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‘Live’ ammonia release drill held at AMS

Approximately 200 firefighters took part in the 10th annual Atlanta “Live” Ammonia Release Drill and Hazmat Training exercise, at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) in Hampton.

‘InQuickER’ helping patients at Spalding Regional

Residents in the southern portion of Henry County, who need medical care, do not have to endure long waits in an emergency room, thanks to a new program at an area hospital.

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Georgia launches new mobile tourism web site

Do you want to find out what travel destinations there are in Georgia, but you only have Internet access through your smart phone? There’s a mobile web site for that.

Being on guard against medical identity theft

It can be a nightmare for someone who becomes a victim of health-care fraud.

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Clayton’s chamber, schools, government get donations

Central Georgia EMC shows its support

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp., recently presented the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, the Clayton County Department of Economic Development, and Clayton County Public Schools with checks totaling $7,500, said a spokeswoman for the consumer-owned cooperative utility company.

McDonough offers ‘Art in the Park,’ Saturday

Area art patrons and lovers are invited to converge on the McDonough Square for a chance to explore their creative side.

‘Bridgefest’ kicks off in Stockbridge Saturday

The City of Stockbridge is launching a new event for its community, to help usher in the fall. Bridgefest will be held, Saturday, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., at Clark Park, adjacent to the Merle Manders Conference Center.

Atlanta man charged in carjacking, kidnapping

An Atlanta man, who was released from prison in August, has been charged in the recent carjacking and kidnapping of a woman from a Morrow gas station.

News of the weird, Oct. 1, 2011

Proof that true stories are weirder than made-up stories.

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Can we be sure of going to heaven when we die? - Jim Bell

How long is “everlasting life?” It is eternal life, isn’t it? Yes! And if we live eternally with our God, will we not be in Heaven? We certainly will!

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Love without limits - Susan Bennett

We all have prejudices, and we’re all too quick to pass judgment. These barriers and boundaries come from our culture, our families, our church traditions, and our personal preferences and prejudices. They can come from all kinds of places. But they DON’T come from God.

Bennett, Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee Bennett, 85, of McDonough, formerly of Acworth, passed away on Sept. 29, 2011.

McDonough offers 'Art in the Park,' Saturday

Area art patrons and lovers are invited to converge on the McDonough Square for a chance to explore their creative side.

Clayton residents call for transit at forum

There was the occasional critique of the idea of creating a special tax to fund transportation projects Thursday, at an Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) forum in Jonesboro, but the majority of residents who spoke at the meeting used the opportunity to demand mass transit.

Being on guard against medical identity theft

It can be a nightmare for someone who becomes a victim of health-care fraud.

'Bridgefest' kicks off in Stockbridge Saturday

The City of Stockbridge is launching a new event for its community, to help usher in the fall.

Clayton's chamber, schools, government get donations Central Georgia EMC shows its support

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp., recently presented the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, the Clayton County Department of Economic Development, and Clayton County Public Schools with checks totaling $7,500, said a spokeswoman for the consumer-owned cooperative utility company.

Atlanta man charged in carjacking, kidnapping

An Atlanta man, who was released from prison in August, has been charged in the recent carjacking and kidnapping of a woman from a Morrow gas station.

'InQuickER' helping patients at Spalding Regional

Residents in the southern portion of Henry County, who need medical care, do not have to endure long waits in an emergency room, thanks to a new program at an area hospital.

'Live' ammonia release drill held at AMS

When first responders perform their tasks, often under dangerous and potentially deadly conditions, one of the reasons they may exude confidence can be traced to the training they receive.

News of the weird, Oct. 1, 2011

The medical establishment generally regards placentas (afterbirth) as biohazardous waste, but to New York City placenta chef Jennifer Mayer, they are a nutrient-laden meat that can alleviate postpartum depression and aid in breast milk production (among other so-far-unverified benefits). Mayer typically sets up in clients' own kitchens, she told New York magazine for an August story. Some placentas are "really intense, with grief or sadness or uncertainty." Others might be "joyful," "big and round." Mayer's method: Drain the blood, blot dry, cook for a half-hour (leaving something resembling brisket), chop into slivers, dehydrate overnight (rendering it jerky-like). For a popular touch, Mayer then grinds it in a blender and pours the powder into several dozen (one-a-day) capsules. [New York, 8-29-2011]

Can we be sure of going to heaven when we die? - Jim Bell

The Bible clearly states in many scriptures that those who believe in God through Jesus Christ will go to heaven to be with Jesus when they die.

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Clayton residents call for transit at forum

There was the occasional critique of the idea of creating a special tax to fund transportation projects Thursday, at an Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) forum in Jonesboro, but the majority of residents who spoke at the meeting used the opportunity to demand mass transit.

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GOP starting line inches toward New Year's Day

Georgia broke the trend of states trying to increase their influence by leapfrogging presidential primaries and caucuses Thursday, announcing it will hold its primary March 6, the 2012 version of Super Tuesday.

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