News for Wednesday, May 25, 2011


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The Beach kicks off summer with Saturday opening

Memorial Day kicks off the summer season, and nothing says summer in Clayton County like The Beach.

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Experts offer travel tips and statistics

Memorial Day weekend begins today, and the American Automobile Association (AAA) has projected a 0.2-percent increase in travelers, compared to last year, said Jessica Brady, spokeswoman for AAA Auto Club South.

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CSU seeking new science building funding source

Clayton State University officials are actively seeking a new source of funding for a science building, after the governor vetoed a money plan that would have covered the costs of building the facility, according to the school's president.

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Tramp is a one and a half year old Yorkie/Pomeranian mix.

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Pandora is a 2 year old Himalayan mix.

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Employee, mother held in fraud scheme

A DeKalb County mother and daughter are being held in the Clayton County Jail on theft, forgery and fraud charges in connection with a scheme to steal furniture and merchandise from a Morrow store where the daughter worked.

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Inmates charged with contraband possession

Two prison inmates were being held without bond Wednesday in the Clayton County Jail on charges they possessed contraband inside a Lovejoy corrections facility.

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Congressman Scott working to prevent foreclosures

For Georgia homeowners, desperately looking for ways to keep from losing their homes in this tough economy, U.S. Rep. David Scott -- in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development -- will host a two-day education-and-information event in June.

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School Notebook 5-26-11

Morrow library branch to host storytime

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Commuter rail: Focus of transportation conference

More than two-thirds of Henry residents travel outside the county to work every day. Members of the business community openly discussed how a proposed commuter-rail line could impact those numbers, and other aspects of economic development.

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Lithonia HVAC contractor wins $1 million

In an instance, things fell into order for Lithonia resident, Donald Colbert.

Yes, Virginia, some men are pigs - Will Durst

What is the deal with male politicians these days? Have they lost their minds?

Can't fuhgeddaboud Christie - Tom Purcell

Yo, Chris Christie, governor of New Joisey, how ya doin'?

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Lotti uses written word to inspire others

Football more than a game for Woodland coach

Players make the transition from high school to stardom

Column by Derrick Mahone

Donehoo, Herbert H.

Age: 83

Brogdon, Ronald G.

Age: 73

Parking lot beating suspects arrested

Four college students have been charged in the beating of a man in the parking lot of a Henry County eatery, where the victim and his girlfriend went to celebrate his birthday.

Can't fuhgeddaboud Christie - Tom Purcell

Yo, Chris Christie, governor of New Joisey, how ya doin'?