News for Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Union Grove hits centerstage

Union Grove softball coach Rod Pipkin admitted a special level of excitement permeated his team leading up to tonight's game against Jones County at Georgia Tech.

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Event promotes upcoming 'Take-Back' day

On Wednesday, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Clayton County Board of Education hosted a 'Take-Back' media event at M.D. Roberts Middle School, in Jonesboro.

Victims of debt tagging can fight back

There was a time when consumers had to put on their own boxing gloves to fight back against debt collectors who erroneously made them responsible for someone else's debt, also known as debt tagging, said a local Better Business Bureau (BBB) spokeswoman.

High school evacuated due to fire

Students were evacuated at Mundy's Mill High School, in Jonesboro, due to a fire, Wednesday, according to Battalion Chief Landry Merkison, of the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department.

IRS to host nationwide Open House

The Internal Revenue Service is planning to host a nationwide Open House on Saturday, in order to assist taxpayers in solving their tax problems.

Clayton Schools has international registration center

For approximately 10 percent of Clayton County Public Schools' nearly 50,000 students, their primary language is not English, according to the school system official who oversees English education for foreign-born students.

Duck Derby hits Olde Towne on Saturday

Olde Towne Morrow will be alive with activity on Saturday with two free events for the community.

Suspect search prompts high school lockdown

North Clayton High School, in College Park, was locked down as a precaution, Wednesday, while police searched for a suspect, following a nearby shooting.

AAA: 'Distracted driving' still big problem

Automobile-travel-industry representatives are preparing for a campaign to reiterate, for motorists, the hazards of distracted driving in the information age.

The enthusiasm gap: He's just a president - Tina Dupuy

Disillusionment implies at some point you were illusioned. You believed something that turned out not to be true.

Wary of the technology aware - Tom Purcell

My new cell phone calls people on its own.

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Angel

Angel is a 5 month old tabby and white domestic shorthair.

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Milton

Milton is a 6 month old Longhair Chihuahua mix.

CSU basketball players honored

Members of the Clayton State Laker men's basketball team competed over the summer in the SEBL Summer Basketball Pro-Am League, and a few came away with some postseason honors.

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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.

Bitten to close Summer Concert Series

In the past, inspirational, smooth jazz saxophonist, Jason Bitten, has graced the stages of venues such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

AAA: 'Distracted driving' still big problem

Automobile-travel-industry representatives are preparing for a campaign to reiterate, for motorists, the hazards of distracted driving in the information age.

The enthusiasm gap: He's just a president - Tina Dupuy

Disillusionment implies at some point you were illusioned. You believed something that turned out not to be true.

Event promotes upcoming 'Take-Back' day

On Wednesday, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Clayton County Board of Education hosted a ‘Take-Back' media event at M.D. Roberts Middle School, in Jonesboro.

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