News for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Dottie

Dottie is an 8 month old calico domestic shorthair.

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Dandelion

Dandelion is a three and a half year old miniature Schnauzer.

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Clayton students help build 'Habitat' home

Twenty Clayton County high school construction students are raising the roof on their education this week.

Clayton Schools optimistic about SACS visit

Three down, and one to go.Clayton County Public Schools completed its third six-month review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), on Wednesday, and district officials said they believe it was a good visit. When the district regained its accreditation in May 2009, on a probationary basis, it was required to be reviewed once every six months (which equals four visits), by the agency, over a two-year period.

Volunteers sought for clean-up effort

The Clayton County Water Authority needs volunteers for a creek clean-up event at a local park, according to water authority officials.

What is pink and read all over?

In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald will print their Oct. 29 editions on pink paper.

Residents urged to attend workshop on growth

Hampton should keep its "small town, cozy feel" as it continues to be developed, believes Hampton City Manager Andy Pippin.

School Notebook: Riverdale library to host 'Fire Safety' session

The Riverdale Branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold a "Fire Safety Story Time," on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m., to 11 a.m. The library branch is at 420 Valley Hill Road, in Riverdale. Call (770) 472-8100.

State charges challenged at Brown murder trial

Heated exchanges took place Wednesday between a prosecution witness and a defense attorney, during court proceedings in the Charles Edward Brown murder trial.

Datebook: CSU hosts free gender workshop today

The Clayton State University Office of Counseling and Psychological Services will present a free workshop entitled, "Envisioning a World Where We Can Understand Each Other: An Interactive Community Exercise," on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., in the ballroom of the university's Student Activities Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. Individuals of both genders will learn how to hear and understand each other.

A survivor of domestic violence speaks out

To tell her story, "Ly," a survivor of domestic abuse, faced a crowd of more than 75 people assembled on the McDonough Square.

Community input sought for College Park plan

The City of College Park, and The Collaborative Firm, LLC, are hosting community workshops to assist with updating the city's comprehensive plan.

Sheriff's Office hosts 'Trunk or Treat'

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office will host a Public Safety 'Trunk or Treat' event, that will allow children of all ages to have a safe and fun-filled, Halloween-oriented evening.

The Pixie Dust Blues - Will Durst

Who is that masked superhero zoooming across the country on treacherous adventures to save the Democratic damsel?

Mom 1, Phone Scammer 0 - Tom Purcell

"Grandma," said a young man when my mother answered her phone last week, "I'm in trouble."

Sheriff's Office hosts 'Trunk or Treat'

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office will host a Public Safety ‘Trunk or Treat' event, that will allow children of all ages to have a safe and fun-filled, Halloween-oriented evening.

Headquarters Library offers computer course

Small business owner, Gloria Henry, of Jonesboro, knows that her company is growing. In order to stay abreast of the ever-changing world of technology, the 46-year-old said she decided to put her fears aside and take computer courses.

Parents frustrated with Clayton Schools 'hybrid' schedule

A new "hybrid" schedule that was implemented in Clayton County schools this year has led to students struggling in the core subject areas, such as English and mathematics, the parent of one student told the Clayton County Board of Education, on Monday.

College Park appoints new fire chief

The City of College Park has appointed the first female fire chief in the city's history.

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Clayton students help build 'Habitat' home

Twenty Clayton County high school construction students are raising the roof on their education this week.

Baskin now liable when using county cars

In an unexpected move, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to send a letter to Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, informing him that he is responsible for two cars at the center of an ongoing debate between the board, and the tax official.

Teknipp and ELCA reach next level

Eagle's Landing Christian senior Lauren Teknipp usually has to negotiate to get her younger brother, Bill, a football player at Eagle's Landing, to play a friendly game of volleyball in the backyard.

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