News for Friday, April 22, 2011


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Mock exercise provides police training

"Where is my daughter?" asked a frantic mother, as she questioned police. "What's going on?"

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Students get lessons in citizenship, service

Joni Barlow was visibly emotional as she shared the lessons she had learned over the past semester at Patrick Henry High School, in Stockbridge.

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Child-care workers should get TDAP vaccine

The Clayton County Board of Health, eyeing a sharp increase in cases of pertussis -- otherwise known as the whooping cough -- in California last year, is planning to offer a vaccine for the illness at a discounted rate to local child-care workers next week.

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Black lab rescued from drain pipe

Lynn Payne said she is grateful for the combined efforts of neighbors and county employees, who recently helped rescue her dog, after he got stuck in a drain pipe in Stockbridge.

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Firefighters recognized for public service

Local firefighters honored their own, recently, at the Henry County Fire Department's annual banquet.

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Riverdale conducting online recreation survey

The City of Riverdale wants to know what types of recreational programming -- mainly sports programs aimed at children -- that residents are willing to pay for, the city recently announced in a news release.

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Cline ready to market Clayton County

Rebekah Cline may have Ohio roots but she has true GRIT -- "girl raised in the south" -- and a deep fondness for the Southern Crescent below Atlanta.

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Henry to get accreditation renewal

While the presence of AdvancED/SACS in some Atlanta-area school systems is viewed as ominous, a visit from the education accreditation agency is seen as a plus by officials of the Henry County School District.

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Say WHAT?! - Turner, gas buy-down, furloughs and more ...

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites --,, and These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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Easter egg hunts, Easter services, Holy Week

He knows your name - Susan Bennett

Tomorrow is the day! Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are over. We've suffered with Jesus - we've seen him tortured, executed, and buried - and through all of that, we've remembered our own sinfulness, and felt our sadness or shame that these things happened out of love for US.

Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ - James C. Bell

Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important holy day of the Christian religion.

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Jonesboro survives close battle with North Clayton

It won't go down as the best game the Jonesboro Cardinals have played all year, but Friday night at home against North Clayton, they held off the Eagles' seventh-inning rally en route to a 7-5 victory.

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Walk-off single gives Mundy's Mill 4-3 region win

Corey Harmon had a feeling that he would be called on to do some relief pitching Friday in a key Region 4-AAAA game. With starting pitcher Jerek Wright struggling, Mundy's Mill coach Patrick Smith called on Harmon in the top of the third inning.