News for Wednesday, May 26, 2010


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The Class of 2010

The seniors at Jonesboro High School huddled in the gymnasium on Wednesday morning, and practiced marching into their graduation ceremony, to the tune of Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches."

Clayton Schools wins national financial reporting award

Clayton County school officials recently touted the accomplishments of their Budget and Finance Department, which has won the Association of School Business Officials International's Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.

CSU students encourage seat-belt safety

A small band of Clayton State University students, and staff members, conducted a road-safety checkpoint on campus on Wednesday, to remind commuters about the importance of wearing their seat belts.

Clayton handing out gifts to returning teachers

Sign a contract to return to Clayton County Public Schools as a teacher next year, and you will receive gifts that were originally intended to entice new educators to the district.

New Cub Scout Pack 1776 in Stockbridge

A new pack of scouts is in town, and is recruiting for new members to serve the Stockbridge community.

Morrow to consider order and decorum rules

The City of Morrow had its first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would introduce rules of order and decorum into its regular business meetings. The proposed ordinance comes a month after a conflict between the city's mayor, Jim Millirons, and Councilman John Lampl became public during the comments portion of the April 26 business meeting.

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Retired pastor marked by commitment to Bible

A newly retired pastor in Stockbridge said that during his tenure, God allowed his church to reach people locally and around the world.

Residents to decide on future development

Some residents in the Dutchtown High School area have 30 days to decide whether their community should be designated as part of an "activity center," as the county seeks to plan for future land use and development.

With holiday rush, airport stepping up explosives detection

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are expecting an increase in passenger volume throughout the facility's "100 Days of Summer" program, which began on Wednesday -- in advance of the Memorial Day weekend -- and will end on Labor Day, Sept. 6, according to John Kennedy, senior public relations manager at the airport.

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Walmart forgery suspect sought

Henry County Police are on the lookout for a suspect, who, reportedly, attempted to use fake money to purchase items at a store in Stockbridge.

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Orion is a 1 year old Terrier mix.

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This adorable family of kittens was born approximately April 2, 2010.

Secret Weapon

The best news the Democrats have gotten all year long has little to do with early primary results, or regenerating their spine with health-care reform. The best news the Democrats have gotten all year is the chair of the Republican National Committee is going to keep his job.

Sex harassment for kids

Boy, have sensitivities changed since I was a kid in the '70s -- especially where sexual harassment is concerned.

Holiday 'Click It Or Ticket' campaign ongoing

A state-wide law-enforcement endeavor is again underway in Georgia to ensure that holiday travelers are buckled up in their vehicles.