News for Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Arts Clayton, package store to host tasting event

To taste a more European vistis vinifera wine, or to taste a more North American vinifera labrusca wine? That is the question.

BOC makes changes to furlough days

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has approved two resolutions that make changes to the county's work furlough plans.

Energy Assistance Program helps with heating bills

Eligible individuals and families in Georgia struggling to pay their heating bills, may receive help with making ends meet.

'Tribulation Trail' portrayed to win souls

A Stockbridge church recently held an outdoor depiction, based on the Bible's Book of Revelation. It's "Tribulation Trail" drew more than 16,000 visitors, according to Dennis DeOliveira, a 10-year member of Life Pointe Church, and the organizer of this year's event.

Trial continues for father accused in son's death

A state investigating official told jurors in Clayton County, Tuesday, that she determined the death of a toddler last year, was the result of murder, based on "very significant injuries involved with the head."

Veterans eat free at local Applebee's restaurants

The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present a free, "Clayton State University Jazz Combo in Trends and Tradition: New Compositions and Old Favorites," on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Breakout earns national paintball title

A regional paintball team has made a name for itself on the national scene. The Atlanta Breakout recently won a national championship title from the international professional tournament paintball league, known as Paintball Sports Promotion (PSP).

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Henry moves Veterans Historical Museum

A curious two-year-old, Clay Harris, tugged at his mother in the Veterans Historical Museum, as they viewed items hailing from different eras of United States military history.

McDonough hosts annual breakfasts for veterans

Paul Hooten and Jess Porter appeared moved by the recognition shown to them this week. The two Locust Grove residents were among nearly 200 people honored by the City of McDonough, as part of the overall upcoming national observance of Veterans Day.

Henry County web site gets high marks

The Henry County government's web site has received a grade of "A+" for its transparency and accessibility.

Inside story behind miraculous savings seen on TV - Jill Cataldo

Last week, a reader questioned how a shopper could have "their entire grocery bill paid by the use of coupons." Certainly, if you're a good coupon shopper, you can coupon a double-or triple-digit grocery bill down to a few dollars and change! But how do the pros do it?

$2 billion in lies - Peter Funt

Vice President Joe Biden flew to Texas on Saturday to attend the wedding of his press secretary, Elizabeth Alexander, at the First United Methodist Church in the small community of Cleburne.

Making friends - Martha Carr

When I was a kid, I made a lot of friends easily. I'd just strike up a conversation with whoever was sitting the closest to me in school or at lunch.

Fire safety important during cold months

As the chill of winter approaches, fire officials are reminding residents to be prepared, and aware of fire safety, while meeting their heating needs.

Organization plans to assist homeless veterans

A non-profit organization with the aim of assisting homeless veterans in getting back on their feet is underway, said the co-founder and CEO of the group.

Trial continues for father accused in son's death

A state investigating official told jurors in Clayton County, Tuesday, that she determined the death of a toddler last year, was the result of murder, based on "very significant injuries involved with the head."

Trial begins for father accused of murdering son

Opening arguments and testimony, in the trial of a man accused of murder in the death of his 17-month-old son, began on Monday.

'Tribulation Trail' portrayed to win souls

A Stockbridge church recently held an outdoor depiction, based on the Bible's Book of Revelation. It's "Tribulation Trail" drew more than 16,000 visitors, according to Dennis DeOliveira, a 10-year member of Life Pointe Church, and the organizer of this year's event.

Suspects in alleged drug cartel plead not guilty

Four suspects in an alleged, major, Mexico-based drug cartel pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, ranging from drug trafficking, to murder, in a Clayton County Superior Court arraignment on Monday.

HOW THEY FARED

From Staff Reports

BOE's food drive slow to gain momentum

Halfway through its efforts to collect food for homeless families, the Clayton County Board of Education is only one-quarter of the way toward meeting its goal of collecting enough food to fill a four-foot-tall collection box twice, according to the board's chairperson.

No worries: Dutchtown clinched first playoff berth

From Staff Reports

Riverdale teen reported missing

Clayton County Police were searching Monday for a Riverdale teen, reported missing since last week.

LPGA takes step closer to returning to Eagle's Landing Country Club

A touch of frost still covered the greens and temperatures were a bit on the cold side Monday morning, but golf was on the minds of those who turned out for the annual Grass Roots Classic at Eagle's Landing Country Club.

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FRIDAY NIGHT HEROES

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