News for Friday, October 1, 2010


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Pilot, passenger injured in Butts plane crash

An airplane pilot and his passenger were transported by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Friday, following a plane crash in Butts County, according to Butts County Sheriff Gene Pope.

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Hynes officially installed as Clayton State president

Officials from the University System of Georgia, and faculty, staff and student representatives from Clayton State University, heaped praise on the school's president, Tim Hynes, on Friday, but he confessed he would just as soon be working, than be celebrated.

Police arrest five in prostitution, drug bust

The Clayton County Police Department made five arrests on charges including prostitution and drug possession, Thursday, in Ellenwood.

SACS monitors to return to Clayton Schools

Clayton County Public Schools will go under the microscope again this week, as representatives of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) make their third trip to the school system since it regained its accreditation last year.

Rainer remembered for impact on students

Friends and co-workers of Suzette Rainer said she touched a lot of lives during her career in the Henry County School System.

Pair sought in Dollar General armed robbery

Two unidentified men are being sought in the robbery of a Locust Grove store at gunpoint. One of the culprits allegedly punched an employee of the business in the face, before leaving the scene, according to Henry County Police.

Drugs, shotgun found in McDonough home

Authorities in Henry County arrested a McDonough man for allegedly having drugs and a sawed-off shotgun at his home.

Morrow recognized for financial reporting

The City of Morrow was recognized this month by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal year 2009.

Henry Players take home seven awards

Several members of a local theater company walked away with top honors during a recognition ceremony for dramatic performances.

New airport chief greets Hartsfield-Jackson community

Several officials gathered, Friday, in the atrium of the world's busiest airport, to greet the new airport chief, Louis Miller.

Challenges of life for all, especially the young

Some of the most important choices of life must include:

Griswell seniors plant seeds for healthier living

The seniors at the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center, in Jonesboro, planted the first seeds of their fall garden, on Friday.