News for Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Losing out to an ugly woman - Ronda Rich

Think about this: Is it easier on your self-esteem to lose a guy to an ugly woman or a beautiful one? Having lost guys in every way possible, I should be able to answer this.

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The world’s most popular attractions, per one travel magazine - Curt Yeomans

What is the one place in the world that is visited more than anywhere else?

Faith Notes - October 7, 2011

College Park church celebrates payment of bonds

Shooter gets life, plus 40 in death of teen

In August 2005, Mundy's Mill High School baseball standout Andrew Gibby made a list of life goals that included scoring 1500 on his SAT, getting his college degree and becoming so successful that even his grandchildren could live a comfortable life.

CSU track, field coach prepares for fund-raiser

Mike Mead, the head coach for Clayton State University’s cross country and track and field teams, is encouraging the community to support the teams’ Ninth Annual Car Wash Fund-raiser.

Driving and cell phone use don’t mix

Motorists continue use anyway

Motorists continue to talk and text on cell phones while driving, even though they are aware of the dangers, according to the 2011 Traffic Safety Culture Index of the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety.

Detective testifies in murder trial

A Forest Park man, whose criminal history dates back to high school, is on trial this week in Clayton County Superior Court in a 2008 shooting death.

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Banks: ‘We need debit card usage fees’

Credit unions are dodging the bullet

According to officials in the banking industry, Congress has made things so difficult for the industry to keep its debit card services afloat, consumers are now paying the price.

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Commuter rail clears first hurdle for SPLOST

Regional roundtable gives initial OK for inclusion

The long-stalled Atlanta-to-Griffin commuter rail project got new life Thursday when a roundtable of nearly two dozen Atlanta-area elected officials voted unanimously to consider adding planning for the rail line to a regional transportation sales tax project list.

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Kids tour Clayton County fire station

Kindergartners from Kilpatrick Elementary School walked in a straight line Thursday morning across the vast parking lot that separates their school from Clayton County Fire Station 3 in Jonesboro for an education in fire safety and prevention.

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Henry County, Stockbridge headline weekend action

OK, for the second straight week, yours truly must step in and do the weekly predictions.

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Moody, Prunty square off in friendly rivalry

Henry County and Stockbridge have met 37 times in football, but this season’s contest might be the most anticipated in recent history. Not only are the teams battling for one of the top playoff spots from Region 4-AAA, but long-time friends, quarterbacks and rivals Chris Moody (Henry County) and Leon Prunty (Stockbridge) will meet for the last time in the regular season.

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Cemetery tour to highlight Henry County's history

Henry County history will come alive in the coming weeks, in of all places, a cemetery. However, time is running out for those who want to be a part of it.

Arson suspect arrested Thursday

A Conley man suspected in the arson of his parents' house was picked up Thursday on fugitive warrants unrelated to the fire.

McDonough councilman arrested in son's shooting

A McDonough City Councilman appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Thursday after he allegedly shot his son. Councilman Rufus Frank Amis was arrested by McDonough police and charged with aggravated assault following the shooting at his home, located at, 208 Phillips Drive.

Driving and cell phone use don't mix

Motorists continue to talk and text on cell phones while driving, even though they are aware of the dangers, according to the 2011 Traffic Safety Culture Index of the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety.

Shooter gets life, plus 40 in death of teen

In August 2005, Mundy's Mill High School baseball standout Andrew Gibby made a list of life goals that included scoring 1500 on his SAT, getting his college degree and becoming so successful that even his grandchildren could live a comfortable life.

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'I see the driver -- The driver sees me'

The Henry County Schools Transportation Department has announced the winners of its annual school bus safety poster contest.

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Commuter rail clears first hurdle for SPLOST

The long-stalled Atlanta-to-Griffin commuter rail project got new life Thursday when a roundtable of nearly two dozen Atlanta-area elected officials voted unanimously to consider adding planning for the rail line to a regional transportation sales tax project list.

CSU track, field coach prepares for fund-raiser

Mike Mead, the head coach for Clayton State University’s cross country and track and field teams, is encouraging the community to support the teams’ Ninth Annual Car Wash Fund-raiser.

Express Flu Clinic available this month

The 2011-2012 flu season has begun and the Clayton County Board of Health will be offering efficient vaccination services this month, according to a spokesman.

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Banks: 'We need debit card usage fees'

According to officials in the banking industry, Congress has made things so difficult for the industry to keep its debit card services afloat, consumers are now paying the price.

Detective testifies in murder trial

A Forest Park man, whose criminal history dates back to high school, is on trial this week in Clayton County Superior Court in a 2008 shooting death.

Losing out to an ugly woman - Ronda Rich

Perhaps it isn't a great mystery of life, but it's certainly one of life's more intriguing questions. At least for us women, that is.

McDonough councilman arrested in son's shooting

A McDonough City Councilman appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Thursday after he allegedly shot his son.

Cemetery tour to highlight Henry County's history

Henry County history will come alive in the coming weeks, in of all places, a cemetery. However, time is running out for those who want to be a part of it.

The world's most popular attractions, per one travel magazine - Curt Yeomans

What is the one place in the world that is visited more than anywhere else?

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'I see the driver -- The driver sees me'

The Henry County Schools Transportation Department has announced the winners of its annual school bus safety poster contest.

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Stately Oaks preparing for moonlight ghost stories

Officials from Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. are inviting local residents to come to the Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro later this month to hear tales of ghosts and ghouls, and legends of the area's past.

Express Flu Clinic available this month

The 2011-2012 flu season has begun and the Clayton County Board of Health will be offering efficient vaccination services this month, according to a spokesman.

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