News for Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Teens to model recycled fashions

The Forest Park Teen Council and other organizations will present a fashion show Saturday featuring outfits made from recyclable materials. The goal of the program is to get the public to ";Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.";

Jonesboro's Main Street to close temporarily Saturday

A two-block section of Jonesboro's Main Street, from West Mill Street, to College Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic for 19 hours Saturday for an event hosted by Arts Clayton, according to the town's Mayor, Luther Maddox.

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Jonesboro residents continue anti-millage-rate calls

The Jonesboro City Council is set to vote this month on re-instituting a city property tax that could have implications on who wins this year’s municipal elections.

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The power of a little teacher praise

Dr. Marcus Jackson, principal of Pointe South Elementary in Jonesboro, is the author of the self-published children’s book, “Because My Teacher Said I Can.”

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Hundreds attend National Night Out

The Henry County, Hampton, and Locust Grove police departments, along with the Henry County Emergency Management Service, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office as well as members of their HERO unit, and Georgia State Patrol joined in hosting the Henry County National Night Out, held at Henry Town Center, in McDonough.

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Pets of the Week - Veronica

Veronica is a 2 and a half year old solid black, domestic longhair.

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Pets of the Week - Lesley

Lesley is a one year old Shih-Tzu.

$1.5 million GDOT project to impact Clayton, Fayette

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) recently approved more than $102 million for 25 new transportation infrastructure improvement and maintenance projects across Georgia, said spokesman David Spear.

Special Unit To Present Colors At 9/11 Observance

The Henry County Honor Guard will present colors in honor of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

Saying Goodbye To My Old Home - Jason A. Smith

I've known for a while that this time in my life was coming.

Morrow Issues Model Call For Fashionatta Fundraiser

The City of Morrow is looking for more than a dozen women who want to channel their inner Giseles, Heidi Klums and Tyra Banks, during the city's annual Fashionatta fashion show next month.

Call for blood donations renewed

The American Red Cross is opening up more than 500 shelters, and providing food and other assistance to more than 48,000 residents along the East Coast affected by Hurricane Irene late last month, according to Red Cross officials.

Datebook - September 8, 2011

CSU’s women’s basketball team to make appearance

Grand jury witness held in contempt

A former Clayton County sheriff's employee is being held in contempt of Superior Court for refusing to testify before a special grand jury.

Allen, Marie Gilbert

Mrs. Marie Gilbert Allen, 86, of Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.

Special unit to present colors at 9/11 observance

The Henry County Honor Guard will present colors in honor of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

Drug task force raids Stockbridge ‘pill mill’

Jonesboro doctor sought by police

The Flint Circuit Drug Task Force, along with agents from the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), raided what they described as a “pill mill” operating in Henry County. Undercover agents said they posed as patients needing pain pills, and got them without prescriptions, from the Stockbridge Pain Clinic.

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Morrow issues model call for Fashionatta fundraiser

The City of Morrow is looking for more than a dozen women who want to channel their inner Giseles, Heidi Klums and Tyra Banks, during the city’s annual Fashionatta fashion show next month.

Former council member appeals removal

Ousted Forest Park councilwoman, Karen-Brandee Williams, has appealed the council's decision to remove her from the board, and asked for an immediate return to her seat.

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GOP pledge drive - Will Durst

Anybody who plans on getting up close and personal with a Republican candidate in the near future might want to carry an oath-repelling umbrella, because pledges are raining down like frog parts after a methane gas explosion in the amphibian wing of an aquarium.

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Saying goodbye to my old home - Jason A. Smith

There is something no wrecking ball or bulldozer can destroy: the memories my family and friends made at our former home.

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Anti-bullying bullies - Tom Purcell

Some kids are more popular than others. Some are bigger. Some are dumber. Some are bullies and others are bullied. Regardless, all kids have to learn their own strengths and weaknesses and how to fend for themselves.

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