News for Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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Mother charged with pointing a gun

An Ellenwood mother has been charged with pointing a handgun at the owner of a day care center, during an alleged altercation over late fees.

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Aviation museum receives largest donation

The National Museum of Commercial Aviation recently received its single largest donation to date, when it got a Boeing 727 and a Fokker F-27 from Fed Ex, according to the museum's executive director.

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Datebook 5-18-11

Women in Business Luncheon this Thursday

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BOC approves traffic signal agreement with state

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, on Tuesday, to turn over control of traffic signals on two state routes in the county to the Georgia Department of Transportation's (DOT) Regional Traffic Operations Program.

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Gas prices reach late-spring apex

Consumers can expect continued dips and rises, aboard the roller coaster of gas prices, according to energy officials and analysts.

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Annual Geranium Festival blooms in McDonough Saturday

Thousands of people are expected to flock to McDonough this weekend, as a long-standing tradition goes into full bloom in the city.

Red Cross calls for blood donors

In the wake of natural disasters, area residents and volunteers have inspired hope with their deeds of generosity and caring. Such is the goal of officials with the American Red Cross.

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Ivy League acceptance

Lovejoy High School senior Davis Nguyen is planning to attend one of the nation's top colleges next year, but which one will it be?

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How to match coupons to sales - Jill Cataldo

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

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Loganville ends Ola's playoff run with sweep

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Never say never, no matter how much you want to - Martha Carr

Social media, new technology or even figuring out how to use my iPhone have made me feel a little over the hill lately. However, just as I was about ready to tweeter over the edge and give in to the urge to be old, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House -- from 1995 to 1999 -- comes up with another great idea and pulls me back into the game.

If lobbyists hate it ... - Tina Dupuy

It's perfectly logical and reasonable to wonder what politicians, who want to protect secret donations, are hiding. You don't want us to know something? Why? When it comes to public servants, especially our elected representatives, nothing financial should be "none of our business."

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Panthers sweep Luella in quarterfinals

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Killebrew departed as he lived -- with grace

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Manning, Dorothy Rose Jordan

Age: 77

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Sheriff's bookkeeper bonds out on theft charges

A Clayton County Sheriff's Office bookkeeper is on administrative leave, pending a formal termination, after she allegedly confessed, Monday, to stealing thousands of dollars from bond accounts.

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'Test drive' planned for commuter-rail project

The push to bring a commuter-rail system to Henry County, and the rest of the Southern Crescent area, kicked into high gear, as regional leaders gathered to discuss ways to generate interest in a trial run for the project.

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Loganville ends Ola's playoff run with sweep

LOGANVILLE — Ola's historic playoff run has ended.