News for Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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Health board offers car-seat safety classes

Clayton County residents, who are receiving financial assistance to cover their medical and nutritional costs, can now receive a car seat for their infants and toddlers from the Clayton County Board of Health.

Clayton gearing up for census push

With today, April 1, marking "National Census Day," the return rate of the 2010 census for Clayton County residents stands at 38 percent, according to local census officials. In order to surpass the county's 2000 census return rate, the Clayton County 2010 Census Complete Count Committee is strengthening its efforts to reach communities less likely to respond.

Clayton Schools to go on spring break

Clayton County students will have a week off from learning subjects like English and mathematics, from Monday, April 5, to Friday, April 9, the school system has announced. The Clayton County Public Schools will be closed for spring break.

CSU English professors host local high schoolers

High school students from Clayton and Henry counties sat in on Clayton State University English classes on Wednesday, hearing discussions on varying literary topics, as part of Clayton State's "English Day" event sponsored by the university's Department of English.

McDonough man indicted in Statesboro death

A McDonough man is scheduled to appear in a Bulloch County court this month, facing assault and murder charges.

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Bookstore offers selection for children, teens

At Olde Towne Morrow, just over the covered bridge and to the right, stands a quaint, country house with sky-blue doors. Through those doors is a small treasure trove of books, geared specifically toward younger readers.

Road work a topic at McDonough meeting

McDonough does not have immediate plans for pedestrian-friendly road improvements in one of the city's older districts, a city official told a group of residents recently, but a councilman said he would work to get sidewalks along one main road in the area.

Henry officer charged in gas-theft case

A Henry County Police officer has been fired, for allegedly stealing gasoline from the county.

Tea Parties mark milestone in civil rights - Tina Dupuy

The most pivotal scene in our nation's recent civil rights history was not, as some would assume, electing the more qualified, younger and dynamic presidential candidate (of a different party than George W. Bush) who also happened to be half African. It was, in fact, the self-proclaimed Tea Party protesters hurling racial epithets at members of Congress.

Volunteers honored during Adopt-a-Highway luncheon

Forty-seven local organizations were recognized, Wednesday, for their efforts to keep the streets and highways of Henry County clean.

The complexities of shopping - Valerie Baldowski

Shopping is not as simple as it used to be.

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Max is a 3 year old orange tabby, domestic shorthair.

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Mikey is a 9 year old Poodle.

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Jenkinsburg shows off newly renovated city hall; Fire-proof filing room added

The City of Jenkinsburg celebrated the opening of its newly remodeled city hall last Saturday afternoon and the festivities culminated with a ribbon cutting.

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Atlanta South greets returning heroes; Welcome plans for 148th are laid

A year in Afghanistan sounds like an eternity, but eventually a 12-month tour does run its course and it is time for the soldiers to return to their families and friends at home. For most of the National Guardsmen deployed, it even means a return to civilian jobs and lifestyles.

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Local dogs have their day on Red Devil Hill

The McIntosh State Bank Relay for Life K-9 Classic Dog Show on Saturday, March 20 was heartily enjoyed by two-footed and four-footed participants and spectators alike.

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Alice in Wonderland Jr. proclaimed a success

Patrons had the opportunity to step into the wacky world of Wonderland for a couple of hours right here in Jackson courtesy of Butts County Community Theatre, 27 young actors, and a dedicated crew of adult volunteers. The 2010 Youth production of the Butts County Community Theater was Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. and its production dates were Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 19, 20, and 21.

Jenkinsburg appoints five-member Planning Commission; Members will serve four-year terms

Jenkinsburg Mayor Kenneth Rooks presented an appointment to the Jenkinsburg City Council to establish a Planning Commission at the council's March 22 meeting.

David Ridgeway gives composting ideas to Azalea Garden Club

The Azalea Garden Club met on Tuesday, March 16 for their regular monthly meeting. Members were greeted by hostesses for the evening, Alma Abbott and Betty Moats, who served delicious refreshments in keeping with the St. Patrick's Day theme.

Central Georgia EMC sparks Future Achiever students

Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Rodney brought their brand new power system to share with Future Achiever elementary students.

Special Art Workshop Series coming to Butts County

Butts County Council for the Fine Arts President, Cheryl Hilderbrand, has received a grant from Grassroots Arts Program to promote the arts in Butts County. Come learn from the professionals at a series of three all-day workshops which will be presented at Generations Gallery in The Village at Indian Springs in April and May.

JHS SkillsUSA excels at State Conference

SkillsUSA students from Jackson High School competed in the SkillsUSA State Conference and Competition at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta on March 11-13.

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Bunny Hop ushers in Spring at Senior Center

Most of the party-goers were dressed in shades of green for the Bunny Hop at the Butts County Senior Center because the celebration in honor of Easter and Spring happened to fall on another festive date, St. Patrick's day, the day for honoring Irish congeniality as well as the patron saint of Ireland.

Regina Carter semifinalist for AQS Quilt Show & Contest

Regina Carter of Jackson has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2010 AQS Quilt Show & Contest, April 21-24, 2010 at the Paducah Expo Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Now that's Italian! Lucky's serves up classic, tasty take on Italian cuisine

Lucky's Italian Ristorante' on the square in downtown Jackson has been in operation for five years, and does an amazing job bringing the taste of Italy to our community at a reasonable price.