News for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Clayton, Henry among state's 'camera ready' areas

Clayton and Henry counties are ready for their close-ups, Mr. Demille.

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Morrow residents raise questions about 'Olde Towne'

Concerns about the past conduct of a former Morrow city manager, who is now an embattled member of the city council, are bringing a growing group of residents together to question his conduct, said leaders of the citizens coalition on Tuesday.

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Morrow Arby's robbed

Clayton County Police are searching for two male suspects who robbed a local Arby's restaurant early Tuesday morning, said Officer John Schneller, public information officer for the police department.

Datebook - March 23, 2011

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University will host a "Special Benefit Concert Japan Relief And Recovery" event, on Sunday, March 27, at 3 p.m., at Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. Grammy Award-winning American violinist, Hilary Hahn, and pianist, Valentina Lisitsa, of Ukraine, will perform

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Deputy Dash 5K race to fight cancer

The Henry County Sheriff's Office is working to find financial resources to help researchers find a cure for cancer.

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IRS: More than $35 million unclaimed by Georgians

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that more than one million taxpayers nationwide still may be eligible for refunds totaling $1 billion. Some 37,000 of them reside in Georgia.

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Middle school pupils donate blankets for infants

Student leaders, Lyndsey Jackson and William Standard, said they never knew such a need existed in the suburbs. They learned, however, the need for which they helped meet is closer to them than they imagined.

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Four questions to help save money on meals - Jill Cataldo

Last week, a reader asked if it's more cost-effective to plan meals around what's on sale or based on the coupons you might have in hand. If you stock up on foods that you eat regularly, you'll soon find yourself "shopping" and meal-planning from supplies in your pantry and freezer, versus limiting yourself to what's on sale at the store any given week.

Pitchforks and rainbows - Will Durst

America dodged the immediate damage of the killer tsunami, but a potentially more dangerous phenomenon threatens to wash across our nation. The new political paradigm -- concrete intransigency.

The high cost of fuel - Martha Carr

The question of fuel has life or death implications for more and more people on a rapidly quickening timeframe.

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Clayton State women move on to Final Four

Clayton State takes control in second half for an 84-61 victory over No. 15 Bentley to play Shaw in the NCAA Division II semifinals tonight.

Mahone column: Memories, keepsakes should not be for sale

It occupies a little space in my wife's jewelry box. The net value of the tarnishing gold football is zero. But to me, it's priceless.

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CSU Final Four bound

The Clayton State Lakers are headed to the NCAA Division II women's Final Four.

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Morrow Arby's robbed

Clayton County Police are searching for two male suspects who robbed a local Arby's restaurant early Tuesday morning, said Officer John Schneller, public information officer for the police department.

Russell, Elizabeth "Betty"

Age: 77

Richardson, Mrs. Robbie Jean

Age: 50

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Morrow residents raise questions about 'Olde Towne'

Concerns about the past conduct of a former Morrow city manager, who is now an embattled member of the city council, are bringing a growing group of residents together to question his conduct, said leaders of the citizens coalition on Tuesday.

Merkl, Helen Louise Hicks

Helen Louise Hicks Merkl, age 77, of Norcross, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. She was born Dec. 17, 1933 in Thomas County, daughter of the late Marvin and Trellie Davis Hicks. She was a graduate of Thomasville High School and Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the Georgia Tech Infirmary for years until her retirement. She was a Baptist and loved her children, grandchildren and walking on the beach. Survivors include her husband, Alvin Hugh Merkl; children, Lynda and Wayne Price, Judy and Steve Jaggears, Ken Allan Merkl, Bradley Alvin and Heather Merkl; grandchildren, James Arthur Price, Emma Kaitlyn Jaggears, Christopher Ryan Price, Anna Elizabeth Jaggears, Banks Anderson Merkl, Jackson Alexander Merkl and Amelia Grace Merkl; sister, Matrelle Hicks Kinchen. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m., at the graveside in Cedar Rock Cemetery in Butts County. Dr. George Henry Kinchen, Jr., officiated. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Thursday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a memorial contribution to the Eagles Boy’s Ranch, 5500 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, Ga., 30542. Those desiring may read the obituary and sign the online guest registry by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Clayton, Henry among state's 'camera ready' areas

Clayton and Henry counties are ready for their close-ups, Mr. Demille.

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