News for Monday, June 27, 2011

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Former Morrow city leader bonds out of jail

An announced Morrow mayoral candidate, who was recently kicked off the city council, posted $80,000 bond about four hours after his arrest early Saturday morning on a 16-count, felony indictment.

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AAA forecasts decreased 4th-of-July travel

The recent increase in prices at the gas pump, compared to last year, has persuaded some Georgia residents to stay home for Independence Day, according to a spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association (AAA) Auto Club South.

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Local students share the 'CNN Experience'

For one week, recently, students from Clayton and Henry counties got to participate in the sixth annual "Leadership Unplugged: CNN Experience," which allows selected high school juniors and seniors to engage in a series of activities and training sessions focused on media literacy.

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BOE moves forward with 2012 budget

The Clayton County Board of Education approved the school district's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, on Monday, after weeks of deliberations, public hearings and exhaustive efforts to cut costs.

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Two students 'elated' over scholarship awards

"Excited" was the word that came quickly to mind, for two local students, after receiving word they had won scholarships through the Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County.

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Storm puts thousands temporarily in dark

A line of thunderstorms that swept through the region early Sunday evening knocked out power to roughly 15,000 residents between Henry and Clayton counties.

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Judge blocks parts of Ga. immigration law

ATLANTA -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification, and to detain illegal immigrants.

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Forest Park working to get back to title game

As Cydni Bivins sees it, last week's win over Fayette County came about three months too late.

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Peach Belt Conference recognizes Clayton State athletes for Presidential Honor Roll

A total of 1,057 athletes were selected to the Peach Belt Conference 2010-11 Presidential Honor Roll on Tuesday, which included 38 Clayton State athletes. The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes every student-athlete in a member institution who had a GPA of 3.0 or greater for the 2009-10 academic year.

Telecommunications Investments could help the economy, create jobs - Pete Meadows

As a telecommunications worker, I believe that expanding access to broadband technology and updating and improving our nation's wireless infrastructure would be a game-changer for our economy.

Gene Kerns and the River Bandit

Furnan Bisher Column

Jon Who? - Michael Reagan

All of a sudden, the kept media is all agog over one Jon (not John) Huntsman, recently retired from his Obama administration post as U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, provoking the president to joke that he was "sure that him having worked so well for me will be a great asset in any Republican primary."

You're not supposed to be happy - Tina Dupuy

The whole idea of a democracy is accepting you'll never fully get your own way in government. Yes, I know we celebrate the imagined rugged individual pulling on his sole-proprietorship bootstraps fully autonomous, while enjoying socialized infrastructure and tax subsidies. It's what makes America great, and charmingly peculiar.

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Two students 'elated' over scholarship awards

"Excited" was the word that came quickly to mind, for two local students, after receiving word they had won scholarships through the Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County.

You're not supposed to be happy - Tina Dupuy

The whole idea of a democracy is accepting you'll never fully get your own way in government. Yes, I know we celebrate the imagined rugged individual pulling on his sole-proprietorship bootstraps fully autonomous, while enjoying socialized infrastructure and tax subsidies. It's what makes America great, and charmingly peculiar.

Local students share the 'CNN Experience'

For one week, recently, students from Clayton and Henry counties got to participate in the sixth annual "Leadership Unplugged: CNN Experience," which allows selected high school juniors and seniors to engage in a series of activities and training sessions focused on media literacy.

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