News for Thursday, September 23, 2010

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State legislator hosts 'Trash to Cash' event

State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) is encouraging residents to turn their recyclable items into cash, through an innovative "Trash to Cash" event, this Saturday.

Southern Regional CEO talks health-care reform

As the sun was rising early Thursday morning, President and CEO Stephen Mahan, of the Southern Regional Health System, updated business professionals on the new reforms taking place under the federal Affordable Care Act, and the possible effects they may have on local businesses, hospitals and communities.

Cancer patients in need of drivers

Drivers willing to volunteer their time for an important cause are needed by the American Cancer Society, according to the non-profit organization's mission delivery manager.

Barnes to hold fund-raiser at Arts Clayton

Roy Barnes, the Democratic candidate for governor, will host a campaign fund-raiser on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Arts Clayton gallery, located at 136 South Main St., in Jonesboro.

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Making a splash with a water garden

Dirt. Water. In which, do you prefer to do your gardening?

Robbery suspect allegedly caught in the act

On Tuesday, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit stopped an armed-robbery-in-progress at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and Holiday Boulevard, in Forest Park, according to Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Alicia Parkes, the agency's public information officer.

For horse lovers, Horse Town is it

Krissy Thompson, her 2-year-old daughter, Lily Swanson, and a friend, Tammy Hert, walked through the double doors at Horse Town in Locust Grove to shop.

Artist to create statue of Patrick Henry

A local artist has announced plans to create a statue of the historical figure after whom Henry County is named, and donate it to the county.

Morrow school communities to hold unity festival

"Unity" will once again be the theme for the annual Morrow Community Fall Festival, which is just over a week away.

No progress on joint BOE, BOC meeting

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley has been tasked with seeing if the county's top elected officials for education and government should meet to discuss student transportation. But, right now, there is no sign that a meeting will take place, according to the chairperson of the Clayton County Board of Education.

Georgia CHIP available in Hampton this weekend

Parents will have an opportunity this weekend, to register their kids in a program that aids in finding missing children.

Burning wheel sparks roadside fire

Stockbridge resident, Michael Davis, said he noticed the smoke billowing up from one of the right wheels of his transfer truck. He said he thought it may have been smoke from the brakes.

Sleep center receives national accreditation

The Southern Regional Sleep Disorders Center, located at 22 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 100, has received national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Building the Southern Crescent's ideal athlete

The Southern Crescent has always been loaded with talented players at all positions. College coaches annually head to the area to recruit the talent.

Games to Watch

All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Fire Mark Richt: Now that's laughable

The Bulldog Nation isn't happy right now.

Unlocking the mystery - Ronda Rich

At Mama's house, which is now my office, I found a tea cup filled with keys. Most of them tarnished, but all of them a mystery as to what they could unlock.

Everything is more fun on Canada's side - Curt Yeomans

I have worn Niagara Falls. No, seriously, I have worn the actually falls. There is this ferry boat company called Maid of the Mist, which takes people from the Canadian side of the falls, right up to the Horseshoe Falls (Niagara Falls is actually two falls).

Everything is more fun on Canada's side - Curt Yeomans

I have worn Niagara Falls. No, seriously, I have worn the actually falls. There is this ferry boat company called Maid of the Mist, which takes people from the Canadian side of the falls, right up to the Horseshoe Falls (Niagara Falls is actually two falls).

State legislator hosts 'Trash to Cash' event

State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) is encouraging residents to turn their recyclable items into cash, through an innovative "Trash to Cash" event, this Saturday.

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