News for Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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There's an app for that!

It may seem that smartphones are capable of just about anything, and now they are able to access food, beverage and retail discounts at the world's busiest airport.

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Clayton Schools graduations fall on furlough day

Four Clayton County high schools will celebrate their graduation ceremonies on May 24, in Atlanta. But, many employees who show up to the events will likely be doing so at their own leisure, because it is a furlough day for school system employees.

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Police charge man in carjacking, stabbing

Clayton County Police have charged a man with kidnapping and aggravated assault, after he allegedly carjacked a woman at a local library and stabbed her when she tried to escape.

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Datebook 4-20-11

Cygnet magazine will host a "Launch Party" on Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m., in room B10 of the Lecture Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

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Questions raised over commissioner's European trip

Frequent observers of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners want to know what Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph did during a November 2010 trip to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and how much it cost the county.

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Hunt hits the bigtime with ton of college offers

This time last spring, Marcus Hunt had a few college basketball offers from mostly mid-major schools. After an MVP-type high school season, and several standout performances on the AAU circuit this spring, Hunt is now one of the hottest recruited players in the state.

MAHONE: Springtime is basketball recruiting time

A quick check of the baseball and soccer fields and track indicates that the spring sports are in full swing. But for many athletes in the Southern Crescent, basketball season is still alive.

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Prep Roundup: Jonesboro wins eighth straight

Jonesboro kept its win streak alive with a win over Mays in a non-region game Tuesday. The Cardinals have won eight straight, including two wins against ranked opponents in the last five days.

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10,000 Easter eggs to fall from the sky

A helicopter will circle over the athletic fields of the Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, this weekend. And it will drop 10,000 candy-filled Easter eggs from the sky, into the grasps of eager youngsters, during the school's first-ever egg drop.

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Summer music camp planned at Spivey Hall

Applications are being taken for the third annual children's summer music camp at Clayton State University's prestigious Spivey Hall.

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Cub Scouts help tidy local park areas

Youngsters scoured a local park in search of unsightly trash and garbage. Their goal was to make the park more beautiful, and clean up careless litter.

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Ride the 12-week cycle to savings - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I keep hearing about the price cycle at the grocery store and how it's the key to saving big. How does this work? How do I know when things I want to buy are going to drop in price?

Armageddon at the D.C. Corral - Will Durst

It's way too early to sort out the winners and the losers in the big budget showdown on Capitol Hill the last couple weeks. They're still extricating bodies from behind the hay bales of the Gunfight at the D.C. Corral, and will be for months.

More spring tweetering - Martha Carr

I've been writing about social media lately in an attempt to understand some small corner of the rapidly expanding virtual world.

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Questions raised over commissioner's European trip

Frequent observers of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners want to know what Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph did during a November 2010 trip to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and how much it cost the county.

Gilbert, John

Age: 88

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There's an app for that!

It may seem that smartphones are capable of just about anything, and now they are able to access food, beverage and retail discounts at the world's busiest airport.

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IRS advises: 'Beware of tax fraud'

The first wave of the tax season is complete, but there remains as many as 700,000 Georgians who still need to file income tax returns the Oct. 17, the extended deadline, according to officials with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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