of the truck they were pulled over in.

Bell and Eagle's Landing bounce back

Eagle's Landing had not looked like itself in its past two games, and neither had its ace pitcher, junior Sam Bell. Two lopsided region losses, one brief, ineffective outing by Bell, and suddenly a bit of concern crept in on a season still young and for the taking.

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