News for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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McDonald's transformed into 'chic, modern' eatery

A McDonald's restaurant owner has given his Morrow franchise a $1.8 million makeover.

State BOE member coming to Jonesboro

Local residents will soon have a chance to hear from, and address, a member of Georgia's State Board of Education in person, about public-education issues in the state.

Nahmias, McFadden win Ga. court races

ATLANTA -- Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias won a run-off election Tuesday to keep his post on the state's top court, while attorney Chris McFadden pulled off a come-from-behind win for a seat on the state Appeals Court.

Two suspects caught in Jonesboro pawn shop robbery

Two masked men, one of whom allegedly brandished a gun during a robbery of aJonesboro pawn shop Tuesday, have been arrested without incident, by Clayton County police.

Storms produce high winds in Southern Crescent

Road signs twittered and shook in the wind as rain pelted parts of Central and North Georgia.

Man says former Riverdale officer tortured him

A Griffin man is seeking an apology, and financial compensation, from the Riverdale Police Department -- and one of its former police officers -- for alleged brutality the man claimed he endured at the hands of the former patrolman.

Nature preserve to hold annual holiday celebration

At the end of every year, local residents can usually count on certain holiday traditions to continue.

Henry farmers vie for federal disaster loans

Georgia farmers are now eligible for federal, low-interest, emergency loans to recoup losses suffered this summer, during dry, hot weather, according to a report by the Governor's Office of Communications.

Hotel Equities opens Courtyard in McDonough

An additional 102 rooms of hotel space is available now for travelers to, and through, Henry County.

Ola High acquires Air Force JROTC Unit

Ola High School will be the latest facility in the Henry County School System to have an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Program, school officials confirmed Monday.

LifeSouth dispels blood donation myths

As blood donations in Georgia reach a relative lull, a local supplier organization is working to debunk myths which often prevent potential donors from participating.

Clayton Legislative Delegation to speak at event

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will have its "SunTrust Early Bird Breakfast," on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:45 a.m., at the Continuing Education Building of Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

J-Boro wins as coach reaches milestone victory

Four games into the season, and the Jonesboro's boys team has perfect record.

Wortham, 'D' step up for Eagle's Landing in second half

Eagle's Landing did not have the same luxury as its opponent going into Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles did not have two regular-season games under their belt and did not have a victory over a top-10 team. Woodland had both.

Dutchtown, ELCA put together year to remember

DutchtownThe season: The Bulldogs finished 11-2 with a third-place finish in Region 3-AAAA to make the playoffs for the first time in school history. Dutchtown lost 37-14 to No. 5 Chattahoochee in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

Dutchtown, ELCA continue the trend upward

Who knows how long this will last.

Time to think about some high school basketball

Football season has officially come to an end in the Southern Crescent with both ELCA and Dutchtown getting knocked out of the playoffs last Friday.

Lady Lakers stay perfect with eight-straight wins

Playing its sixth game in the last nine games, fatigue may have caught up with the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team on Saturday, but not enough to render defeat.

Lovejoy takes second at Tara Classic

The Lovejoy Wildcat Wrestling team continues the season on a winning note as they hosted the Tara Classic Wrestling Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 23rd and 24th.

Coupon tips for shoppers in small markets - Jill Cataldo

Last week, we reviewed reasons why shoppers enjoy lower prices and more frequent deals, shopping at a supermarket, rather than at an "everyday-low-price" supercenter.

Hunting for Heros - Peter Funt

America's developing a real thing for heroes -- not the kind in fiction, but the real-life variety.

Social change Chicago style - Martha Carr

The Great Recession has already brought forth a lot of change in the way Americans do things. No matter what the Feds do to try and get us to spend money wildly, like we used to, most of us have kept our purses snapped shut.

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.

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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.

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.

Morris named to housing authority board

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

Barnes, Charles "Chuck"

Barnes, Charles "Chuck" Age: 83

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.

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