News for Monday, May 24, 2010

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Clayton's BOE approves $509 million FY2011 budget

The Clayton County Board of Education has given its tentative blessing to a fiscal year 2011 budget that includes a shorter school year, position cuts, elimination of elementary summer school, and replacing school nurses with health-care professionals.

Clayton Schools to broadcast graduations online

It may not be YouTube, but Clayton County Public Schools' graduating high school seniors will have a chance to be Internet video sensations this weekend, on the school system's web site.

Father arrested for incest, molestation

A College Park man is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail, for allegedly molesting his teenage daughter.

Master Gardeners to host Tour

Members of the Henry County Master Gardeners organization are hard at work, planning a tour, June 5.

Gas, crude oil prices continue their descent

Declining retail gas prices have made more than consumers happy.

Cohilas' three jobs decried, lauded at political forum

Clayton County Interim Chief of Staff Alex Cohilas is not a candidate for elective office, but his co-titles as fire chief, and interim director of community development, were on the minds of candidates competing to become his boss.

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'I do' tours set for Stately Oaks

Throughout the month of June, Stately Oaks Plantation will focus on the traditions and customs of weddings. "Romantic Memories of Yesteryear: 1830-1869," an exhibit taking place at Stately Oaks during the month of June, will take visitors through the clothing, etiquette, and attitudes of people entering the sacred bonds of matrimony in the mid-19th century.

Teen burglary suspect held on $30,000 bond

A Locust Grove teenager was behind bars on $30,000 bond Monday for allegedly stealing nearly $900 worth of video-game equipment from a local home.

How would you like your tea -- sweetened or unsweetened? - Mike Reagan

Kentucky is not normally a state that is seen as a bellwether to the national political mood. Comfortably in the "Red," the Bluegrass State often passes through the electoral season with very little national fanfare. Last week that changed.

Michigan: Thanks for the memories, potholes - Joel Hall

For the last three years, Michigan has been my unofficial home away from home that is not my home town. During that time, I've traveled back and forth to the state -- amid rain, snow and sunshine -- to see my girlfriend, who has been attending law school there.

Nuclear medicine lab at HMC gets national accreditation

Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge has received accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL), an achievement recognizing high standards of patient care in nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology.

Two teens die in Hampton wreck

Henry County Police are investigating a weekend wreck in which left two stepbrothers dead.

Gunn signs with Mercer sooner than later

Karmen Gunn was always sure about her college basketball future. The Luella senior knew she was going to play at Mercer, even if the plan meant a one-year detour to East Georgia College, a two-year school, until a scholarship and roster spot became available.

Clayton County baseball players set for first annual all-star game

Four members of Clayton County's only state playoff baseball team will headline the inaugural Clayton County All-star Baseball game next week.

Cohilas' three jobs decried, lauded at political forum

Clayton County Interim Chief of Staff Alex Cohilas is not a candidate for elective office, but his co-titles as fire chief, and interim director of community development, were on the minds of candidates competing to become his boss.

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'I do' tours set for Stately Oaks

Throughout the month of June, Stately Oaks Plantation will focus on the traditions and customs of weddings. "Romantic Memories of Yesteryear: 1830-1869," an exhibit taking place at Stately Oaks during the month of June, will take visitors through the clothing, etiquette, and attitudes of people entering the sacred bonds of matrimony in the mid-19th century.

Clayton's BOE approves $509 million FY2011 budget

The Clayton County Board of Education has given its tentative blessing to a fiscal year 2011 budget that includes a shorter school year, position cuts, elimination of elementary summer school, and replacing school nurses with health-care professionals.

Teen's pregnancy leads to local man's arrest

A McDonough man was being held in the Henry County Jail Monday, for allegedly maintaining a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

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