News for Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Multicultural Night

Roberta T. Smith Elementary School Principal Thomasina Goodgame is embracing her school's cultural diversity.

Local students set for Hawks Community Night

The City of Riverdale, State Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale), Clayton County Public Schools, and the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to give hundreds of local students a chance to put their talents on display at Philips Arena, during an upcoming Atlanta Hawks home game.

H1N1 hospitalizations, deaths rise statewide

State health officials are urging Georgia residents to get vaccinated for the novel Type-A H1N1 influenza virus, which spread rampantly through some populations last spring and summer.

Official: Entertainment big business in Georgia

While the economic downturn hit some industries hard, the entertainment industry has been performing well, according to Asante Bradford, digital entertainment liaison for the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Division.

Lawmakers rally support for transit-funding bill

On the eve of a crucial deadline for a bill that could provide a long-term funding source for public transportation in Clayton County, State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale), accompanied by past, and current, state lawmakers, rallied supporters of the legislation.

Henry hosts statewide fire seminar

Firefighters from around Georgia are converging in Henry County.

Area Realtors celebrate hopeful future

Realtors from across the Southern Crescent met, on Thursday, at the Metro South Association of Realtors' annual awards and recognition breakfast.

Repeat robber sentenced to life

A man who had already spent 10 years in prison for an armed robbery in DeKalb County, was convicted, Thursday, of robbing two hotels at gunpoint in Clayton County in 2007, prosecutors said.

Forest Park youth in trouble over 'sexting'

Malcom Radcliff recognizes that he made a mistake by sending a nude picture of himself to a 16-year-old, female classmate via his cell phone last month, according to a family member.

Extension office promoting community gardens

Ellenwood resident, Piper Williams, is already visualizing herself, her children, and her neighbors planting vegetables, side-by-side, in a community garden that is right now just a patch of dirt, sitting on a hillside behind the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, in Rex.

Renowned adventurer - Ronda Rich

Poet, my friend who reigns supremely in the Mississippi Delta, has few complaints, so when he voiced one the other day, I was not only surprised, I was astounded. Particularly when I heard what was troubling him.

The mistake of learning a language on the fly - Curt Yeomans

Salve! That's about as much Italian as I can speak right now, and it means "hello," in case you were wondering.

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Mirabella

Mirabella is a 2 year old Pomeranian mix.

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Sushi

Sushi is a 2 year old Flamepoint Siamese mix.

Forest Park youth in trouble over 'sexting'

Malcom Radcliff recognizes that he made a mistake by sending a nude picture of himself to a 16-year-old, female classmate via his cell phone last month, according to a family member.

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