News for Friday, May 7, 2010

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GAE opposes state's 'Race to the Top' application

Leaders of the 43,000-member Georgia Association of Educators are miffed over their exclusion from Georgia's campaign to obtain federal education funds through the "Race to the Top" competition.

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Area moms, daughters bond through work, volunteering

Denese Rodgers and her mother share a sort of shorthand. Working together at Connecting Henry, a social service agency in Henry County where Rodgers is the executive director and her mother, Joyce Rodgers, is a volunteer, the pair complement each others' skill sets, Denese Rodgers said.

McDonough man charged in Home Depot burglary

A McDonough man was in the Henry County Jail on Friday, on $50,000 bond, for allegedly stealing a lawnmower from a local Home Depot store.

Construction worker dies after accident at airport

A 33-year-old construction worker was involved in a fatal accident, Thursday, at the construction site of the Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to an airport official.

He has showed thee, O man, what is good - James C. Bell

Several years ago, my wife and I had the privilege of teaching a singles class in the Sunday school of our Church.

Census workers covering local areas

If you've recently received a knock on your door from a local Census worker, it's because the federal government has dispatched nearly 1,000 enumerators to homes in six south-metro counties that failed to mail in a 2010 Census form.

ELCA rolls past Bowdon in first round of Class A playoffs

The chances the ELCA baseball team was going to lose their first round playoff series to Bowdon were slim.

Henry County libraries to close for a week

The Henry County Library System will close all branch libraries for one week, in an effort to absorb county budget cuts.

Joint effort to benefit Forest Park

Members of several community organizations, and a number of other volunteers, will be rolling up their sleeves next Saturday, May 15, to take part in the Great American Clean Up, Forest Park edition.

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Forest Park Police seek missing teen

Forest Park Police, on Friday, asked for the public's help in finding a teenager who reportedly walked away from his school Thursday afternoon, and hadn't been seen since.

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Local residents learn the art of floral arranging

For Riverdale resident, Linda Porter, a class on floral arrangements at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System, on Thursday evening, was just an opportunity to see how much she remembered about creating a floral display.

Offense powers Luella to sweep of Bradwell

After his team cruised to an 18-0 win over Bradwell Institute in the first game of its best-of-three Class AAAAA playoff series Friday, Luella coach Andy Cooper got a little worried.

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Fund-raising ride to benefit local motorcyclist

Rick "Big Rick" Lanier is no stranger to charity motorcycle rides.

Ola splits with Hardaway; final game of series set for Saturday

After their teams split a doubleheader in the first round of the Class AAAA tournament Friday, both Ola coach Ryan Parejko and Hardaway coach Tracy Powell talked about living to fight another day, but they did so with vastly different perspectives.

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Riverdale student among CSU's first 'Presidential Scholars'

Sotheavy Vann is not scheduled to receive her diploma from Riverdale High School until later this month, but she is already planning to walk across another graduation stage — at Clayton State University — to receive a bachelor's degree in biology two years from now.

GAE opposes state's 'Race to the Top' application

Leaders of the 43,000-member Georgia Association of Educators are miffed over their exclusion from Georgia's campaign to obtain federal education funds through the "Race to the Top" competition.

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Rock Spring Elementary students become published authors

"I've never been a good writer," said Rock Spring Elementary School third-grader, Parker Campbell, but the 9-year-old admitted that he is pleased with the written work he and his classmates included in a new book.

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