News for Monday, April 11, 2011

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Jonesboro to create community center rental policy

Jonesboro city leaders are pondering how to deal with renting out the Jonesboro Fire House Museum and Community Center, to civic groups, after a bid by the Clayton County Republican Party to rent the facility for its monthly meetings raised concerns among some members of the city council.

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'Taste of Clayton' helps showcase Jonesboro

The festivities began with a dedication-and ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Old Jonesboro Train Depot, to acknowledge the city's new, spruced-up downtown area, complete with freshly paved streets and new brick-inlaid sidewalks.

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Students spend spring break on service project

A group of students, on Thursday, worked to dismantle a battered boat full of blankets and lawn debris. Across Jackson, another grouped worked to paint a Mulberry Street home in need of a facelift.

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Mundy's Mill, Lovejoy hoping to finally play region game

Mundy's Mill and Lovejoy finally hear shout to play ball.

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Moving Memorial Wall makes stop in Henry

The Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall made a stop Monday at the Henry County Sheriff's Office, in McDonough.

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CSU announces partnership with French university

Clayton State University students may want to brush up on their French, because they will soon have an opportunity to do some of their studies in northern France, university officials have announced.

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Steel from fallen tower brought to Clayton

Clayton County fire recruit Stefano Gooden was a high school junior when the World Trade Center towers fell in 2001, killing 343 firefighters -- and 3,000 others -- in the worse terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

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Hampton students tour local wetland habitats

The small water snakes left an impression on the 25 young people from Bible Baptist Christian School in Hampton.

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McDonough Police seek third burglary suspect

McDonough Police have arrested two men for allegedly breaking into a vacuum cleaner business, reportedly to steal confidential documents.

The Great Budget Train Wreck - Mike Reagan

The current furor over the national budget is ample proof of the fact that federal budgets should be completed in time, and based on reality, and not based on welfare-state politics.

If the First Amendment had to be ratified today... - Tina Dupuy

Republicans will tell you they're the sole Constitutional purists in the country; they worship the document more/better than you do. But, imagine if the First Amendment had to be voted on today. It would need two-thirds majority in both Houses just to be proposed.

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Clayton Schools announces deadline for hardship transfers

Parents who want to have their children moved from one Clayton County school, to another, because of one of a variety of issues, including medical reasons, or child care situations, have only two weeks left to apply for a hardship transfer waiver, the school district has announced.

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Mundy's Mill, Lovejoy hoping to finally play region game

The word around Mundy's Mill practice Monday was focus.

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'Taste of Clayton' helps showcase Jonesboro

The festivities began with a dedication-and ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Old Jonesboro Train Depot, to acknowledge the city's new, spruced-up downtown area, complete with freshly paved streets and new brick-inlaid sidewalks.

Oliver, Jesse

Jesse Oliver, 65, of Ellenwood, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife, Martha Oliver; two sons, James Patrick and Michael David (Marsha) Oliver; six grandchildren, Samantha, Damon, Delaina and Serina Pittman, Trey and Taylor Horn; sister, Donna Kessler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Juanita Oliver. The family will receive friends at the funeral home TODAY (Tuesday, April 12), from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m. Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel, 376 Fairview Road., Stockbridge, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (770) 474-1231.

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