News for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Landfill touted as energy boon

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with plans to capture methane emissions at the Clayton County Landfill in Lovejoy, in order to leverage the gas as a financial resource.

McDonough police probing teen-club vandalism

The owner of McDonough's 4Citys Teen Club says she has shut down her business, because she is convinced it is unsafe for her clientele to return.

Shots fired at Riverdale man escaping home invasion

Police are looking for three males, who allegedly tried to shoot a 19-year-old Riverdale man, who was escaping from the trio's clutches, during a reported home invasion Monday.

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Unidos going strong after 4 years

It was in late October, of last year, when Riverdale parent, Shawanda Thomas, realized her 5-year old son, Charles, was exceeding her expectations as a kindergartner at the Unidos Dual Language Charter School, in Forest Park.

CSU to host financial-aid assistance day

Ever had trouble figuring out if your parents' assets will disqualify you from receiving federal student aid, under the formula for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Reggie Ward headlines Riverdale Summer Concert Series

Reggie Ward, lead guitarist for the rhythm and blues group, "The S.O.S. Band," will open this year's Riverdale Summer Concert Series.

Church to host fund-raiser for disease research

On June 5, a dinner will be held at Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church to raise money for the Facio-scapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Society.

Giving drama a boost - Jason Smith

I think I may have found a new cause, to which I can devote myself.

The European Bailout - Martha Carr

The last-minute rescue of the Greek economy has a lot of similarities to bailing out the alcoholic sibling, who sulks in the back seat on the drive home from the drunk tank. Neither one is really remorseful, or even grasps the enormity of the problem, but they'll take the help and the money anyway and assume there's more where that came from.

Social studies scores drop on graduation test

Henry County high school students, along with others state-wide, fell off pace in social studies on Georgia's standardized graduation exam.

McDonough trims its liability insurance

The City of McDonough is adjusting a key insurance policy to save itself $42,000 per year in premiums, a savings which could be passed on to taxpayers.

Police hunting members of stolen-checks ring

McDonough Police are attempting to identify members of an alleged fraud ring, who have reportedly forged and cashed checks stolen from area mailboxes.

Manhattan flannel - Will Durst

There they go again. The Democrats, that is. All Mitch McConnell had to do was threaten to wave his arms and intone his mantra of "Activist Judges!" and they flinched like a red-headed stepchild in goal at the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

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McDonough family launches crusade

Ricky Springer is "Racing for a Cause," to raise awareness of disorders of the immune system.

Just the One: Readers question 'one coupon' limit

Q: "I went to the store this week with a coupon for fabric softener. I was excited to see a coupon attached to the neck of the fabric softener bottle for immediate savings.

Party's over: Luella swept by Lassiter

MARIETTA - Luella senior Cody Powell entered the bottom of the seventh inning nearing the 100-pitch mark and he knew he might be done soon. After two consecutive walks, it was clear he was. But that was OK. With a three-run lead, Luella followed the protocol it established throughout its most successful season in school history and brought in Julius Gaines to shut down Lassiter.

North Clayton looks for depth heading into preseason drills

Last football season, North Clayton went the furthest of any of the Southern Crescent schools when it reached the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

Party's over: Luella swept by Lassiter

MARIETTA – Luella senior Cody Powell entered the bottom of the seventh inning nearing the 100-pitch mark and he knew he might be done soon. After two consecutive walks, it was clear he was. But that was OK. With a three-run lead, Luella followed the protocol it established throughout its most successful season in school history and brought in Julius Gaines to shut down Lassiter.

Sheriff's Office opens its own summer camp

The Henry County Sheriff's Office is launching a program geared toward helping young people make good decisions for their futures.

Griffin's Boys, Girls Club awaits Henry youths

The Boys and Girls Club of Griffin anticipates enrolling more than 100 area children into its summer camp program, according to Boys and Girls Club of Griffin Executive Director Jennifer Parker.

Just the One: Readers question 'one coupon' limit - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I went to the store this week with a coupon for fabric softener. I was excited to see a coupon attached to the neck of the fabric softener bottle for immediate savings. When I went to the checkout, though, the cashier told me they only accept one coupon per item. I could use whichever one of the two coupons I wanted, but only one. Is this right? It did not say anything on the coupons about this. With the economy like it is, stores should be sensitive to consumers trying to save. I probably will shop at a different store next time. I look forward to hearing your insight."

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