News for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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City weighs proposed Streetscape cutbacks

Progress is being made on Phase 1 of the Jonesboro Streetscape project, which involves curb improvements, new sidewalks, and burying utilities under ground in the heart of downtown. But, as the city moves toward Phase 2 of the project, officials are discussing ways to make the work less expensive.

Georgia Pre-K ranks high in national report

Georgia's Pre-K Program ranks third in the nation for accessibility, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Deadline near for music camp registration

Area residents have nine more days to register their children for the annual Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp at Clayton State University, before the sign-up fee goes up, according to the concert hall's education manager.

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Police cadets honor grandmothers raising grandchildren

For grandparents who have been thrust into the role of providing for their grandchildren, Clayton County's Kinship Care Resource Center serves as a support network and a source of material aid. Many clients enrolled in the center's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program face financial challenges, due to having to assume the responsibility of parenthood during their retirement years.

The road must be traveled

When Union Grove's boys soccer team defeated region and county rival Luella earlier this season, the consequences of the victory was 215 miles. The Wolverines earned a first round home game in the Class AAAAA tournament. Luella had to travel to Savannah.

Letter carriers kicking off food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers will kick off its 18th Annual Nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, recruiting area residents to make food donations to help support local food pantries.

When coupon shoppers behave badly

Q: "When I was at the store today, boxes of breakfast bars were on sale for $1.50.

Clayton health officials confirm West Nile case

A 54-year-old Clayton County man has Georgia's first confirmed case of the West Nile Virus for this year, officials from the Clayton County Board of Health announced on Tuesday.

Second Stockbridge murder suspect surrenders to police

A second suspect in the April 28 murder of a 23-year-old man at an apartment complex in Stockbridge has turned himself in to the Clayton County Police Department, according to a spokesman for the department.

Golf tourney big for scholarships

Preliminary results from a recent golf tournament fund-raiser, organized by Clayton County school officials, show that the event may have raised enough money to help, at least, two dozen graduating seniors pay their college expenses, according to School System Superintendent Edmond Heatley.

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Man sought in Wal-Mart theft

Henry County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying, and locating, a suspect who allegedly stole a high-end television set from the Wal-Mart store at 5600 N. Henry Blvd.

Jeffares resigns post for Senate try

Rick Jeffares has stepped down from his District II Henry County Board of Commissioners seat, and his replacement has been chosen from the local media.

Letters of support sought for soldiers

A local store is collecting letters of appreciation to be sent to active-duty military personnel serving overseas.

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Students complete Youth Leadership Henry

Trey Wagers said his involvement in the Youth Leadership Henry program has taught him more about his community, and about himself.

Movie studio proposal still in limbo

A movie studio in Henry County could generate 1,900 to 2,500 new jobs, but county residents would end up paying $2.85 million annually -- if the project fails, a study of the proposal has concluded.

Confessions of a recovering night owl - Jason Smith

I've been a night owl for as long as I can remember.

Sloppy pool of tizzy in the Gobi Desert - Will Durst

Hard to feel much sympathy for the Republicans and the sloppy pool of tizzy they high-dived into. Perplexed as how to combat financial regulatory legislation, they have been bouncing back and forth between a filibuster and a compromise like a ping-pong ball in a stainless steel shower stall.

Financial Reform 101 - Martha Carr

President Obama has put forth legislation to curtail some of the activities by Wall Street and the banking community that led to the Great Recession. The leading financial institutions have responded by hiring a boat-load of lobbyists to march down the halls of Congress and sway our elected representatives to let them continue to have their way unfettered.

Morrow's Bradford benefits from coach's hands-on approach

During a practice session last week, Morrow track and field coach Nicole Taylor got into the shot-put ring to demonstrate a point she was making to Chatil Bradford, her standout thrower.

Dutchtown soccer team moves on to the Elite 8 with victory over Wayne County

The Dutchtown Bulldogs soccer team's playoff saga continued Tuesday night with a 4-0 victory over visiting Wayne County.

Mustangs fall to Harris County

Ola senior Cameron Winters battled in his singles match at the far end of the Mustang's tennis courts, away from the sizable contingency of Harris County fans that watched the doubles matches three courts away.

Hosely moves on to Florida A&M

Former Jonesboro standout Brandon Hosely has been on a basketball journey the past two years.

Williams leaves Dutchtown after two seasons

After two seasons of elevating the Dutchtown girls basketball and volleyball programs to unprecedented success, Angela Williams has resigned, according to a job posting on Gasports.com.

Hosely moves on to Florida A&M

Former Jonesboro standout Brandon Hosely has been on a basketball journey the past two years.

Morrow's Bradford benefits from coach's hands-on approach

During a practice session last week, Morrow track and field coach Nicole Taylor got into the shot-put ring to demonstrate a point she was making to Chatil Bradford, her standout thrower.

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