News for Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Hit-and-run suspect faces judge

The suspect in the hit-and-run crash that severely injured a child on Sunday appeared in Clayton County Magistrate court, Wednesday, for a first appearance hearing.

One born every minute - Tom Purcell

It could have been worse. Some years ago, I had just spent the last of my savings to have a British convertible restored.

Water Authority's Pihera receives state award

For one guy, Clayton County Water Authority Production Manager Guy Pihera has a lot of responsibility. As the managing operator of all of the county's raw water reservoirs, and all three of its water-production facilities, it's Pihera's job to make sure that more than 275,000 county residents have water that is safe to drink.

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Archives, genealogy group partner for 'Ancestry Day'

Twenty years after he was a student at Florida State University, Atlanta resident, Stan Thomas, shook his family tree, and two of his fraternity brothers fell out of it.

Clayton State to offer flu vaccine

While summer is winding down this month, Clayton State University is gearing up for the beginning of flu season, health officials at the Morrow-based school have announced.

Customer service travels well - Peter Funt

As Labor Day approaches, and with it the end of the vacation season, many Americans are so stressed by the rigors of travel that they're happy to have a vacation from vacations.

Preparedness promoted at Home Depot workshops

While the east coast of the U.S. prepares to possibly be skirted by Hurricane Earl, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign is gearing up to promote emergency preparedness among children -- with the help of local Home Depot stores.

Health officials want more fruits, veggies in diets

Georgia Department of Community Health officials are stressing the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into the daily diet as part of the "National Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month."

Officials: Staying active part of healthy living

Public health officials are pointing to September as a time to campaign for more active living as a necessary complement to healthy eating.

Emory Healthcare expands presence with race sponsorship

Emory Healthcare is expanding its reach in what is billed as one of the largest Labor Day Weekend venues in the Southeast. The health-care system is title sponsor of the Atlanta Motor Speedway's 50th Anniversary NASCAR race -- the Emory Healthcare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race.

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Electric violinist, Ford, to headline Fall Fest

For the second year in a row, acclaimed electric violinist, Ken Ford, will headline the City of Lovejoy's annual Fall Fest, taking place two Saturdays from now.

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Archives, genealogy group partner for 'Ancestry Day'

Twenty years after he was a student at Florida State University, Atlanta resident, Stan Thomas, shook his family tree, and two of his fraternity brothers fell out of it.

Water Authority's Pihera receives state award

For one guy, Clayton County Water Authority Production Manager Guy Pihera has a lot of responsibility. As the managing operator of all of the county's raw water reservoirs, and all three of its water-production facilities, it's Pihera's job to make sure that more than 275,000 county residents have water that is safe to drink.

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Artist's work draws on past encounters

Whether it is a homeless man in the Ansley Park neighborhood of Atlanta, a metal sculptor in Fabriano, Italy, or a family pet, 2010 Arts Clayton Juried Art Show and Competition winner Teresa Thurston takes time to appreciate the people and things that have made a deep impact on her life.

Lease agreement to ensure airport growth

The City of Atlanta has reached a leasing agreement with Delta Air Lines, AirTran Airways and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, aimed at ensuring continued efficiency and growth at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, said a city spokeswoman.

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