News for Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Hero’s welcome for Forest Park High teacher

With help from the Forest Park High School principal, Derrick Manning, representatives of the Atlanta Falcons Football Team, and Symetra Financial made a surprise visit to honor Gerard Yavo, information technology teacher, who had been selected as a “hero,” through the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program.

Ban on outside burning ends today

Georgia’s outdoor burning ban that affects 54 of the state’s counties, including Clayton and Henry, ends Sept. 30.

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Officials to unveil Flat Shoals Park renovations

Celebration to be held Saturday

Clayton County Commissioner Gail Hambrick said she noticed a need to improve Flat Shoals Park, in Riverdale, shortly after she took office in 2009.

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Safety repairs on the way for 2 schools

Among the pressing issues for the Clayton County School System –– along with renovations, structural changes and upgrades to some of its facilities –– two schools with safety concerns are drawing immediate attention.

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Judge mulls motion in Scott-Randall civil suit

The husband of former Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott wants a civil complaint filed against him by her ex-chief of staff thrown out.

Henry Players win regional theater awards

Members of The Henry Players have received a number of accolades for their work in a pair of recent stage productions.

Two indicted for selling fake Cialis

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted two men for selling counterfeit male sexual enhancement drugs.

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Simple joys - Ronda Rich

One morning in Sunday School class, members were requesting prayer for those who were facing trials and tribulations. Solemnly, Billy, our teacher, nodded at each, then asked if there were more. After a couple of minutes of silence, I raised my hand and smiled.

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Turn your smart phone into a travel center - Curt Yeomans

You do so much on cell phones these days, such as checking e-mails, surfing the Internet, and getting driving directions.

Faith Notes - September 30, 2011

St. Augustine’s Episcopal to hold Autumn Faire

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Making the Grade

At the halfway point in the season, teams take stock of where they are in terms of meeting preseason expectations and goals. Most teams will be making that final approach towards securing a playoff berth in the coming weeks. Sports editor Derrick Mahone takes a look at who is making the grade, and what teams need to make some improvements.

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Hoping old crystal ball doesn’t let me down

When you are the boss, you are in charge of making some high-level executive decisions.

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Defensive speed key for Lovejoy

Kevin Jones has consistently reminded his defensive unit about the third-quarter touchdown it give up to Glynn Academy in the first round of last season’s playoffs.

Two indicted for selling fake Cialis

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted two men for selling counterfeit male sexual enhancement drugs.

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Defensive speed key for Lovejoy

Kevin Jones has consistently reminded his defensive unit about the third-quarter touchdown it give up to Glynn Academy in the first round of last season’s playoffs.

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Judge mulls motion in Scott-Randall civil suit

The husband of former Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott wants a civil complaint filed against him by her ex-chief of staff thrown out.

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Safety repairs on the way for 2 schools

Among the pressing issues for the Clayton County School System –– along with renovations, structural changes and upgrades to some of its facilities –– two schools with safety concerns are drawing immediate attention.

Project brings awareness to domestic violence victims

The specter of murdered, victims advocate, Lisa Dawson, permeates the walls of the Clayton County Solicitor General's Office, carrying a message that is unmistakable –– the woman whose job it was to counsel domestic violence victims could not escape the wrath of her own estranged husband.

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Officials to unveil Flat Shoals Park renovations

Clayton County Commissioner Gail Hambrick said she noticed a need to improve Flat Shoals Park, in Riverdale, shortly after she took office in 2009.

Morrow Police buys laptops with federal money

Some of the laptop computers in Morrow police cruisers had aged to the point that they had outdated operating systems, while others were so worn out, brackets had to be attached to keep monitors from falling over, according to the city’s police chief.

Hero's welcome for Forest Park High teacher

Gerard Yavo, information technology teacher at Forest Park High School, had no idea what was coming his way Wednesday afternoon.

Hoping old crystal ball doesn't let me down

When you are the boss, you are in charge of making some high-level executive decisions.

Online penny auctions and their pitfalls

The word "savings" may sound like a sweet symphony to people's ears, but sometimes there is a catch.

Ban on outside burning ends today

Georgia's outdoor burning ban that affects 54 of the state's counties, including Clayton and Henry, ends Sept. 30.

Turn your smart phone into a travel center - Curt Yeomans

You do so much on cell phones these days, such as checking e-mails, surfing the Internet, and getting driving directions.

Making the Grade

At the halfway point in the season, teams take stock of where they are in terms of meeting preseason expectations and goals. Most teams will be making that final approach towards securing a playoff berth in the coming weeks.

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Braves complete colossal collapse, lose to Phils

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla crawled on his knees near second base. Freddie Freeman buckled over down the right-field line, burying his head in his hands.

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Braves complete colossal collapse, lose to Phils

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel gave up the tying run in the ninth, and Hunter Pence's two-out, run-scoring single in the 13th gave the Phillies a 4-3 win that ended Atlanta's season Wednesday night without a trip to the playoffs that looked like a certainty just a few weeks ago.

Morrow Police buys laptops with federal money

Chief: Old computers in cruisers were falling apart

Some of the laptop computers in Morrow police cruisers had aged to the point that they had outdated operating systems, while others were so worn out, brackets had to be attached to keep monitors from falling over, according to the city’s police chief.

Project brings awareness to domestic violence victims

The specter of murdered, victims advocate, Lisa Dawson, permeates the walls of the Clayton County Solicitor General's Office, carrying a message that is unmistakable –– the woman whose job it was to counsel domestic violence victims could not escape the wrath of her own estranged husband.

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