News for Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Sullivan is 'Business Woman of the Year'

For several seconds, anticipation filled the room of about 300 businesswomen, eager to hear the name of the woman who would be recognized as the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Business Woman of the Year.

'Flame of Hope' passes through Clayton

With the help of local law-enforcement officials, the Special Olympics Georgia 'Flame of Hope' made its way through the county on Thursday morning. A day prior to the start of the 40th State Summer Games.

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Morrow school winds down year with 'Field Days'

A Morrow Elementary School first-grader, Sanyhia Goggins, had mixed emotions about the school year coming to an end, as she dug her feet deep into a sandbox to find some marbles.

Students express themselves at oratory competition

Morrow High School freshman, Celeste Stephens, used to doubt her speaking skills when she began preparing for her class' "I Stand Oratorical Competition" earlier this year.

Suspect charged in furniture store smash-and-grab

A McDonough man was being held without bond in the Henry County Jail Thursday, for allegedly breaking into a local furniture store.

Man who dropped baby while eluding police, caught

The Fugitive/Investigation Unit of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, and U.S. Marshals, have captured fugitive Monte Shawn McCollum.

Hampton approves amended ordinance for Oak Street

Oak Street, in the City of Hampton, is now part of the city's historic district. Well, some of Oak Street is. Several home owners decided they did not want their houses included in the district, and a compromise was reached.

The cloak of sorrow - Ronda Rich

There is a woman I know to whom sorrow clings like dew to grass on a Southern summer morning.

Library officials urge summer reading

Henry County Public Library officials are working hard to promote reading among local youths, through a summer reading program designed to appeal to both younger children and teens.

Stewart named Senior Sailor of the Quarter

Stockbridge resident, Genaro Stewart, at 28 years old, is making noted steps through the ranks of the U.S. Navy.

Hampton gets grant to reclaim downtown lot

The City of Hampton has decided to use an $80,000 grant to redevelop 2.5 acres of downtown real estate.

Police disrupt drive-by shooting plot

Two, of three suspects, are out of the Henry County Jail on bond, following their arrest in connection with a "potential" drive-by shooting in Stockbridge.

Second suspect sought in home invasion

Henry County Police have released additional details of an alleged home invasion in Stockbridge, and are seeking a male reportedly involved in the crime.

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Farm Day: Annual event highlights importance of agriculture

About 300 Butts County kindergarten students, and their teachers, got to experience life on the farm last week, thanks to the Butts County Farm Bureau, McIntosh State Bank, and other community sponsors.

BOE hears from school employees on budget

The Butts County Board of Education held an open forum for employees of the Butts County school system on Monday, May 17, at the Rufus Adams Auditorium. Roughly 75 to 100 individuals were in attendance, a much smaller group than had attended the earlier budget work session held at the auditorium on April 19, which was geared toward the general public.

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Ground broken on Butts distillery; Facility expected to employ 10

May 12 marked the ground breaking for Georgia Distilling Company, Inc.'s facility at 540 West Third Street in Jackson.

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Early Head Start comes to Jackson; Classes focus on children 0-36 months

A new program began for some of Butts County's smallest citizens on Monday. The McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council, Inc., which oversees the Butts County Head Start as well as the programs in Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Upson and Spalding counties, has received a grant for an Early Head Start program to serve children from birth to 36 months. The current Head Start serves children ages 3 to 5.

Butts Schools' summer school schedule set; BOE raises school lunch prices

The Butts County Board of Education met on Monday, May 3, for its regular monthly meeting and turned to business other than the 2010-11 budget, which had been the subject of two lengthy work sessions since the April board meeting.

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Morrow school winds down year with 'Field Days'

A Morrow Elementary School first-grader, Sanyhia Goggins, had mixed emotions about the school year coming to an end, as she dug her feet deep into a sandbox to find some marbles.

Sullivan is 'Business Woman of the Year'

For several seconds, anticipation filled the room of about 300 businesswomen, eager to hear the name of the woman who would be recognized as the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Business Woman of the Year.

'Flame of Hope' passes through Clayton

With the help of local law-enforcement officials, the Special Olympics Georgia ‘Flame of Hope' made its way through the county on Thursday morning. A day prior to the start of the 40th State Summer Games.

Budget proposal would shave county employees' pay; Offices would close early on Wednesdays

Looking to span a million-dollar gap in Butts County's 2010-2011 spending plan, county commissioners are expected to consider a proposed budget later this month that includes recommendations to close county offices at 1 p.m., on Wednesdays beginning this fall, and reduce the number of paid holidays public safety workers can take.

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In Stitches: Quilt shop finds 'home' in new location

In a little white house along West Third Street in Jackson, Jan Curry and her daughter are hoping they have found a pattern for success.

Fun with the fashion of Italy - Curt Yeomans

My new black dress shirt has a zipper going up the front.

Eagle's Landing hosts 'Blow Out' event

Members of the Touchdown Club at Eagle's Landing High School are attempting to galvanize community support for the school's football team.

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