News for Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Showcase Clayton puts businesses on display

The Morrow Center, one of the county's newest facilities, served as the setting for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Showcase Clayton Business and Community Expo.

Local emergency responders receive FEMA funds

Emergency medical responders from seven local agencies, and private companies, are set to have their cardiac monitoring systems upgraded, due in part, to a federal grant that the Clayton County Board of Commissioners accepted earlier this week.

Jonesboro shoots down millage-rate increase

Some members of the Jonesboro City Council predict hard times ahead for the city, following a recent council decision to keep the city's millage rate set at zero.

Foundation, SECURUS House start breast health partnership

The Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation and SECURUS House, a non-profit organization for victims of family violence, celebrated the launch of a formal partnership, on Thursday.

Faith Notes: Anvil Block United Methodist hosts Chicken Stew

Marriage 911: A First Response" and "Mending Marriages," two nationally recognized marriage-training seminars, will be offered by the Clayton County Marriage and Family Initiative, Oct. 15-16, at the Recreation Outreach Center of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, located at 147 Church St., in Jonesboro.

Striking up the music for breast cancer

The effort to make the public more aware of breast cancer will have a musical tone this weekend, thanks to a participant in Henry Medical Center's (HMC) annual campaign.

Sorority to host arts show, wine-tasting

The Henry County chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host Crimson Culture Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. The fourth annual function will be held at Alexandria Hall, located at 103 Jonesboro Road in McDonough.

Community rallying for 'Maddie'

Students and staff at Ola Elementary School are wearing purple and gold today in support of a cheerful 7-year-old they call Maddie.

Gas station gambling leads to citations

The Riverdale Police Department, with the assistance of the Clayton County Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at two gas stations in Riverdale, this week, leading to citations for alleged gambling.

Jonesboro undercover fficers make drug arrests

Jonesboro Police have arrested three suspects for the alleged sale of methamphetamine to an undercover officer.

Bikers for Barkers Poker Run this Saturday

Hundreds of bikers will gather this weekend at Harley Davidson of Clayton County -- and ride, in order to make life easier for the animals living at the Clayton County Humane Society shelter.

Henry carjacking suspect caught in Clayton

A manhunt by Henry County police Thursday, on the ground, and from the air, has resulted in the capture of a carjacking suspect.

Extended tax-filing deadline is today

Today marks another record year for Georgia taxpayers, according to Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green.

Pope, Smith keep focus on the field during uncertainty

When Stockbridge played on the road at Spalding on September 17, it was the type of game that Tigers senior Marcellas Pope relished.

Relax, it's only a game

I'm a college football junkie. I have been known to spend many Saturday's in the fall doing a great impersonation of a couch potato--that's when I'm in front of the television set and not at Bobby Dodd Stadium watching the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. (There was a time when the only weekend exercise I got was flipping from game to game with my remote control.)

Drew secures second straight win with 24-14 homecoming victory over Eagle's Landing

Just before Drew coach Jarrett Laws wrapped up his postgame talk Thursday night at Southern Crescent Stadium, he instructed his players to inhale.

Navigating through the Travel Magazine Mountains - Curt Yeomans

Perhaps I do read too many travel magazines, but I do not care. They provide lots of interesting reading. Every month, these days, I faithfully pick up a copy of "Travel + Leisure" and "National Geographic Traveler" msagazines. Sometimes, I'll also pick up other, nation-specific magazines, such as "Ireland of the Welcomes," "Scotland," or "British Heritage."

The Great Flood - Ronda Rich

When one of life's tribulations smacked me in the eye, I did not cry. I thought, instead, of Daddy's words from way back then.

Relax, it's only a game

I'm a college football junkie. I have been known to spend many Saturday's in the fall doing a great impersonation of a couch potato—that's when I'm in front of the television set and not at BobDodd Stadium watching the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. (There was a time when the only weekend exercise I got was flipping from game to game with my remote control.)

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