News for Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Top-of-line car stolen in burglary

Henry County Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 1968 silver Chevy Camaro, valued at $50,000. It was allegedly stolen from a garage at a private residence in Hampton.

HMC offers colorectal cancer seminar

Officials at Henry Medical Center are attempting to educate the public about colorectal cancer, and how to properly screen for the disease.

Local middle school students served as pages

Whitney Lehrer, Daria Chryssochoos, Ricky Mauriello, and Molly Herring got an up-close look at what happens on the floor of the State Senate during the last day of the Georgia General Assembly.

Rail line a boon to Southern Crescent

A 103-mile passenger rail line, proposed by the state, will bring economical growth and development to counties south of Atlanta, including Clayton County, according to Gordon Kenna, executive director of Georgians for Passenger Rail.

Jonesboro interim police chief replaces interim chief

In yet another change at the top in the Jonesboro Police Department, the City Council has replaced its interim police chief, with another interim police chief.

Lucy Huie wins state humanities award

As she walked across her front yard, nearly 50 years later, Lucy Huie pointed to the spot where people burned three crosses in front of her Jonesboro home, in protest of her support for keeping public schools open during the era of desegregation.

CSU still has summer camp slots

Parents looking for something to keep their children occupied this summer can still sign them up for Clayton State University's various summer athletic camps, the university has announced.

Investigators: No signs of CRCT cheating

A high percentage of eraser marks on last year's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests at 11 Clayton County schools yielded no evidence of cheating, according to the consulting firm conducting a review of the situation.

For capitalists obesity is a sign of marketing success - Tina Pupuy

Hold the skinny jeans, we're in the middle of a massive obesity epidemic. Every night, we have to stare at stock footage of Americans waddling around in their maxed-out sweat pants on the nightly news. It's clear; we're fat. Our kids are fat. Our pets are fat.

Study: Rail line a boon to Southern Crescent

A 103-mile passenger rail line, proposed by the state, will bring economical growth and development to counties south of Atlanta, including Clayton County, according to Gordon Kenna, executive director of Georgians for Passenger Rail.

Hampton to choose firm to beef up its web site

Next month, the City of Hampton will move forward with plans to upgrade its web site, to make it more user-friendly.

Family, teachers mourn teen wreck victim

A funeral service is scheduled in McDonough today for a local teenager, who, along with his cousin, died in a wreck over the weekend.

Henry Medical offers colorectal cancer seminar

Officials at Henry Medical Center are attempting to educate the public about colorectal cancer, and how to properly screen for the disease.

Financial nervousness - Martha Carr

As a child in the 1960's, it was always fun to hear the adults talk about the Great Depression in hushed tones and watch them squirrel money away, just in case. The boom years of that decade made their behavior seem quaint. Even the short-lived recessions of the 1970's and '80's weren't enough to change that perspective.

School system follows class-size exemption

Enrollment in the Henry County School System is expected to increase by at least 300 students, and every classroom will be allowed to carry two more students than this year. And the change is not based as much on growth, as on the need to relieve the school system's cash-strapped budget.

Clayton State still has summer camp slots

Parents looking for something to keep their children occupied this summer can still sign them up for Clayton State University's various summer athletic camps, the university has announced.

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Rotarians celebrate successful year

Leaders of the Rotary Club of Henry County are looking back on last year with a sense of accomplishment, and are continuing to look for ways to make a positive impact on the community.

What's the trouble with 'Do Not Double'?

The issue of coupon doubling - especially why some manufacturers prohibit the practice - is a hot topic with my readers and site visitors. Listen in:

Friday Night Drags heats up at AMS

The young man leaned against the car that made him a champion. Its paint was as black as Chris Stripling's world for the three months he was in a coma. It was a midnight black, a perfect camouflage to avoid police when Stripling used to illegally street race.

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'The Beach' opens Saturday with new attractions

After a fall and winter hiatus, "The Beach" at the Clayton County International Park will open this Saturday with a Memorial Day weekend celebration.

What's the trouble with 'Do Not Double'? - Jill Cataldo

The issue of coupon doubling – especially why some manufacturers prohibit the practice – is a hot topic with my readers and site visitors. Listen in: