News for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Riverdale introduces plans for Wilson Road park

After eight months of design and stakeholder meetings, the Riverdale City Council has received a conceptual master plan for a new park on Wilson Road. It will replace, and add to, amenities once found at Travon Wilson Park, which the city sacrificed to construct the Riverdale Town Center project.

Water authority wins national finance reporting award

In 1986, the Clayton County Water Authority received it's first national award for producing a comprehensive annual financial report that went above and beyond generally accepted accounting principals.

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Performing Arts Center still Clayton's 'crown jewel'

With its teenage years now in the past, officials at Clayton County Public Schools' Performing Arts Center are expecting the facility will continue to roar in its twenties.

CSU groups to sponsor seatbelt checks

Two Clayton State University groups devoted to alcohol and drug awareness will soon find out how many people on the school's Morrow campus are buckling up.

Clock ticking on CSU application deadline

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.

School system sees growth on graduation test

Even though the percentage of Clayton County high school juniors passing the math section of the Georgia High School Graduation Test is one percentage point lower than a year ago, school system officials said they were still pleased with how the students did.

Local resident appears on TV game show

A national television personality said he has been "touched by an angel."

Commissioners divided on movie-studio request

The much-debated Henry County movie-studio proposal is in intermission.

Springtime, outdoor assignments are best - Valerie Baldowski

Covering a local festival in McDonough Saturday reminded me, once again, how much fun festivals can be.

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Police, deputies take part in torch run

Law-enforcement personnel in Henry County teamed up with a group of athletes for the third year in a row, to fan the flame of support for Special Olympics in Georgia.

Ban the Burger Month - Tom Purcell

May is "National Hamburger Month," an annual "tradition" that began 18 years ago when White Castle, purveyor of small, tasty, high-calorie burgers, initiated it.

Local woman charged in Stockbridge robbery

A Stockbridge woman was being held without bond in the Henry County Jail Wednesday, for her alleged involvement in a holdup.

School system offers CPR training to employees

School officials hope to increase the number of first-aid-certified Henry County School System employees through a series of classes to be offered this summer.

Clayton State groups to sponsor seatbelt checks

Two Clayton State University groups devoted to alcohol and drug awareness will soon find out how many people on the school's Morrow campus are buckling up.

Several Southern Crescent players make GACA all-state teams

After leading Dutchtown to a historic season on the hardwood this past winter, former guard Brittney Strickland continues to reap offcourt accolades.

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Killian

Killian is a 2 year old orange tabby domestic shorthair.

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Steele

Steele is a 3 year old gray and white, domestic shorthair.

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Performing Arts Center still Clayton's 'crown jewel'

With its teenage years now in the past, officials at Clayton County Public Schools' Performing Arts Center are expecting the facility will continue to roar in its twenties.

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