News for Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Race, barbecue competition to benefit outdoors initiative

Several events in Clayton County will benefit and celebrate the Kids Outdoors Georgia Children's Initiative, said State Rep. Glenn Baker (D-Jonesboro).

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Government and education leaders in Stockbridge are joining forces to promote the importance of good health while showcasing a new recreation venue.

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On your mark ...

CASA Duck Derby launches on Saturday

Each of the 4,000 rubber ducks have been accounted for, and last-minute preparations have been taking place this week.

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Humane Society puts pups up for adoption

Volunteers with the Henry County Humane Society are attempting to get several puppies into responsible hands. Members of the non-profit group are spreading the word, so several, small puppies, in need of homes and loving care, can find them.

CSU to hold bargain book sale

Many people are all about savings nowadays. Clayton State University's Loch Shop will hold a "Bargain Book Blowout" sale starting next week at the shop located on the first floor of CSU's Student Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., in Morrow, said CSU spokesman John Shiffert.

Shelnutt, Lamar

Mr. Lamar Shelnutt, of Jonesboro, passed away Sept. 20, 2011, at the age of 59.

Nguyen, Boi

Boi Nguyen, 81, of Conley, died Sept. 21, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Fann, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Fann, 49, of Jonesboro, died Sept.18, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

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Can we do it all over? - Ronda Rich

As bad as it might sound, I have a couple of friends for whom I pray that they will outlive their spouses.

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Where is a good place for a fall vacation? - Curt Yeomans

Get ready for it. Change is coming.

Faith Notes - September 23, 2011

Dixon Grove Baptist hosting car show fund-raiser

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Running the gauntlet: Fun for Luella, doldrums for Drew

Strong Rock Christian coach Mark Miller was talking about the benefits of getting Southwest Atlanta Christian at home tonight, instead of on the road as originally planned. Part of why that works out so well for the Patriots is because of what lies ahead.

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An apology for picking Drew to win . . .

Prognosticator Darryl Maxie makes his weekly football predictions of teams in the Southern Crescent.

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Games to Watch

Here are some of the top games in the Southern Crescent Friday:

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Trips to Vandy, Puerto Rico highlight CSU’s schedule

A preseason exhibition against a perennial Southeastern Conference power and a holiday trip to Puerto Rico highlight the 2011-12 Clayton State Laker women’s basketball schedule, which was released on Thursday.

Accused shooter waives hearing

A Riverdale man accused in the accidental shooting of his young nephew waived his preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon.

Riverdale woman still missing

A Riverdale woman with dementia has been missing for nearly three weeks, said Clayton County police. Officer Eddie Soto said family and friends continue to look for Pat C. Moss, 77. Moss is the subject of an active Mattie's Call, issued Sept. 6, two days after she was last seen.

CSU offers training sessions for entrepreneurs

Clayton State University’s Continuing Education Department will collaborate with the entrepreneurial-education company, Entrepreneur Advisors Inc., to host a two-day training program for business owners that is being called, “Entrepreneur Academy.”

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Pets of the Week - Chloe

Chloe is a five and a half year old Beagle mix.

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Headquarters library holds resume workshop

The state of Georgia’s unemployment rate is 10.2 percent, versus the nation’s unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor.

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Police, Clayton deputies serve warrants together

The Riverdale Police Department and the Clayton County Sheriff's Office have officially kicked off a joint operation targeting the high number of active criminal warrants within Riverdale’s city limits.

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Aviation Boulevard to carry Maynard Jackson's name

The City of Atlanta and Clayton County are moving toward synergy with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s yet-to-be-opened international terminal, by renaming the road leading to the terminal after former Atlanta mayor, Maynard H. Jackson, Jr.

Registration ongoing for cancer-screening program

Henry Medical Center is in the midst of an endeavor to educate the public about colorectal cancer.

Forest Park set to act against strip clubs

The Forest Park City Council voted Wednesday to appoint an officer to preside over a special hearing involving the possible revocation, or suspension, of business and alcohol licenses held by two strip clubs.

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Aviation Boulevard to carry Maynard Jackson’s name

The City of Atlanta and Clayton County are moving toward synergy with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s yet-to-be-opened international terminal, by renaming the road leading to the terminal after former Atlanta mayor, Maynard H. Jackson, Jr.

CSU Procurement Conference postponed

The Clayton State University Small Business and Development Center (SBDC) Procurement Conference, scheduled for today, Thursday Sept. 22, has been postponed. The conference was scheduled to be held from 8:30 a.m., to 4 p.m., in the Clayton State Student Activities Center.

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