News for Tuesday, June 7, 2011


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Seminar to help outside workers keep cool

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services personnel are offering a seminar on staying well, despite the high temperatures -- recognizing a need to educate employees on the dangers of working outside in the Georgia heat.

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Humane Society quilt sale nets over $11,000

The annual Clayton County Humane Society quilt sale fundraiser, held last Saturday at Quilts and Fixins, in Jonesboro, raised $11,300 in a single day for the animal shelter, and leftover quilts are still being sold, said Jeanne Lowery, the owner of the quilting store. The store was busy with quilt enthusiasts packing a classroom at Quilt and Fixins to peruse the items available for sale.

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Hampton residents don't want gas station near homes

It wasn't a normal council meeting for the City of Lovejoy.

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County attorney Michael Smith resigns

In a surprise move on Tuesday night, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to accept the resignation of Michael Smith, who has served as the county's attorney for more than six years. The resignation is effective immediately.

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School Notebook - 6-8-11

Preschool storytime at Headquarters Library

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LifeSouth collects blood for Henry Medical Center

LifeSouth Blood Centers wants blood.

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Grandmother questions rules for academic award

How young is too young to apply rigorous standards to student academic achievement, and attach those standards to public recognition?

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Bond denied for educator in sex case

Former Clayton County substitute teacher, Rene Frank, had her first court hearing Tuesday afternoon, for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.

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Couponing in the clearance aisle - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

Scrapping 'Don't ask, don't tell' reverses unjust societal construct - Jarrett Bell

On May 30, 2011, in the opinion piece named, "Don't Scrap 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'" Larry McNorton enumerated his reasons why the controversial policy should still be enforced.

Men will be boys - Martha Carr

Rep. Anthony Weiner, (D-NY) has admitted that the Tweeted photo of himself in tidy whities is actually him. Apparently, there are other images of a shirtless Weiner sent to another young woman that have recently surfaced as well. Putting a face to the first image seems to have caught Weiner in his lies.

Signs of confusion - Peter Funt

In an age when Twitterphiles are able to communicate deep thoughts with just 140 characters, it's puzzling that the authors of highway signs so often struggle to make sense.

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Strong Rock Christian rolls out red carpet

Football, baseball teams play at Strong Rock

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Clayton State ranked seventh in women's tennis National Poll

More honors for Laker athletics

Labor Day legends invitational invites on the line

Thursday Thunder Week 2

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Pedestrian hit, killed crossing Tara

No charges are expected to be filed in the death of a pedestrian killed early Tuesday morning while trying to cross Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, said Clayton County police.

Daniel, Mary Christine

Age: 75

Scrapping 'Don't ask, don't tell' reverses unjust societal construct - Jarrett Bell

Scrapping ‘Don't ask, don't tell' reverses unjust societal construct

Residents express concerns over 2012 BOE budget

The room was packed and emotions were running high as members of the community took turns telling the Clayton Count Board of Education their concerns about the school district's proposed, fiscal year 2012 budget.