News for Friday, April 15, 2011

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Concrete pumper leaves Hartsfield-Jackson for Japan

The largest truck-mounted boom on the market was recently delivered by the world's largest manufactured cargo airplane, from the world's busiest airport, according to Dave Adams, president and CEO of Putzmeister America, Inc.

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Lightning strikes out Mundy's Mill

Two-run third inning gives Jonesboro 2-1 win over No. 5 Tigers in weather-shortened game

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Golf, of a different sort, comes to Henry County

Two days of professional disc golf comes to town

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Clayton Schools tees up for scholarships

While anyone who went to the Lake Spivey Golf Club on Friday would have seen dozens of people playing golf, Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley said he could look out on the golf course and see something different.

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Henry Medical Center chooses Piedmont Healthcare

After nine months of whittling down candidates, and evaluating their credentials, the Henry Medical Center (HMC) has chosen Piedmont Healthcare as its affiliation partner.

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Pep rally readies students for statewide testing

Eleven-year-old Jalen McDowell sat at the back of the bleachers with his classmates, taking in all that the pep rally had to offer.

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Hampton man sharing cross for Jesus Christ

An eight-foot-tall cross, draped in a purple robe and Easter lilies, stands in Eddie Matthews' front yard, in Hampton. He said the reason he had the cross installed at his home two months ago, was to share his Christian faith with the world.

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Morrow man charged with allegedly raping twins

Bond was denied Friday for a Morrow man accused of raping 9-year-old twin sisters for three years.

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Momentum could soon take gas prices to $4

Metro Atlanta could see average gas prices top the $4 per gallon mark before summer begins.

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Henry roadblock nets arrests, suspected drugs, fake ID

Law enforcement officers in Henry County detained three suspects -- two of them convicted felons -- following a roadblock check. Two were taken to the Henry County Jail, and one to the Clayton County Jail.

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Turner now says he'll run for chairman

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said Friday he will seek the county commission chairman's post in 2012, and not the sheriff's job, as he previously announced.

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Church to sponsor 'Gas Buy Down' event

Rising gas prices, and a desire to reach the community, have spurred a McDonough church toward a unique offering, just in time for Easter.

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Judge: County attorneys can testify at grand jury

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Deborah Benefield ruled Friday that two county attorneys can testify if a grand jury hears evidence against the finance director, who is accused of shredding phone records.

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Arti Gras comes to Henry County

Arti Gras, a New Orleans-style festival featuring live music, food, and arts and crafts, takes place this Sunday, April 17, from noon, to 5 p.m., on The Square in McDonough.

Christian, let your light shine! - James C. Bell

Every Christian has a testimony to share with others, particularly with those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

It's always appropriate to praise God - Susan Bennett

Don't you love the gospel accounts of Jesus coming into Jerusalem, riding on the donkey, while the crowds shout "Hosanna!" and wave their palms? I know the joy and praise were soon followed by Christ's betrayal and arrest, but while the procession was happening, there was so much excitement that the religious leaders told Jesus to get his followers under control and make them stop shouting praises.

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Lightning strikes out Mundy's Mill

Jonesboro players Cameron Sutton, Dustin Boggs and Dereon London provided the offensive firepower, and then Mother Nature took care of the rest as the Cardinals upset fifth-ranked Mundy's Mill Friday in a key Region 4-AAAA contest.

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Turner now says he'll run for chairman

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said Friday he will seek the county commission chairman's post in 2012, and not the sheriff's job, as he previously announced.

It's always appropriate to praise God - Susan Bennett

Don't you love the gospel accounts of Jesus coming into Jerusalem, riding on the donkey, while the crowds shout "Hosanna!" and wave their palms? I know the joy and praise were soon followed Christ's betrayal and arrest, but while the procession was happening, there was so much excitement that the religious leaders told Jesus to get his followers under control and make them stop shouting praises.

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Church to sponsor 'Gas Buy Down' event

Rising gas prices, and a desire to reach the community, have spurred a McDonough church toward a unique offering, just in time for Easter.

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