News for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Laurie Spratlin said she has a message for women who are struggling with addiction. "Drugs and alcohol will rob you of everything you've ever loved, cared for, or valued," she said.

Burglary suspects arrested after car crash

The Clayton County Police Department, along with the assistance of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, arrested three men suspected in a burglary, after they crashed their car in Fayetteville, according to a police spokesman.

Phillips-Van Heusen expansion to bring jobs

More than 150 jobs will be up for grabs in Henry County, over the next three years, according to state and local officials, who announced, Wednesday, that apparel company, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, will be relocating, and expanding, its Georgia distribution operation to McDonough.

Franchise/Business Forum to explore opportunities

To franchise, or not to franchise -- That is the question.

New track opens for mini-car racing

There is a new race track in Henry County, but the cars that run on it are really small in size.

Old Clayton County photos sought for book

It'll be old school versus new school for an upcoming book on Clayton County, according to an official from Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc.

Georgia burning ban to be lifted Friday

The Georgia Forestry Commission will begin issuing permits for residents to burn items on their property again.

Local senior centers to host health fairs

The Clayton County Senior Services Department will host health fairs at two of its centers next month.

Police seeking trio in trailer theft

Three unidentified men are being sought for allegedly stealing a trailer from a vehicle, at a Stockbridge motel.

Residents turn out for town hall meeting

A joint town hall meeting hosted by McDonough city officials covered a variety of topics, from preparing for severe weather, to animal restrictions during parades.

Davis keeps hoop dreams alive

Kelvin Davis might be 51-years-old, but don't expect him to become the national spokesperson for people thinking about retirement.

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Dillon

Dillon is a 6 month old orange tabby domestic shorthair.

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Gordito

Gordito is a one and a half year old Chihuahua mix.

The end of TV

There's a cultural shift taking place that may mean the end to another icon, the television set, that we thought was here to stay.

The American Dream

The American Dream is dead -- for many native-born Americans, anyhow.

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Juried Photography Show to premiere Friday

Photography will take center stage at the Arts Clayton gallery on Friday as 25 of the metro area's best photographers introduce viewers to the world as they see it. The seventh annual Arts Clayton Juried Photography Show and Competition will premiere on Friday, Oct. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery, located at 136 South Main Street in Jonesboro. The competition takes place in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, a metro-wide celebration of photography taking place throughout the month of October.

Newman Center to hold annual Wetlands Festival

Mother Nature is expected to be fêted at the Newman Wetlands Center this weekend, an official with the center said on Wednesday.

Water Authority completes wetlands' 4th phase

pletion of the fourth phase of the Clayton County Water Authority's constructed treatment wetlands earlier this month, Clayton residents may never have to worry about the county having an adequate water supply.

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