News for Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Imagi-Nature

Spring break is near for students attending Clayton County Public Schools, and the Clayton County Library System has various activities for the youths to enjoy, said Sharon Jones, of the Headquarters Branch.

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Adamson, educators uneasy about money return

A proposal to save elementary school fine arts and counseling programs by making Clayton County Public Schools employees give back financial bonuses is a source of great concern for the chairperson of the county's school board, and the leader of one of Clayton's main teachers' associations.

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Library System won't charge overdue fines

It may seem too good to be true -- but it isn't.

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School Notebook - 3/31/11

Library to host recording business workshop

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Program provides family with new HVAC unit

A Rex family won't have to endure extremely hot or cold temperatures, thanks to a new heating and cooling system received via a Housing Authority of Clayton County program.

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Kroger customers donate $131,100 to Japan relief

Though much more time may be required for disaster-relief efforts in Japan, only a week was required for the Kroger grocery store chain to raise $131,100.

Why the rich don't feel rich - Tom Purcell

Get this: Rich folks aren't feeling very rich.

Happy 5th birthday, Twitter - Martha Carr

There is no quicker way these days to overwhelm anyone who could have voted for Reagan than getting them to dive into social media, which is shorthand for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all of the other ilk, and start swimming.

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Drew to play in Gridiron Challenge

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comDrew has taken a step in putting its football program on the big stage.The Titans, which will play their second season of varsity football this fall, will host one of the Georgia vs. Florida Gridiron Challenge, a two-game showcase on Sept. 3 at Tara Stadium.

The No-Fly Guy - Will Durst

No one said being president was going to be easy. And no one was right. You get yelled at for doing things, and you get yelled at for not doing things.

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New manager, same expectations for Braves

The Associated PressATLANTA -- The clickety-clack of spikes has been replaced by nice, quiet sneakers. Otherwise, it's hard to detect much of a difference between Fredi Gonzalez and the guy he replaced in the Atlanta Braves dugout.

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Home Grown

With Opening Day of the MLB season beginning today, here's a look at Southern Crescent players currently in the big leagues and minors.

Spring storylines to watch in Southern Crescent-By Brian Paglia

Perhaps it was just the season, where in the winter months, basketball and wrestling essentially have the stage of high school sports to themselves.

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CSU track team set to host first meet ever

The Clayton State track and field program will make history today when it hosts its first ever meet at Tara Stadium.

Hinrichsen, Marcelle Hazel Harpe

Age: 75

Williams, Rufus

Funeral Home: Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc.

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Ola's Future Farmers hosts spring plant sale

Sixteen-year-old Bucky Reynolds meticulously arranged the plants, making sure they were presentable to potential buyers.

Bozeman, Danny J.

Danny J. Bozeman Mr. Danny J. Bozeman, of Forest Park, passed away March 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, with interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Richard Bobo and Dr. Jack Harwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday (TODAY). from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m. Mr. Bozeman is survived by his son, Matt Bozeman, of Oakwood, Ga.; sister, Tina Flippin (Danny), of Forest Park; brother, Rick Bozeman (Jean), of Brooks; grandchildren, C.J. Bozeman and Hunter Bozeman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.

Why the rich don't feel rich - Tom Purcell

Get this: Rich folks aren't feeling very rich.

Toal, Charles, Joseph

Charles Joseph Toal, 76, of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, following a brief illness. He was a retired vice principal at Stockbridge High School. Also, he had served as the Director of Vocational Training for the Henry County Board of Education. reviously, he served the Douglas County Board of Education as the Coordinator of Diversified Career Technology and Adult & Continuing Education Coordinator. Education was a paramount goal to Mr. Toal, for himself, and his students. At a young age, he realized that higher education would be his sole alternative to life spent in the steel mills of his native McKeesport, Pa. Driven by that goal, Mr. Toal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Pittsburgh. Following his graduation from college, he proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era as an Army aviator. He was honorably discharged with the rank of major. A helicopter pilot, he flew the H-37 Mojave and OH-23 Raven. Mr. Toal continued his education at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. He received the MBA degree in Financial Planning, a master’s degree in Trade and Industrial Education, and the Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership. In pursuit of advancing his own education in order to better educate his students, Mr. Toal pursued the Ed.D. and J.D. at Georgia State University, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Law. In his personal notes, Mr. Toal said, “I hope the many students I worked with have, in some way, benefited.” Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; children, Nora and Robert Veazey, of Macon, Susan and David Clickner, of Columbus, Frank and Alyssa Foshee, of Eugene, Ore., and Richard Foshee, of Boca Raton, Fla.; sister, Donna Johnston, of Duquesne, Pa. He was the beloved “Grandaddy” to Foster and Weathers Veazey, Phillip and William Clickner, and Sydney and Sarah Foshee. A talented musician, he loved playing the accordion for his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, four sisters, his late wife, and their son. The family will receive guests at home on Friday, April 1, from 4 p.m., to 6 pm. A private graveside service will be held the following day. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 27055, Macon, Ga. 31221. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

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Library System won't charge overdue fines

It may seem too good to be true –– but it isn't.

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