News for Monday, August 15, 2011

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Volunteer at Daughtry Elementary School in Butts County convicted on child sex charges

A former school mentor, and retired Army attorney, was convicted Monday on four sex charges, involving a fourth-grade boy.

Free depression clinic opens in Stockbridge as part of Emory University research study

Area residents suffering from depression have an opportunity to participate in a free program which could help them overcome it.

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Wine-tasting event to support teen moms and House of Dawn

Princess Barkley was 14 years old when she realized she was pregnant. Wine-tasting event to support teen moms

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Sharif named Social Worker of the Year

A longtime employee at Henry Medical Center has received statewide recognition for providing needed services to patients locally.

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Husband sought in Hampton woman's death

Authorities are continuing their investigation into what they call the "suspicious death" of a Hampton grandmother, and they have named her estranged husband as "a person of interest" in the case.

Dutchtown track star Simms sprinting to Virginia Tech

State-champion track athlete Ciara Simms of Dutchtown moves quickly. She recently signed a letter of intent to attend Virginia Tech.

Funds available for local breast-health organizations

Officials with Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta are encouraging breast-cancer organizations in Clayton and Henry counties to apply for Komen Atlanta's 2012-2013 Grant Cycle.

Forest Park plans public hearing on redistricting

The population of Forest Park dropped almost 3,000, from the year 2000, to last year, according to U.S. Census figures, so city leaders must vote on new ward boundaries to comply with U.S. Department of Justice rules.

Blame Obama - Michael Reagan

President Obama, the Democratic party and their members of Congress have spent years blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation's current economic woes, which is akin to blaming the bank's tellers for a bank robbery, or for the dishonesty of their bosses, the bank's executives who were looting the till.

Police search for councilmember's missing spouse

A Mattie's Call has been issued through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for the husband of McDonough City Councilmember Gail Notti. The call was issued Monday night.

Area teams grab spots in preseason rankings

Four teams from the Southern Crescent enter the season ranked in recent released volleyball and softball polls.

Free depression clinic opens in Stockbridge

Area residents suffering from depression have an opportunity to participate in a free program which could help them overcome it.

If the Tea Party were liberal - Tina Dupuy

Just imagine that there was a giant swarm of super-super liberal freshmen in Congress. They had given the President a "shellacking," secured a large number of seats in the House of Representatives and had been on the job for eight months. Just a bunch of lockstep liberals clogging up the Capitol.

North Clayton 'confident' in QB Johnson's ability

Two seasons ago as a sophomore, Dennis Johnson inherited the starting quarterback position during spring practice.

Schools' cheerleaders get lessons from Falcons' dancers

"Don't be like the Twerk-it teams," said Shamea, a dancer for the Atlanta Falcons Cheer Team.

Former school mentor convicted on child sex charges

A former school mentor, and retired Army attorney, was convicted Monday on four sex charges, involving a fourth-grade boy.

Back to school: Opportunities and dangers - Danny Tyree

This is not going to be the typical "Back To School" editorial.

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