News for Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Avery Smith creates art from used furniture

An old piece of furniture may be junk to most, but to Avery Smith, of Riverdale, it's so much more.

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Save your child from heat stroke

As temperatures begin to heat up, leaving a child alone in a vehicle can cause serious health problems, even death, according to a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Community Health.

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Civil War groups working to promote history

As the anniversary of the Civil War approaches, efforts are underway, locally, to educate the public about both sides of the historic conflict.

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School-nurse funding trimmed statewide

Officials are pleased that funding for school nurses in Georgia, this coming year, may be more than they expected, even though it will be less than in recent years.

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HMC affiliation decision expected today

Henry Medical Center (HMC) is poised to announce which of two health-care systems will serve as its partner going forward.

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Super Bowl champion honored by North Clayton

When Cap Burnett used to head off to practice at North Clayton High, younger brother, Morgan, was in tow as the two walked along Riverdale Road. They would occasionally stop at a nearby burger joint to grab a snack before the elder Burnett participated in two-a-day practices.

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Mundy's Mill, J-Boro clash in key diamond matchup

It is a good thing that Jonesboro has a young team. The Cardinals will need those young legs as they make their stretch run to end the season.

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Going pro

Pro baseball players with ties to the Southern Crescent have started the 2011 season

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Henry Aaron is still the king-By Doug Gorman

Sports editor Doug Gorman still a Hank Aaron fan

Around the Southern Crescent

The ELCA baseball team just keeps on winning

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State to phase out graduation tests

High schools across the state will stop using the Georgia High School Graduation Test by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, the state Board of Education decided on Wednesday.

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Clayton County Faith Notes 4-15-11

Barbecue and bake-book-yard sale Saturday

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National Archives, CSU offer WW II genealogy class

When National Archives at Atlanta Education Specialist Joel Walker talks about the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, it carries a personal meaning, because he had a relative who fought in the battle.

I left my clothes in San Francisco - Curt Yeomans

Someone in the "City by the Bay" has been getting good use out of a pair of my pants, and one of my dress shirts.

Here's how you do it - Ronda Rich

My brother-in-law, Rodney, is a farmer of the most admirable kind. He farms, despite the heartbreaks, hard times, hot sun and little pay, because he loves it.

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Mundy's Mill, J-Boro clash in key diamond matchup

It is a good thing that Jonesboro has a young team. The Cardinals will need those young legs as they make their stretch run to end the season.

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Annual 'Wild Azalea Festival' Saturday in Morrow

The second annual Wild Azalea Festival at the Reynolds Nature Preserve in Morrow is expected to draw hundreds, who want to get away from the hustle and bustle for a moment, and enjoy the beauty of a relaxed, natural setting.

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Special athletes compete in track and field

Joseph Kubitz, a lanky, 17-year-old high school senior, raced alongside a much smaller 8-year-old Brendan Price. Kubitz quietly offered Price encouragement as they sailed around a busy track.

Here's how you do it - Ronda Rich

My brother-in-law, Rodney, is a farmer of the most admirable kind. He farms, despite the heartbreaks, hard times, hot sun and little pay, because he loves it. Not even the relentless stronghold of healthy kudzu could choke the passion for farming from him. He is devoted to the land and what it brings. Good or bad.

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