News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011


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Heatley calls for community support for schools

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley told a group of school system employees and supporters on Wednesday, work still needs to be done to improve the school district.

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Meth Project takes aim at teenagers

The images are startling, but they are meant to be.

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Testing concerns raised at Kemp Elementary

Clayton County Public Schools officials have opened an investigation into whether cheating may have taken place at Edwin S. Kemp Elementary School, during the administration of the Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) last month, Superintendent Edmond Heatley confirmed on Wednesday.

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School Notebook 5-19-11

King Elementary to host 'King Karnival' today

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Juveniles suspected in several burglaries

Four juveniles face felony charges, and are suspects in a string of burglaries in College Park, Clayton County police said Wednesday.

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Southern Crescent Tech campus on the books

Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week his signing of the state's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget, which includes nine line-item vetoes. Not among those rejected items is funding for a Southern Crescent Technical College satellite campus, adjacent to Henry County High School, in McDonough.

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He's big and boisterous. This is Clyde, a Rottweiler-Lab mix, who needs a home with a lot of space and a fenced yard where he can safely play. He's ready for adoption now. To see Clyde, ask about 032211/ 1054 (G50) at the Henry County Animal Shelter. It is located at 527 Ga. Highway 20/81, McDonough. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Call (770) 288-7387 (PETS).

Run, Newt, Run! - Will Durst

Out of elective politics for over a decade, dithering on the sidelines like a moody Southern-fried Hamlet, Newt Gingrich jumped back into the ring announcing plans to run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Breaking out the bell bottoms - Tom Purcell

"The wife and I have a plan to survive this lousy economy. We're breaking out our bell bottoms."

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Familiarity helps North Clayton chose new coach

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comNorth Clayton didn't have to look far to find a new girls' basketball coach.

Hutto, Wllie Mae

Age: 85

Hutto, Willie Mae

Age: 85

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BBB: Don't fall for solar energy scams

es to solar energy, make smart investments and don't fall for scams, said the president and CEO of the local Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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LifeSouth hosts 'Pirates'-themed blood drive

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers plans to host a blood drive Friday, at Great Escape McDonough 16, 115 Foster Drive, in McDonough, according to LifeSouth Donor Consultant Jil Osborne.

Harris, Carolyn Fletcher

Carolyn Fletcher Harris, 72, of Covington, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Jordan Funeral Home, of Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.