News for Monday, November 7, 2011

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Arts Clayton, Hwy. 138 Package Store host wine-tasting

With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, local residents will soon have a chance to sample approximately 30 different wines to possibly serve with their holiday meals. Arts Clayton and the Stockbridge-based Hwy. 138 Package Store are scheduled to team up next week for their fifth annual “Holiday Reds and Whites” wine-tasting event.

Forest Park councilmember Judson dies

Longtime Forest Park City Council Ward 4 Representative Donald Judson died suddenly early Friday morning at his home, officials said.

Education sales tax also on Henry ballot

School repairs, new construction sought

School officials will learn next week whether voters approve of continuing a one-cent sales tax for education in Henry County.

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Jonesboro candidates promise city improvements

Residents press office seekers at forum

Candidates for Jonesboro’s municipal elections offered up a host of suggestions for how they could improve community offerings in the city, ranging from a skateboard park, to more youth-and senior-citizen-oriented programs, during a candidate’s forum, on Friday.

Sunday alcohol sales generating minimal input locally

Early indications are few, whether residents in Henry County’s four cities will support alcohol sales on Sundays.

Hampton Road closes for movie shoot

The Georgia Department of Transportation has authorized the closing of a portion of Ga. Highway 20, in Hampton, to accommodate the filming of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” according to Capt. Derrick Austin, of the Hampton Police Department.

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We were created to become like Christ - Jim Bell

God, our Holy Father, wants us (Christians) to spend the rest of our lives developing family characteristics. He wants to make us like Jesus Christ.

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Holy authority - Susan Bennett

Many of us have the heart of a rebel. In fact, we may have been raised that way. Americans value independence, freedom, self-sufficiency –– these are the character traits we admire. Things like obedience, submission to authority, and humility –– well, just the thought can get under our skin in no time.

Gang members suspected in sex crime

The Clayton County Sheriff's Special Investigation Unit has arrested a teenager in connection with a statutory rape that appears be part of a gang initiation.

Jobs, crime, growth issues in College Park

College Park has a valuable asset in its boundaries — the world’s busiest airport. It is an asset city leaders are still dreaming up ways to leverage, to the benefit of the city’s residents.

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Golfers hit the links to honor Daly

Friday's weather seemed tailor-made for the golfers who turned out to honor the memory of slain Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly at a tournament at Lake Spivey. More than 100 players signed up for the Rick Daly Memorial Golf Tournament, including lawyers, judges, law enforcement officers and elected officials.

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Arts Clayton, Hwy. 138 Package Store host wine-tasting

With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, local residents will soon have a chance to sample approximately 30 different wines to possibly serve with their holiday meals. Arts Clayton and the Stockbridge-based Hwy. 138 Package Store are scheduled to team up next week for their fifth annual “Holiday Reds and Whites” wine-tasting event.

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Jonesboro candidates promise city improvements

Residents press office seekers at forum

Candidates for Jonesboro’s municipal elections offered up a host of suggestions for how they could improve community offerings in the city, ranging from a skateboard park, to more youth-and senior-citizen-oriented programs, during a candidate’s forum, on Friday.

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‘Get Kids Outside’

Parks and Rec promoting healthy activities

It’s all about the children for the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department these days, said Marketing Sales Specialist Lindsey DeLong.

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Creative Christmas Presents

Arts Clayton’s Mistletoe Market back another year

Somewhere, there is a person hoping to get a lamp made from an old typewriter, for Christmas.

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Legally blind student crowned Homecoming Queen

When one is imagining what a high school homecoming or prom queen might look like, many stereotypes would probably come to mind, and few people would readily think of someone with a “disability.”

Voters to cast ballots today in municipal elections

Today is the day when 28 candidates for mayoral and city council seats in Clayton County will find out how successful they have been in convincing voters to cast votes for them in municipal elections being held in seven Clayton cities. The polls will be open from 7 a.m., to 7 p.m.

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Henry County’s QB Moody sets team record in big win

Henry County needed a win over Eastside in both team’s regular season finale to make the playoffs.

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Friday Night Stars

These players had superb games for their teams this past weekend.

Recycling books for a cause

CSU’s Loch Shop holding book drive

Because of an annual initiative at Clayton State University, a lot of people will get a chance to contribute to a worthy cause this holiday season.

Get the right company to clean chimney

BBB warns of chimney-sweep scams

Cold weather is creeping into Georgia, and some folks may be ready to clean their chimneys so they can enjoy a toasty holiday season.

Gas prices in Georgia continue to fall

The average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in the state of Georgia continues to decline, said AAA Spokeswoman Jessica Brady.

Local man’s murder trial ends in mistrial

No word on whether, when he’ll be tried again

A mistrial was declared in the trial of a College Park man charged in the 2010 strangulation death of his baby's mother.

State DOE pushing to keep students healthy

Launching program in three school districts

The State Department of Education has partnered with the Georgia Agriculture Department, to boost awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy eating, among the state’s students.

No Shame - Michael Reagan

The stories behind these headlines illustrate why good people no longer want to run for the presidency of the United States.

The troops and Occupy Wall Street - Tina Dupuy

You may have heard that Occupy Wall Street protesters are being paid to camp out. I heard it; they're being funded by a shifty billionaire and that's why they're demanding billionaires be taxed more.

Local man's murder trial ends in mistrial

A mistrial was declared in the trial of a College Park man charged in the 2010 strangulation death of his baby's mother.

Voters to cast ballots today in municipal elections

Today is the day when 28 candidates for mayoral and city council seats in Clayton County will find out how successful they have been in convincing voters to cast votes for them in municipal elections being held in seven Clayton cities. The polls will be open from 7 a.m., to 7 p.m.

Recycling books for a cause

Because of an annual initiative at Clayton State University, a lot of people will get a chance to contribute to a worthy cause this holiday season.

Get the right company to clean chimney

Cold weather is creeping into Georgia, and some folks may be ready to clean their chimneys so they can enjoy a toasty holiday season.

State DOE pushing to keep students healthy

The State Department of Education has partnered with the Georgia Agriculture Department, to boost awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy eating, among the state’s students.

The troops and Occupy Wall Street - Tina Dupuy

You may have heard that Occupy Wall Street protesters are being paid to camp out. I heard it; they're being funded a shifty billionaire and that's why they're demanding billionaires be taxed more.

Gas prices in Georgia continue to fall

The average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in the state of Georgia continues to decline, said AAA Spokeswoman Jessica Brady.

Henry County's QB Moody sets team record in big win

Henry County needed a win over Eastside in both team's regular season finale to make the playoffs.

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