News for Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Body scanners used for primary screening

By the end of this week, all of the Transportation Security Administration's full-body scanners at Hartsfield-Jackson are expected to be used in the primary screening of passengers, as opposed to screening only those who may have been deemed in need of extra scrutiny, a TSA spokesman said.

County prepares for Memorial Day Service

Government officials anticipate as many as 300 people will participate in Henry County's Veterans Wall of Honor Memorial Day Service, scheduled for May 31, at 10 a.m., in McDonough.

Teacher not indicted in student 'hit' case

A former Mundy's Mill High School special education teacher, who allegedly sought a "hit" on a 16-year-old student, whom the educator believed to be gay, will not face criminal charges in Clayton County Superior Court, the county's district attorney said on Thursday.

Rotary Club celebrates '50' with cabaret

Since June 30, 1960, when the Clayton County Rotary Club received its charter, the organization has been active in the Southern Crescent, volunteering in various capacities and promoting cross-cultural understanding through international student exchanges.

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.

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Chuck Ware honored for serving state's seniors

Many people know Charles "Chuck" Ware for his pleasant demeanor, his constant presence at Clayton County functions, and a familiar cowboy hat that is only occasionally replaced by a fedora.

Learning how to die - Ronda Rich

Too often in recent times, death has visited itself upon my family, its intrusion bitterly unwelcome.

'Oh, Canada,' here I come! - Curt Yeomans

I have not yet given up on my hunger for international travel. I'm just moving it to another continent, away from Europe -- for now.

Furlough days for county appear certain

The Henry County Board of Commissioners' fiscal year 2011 budget is expected to reflect an across-the-board furlough of four days for all county employees.

Peach Stand Road Race set for Saturday

More than 200 runners are expected to fill the streets for the fourth annual Peach Stand Road Race, scheduled for Saturday, at 8 a.m., in Locust Grove, according to the event's sponsors.

Happy Memorial Day - Martha Carr

It's time once again to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country, so that the rest of us can argue over the details, and then go home to dinner with our families.

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Henry Seniors turn tassels

As the first graduating class at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, 30 graduating seniors have set a high bar for others to attain, according to Clay Osburne, the secondary education principal at Strong Rock.

Morrow surprises Battle in first spring

Coming off his first spring as Morrow's new football coach, Niketa Battle came away without a single starter determined.

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Chuck Ware honored for serving state's seniors

Many people know Charles "Chuck" Ware for his pleasant demeanor, his constant presence at Clayton County functions, and a familiar cowboy hat that is only occasionally replaced by a fedora.

Rotary Club celebrates '50' with cabaret

Since June 30, 1960, when the Clayton County Rotary Club received its charter, the organization has been active in the Southern Crescent, volunteering in various capacities and promoting cross-cultural understanding through international student exchanges.

'Oh, Canada,' here I come! - Curt Yeomans

I have not yet given up on my hunger for international travel. I'm just moving it to another continent, away from Europe –– for now.

Group seeks to preserve city's historic district

The McDonough Historic Preservation Commission hopes to officially designate two sections of the city for preservation.

Teacher not indicted in student 'hit' case

A former Mundy's Mill High School special education teacher, who allegedly sought a "hit" on a 16-year-old student, whom the educator believed to be gay, will not face criminal charges in Clayton County Superior Court, the county's district attorney said on Thursday.

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