News for Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Beth's Story - Ronda Rich

Haughtiness and arrogance have always perplexed me, for I've never understood those traits. "Pride goeth before destruction," declares a book known for pulling no punches.

Taxpayers should stop subsidizing Wal-Mart - Tina Dupuy

Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in the world. It boasts of having 1.2 million Americans on its payroll. Its reported annual profits are around $13 billion.

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Cell phone laws reach anniversary

Law enforcement officials are reporting encouraging numbers, reflecting fewer incidences of driver distractions as a result of cell phone use and texting. They point to laws enacted a year ago today, which limit the use of cellular devices while driving.

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Riverdale offers free, cheap summer concerts

The Riverdale concert series continues to draw crowds, despite both hot weather and rain showers, officials said.

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Man, woman wanted for phone thefts

Henry County Police said the man and woman pictured allegedly stole 10 phones from two T-Mobile stores in Henry County on separate occasions.

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Exhibit looks at slavery through media's eyes

When you walk into the lobby of the National Archives at Atlanta, you will likely be greeted by a soft-spoken woman, who ushers you into a room with dim lights. You look around, and see the postings, the displays of various news articles, pictures -- and advertisements of enslaved men, women and children.

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Jonesboro Fourth of July parade is Saturday

Masonic Lodge No. 87, in Jonesboro, will be "the place to be" on Saturday, to get ready for the Fourth of July, according to the lodge's chaplain.

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Riverdale approves 2012 budget, with furlough days

The Riverdale City Council will move forward with the city's proposed, $11.3 million general fund budget for 2012.

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Men's Day programs at Red Oak UMC

Red Oak United Methodist Church, at 3894 Walt Stephens Road, in Stockbridge, will have Men's Day programs on July 10. At 8 a.m. Michael Brock will speak, followed by Douglas Hooker, at 11 a.m., and Dr. R.L. White, Jr., of Mount Ephraim Baptist Church in Marietta, at 3:30 p.m.

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Thursday Thunder Race Results

Week No. 5

Connelly shoots 70 at Future Masters

Success on the link

Cron, Ruby Jewell

Age: 72

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State Parks announces new RV Club

Campers who frequent state parks with the amenities of home in tow –– often referred to as RV'ers –– are members of an growing club of outdoor enthusiasts, who do not mind relaxing in nature with the comforts of home nearby.

Beth's Story - Ronda Rich

Haughtiness and arrogance have always perplexed me, for I've never understood those traits. "Pride goeth before destruction," declares a book known for pulling no punches.

Exhibit looks at slavery through media's eyes

When you walk into the lobof the National Archives at Atlanta, you will likely be greeted a soft-spoken woman, who ushers you into a room with dim lights. You look around, and see the postings, the displays of various news articles, pictures –– and advertisements of enslaved men, women and children.

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