News for Thursday, May 12, 2011

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State boasts gains on graduation test

Georgia high school juniors made some headway on the state's graduation test this year, as the number of students passing the English/Language Arts, science and social studies sections of the test went up, the Georgia Department of Education has announced.

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Three honored for promoting tourism

To hear Pat Sebo brag about Jonesboro, you'd think she grew up in the shade of Stately Oaks and skinned her knee riding bikes along the road to Tara, but the Cobb County native has called the city home for about five years.

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Clayton Parks and Recreation launches 'Movies' series

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department has revealed the seven-film line-up for its 2011 "Movies in the Park" series.

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Faith Notes - May 13, 2011

'Family, Friends Day' Saturday for Clayton community

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Jonesboro High student indicted in alleged assault

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a Jonesboro High School student this week in an alleged sexual assault -- on a teenage girl -- that was recorded on security cameras.

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Stepping into the right direction

The Atlanta region flocked to Clayton County to hear federal, state and local leaders in the housing industry.

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Porsche headquarters moving to Southside

Porsche Cars North America will build its U.S. headquarters on Atlanta's south side, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the corporate communications manager of the automobile company.

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Tanger Factory Outlet Centers celebrates 30 years

Chaperoned by Stockbridge resident Alexis Hinton, 4-year-old Grace Rowan delighted in the treats provided by various vendors stationed near the large tent.

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Baseball playoffs to resume next week

Two local teams left

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North Clayton searching for new football coach

Hackney expected to be named to the same position at Washington High in Atlanta.

The 'fine art' of wine-tasting - Curt Yeomans

I never knew, until recently, that wine could burn a person's entire mouth like it was mouthwash, leaving a trail of scorched tissue wherever it goes.

Why are things so hard? - Ronda Rich

It is one of the great mysteries of life. Why are some things so hard? Why, if some things are meant to be, is it so difficult, sometimes, to make them happen?

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Clayton State advances to NCAA Division II final four

Laker tennis team makes history

May is National Stroke Awareness Month -- Know the signs

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Milling places in Class AAA 3,200 race

Girls state track meet underway in Albany

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Rayhall ranked tops among up and coming drivers, plans to compete at AMS

The 2011 Thursday Thunder season at Atlanta Motor Speedway will feature a number of young, up and coming drivers with aspirations of one day racing in NASCAR.

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Braves OF Heyward sits again with sore shoulder

MRI exam showed no significant damage to the right fielder's sore right shoulder

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Braves beat Nationals, 6-5 in 10th

Braves get back on winning track

Clayton Parks and Recreation launches 'Movies' series

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department has revealed the seven-film line-up for its 2011 "Movies in the Park" series.

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Camp Invention program kicks off in Southern Crescent

Registration is ongoing for the Ohio-based Camp Invention Program, which will be held at two Henry County sites this summer.

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Relay' to raise money for cancer research

Supporters will gather to remember those lost to cancer, and celebrate those who are surviving it.

Robinson, Kenneth

Age: 62

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Clayton water authority plants take top honors

Sometimes bacteria are good.

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Arts Clayton features photography winner in new show

Griffin-based photographer, Melissa Holcomb, said she was surprised last fall when she was announced as the winner of Arts Clayton's juried photography competition.

Housing summit to address critical issues

Clayton County plans to deal with its housing issues, and the whole region is invited to participate.

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K-9 leaves police life, for family life

A four-legged police officer has retired from public service, and will live out the remainder of his life with his handler.

The 'fine art' of wine-tasting - Curt Yeomans

I never knew, until recently, that wine could burn a person's entire mouth like it was mouthwash, leaving a trail of scorched tissue wherever it goes.

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Clayton boasts gains on writing assessment

The number of Clayton County fifth-graders who are meeting or exceeding state writing standards has gone up 10 percentage points since 2007, figures provided the school system show.

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