News for Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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CSU to honor Beale, Downs with degrees

While Clayton State University is expected to confer approximately 500 degrees to graduating students on Saturday, the university will also take time out to recognize two individuals in particular -- a former university president, and a fallen soldier -- with degrees of their own.

18 arrests, $300,000 netted in gambling raid

After a month's long investigation, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office executed a county-wide crackdown on illegal gambling machines. In the process, authorities made 18 arrests under the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act and seized eight gas stations, 43 video poker machines, and approximately $300,000 in cash and checks.

Tajikistani delegation studies Clayton's juvenile court

Only within the last few years has Tajikistan, a former member of the Soviet Union, developed a Child Rights Department to ensure that children are treated differently than adults in the court system. A delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan arrived in Clayton County over the weekend to begin exploring ways to make their juvenile court system better.

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Clayton library puts past on display

Jonesboro resident, Verna Muthoni, got a deal a few years ago when she purchased a small, black pot at a Goodwill Store in San Diego for just $2.95.

IRS event to assist small businesses, taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to offer assistance to small businesses and individuals who have tax issues they need solved.

Winans to headline concert at International Park

Grammy award-winning, inspirational, singing duet, BeBe and CeCe Winans, will be the featured performers during a "Mother's Day" concert this Saturday at Clayton County International Park.

Teen-driving academy at AMS Saturday

Safety behind the wheel of a vehicle is the thrust of a yearly event, set for this weekend in Hampton.

Candidates in commission race tout platforms

While voters will go to the polls in Henry County's District II in November, to pick a commissioner during a non-partisan special election, those in District V will be choosing between a Democrat and a Republican.

March of Dimes hosting fund-raising walk

The local arm of the March of Dimes will hold a "March for Babies" fund-raising event on May 15, at Heritage Park in McDonough.

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McDonough restaurant remembers Cinco de Mayo

A celebration of Mexican culture was held at various restaurants in Henry County Wednesday, as the community celebrated Cinco de Mayo.

For Mother's Day -- Spreading the art of laughter - Tom Purcell

I handed my debit card to the owner of a barbecue restaurant. He saw my name on the card.

Henry Schools to host math summer camp

Struggling eighth-graders in Henry County may have the chance to get ahead of the math curve this summer, through math camp.

Trip to berry farm an enjoyable experience - Valerie Baldowski

I made a trip, recently, to a local pick'em-yourself berry farm, and was treated to a tasty reminder of childhood.

A return of sorts for Wilson at Locust Grove

Greg Wilson wasn't looking for a new job. As the girls basketball coach at Luella High School, he felt there wasn't another place in Henry county that provided a coach with talented players on a consistent basis.

Woodland takes low-key approach into playoffs

In the midst of Woodland's most successful season of baseball, Wolfpack coach Michael Hardy kept quiet.

Moving on: ELCA runs toward future

Eagle's Landing Christian track coach Scott Queen probably thought he had seen it all this time last year--first as an athlete, and now as a head coach at the Class A private school in McDonough.

Mount Zion looks to be in the mix at track championship

There is an empty spot on the wall in Jason Battles' office that he is looking to fill with the right picture.

Two arrested in connection with stabbing

Jamison Devon Denson, Jr., 19, and Shanikos Denson, 36, were arrested last Friday afternoon in connection with the April 10 stabbing of 28-year-old Joe Holder.

Tajikistani delegation studies Clayton's juvenile court

Only within the last few years has Tajikistan, a former member of the Soviet Union, developed a Child Rights Department to ensure that children are treated differently than adults in the court system. A delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan arrived in Clayton County over the weekend to begin exploring ways to make their juvenile court system better.

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Local singer's business merges comedy, opera

Hampton resident, Susan Nicely, has been singing a new tune around town lately.

For Mother's Day - Spreading the art of laughter - Tom Purcell

I handed my debit card to the owner of a barbecue restaurant. He saw my name on the card.

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