News for Friday, September 16, 2011

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Car washes host water-related causes

Local car washes have ignited campaigns to raise community awareness. As one promotes responsible outdoor-water use, another is advocating the support of those in dire need of clean drinking water.

News of the Weird

Richard Handl, 31, was arrested in southern Sweden in July after a raid on his home.

Godly compassion - Rev. Susan Bennett

There’s a powerful passage in Luke, chapter 7, where Jesus raises a man from the dead.

What would the world be like without God? - Jim Bell

Have you ever thought about our world without God?

Stephenson, Robert "David"

Robert "David" Stephenson, 63, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.

Virtual school lets students take more courses

Dr. John Barge, the state superintendent of schools, says, in an effort to make education work for all of Georgia’s students, he is creating more opportunities for them to take extra classes –– through the Georgia Virtual School.

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Teenager’s auto- restoration efforts pay off

A passion for cars drove 17-year-old Dale Bryan to enter his metallic blue, 1970 Plymouth Duster in a recent contest to find the best souped-up automobile.

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Locals lend support for Ugandan orphans

A McDonough family has been inspired by their 18-year-old daughter to provide support for needy orphans in East Africa. The daughter said she was heartened by a group of young singers from Uganda.

BBB: Price of copper attractive to thieves

Thieves have copper on their minds because of its expensive price, said a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Two more face airport weapons charges

Four travelers in two days were arrested for carrying firearms through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Police donate items to domestic violence shelter

Usually, when Majorie Lacy meets with Henry County Police Chief Keith Nichols, it is after one of his officers has brought her a bruised or battered woman for sanctuary. Sometimes, the women are accompanied by children. Friday, things were different. Chief Nichols and other officers came bearing gifts.

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Forest Park PTSA ‘Making a Difference’

The atmosphere got a bit emotional at Forest Park High School, Thursday evening, as Shanda Ross, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association, presented “Making a Difference Awards” to community members and students.

Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Mo: European Cities Edition - Curt Yeomans

I am going to be in London for five days next summer.

Teenager'S Auto- Restoration Efforts Pay Off

A passion for cars drove 17-year-old Dale Bryan to enter his metallic blue, 1970 Plymouth Duster in a recent contest to find the best souped-up automobile.

News Of The Weird

Richard Handl, 31, was arrested in southern Sweden in July after a raid on his home. He had been trying for months to set up a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, but became alarmed when a brew of americium, tritium and beryllium created a nuclear meltdown on his stove. Only then, he said, did it occur to him to ask the country's Radiation Authority if what he was doing was legal, and the subsequent police raid answered that question. No dangerous radiation level was detected, but Handl still faces fines and a maximum two-year prison sentence for unauthorized possession of nuclear materials. [MSNBC-AP, 8-3-2011; The Local (Stockholm), 8-2-2011]

Stephenson, Robert "David"

Robert "David" Stephenson

None Of My Business - Ronda Rich

"This is none of my business," I said aloud to myself in a valiant, noble effort to mind my own business.

Locals Lend Support For Ugandan Orphans

A McDonough family has been inspired by their 18-year-old daughter to provide support for needy orphans in East Africa. The daughter said she was heartened by a group of young singers from Uganda.

Csu Cadets Honored By 9/11 Tribute Role

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, four students from Clayton State University –– who belong to the school's ROTC program –– formed the color guard at the special, "remembrance" ceremony at the World Trade Center of Atlanta, earlier this week.

What Would The World Be Like Without God? - Jim Bell

Have you ever thought about our world without God?

Newspapers Announce Circus Coloring Contest Winners

Two youngsters –– one from Morrow and one from Monticello –– will get to experience what it is like to wear a big red nose and large floppy shoes, this evening, when the Cole Bros. Circus rolls into Hampton.

Faith Notes - September 16, 2011

Chuck Wagon Gang concert at Felowship Baptist

Bryson, Linda Adams

Linda Adams Bryson, 65, entered Heaven on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, after a brief illness.

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Humane Society accepting yard-sale items

People say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but could old, used items also be treasures for man's best friend? Officials with the Clayton County Humane Society hope so.

Missing woman may be using other names

A Riverdale woman with dementia reported missing Sept. 4 has not been located and Clayton County police, Thursday, released other names by which she is known.

Jonesboro announces new millage rate hearing dates

The City of Jonesboro has announced three dates, scheduled later this month and in early October, for new public hearings on its proposed millage rate.

None of my business - Ronda Rich

“This is none of my business,” I said aloud to myself in a valiant, noble effort to mind my own business.

Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Mo: European cities edition - Curt Yeomans

I am going to be in London for five days next summer.

Faith Notes - September 16, 2011

One Heart starts 24 hours of prayer Sept. 23

Newspapers announce circus coloring contest winners

Two youngsters –– one from Morrow and one from Monticello –– will get to experience what it is like to wear a big red nose and large floppy shoes, this evening, when the Cole Bros. Circus rolls into Hampton.

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CSU cadets honored by 9/11 tribute role

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, four students from Clayton State University –– who belong to the school’s ROTC program –– formed the color guard at the special, “remembrance” ceremony at the World Trade Center of Atlanta, earlier this week.

Two arrested for having guns at airport

A retired, decorated war hero, once held by Soviet Union forces as a mercenary, was arrested Thursday morning for bringing a weapon through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

It’s showtime for Cole Bros. circus

Animal rights group pushes USDA complaint

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars is scheduled to open in Hampton, today, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, amid complaints of alleged animal abuse and neglect in the nationally known show.

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