News for Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Results vary when couponers return a purchase - Jill Cataldo

Q: "Suppose you buy an item for $5 and use a 50-cent coupon. If, for some reason, you have to return the item, are you entitled to $5 or $4.50?"

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Clayton Schools recognizes art competition winners

Sixteen students, who are winners in the Clayton County Public Schools' second annual All-County Art Competition, were feted for their artistic abilities, during a reception at the school system's Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Friday hearing set for candidacy challenge

The Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration will conduct a hearing Friday to determine the legitimacy of Lovejoy Mayor Joe Murphy's candidacy in the District 4 County Commission race.

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Student wins national poetry contest

Every Mother's Day for the last 10 years, it has been difficult for Shondell McCray to cope, since her mother, Gwendolyn Baggs, died of cancer.

Theology school expands to Henry County

Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology will offer courses this fall in McDonough, officials announced this week.

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Local couple preps for exchange program

Julie and Jaime Gonzalez are excited about taking part in a foreign-exchange student program. "I think it's going to be a different experience," said Jaime, 40. "It will be a good learning experience."

To be, or not to be --a ham - Jason Smith

I've discovered something about myself in recent months.

Stockbridge eyeing new employee pay scale

The City of Stockbridge is asking for help from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to determine how much its city employees should be paid.

The Birthers ruined Schwarzenegger's White House chance - Tina Dupuy

Imagine you have an action hero head of state: His bronzed muscles rippling as he battles balancing budgets, bureaucracy and lobbyists. He's a retina-searing international superstar who sets the political world ablaze.

State approval of charter schools wins support

The Henry County Board of Education, and other school boards around the state, are pondering whether to appeal a recent court ruling declaring that charter schools -- sanctioned by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission -- are constitutional.

Tourism advocates honored for service

The tourism industry adds $1.22 billion to the county's economy annually, according to the Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). On Tuesday, the individuals whose actions have encouraged people to come, stay, and spend money in the county, were honored.

CSU ready to launch master's in psychology

Clayton State University officials are gearing up to begin offering, this fall, a graduate-level version of one of its most popular bachelor's-degree programs.

Commissioners approve $250K for jail repairs

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $250,000 expenditure to pay for the first wave of substantial repairs to the Clayton County Jail.

Stockbridge reverses itself on adopted resolution

The City of Stockbridge officially rescinded a newly passed resolution to raise its hotel-motel tax to 8 percent. During Monday's meeting, the city council unanimously voted to rescind the resolution, which it had approved during its April 12 meeting.

The Birthers ruined Schwarzenegger's White House chance - Tina Dupuy

Imagine you have an action hero head of state: His bronzed muscles rippling as he battles balancing budgets, bureaucracy and lobbyists. He's a retina-searing international superstar who sets the political world ablaze. His occasional character "complexities" are always forgiven by perfectly timed press conferences. He's a cigar smoker, a Humvee driver. And yes, the nudes of him from the ‘70s are tasteful –– he's a Republican.

CSU ready to launch master's in psychology

Clayton State University officials are gearing up to begin offering, this fall, a graduate-level version of one of its most popular bachelor's-degree programs.

Arrested Eagle's Landing coach resigns

An Eagle's Landing assistant football coach has resigned, after he and his wife were arrested for allegedly assaulting a Locust Grove man, a school system official said Tuesday.

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'Clifford the Big Red Dog' visits McDonough

The faces of a roomful of youngsters lit up the McDonough Public Library recently when television's "Clifford the Big Red Dog" appeared as part of the Children's Book Week observance.

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