News for Wednesday, November 24, 2010


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The best Thanksgiving ever - Tom Purcell

"I was in no mood to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. We were hurting financially, and the wife was driving me nuts trying to cut down on costs."

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Residents receive turkeys from Sheriff's Office

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office, and Aramark Corporation, joined forces this week, to deliver 15 turkeys to various Clayton County residents for Thanksgiving. Five turkeys will be delivered, or picked up, at a later date.

CSU continues holiday celebration tradition

Clayton State University officials are about to shine the lights on an annual holiday tradition at the Morrow-based school, according to a written statement from the university.

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Seniors entertain with Thanksgiving performance

Residents of the Dogwood Forest Assisted Living facility heard the message of togetherness during their second annual presentation of "Thanksgiving at the Tappletons."

Blessed by the hard times - Ronda Rich

Daddy always believed that the good Lord should be thanked for the hard times as much as He was praised for the good times.

Clayton Schools seeking public input for textbooks

Clayton County Public Schools officials recently announced that they would like members of the community to review, and offer comments on, possible fine arts textbooks over the next three weeks.

Thanks - Peter Funt

I'm thankful that, this year, many merchants were considerate enough to begin Christmas sales shortly after Columbus Day to avoid interfering with Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Police investigate discovery of human remains

The Clayton County Police Department is investigating the discovery of human remains found in a wooded area between Tracewood Apartments, and Sandhurst Drive, in Forest Park.

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New martial arts facility popular fitness alternative

Chris Ortiz acknowledged that the training at Independent MMA & Fitness is among the most intense of his lifetime.

The BBB warns of scams this holiday season

Not everyone wants the best for others this holiday season, warns a spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc.

Henry Rotary to record Christmas music

The Rotary Club of Henry County is calling on local churches to make a joyful noise in time for the holidays, as part of a fund-raising effort.

Thanksgiving shared with families in need

Local families in need were treated to a dose of early holiday spirit, as churches joined forces recently, to feed the hungry in the community.

Chamber debuts 'Shop Local, Shop Henry'

Area businesses are participating in an endeavor to generate patronage from local consumers. The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will launch its second annual "Shop Local, Shop Henry" initiative Friday. It will continue through Jan. 1, 2011.

CSU announces next graduate, open-house date

Clayton State University's School of Graduate Studies will hold its next open-house event on Dec. 14, university officials have announced.

Hampton, Locust Grove to light Christmas trees

The cities of Hampton and Locust Grove are gearing up to ring in the holiday season, with their annual tree-lighting ceremonies. Both are scheduled for Thanksgiving night at 7 p.m.

Gas South offers help for struggling customers

Southern Crescent residents, struggling to pay their gas bills during the cold winter months, can get some relief through Gas South's "Pay-As-You-Go" program, according to United Way officials.

Wanted Florida man captured in Clayton

The Jonesboro Police Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies, has apprehended a wanted Florida man considered "armed and dangerous."

Festival of trees has something for all

The Christmas lights, colorful seasonal displays, decorated trees, and holiday music should be enough to put the average grinch in the Christmas spirit.

Residents receive turkeys from Sheriff's Office

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office, and Aramark Corporation, joined forces this week, to deliver 15 turkeys to various Clayton County residents for Thanksgiving. Five turkeys will be delivered, or picked up, at a later date.

Georgia, Tech game has lost its sting

It's a long tumble down from a year ago, when Georgia put Georgia Tech away in the stadium that bears the name of its revered old coach, BobDodd. Since the two no longer share the fellowship of the same conference, it had no effect on the Bees' road to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

Dutchtown puts defense first

now, Dutchtown is probably known as the playoff team that has advanced to the Class AAAA quarterfinals without scoring a touchdown. The Bulldogs have scored 18 points in their two wins, all coming on field-goals senior kicker Ryan Kay.

Chastain, Brenda Diane

Chastain, Brenda Diane Age: 62

'Confident' Reeves is big part of ELCA's success

Eagle's Landing Christian quarterback Aaron Spratlin sometimes feels like a kid at Christmas when he is on the field with all receiving and running talent around him.

Morrow City Council seeks to remove Lampl

Morrow City Councilman John Lampl could lose his post early next year, following a decision his colleagues to begin the process of removing him from office for alleged mistreatment of city employees.

Travel tips, precautions for the holidays

Officials with Atlanta's airport, and local and state governments are offering advisories and tips to help ensure that travelers will have less-stressful, efficient and safe journeys during Thanksgiving, and the rest of the holiday-traveling season.

Dr. Stewart hopes tour makes impact

Gary Stewart hopes that at least one of the 25 Cub Scouts, who recently toured his physician's office, will be inspired to pursue a career in the health-care industry when gets older.

Dukes to have Morrow jersey retired tonight

Former Morrow boys basketball player Tony Dukes will have his No. 5 jersey retired tonight at halftime of the 7:30 p.m. game of the Morrow Mustangs Classic tournament.