News for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Crimes against children indicted by grand jury

A father accused of disfiguring his child with a hot iron has been indicted on charges in connection with that incident, according to Clayton County Superior Court records.

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Walmart honors teachers at Riverdale Middle

Ten Teachers at Riverdale Middle School had a reason to smile Wednesday afternoon, after Riverdale Walmart employees presented them with $100 gift cards.

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Solomon commits to Georgia State hoops

Cameron Solomon could have waited a little longer, but the former Lovejoy High standout considered it the best option available.

Delta expands in-flight Wi-Fi, entertainment services

Delta Air Lines launched new in-flight entertainment options for customers on Wednesday, said a spokesman for the airline.

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‘Lending A Helping Hand’

Four district schools help renovate Jonesboro home

With a power drill in one hand and a hammer in the other, Miguel Diaz, 17, a student at Lovejoy High School, has been lending his construction skills –– since the beginning of this week –– to do a good deed for the community.

Datebook - October 6, 2011

Clayton State’s ‘Nursing Open House’ today

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Clayton seeks to move roadway funds to rail

Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell, after months of fighting to get a proposed Atlanta-to-Griffin commuter rail line added to a 10-county regional sales tax project list, may be on the verge of getting enough money to at least see preliminary work begin on the project.

‘Hollywood Nights’ to benefit Haven House

The red carpet is being rolled out for some local celebrities during a fund-raiser for Haven House.

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Prom-queen anguish - Will Durst

No matter how many dance partners the Republicans convince to attend their courtship gala, you'd swear their head was on ball bearings the way they keep swiveling to the door to see who might be lurking outside.

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Making it through the rain - Tom Purcell

I figured if a fellow like Grammy-award-winning musician, Barry Manilow, was embracing the libertarian principles 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rep. RonPaul espouses, then, maybe there is hope that America will have the will to get our affairs in order, so we can resume prosperity.

Crimes against children indicted by grand jury

A father accused of disfiguring his child with a hot iron has been indicted on charges in connection with that incident, according to Clayton County Superior Court records.

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Bid to amend Starr's employment contract fails

A bid to amend Clayton County Manager Wade Starr’s employment agreement died quietly Tuesday night when members of the county commission did not act to approve changes negotiated by Starr, Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell and Interim County Attorney Jack Hancock.

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'Lending A Helping Hand'

With a power drill in one hand and a hammer in the other, Miguel Diaz, 17, a student at Lovejoy High School, has been lending his construction skills –– since the beginning of this week –– to do a good deed for the community.

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Solomon commits to Georgia State hoops

Cameron Solomon could have waited a little longer, but the former Lovejoy High standout considered it the best option available.

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Walmart honors teachers at Riverdale Middle

Ten Teachers at Riverdale Middle School had a reason to smile Wednesday afternoon, after Riverdale Walmart employees presented them with $100 gift cards.

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Cities get mixed results in railroad fight

The Great Crepe Myrtle War of 2011, between Norfolk Southern Railway and the cities of Jonesboro and Morrow, is over and several trees in the two towns will come down as causalities of the battle, local officials have confirmed.

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TSA testing new screening initiative at Hartsfield

Passenger Brad Childress, 59, was directed to lane No. 1 of the South Terminal Checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Making it through the rain - Tom Purcell

I hope Barry Manilow didn't really change his mind.

Clayton seeks to move roadway funds to rail

Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell, after months of fighting to get a proposed Atlanta-to-Griffin commuter rail line added to a 10-county regional sales tax project list, may be on the verge of getting enough money to at least see preliminary work begin on the project.

'Hollywood Nights' to benefit Haven House

The red carpet is being rolled out for some local celebrities during a fund-raiser for Haven House.

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Bid to amend Starr’s employment contract fails

BOC would not make motion to approve changes

A bid to amend Clayton County Manager Wade Starr’s employment agreement died quietly Tuesday night when members of the county commission did not act to approve changes negotiated by Starr, Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell and Interim County Attorney Jack Hancock.

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Cities get mixed results in railroad fight

Jonesboro losing some trees, Morrow loses everything

The Great Crepe Myrtle War of 2011, between Norfolk Southern Railway and the cities of Jonesboro and Morrow, is over and several trees in the two towns will come down as causalities of the battle, local officials have confirmed.

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TSA testing new screening initiative at Hartsfield

Passenger Brad Childress, 59, was directed to lane No. 1 of the South Terminal Checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He was directed by a Transportation Security Officer to keep his shoes, belt and light outerwear on. Delighted, Childress followed instructions and continued on his way. “I love it,” he said. “It is awesome.”

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