News for Friday, May 28, 2010

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NAACP to host BOE candidates forum

The Clayton County chapter of the NAACP will hold a political forum, featuring candidates for the Clayton County Board of Education, on Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Lakewin Christian Center, which is located at 6449 Church Street, in Riverdale.

Pair arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Riverdale couple was arrested on drug and weapons charges Friday, after Clayton County Police officers said they found three guns, and $400 worth of marijuana, at their home on Taylor Road, according to a spokesman for the police department.

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Mixed emotions shared as school year ends

Friday marked the passing of an era for many Clayton and Henry county students, as the 2009-2010 school year came to an end.

Henry trims $9.8 million from county budget

Henry County commissioners have adopted a fiscal year 2011 budget of $116.84 million, reflecting a $9.8 million cut from what was budgeted last year.

Readers encouraged to 'make a splash' this summer

Summer is traditionally a time associated with building sand castles and going swimming at the beach, or the neighborhood pool, but Clayton County library officials are encouraging local residents to begin dipping into a pool of a different sort.

DeCosta receives airport executive leadership award

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta recently received the Leadership Award from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), according to airport Media Relations Manager Katena Carvajales.

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Riverdale teen wins Farm Bureau award

Anthony Lee, 18, of Riverdale, is the first Clayton County resident to become a state winner in the annual Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest.

Public safety workers share bond with military

Some are busy patching up accident victims now. Others are arresting dangerous criminals. Many who donned military attire to serve their country, continue their roles of service at police and fire departments throughout Henry County.

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Area pupils graduate kindergarten programs

Six-year-old Timothy Blackburn prepared for his big day by singing a medley of tunes around the house, according to his mother, Michelle Blackburn.

America needs leaders with Christian integrity - James Bell

Two years ago, we witnessed the most negative and vicious political campaign in my memory. I feel our citizens need to let our elected officials know we do not need, nor want, to hear so many negative ads and statements in present, and future, campaigns.

WWII vet to speak at Bible Baptist Church

Edgar "Ed" Harrell will share his story Sunday of surviving days at sea in the South Pacific, during World War II.

Memorial Day observances planned for Henry and Clayton

In Henry and Clayton counties, city and county governments, civic groups, and local businesses are planning many Memorial Day activities and observances.

Clayton AD Bob Brannon heads off to retirement

Those school bells ringing throughout the halls around Clayton County signified something really big Friday--the end of the academic year and the start of a two-month summer vacation.

Henry's County's Miller says good bye to Warhawk nation

Walking into Henry County athletic director Chuck Miller's office is a little bit like taking a trip back in time.

Some teams look good already

As Luella baseball fans sat in the stands at the Lassiter Baseball Complex last week, they had varying expectations for how the Lions would perform against the Trojans, one of the state's most decorated programs, in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

Readers encouraged to 'make a splash' this summer

Summer is traditionally a time associated with building sand castles and going swimming at the beach, or the neighborhood pool, but Clayton County library officials are encouraging local residents to begin dipping into a pool of a different sort.

Henry's County's Miller says good bye to Warhawk nation

Walking into Henry County athletic director Chuck Miller's office is a little bit like taking a trip back in time.

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Eric Lewis: Atlanta tower front line manager

From approximately 398 feet above the ground, Eric Lewis views the fifth runway of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from a radar screen.

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