News for Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Health fair part of CSU inaugural events

Clayton State University is honoring the inauguration of the school's fourth president, Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr., by sponsoring a community health fair, according to John Shiffert, director of university relations.

Kroger begins 'Roundup' For Ovarian Cancer

Kroger stores in Georgia are encouraging customers and associates to "round up" their purchases to the nearest dollar amount, today through Saturday, to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA).

Clayton County gets more neighborhood stabilization funds

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Wednesday that Clayton County has received $3.8 million to continue the work of stemming the tide of foreclosures.

Kids festival aims to increase outdoor recreation

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and State Rep. Glenn Baker are coming together to support the 2nd Annual Kids Outdoor Festival, a free event that encourages children to become more active outdoors.

Volunteers wanted for 'Rivers Alive' campaign

Local volunteers are needed to pitch in, and help clean up one of Henry County's environmental resources.

Attempted-murder suspect surrenders to police

An Ohio man surrendered to Henry County Police, after allegedly trying to kill a another man, in Ohio, with a bow and arrow.

Scammers targeting job hunters

The nation's economic woes have not kept scammers from taking advantage of job hunters, especially the unemployed who may be desperately looking for work, according to the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc.

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Clayton, Henry Rotary clubs host Swedish student

For Freja Fornander, 22, a Swedish student participating in the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP), the state of Georgia was merely a spot on the map until this summer.

Net neutrality: A crucial issue with a lame name - Tina Dupuy

The term "net neutrality" has the magical property of making most people's eyes glaze over. First, it sounds like a gambling term. "I have a system and net neutrality - I can't lose!" Second, no one using the Internet calls it "the net" anymore. Just like no one in San Francisco calls it "Frisco." So the term "net neutrality" either sounds super techie and over-your-head, or more dated than the 1995 Sandra Bullock movie called ... "The Net."

Beating Ourselves? - Tom Purcell

"What's the matter, pal? You look down in the dumps."

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Misty

Misty is a one year old Dachshund mix.

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Celeste

Celeste is a 3 year old Maine Coon mix.

Kroger begins 'Roundup' For Ovarian Cancer

Kroger stores in Georgia are encouraging customers and associates to "round up" their purchases to the nearest dollar amount, today through Saturday, to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA).

Volunteers wanted for 'Rivers Alive' campaign

Local volunteers are needed to pitch in, and help clean up one of Henry County's environmental resources.

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