News for Friday, January 14, 2011

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Morrow leaders: 'City development will be data-driven'

Morrow's city leaders have pledged to make sound decisions about how to redevelop the city's retail sector, after hearing recommendations from a consulting firm on how to position the city's assets for future growth.

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Deal proposes satellite campus funding

A significant step has been made in Henry County's pursuit of state funds for the construction of a Southern Crescent Technical College satellite facility in McDonough.

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Echols appointed to nuclear waste panel

Newly elected Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols, was recently appointed to a key position with a national, non-profit organization that studies and promotes policies on electricity supplies and use.

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College Park receptionist celebrates 88 years

The key to living a long and prosperous life is to practice good-health habits, and simply cherish everyday, and those around you, according to a College Park City Hall receptionist, who turned 88 years old this month.

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Police seek Subway robbery suspect

Police are seeking a male suspect, who robbed a Subway restaurant in Stockbridge this week.

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Clayton Police arrest 10 in drug raid

Clayton County Police arrested ten people in connection with an alleged drug-distribution and-packaging operation at an apartment in Morrow.

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Clayton Police seek suspect in roommate burning

Clayton County Police announced on Friday that they are looking for a 29-year old College Park man who allegedly set his female roommate on fire.

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Teen jailed in ongoing home invasion probe

The arrest of a Forest Park teenager makes the second arrest in connection with a McDonough home invasion last August. Police are continuing to search for two suspects in connection with the incident.

Passing the Time

No school. No homework. And to the disappointment of area basketball players and coaches, no games.

Griggs should be ready for CSU-Aiken TV battle

The Clayton State Lakers (14-0 overall, and 3-0 in Peach Belt Conference West) and the USC-Aiken Lady Pacers (15-0 and 7-0 East) are ranked among the nation's best Division II women's basketball teams in the country.

With Smith, Falcons finally get it right

When Mike Smith came to town, there were 78 Mike Smiths in the Atlanta telephone directory.

America must return to faith in God - James C. Bell

I think most everyone in America today would agree that we have many problems that must be solved before our great country can be prosperous again.

Public safety workers see light at end of tunnel

A tractor-trailer truck jackknifed on Lacey Avenue near Joy Lake Road in Lake City, Wednesday.

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BBB warns business owners of scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning area merchants about seven scams that target small businesses.

Clark, Sara

Clark, Sara Age: 58

Haitian recovery a slow progress

Gary Hyppolite acknowledged that — even more than a year after the 7.0 earthquake which rocked the island nation of Haiti — not much progress has been made in the country's recovery.

Yarde, Leslie Winston

Yarde, Leslie Winston Age: 84

Fewer busted pipes expected in thaw

It is almost certain that area plumbers will soon be getting calls about "busted" water pipes, as the Southern Crescent begins to thaw out from a potent winter storm with frigid temperatures, sleet, freezing rain and snow that brought metro-Atlanta to a near standstill.

Tasha Hill facing charges of her own

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White named to statewide economic post

A leader in Henry County's business community will soon take on a statewide leadership role.

Local schools to remain closed today

In the end, Jack Frost put the freeze on school homework, quizzes and tests for an entire week.

Christian singer introduces 'A Work in Progress'

A full-time criminal investigator for the State of Georgia, hopes to reach the public singing about his Christian faith.

Morrow leaders: 'City development will be data-driven'

Morrow's city leaders have pledged to make sound decisions about how to redevelop the city's retail sector, after hearing recommendations from a consulting firm on how to position the city's assets for future growth.

Local coalition to hold MLK events

The Concerned Black Citizens Coalition of Clayton County will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this weekend, with events designed to pay tribute to the civil rights leader, the group's president and founder announced on Thursday.

Blissit, Henry M.

Blissit, Henry M. Age: 82

Hartsfield-Jackson gets electric shuttle carts

Passengers waiting for a shuttle cart in certain parking lots at the world's busiest airport may be getting on board a greener, quieter ride.

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