News for Wednesday, June 29, 2011


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Local law agencies host blood drives

Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Steven McLean is an old pro at giving blood, but a little fuzzy on his type."I think it's O-positive, but I am not sure," he said as an American Red Cross technician swabbed his arm with an antiseptic solution Wednesday, and prepared to insert a needle to draw blood.

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SACS celebration scheduled for Clayton Schools

Clayton County Public Schools is teaming up with county business and civic leaders to throw a community bash to celebrate the school district regaining its full Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation status -- free of the "probationary" strings that had been attached for the last two years.

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Aspiring pilot needs sponsors to fly

Deja Fambro, 15, already has career plans to become a professional pilot -- through the United States Air Force.

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Jessie and Woody

Jessie (the flamepoint Siamese) and Woody (the orange tabby) are approximately 6 months old.

Datebook 6-30-11

Clayton County Republican Party to meet Thursday

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Clayton County men indicted in drugs, guns case

Two people from Clayton County, and one from College Park, are among 49 people indicted in a joint federal and state investigation that took hundreds of firearms off the streets, said officials.

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Morrow man indicted in copper thefts

A Morrow man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing copper tubing from apartments undergoing renovation.

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Experts discourage amateur fireworks displays

As area residents prepare to celebrate another Fourth of July, officials are encouraging citizens to exercise safety, and beware of potential hazards related to certain patriotic festivities.

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Hartsfield-Jackson offers travel tips for busiest week

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wants to ensure that passengers have a positive experience during its busiest travel week of the year, according to a spokeswoman for the airport.

Good old neighbors - Tom Purcell

I drove through my old neighborhood a few weeks ago. It is like many suburban neighborhoods that sprouted up in the 1960s. Many of the people who moved there grew up in the city.

In God we vote - Peter Funt

Mitt Romney's emergence as the early front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, along with Jon Huntsman's recent entry in the race, makes certain that the 2012 campaign will continue the trend of carefully weighing candidates' religious beliefs.

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Coffey experiences learning curve

Thursday Thunder

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Horsemen stay unbeaten with fourth win in a row

Semi-pro football

Louie the Tractor Man

Furman Bisher column

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Registration ongoing for HMC stop-smoking course

Henry Medical Center (HMC) is registering participants for the latest installment of a program designed to help people quit smoking.

Suffridge, Franklin M.

Age: 86

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Parolee arrested in mother's death

A convicted felon was taken into custody the day she was paroled, to face charges that she caused a 2006 car crash that killed her mother.

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More administrative changes for Clayton Schools

The Clayton County Board of Education made a few more personnel changes, during Monday night's board meeting.

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School Notebook - 6-29-11


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Tara museum partners with Braves to celebrate book

The Old South may be gone with the wind, but some lucky fans can revive the spirit July 2 as Turner Field celebrates the literary favorite.

Local beauty school 'cutting out' abuse

Local business professionals and constituents gathered Tuesday afternoon, along with students and instructors, in celebrating the grand opening of Empire Beauty School, in Morrow.

Bank of America avoids fine

The nation's biggest bank agreed, Tuesday, to pay demolition costs for a Riverdale house it denies owning, and will not have to pay thousands of dollars in contempt fines imposed in April.

EL Roth's seeks title and fun at South Carolina meet

Bailey Roth has sat aside some time for pleasure when arrives in Myrtle Beach for the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but the distance runner is staying focused on his main mission.

GDOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction-related lane closures for the Independence Day holiday weekend, said a spokesman for the department.

Facebook fight lands four in jail

An unknown Facebook posting among a cadre of people who knew each other, but were not BFFs, has led to a physical altercation, and landed four of them in the Henry County Jail, on a variety of charges.