News for Monday, November 29, 2010

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Morris named to housing authority board

The Clayton County Commission has selected Dorothy "Dot" Morris to fill a vacancy on the Housing Authority of Clayton County (HACC) Board of Commissioners.

Jonesboro leaders revisiting millage rate issue

Members of the Jonesboro City Council, faced with making cuts to balance the city's 2011 budget, debated Monday over whether they should revisit the issue of increasing the city's zero-mills millage rate.

Light turnouts expected in Clayton, Henry elections

In statewide races, voters are casting ballots in today's run-off elections for seats on the Supreme Court of Georgia, and Court of Appeals of Georgia.

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Stockbridge resident walks Appalachian Trail

Neil Taylor trekked 2,179 miles, from Georgia to Maine, and each step brought him closer to the realization of a dream.

Special Olympics Henry hosts fund-raiser

Volunteers are expected in full force Saturday, during the annual "Share the Joy" Day, to raise money in support of Special Olympics Henry County.

Airport's concourse suffers unexplained power outage

A concourse at the world's busiest airport experienced a power outage lasting about seven hours Monday morning, according to a spokeswoman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Murder suspect caught by Sheriff's Office, FBI

Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Investigators assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with the arrest of a 27-year-old man, who was wanted for murder in California.

Wanted Florida man arrested by Sheriff's Office

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted Florida man, last week, who -- according to authorities -- is a person of interest in several homicides in the Jacksonville area.

Hands off! - Mike Reagan

Four years ago, I had hip replacement surgery -- which involves having an implant containing metal -- and that means that every time I fly, which is often, a Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) employee passes a wand over my body to be sure I'm not concealing some explosive device on my person.

Side dish of Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation - Tina Dupuy

On Dec. 25, 1789, Congress, packed full of our Founding Fathers, was in-session. Nothing, especially when it comes to holidays, is ever "what it used to be." Let's not get into a "true spirit" conversation when it comes to Thanksgiving.

Crenshaw, Rose M.

Crenshaw, Rose M. Age: 94

Side dish of Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation - Tina Dupuy

On Dec. 25, 1789, Congress, packed full of our Founding Fathers, was in-session. Nothing, especially when it comes to holidays, is ever "what it used to be." Let's not get into a "true spirit" conversation when it comes to Thanksgiving.

McCoy, Rev. Hugh Ira, Sr.

McCoy, Rev. Hugh Ira, Sr. Age: 84

Hubbard, Grace

Hubbard, Grace Age: 89

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