News for Wednesday, June 22, 2011


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County department heads protest employee furloughs

A half dozen Clayton County department heads -- including the county's top prosecutor and tax commissioner -- have pleaded with the county commissioners not to approve 14 furlough days as part of the fiscal year 2012 budget.

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Buckhead Beef to call College Park home

Buckhead Beef Company, a Sysco Corporation company, is moving its plant location farther south, according to the College Park director of economic development.

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12 local scouts honored as top-cookie sellers

While shopping at your local grocery store, or any other shopping center around town, you may have noticed young girls stationed outside those stores, urging you to buy their cookies. Girl Scout Cookies, that is.

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BBB: Senior citizens are target of scammers

Each year, the Better Business Bureau has received hundreds of phone calls from senior citizens, who been targeted or victimized by scammers, according to a spokeswoman for the organization.

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Driver who killed two in crash is sentenced

A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced a Fayetteville man to 30 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to killing two women in a 2009 crash he caused while running from police in a stolen vehicle.

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Datebook 6-23-11

Airport chief to speak at chamber breakfast

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Henry Players taking audiences to Narnia

A classic tale, combining fantasy and faith, will hit the stage in McDonough this week, as the Henry Players present their production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

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Massive Morrow fire will burn itself out

Dozens of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services personnel battled a petroleum-based blaze at a Morrow manufacturing company Wednesday afternoon, as nearby businesses were evacuated, traffic was re-routed and residents were urged to avoid the area because of thick, black smoke.

No illusions about country living - Tom Purcell

I'm wary about the idea, but you never know.

Dark wizards convene - Will Durst

CNN hosted the first GOP debate of the year that involved actual candidates, and some clear winners did emerge -- the 99.99 percent of the American people who neglected to watch it. But for the 16 of us who did, the strategy of the combatants was more obvious than a wooly mammoth skeleton in a stairwell. Bash Obama. Take a breath, bash again. And repeat.

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Jonesboro takes on quality teams in tourney

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comJonesboro quarterback Cedric Nettles is getting plenty of work this summer as he prepares to take over as a starter this season.

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JUCO posts Budd, Black sign with Clayton State men's basketball

From Staff ReportsIn re-loading his perimeter attack for the 2011-12 season, Clayton State head men's basketball coach Gordon Gibbons signed three talented Division I transfers. In building the inside post game, Gibbons is going the junior college route.

Nichols tries to add to all-time Thursday Thunder record

By Doug Gorman dgorman@news-daily.comSkip Nichols is a busy man when it comes to racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder summer series.

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Horsemen strike early, roll past Rattlers to stay unbeaten 48-19

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comThe Henry County Horsemen, the semi-pro team football team from Locust Grove, are off to a fast start this season.

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