News for Thursday, August 18, 2011


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Pacemaker 5000 race Saturday in HamptonAnnual fund-raiser benefits Henry Medical Center

A growing tradition in Henry County is set to continue this weekend, in an effort to raise money for Henry Medical Center.

Stockbridge student among Comcast scholarship recipients

Linda Bond 8/18/11 ps, Lread Stockbridge resident Khristian Pena was recently named a recipient of the 2011 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.

Hampton officials anticipate static budget

Linda Bond 8/18/11 ps, Lread The City of Hampton will likely maintain its current budgeting for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2012, as officials attempt to offset increased fuel and health-insurance costs.

Incivility rising - Tom Purcell

"Those dirty lousy jerks at my company can put a sock in it!"; ";Ah, yes, you illustrate the findings of a new study by Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion: that incivility is growing in the workplace.";

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Stockbridge wants more than just a playoff appearance

Stockbridge finally earned its seat at the cool kids’ table last season. The Tigers pried a playoff monkey that would dwarf King Kong off their backs, scoring a point for every one of their 46 years of postseason exclusion — and then some.

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Clayton nears closing on Tara Field sale

Bell says transaction completion expected next week

Clayton County officials are in the final stages of selling Tara Field airport in Hampton, to their counterparts in Henry County, according to the head of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

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‘Keeping Hope Alive’

Clayton Housing Authority assists family through grant

Judith Chalker, of Jonesboro, has a husband with Alzheimer’s disease and kidney failure.

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Hartsfield-Jackson named world’s most-efficient airport

The Air Transport Research Society has recognized Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the world’s most-efficient airport, said a spokesperson for the organization.

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Academy focuses on high teen pregnancy rate

Local health officials are taking another step toward reducing the high rate of teen pregnancy in Clayton County with a Youth Services Provider Academy.

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Van Sickle couple returns home this week

Kidney transplant highlights Georgia’s donor needs

“We’ve had to put a lot of plans on hold because of my health,” said J.D. Van Sickle, following successful kidney transplant surgery.

DOE: More Georgia students taking the ACT

State’s subgroups outperform national averages

High school students across the state made gains in virtually every subject area on the Accepted College Entrance Exam (ACT), even though more students took the test, according to results released recently by the Georgia Department of Education.

Riverdale Lowe’s abruptly closes down

Leaves 98 workers without jobs

Alma Garrette recently drove up to the parking lot of Lowe’s in Riverdale. It seemed like a normal shopping day for Garrette, as she got out of her car and prepared to walk inside the home-improvement retailer. The dedicated customer said she gasped when she discovered the store had suddenly closed.

Datebook - August 18, 2011

House of Dawn to host wine-tasting event