News for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Walker sweeps ELCA in second round

During the regular season, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy encountered Landmark Christian and Wesleyan, teams with two of the mightier lineups in all of Georgia. But after Wednesday's encounter with Walker, Chargers coach Doug Campbell said the Wolverines might be better.

Environmental wasteland - Martha Carr

There is something about the people and the environment of the Louisiana coastline that inspires government officials, particularly on the federal level, to look the other way until things have gone horribly wrong, and then rush in with too little too late.

Hall agrees to pay Riverdale for book debt

The City of Riverdale has agreed to drop its pursuit of ethics charges against City Councilman Wayne Hall, if he pays the unauthorized debt placed on a city charge card in full by the end of the business day on Monday.

BOC, Housing Authority at odds over spending

The board of the Housing Authority of Clayton County (HACC) has recently come under fire from some members of the county's Board of Commissioners (BOC), who believe the authority is wasting its money on programs and initiatives that fall outside its intended purpose.

County recycling road-paving materials

Henry County officials say some of the county's blacktop is going "green."

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Clayton Special Olympics gets underway in Riverdale

The athletes proudly marched around the track at Southern Crescent Stadium, in Riverdale, while the fanfare of college fight songs, such as the "Notre Dame Victory March," was blasting through the stadium's speaker system, on Wednesday.

Officials: Vet Wall repairs, improvements progress

Workers are making progress in repairing the Veterans Wall of Honor, according to Henry County government officials, who hope to have repairs completed for Memorial Day services.

Ola's season comes to an end at Wayne County

For the second straight year the Ola High baseball team saw its season come to an end in the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

Henry County offering teen driving course

Henry County's Life Management Solutions Department will be offering a summer driver-education course for teenagers, with assistance from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

McDonough upgrading water system

Construction of a new million-gallon, elevated, water-storage tank in McDonough is scheduled to begin next month, according to City Administrator Billy Beckett.

Hey, big spenders - Tom Purcell

I don't know who they are, but I've got to hand it to them. I'm too cynical to do what they do.

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Hampton Depot Museum now open to the public

History enthusiasts can visit the Hampton Depot Museum to see sports trophies dating back more than 70 years, a liquor bottle from the prohibition era, and a 1912 wooden wheelchair.

Riverdale looks strong heading to state

Riverdale coach Dwight Callaway gave his team a much-deserved day off Wednesday as he attended to some yard work.

Annual 'Jonesboro Days' celebration this Saturday

Visitors and long-time residents of Jonesboro will be invited downtown this weekend to reunite, enjoy barbecue, listen to live music, and experience the city's historical and cultural assets.

Budget cuts mean non-renewals for 72 teachers

While classroom teaching positions in Clayton County Public Schools were supposed to be safe from the chopping block, at a time when many other positions in the district are expected to be cut, the reality is that School System Superintendent Edmond Heatley's $84 million budget-reduction plan may force some teachers out of their jobs.

Henry BOE proposes 2010-11 furlough days

Some 5,200 Henry County School System employees could be effected by more furlough days.

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Methodist Academy teaches respect for flag

Kim Westbrook said she wants her students to learn the value of patriotism, and to appreciate the sacrifices of military personnel.

Summer camp just around the bend - Valerie Baldowski

Even before the end of the school year, I am already seeing signs of summer. I have received my first note from my son's school about registration for their annual summer camp program.

Boot drive fund-raiser begins today

The Henry County Fire Department will participate in the 21st Annual Give Burns the Boot drive today through Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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Chip

Chip is a six-month-old Chihuahua mix. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current.

Clayton Schools' graduation schedule

Clayton County Public Schools will hold graduation ceremonies for eight high schools, May 28-29, at the Georgia Dome,

Annual 'Jonesboro Days' celebration this Saturday

Visitors and long-time residents of Jonesboro will be invited downtown this weekend to reunite, enjoy barbecue, listen to live music, and experience the city's historical and cultural assets.

Clayton Schools' graduation schedule

Clayton County Public Schools will hold graduation ceremonies for eight high schools, May 28-29, at the Georgia Dome, which is located at One Georgia Dome Drive, in Atlanta. Shuttle buses will be available to carry family members between Tara Stadium, located at 1055 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro, and the Georgia Dome. There will be a $5 fee to ride the shuttle bus.

Vintage movie posters hang at Hartsfield-Jackson

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's newest rotating exhibit shines a spotlight on the stars of yesteryear. Fifteen movie posters, from the 1930s and 1940s, are on display in an exhibit called, "Vintage Poster Art from Atlanta's Loew's Grand Theater." The posters will hang in the airport's atrium until June 22, according to DeAllous Smith, a media relations officer for the airport.

Ola's season comes to an end at Wayne County

By Kevin Price

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