News for Friday, May 14, 2010

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ELCA's Baker closes out career with title in 3200

Talk about a great way to end your high school track career.

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Henry Medical Center honors DAISY Award recipient

Travis Cochran said he was astonished to learn he had been chosen for a top honor from his employer.

Seniors clash one last time in annual all-star game

Cameron Solomon will don his Lovejoy uniform for one last time Sunday in the Clayton/Henry All-Star Basketball Game, and the senior is predicting that he will end his career on a high note.

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Seniors boogie with a purpose at Mayfest

Senior citizens, from around the area, gathered at Clayton County International Park on Friday to exercise, learn, and get down with their bad selves.

Red Cross hosting annual blood drive at AMS

Officials with the American Red Cross hope to get a last "draw" from area blood donors, before the summer officially begins.

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Fallen law-enforcement officers honored by comrades

More than 100 police officers and deputies from Henry County saluted in silence Friday morning, as the Henry County Police Department hosted a law-enforcement memorial service to pay tribute to those who had lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Lee Street ends year with spring fling

The grounds at Lee Street Elementary School were teeming with people: Children enjoying horseback rides, playing golf and beanbag, and jumping up and down on huge inflatable toys on Friday evening. Even a Burmese python was slithering its way around the arms of several children.

Stockbridge works toward better days

So many great things happened in six seasons at Creekside for Kevin Whitley, that it's plausible he never experienced anything like his first year at Stockbridge.

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McIntosh Trail welcomes new Head Start class

Classes start Monday for the McIntosh Trail Early Head Start Program in Locust Grove. Sha'Candilus Green said she enrolled her 21-month-old daughter, Marriah Smith, in the program to learn how to interact with other children.

Clayton BOE to discuss budget at work session

Clayton County Public Schools officials will sit down with members of the county's board of education to discuss the district's proposed fiscal year 2011 budget, during a called work session on Monday.

Dog dies while saving Ellenwood family from fire

Members of an Ellenwood family owe their lives to their dog, but they will not get a chance to show him their appreciation.

Do you believe there is a heaven? - James C. Bell

I was talking with a young Army officer at the Airport the other day, and as I shared with her how God loved her, I asked a very important question: I said; Now we know this won't happen, but just suppose you died tonight and you stood before God and He asked you --"Why should I let you into my heaven?"

Murphy drops out of commission race

Only two weeks after qualifying to run, Lovejoy Mayor Joe Murphy has abandoned a bid to seek the District 4 seat on the Clayton County Commission.

Henry, Clayton police seek Waffle House robber

Police are searching for a suspect, who they believe committed armed robberies at two Waffle House restaurants. Henry County Police said the individual robbed one of the restaurant chain's locations in Henry County on Thursday, then committed a similar crime shortly thereafter in Clayton County.

'Mr. Clayton County Water' Huie dies at 91

Morrow native, Edward Lynn "E.L." Huie, Jr., was a man who made a difference everywhere he went. After earning a degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1940, Huie joined the U.S. Navy to fight the Japanese during World War II.

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Babb student overcomes odds, achieves honor

For Abby Dixon, life has never been easy. The 13-year-old seventh-grader at Babb Middle School, has had challenges many youngsters have never faced. She lived in foster care before her grandmother took her in, and her twin brother, Robert, is autistic.

ELCA's Baker closes out career with title in 3200

Talk about a great way to end your high school track career.

'Mr. Clayton County Water' Huie dies at 91

Morrow native, Edward Lynn "E.L." Huie, Jr., was a man who made a difference everywhere he went. After earning a degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1940, Huie joined the U.S. Navy to fight the Japanese during World War II.

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Airport exhibit spotlights prohibited imports

Annie Knape, a passenger at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was recently waiting for a flight to Raleigh, N.C., when she decided to venture to Concourse E.

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