News for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Influenza Vaccination Week promotes flu shots

The flu season began in August, but it’s not too late for people to get vaccinated, according to a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Consumers have rights against debt collectors

Those annoying phone calls from debt collectors during the day can take a toll on a person’s life. People entangled in a financial bind should remember that they have rights, too, said the spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

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Morrow police chief’s pay stripped after investigation

Jeff Baker remains on administrative leave

Embattled Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker was stripped of his pay, at least temporarily, on Wednesday, following the conclusion of a city investigation into his recent arrest on driving under the influence charges, according to a top city official.

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‘Healthy’ Custis carrying workload for Lovejoy’s offense

After watching Travis Custis have a breakout season last year at Lovejoy, the team’s offensive coordinator Craig Chatman believed good things were in store for the running back heading into this season.

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Henry Medical-Piedmont affiliation clears last hurdle

The Georgia Attorney General’s Office has signed off on a partnership between the Stockbridge hospital, and Piedmont Healthcare of Atlanta. The deal was finalized this week, and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

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Pets of the Week - Jack

Jack is a 3 month old Siamese mix.

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Pets of the Week - Lily

Lily is a 2 year old Siamese mix.

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Man dies in one-car crash on I-675

Clayton County police are investigating the cause of a one-car crash on I-675 that killed the driver, Wednesday morning.

Clayton police arrest suspicious teens

Two Forest Park teenagers told a Clayton County magistrate judge, Wednesday afternoon, they are unable to post bond on charges involving suspicious activity.

Datebook - November 30, 2011

Clayton Legislative Delegation at breakfast event

Henry officials urge owners to register livestock

Rise in escaped animals becoming costly

Henry County Animal Care and Control officials say they are experiencing a greater than usual number of escaped livestock roaming the county. The unscheduled rambling is taxing the county in the time and personnel it takes to round up the stray animals.

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Your local broadcast news is making us stupid — Tina Dupuy

Any discussion about how unaware Americans are when it comes to news needs to have its finger pointed at the proper culprit: Your local broadcast.

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Me vs. Mother Nature — Tom Purcell

This is one thing that puzzles me about the tactics of some environmentalists. They try to scare us into believing that Mother Nature is feeble and weak. But anybody who has faced the wrath of Mother Nature knows that isn't entirely so.

Airport increases high-tech offerings for Android users

Users of Android devices will now be less likely to get lost at the world’s busiest airport.

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Spreading a little Christmas cheer

Santa Claus visits CSU’s Loch Shop

The Loch Shop, at Clayton State University, had more of a boost in foot traffic than usual Tuesday afternoon, and a “visitor from the North Pole” might’ve caused the stir.

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Pets of the Week - Lily

Lily is a 2 year old Siamese mix. Lily will be spayed and vaccinated prior to adoption. Lily was living as a stray in a local trailer park being fed by some kind women who lived in the park. Lily was rescued taken to her new foster home, where it was quickly noted that she was pregnant. Lily was allowed to complete her pregnancy and four beautiful babies arrived on August 31. Due to her pregnancy and then nursing the babies, Lily is only now able to be spayed and vaccinated (which will be done by CCHS).

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'Healthy' Custis carrying workload for Lovejoy's offense

After watching Travis Custis have a breakout season last year at Lovejoy, the team’s offensive coordinator Craig Chatman believed good things were in store for the running back heading into this season.

Airport increases high-tech offerings for Android users

Users of Android devices will now be less likely to get lost at the world’s busiest airport.

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Pets of the Week - Jack

Jack is a 3 month old Siamese mix. He will be neutered and fully vaccinated prior to adoption. Jack is one of Lily's kittens (Lily is the other featured cat). As is Lily, Jack is polydactyl on all four feet, and only has a short little bobtail. Jack (and his brother, Mr. Kitty and his sister, Ethel...also available for adoption) is extremely playful and full of kitten energy. He has been hand raised in his foster home and seems to enjoy human attention and companionship.

Lester, Curtis M.

Curtis M. Lester

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Spreading a little Christmas cheer

The Loch Shop, at Clayton State University, had more of a boost in foot traffic than usual Tuesday afternoon, and a “visitor from the North Pole” might’ve caused the stir.

Smely, John

John Smely

Rayfield, Joseph

Joseph Rayfield

Your local broadcast news is making us stupid - Tina Dupuy

"The media," as it's referred to, is not a monolith. We don't just have one channel, one paper or one web site with one nefarious dude pulling levers.

Morrow police chief's pay stripped after investigation Jeff Baker remains on administrative leave

Embattled Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker was stripped of his pay, at least temporarily, on Wednesday, following the conclusion of a city investigation into his recent arrest on driving under the influence charges, according to a top city official.

Henry Medical-Piedmont affiliation clears last hurdle

State officials have given their approval for the Henry Medical Center (HMC) to become part of a larger healthcare organization.

Man dies in one-car crash on I-675

Clayton County police are investigating the cause of a one-car crash on I-675 that killed the driver, Wednesday morning.

Henry officials urge owners to register livestock

Henry County Animal Care and Control officials say they are experiencing a greater than usual number of escaped livestock roaming the county. The unscheduled rambling is taxing the county in the time and personnel it takes to round up the stray animals.

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