News for Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Suspect surrenders in armed-robbery case

The attorney for a man charged with stealing from four people in a Stockbridge neighborhood, described his client as a "good kid" whose family helped to convince him to surrender to authorities.

Lake City breaks ground on Nature Preserve

After six years of planning, the City of Lake City soon will have its own 29-acre nature preserve. With the help of the Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA), Jester's Creek will run through the area, as it once did several decades ago.

Jonesboro meeting times to go unchanged

Last Monday, Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox announced that the city would begin holding its regular business meetings one hour earlier. On Tuesday, however, a motion to legally change the city's meeting times died for lack of a second.

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Students learn early about voting process

Chelsey Shepard demonstrated her familiarity with touch-screen technology, as she navigated the electronic voting ballot. The 13-year-old could only guess, however, how voters cast their ballots a decade ago.

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Kilpatrick parents buy books to help children

At a Kilpatrick Elementary School book fair, Tuesday, first-grader Ryan Parker gasped as his dad opened a book on natural disasters, and showed him pictures of a volcano erupting.

Truett's Grill to host first 'Mommy' night

Truett's Grill is inviting local residents to take their moms out on a "date" this weekend, the restaurant's marketing director has announced.

Registration deadline for free CPR class near

Anyone who would like to participate in a free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course at Clayton State University has less than a week to sign up for it, according to a statement released by the university on Tuesday.

Centenarian celebrated at Bethany Baptist Church

Henry County native, Beatrice Rape, said what she is most proud of accomplishing, over the full century of her life, is the way she has been able to teach young people at her church.

Porter named new county police chief

In a nearly unanimous decision, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) selected Clayton County Deputy Police Chief Greg Porter as the county's new chief of police, Tuesday night.

Senior center spices up day with 'zumba'

On Tuesday, the zumba class at the Frank Bailey Senior Center, in Riverdale, was in full swing, filled with positive energy, laughter and the voices of dancers making a high-pitched sound called a zaghareet.

Learn from our past - Martha Carr

Recently, I wrote a column about tolerance toward those of different beliefs, whether it's at Ground Zero in New York City or in our own hometowns.

My super-couponing challenge on 'Nightline' - Jill Cataldo

With coupon shopping growing in popularity, new coupon users are learning the ropes every day. Many go on to become Super-Couponers. Some go beyond, into extreme couponing.

Man, oh man, I'm mad - Will Durst

Man, oh man, I'm mad. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. Take what? I don't know. And that makes me mad.

Strong Rock rolls past ELCA on diamond

The softball landscape might be changing in the Southern Crescent.

Airport celebrates 30th anniversary of terminal complex

It was like a high school reunion. Past and present Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials mingled with excitement.

Truett's Grill to host first 'Mommy' night

Truett's Grill is inviting local residents to take their moms out on a "date" this weekend, the restaurant's marketing director has announced.

Senior center spices up day with 'zumba'

On Tuesday, the zumba class at the Frank Bailey Senior Center, in Riverdale, was in full swing, filled with positive energy, laughter and the voices of dancers making a high-pitched sound called a zaghareet.

My super-couponing challenge on 'Nightline' - Jill Cataldo

With coupon shopping growing in popularity, new coupon users are learning the ropes every day. Many go on to become Super-Couponers. Some go beyond, into extreme couponing.

Man, oh man, I'm mad - Will Durst

Man, oh man, I'm mad. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. Take what? I don't know. And that makes me mad.

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