News for Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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Morrow gearing up for ‘Concert for Care’ benefit

Morrow officials have announced they are partnering with a local homeless intervention program to help fight homelessness in the county with a variety of sounds, ranging from big band jazz to hip hop.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Robinson hits game-winner for Lovejoy baseball

A round-up of Wednesday's high school sports

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Ralph pleads not guilty in DUI case

Clayton County Commission Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph asked a Fulton County State Court judge for a jury trial this week, after he pleaded not guilty in a case involving his February 2011 DUI arrest in Atlanta.

Blackwood Brothers to sing at Fellowship Baptist on Sunday

Fellowship Baptist Church, 157 Rountree Road, Riverdale, is hosting The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Clayton DA’s investigators search county finance office

Approximately a dozen investigators from Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson’s office spent Wednesday searching records and equipment at the county’s finance office, as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in the county.

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Missing Clayton student found at Henry shopping center

A 14-year-old M.D. Roberts Middle School student who is autistic went missing for more than five hours Wednesday afternoon before he was found unhurt at the Walmart shopping center in Stockbridge.

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Georgia's defense may have edge in G-Day game

Georgia's offense, led by quarterback Aaron Murray, has been overmatched at times this spring when lining up against a defense that returns nine starters.

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President Obama’s health-care soliloquy -- Tom Purcell

President Obama, distraught over recent Supreme Court oral arguments which do not appear to bode well for his health-care plan, gathered his inner circle. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet,” he recited a tormented health-care soliloquy.

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Will the Senate soon get a truly independent senator? -- Joe Gandelman

Those who believe our two political parties are increasingly predictable, non-and-counter productive and rhetorically toxic may have reason to hope.

Youth empowerment, azaleas and ‘The Lorax’ on tap Saturday

Children are slated to watch the 1970 animated film version of the Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax,” and then make puppets based off the book’s title character.

AgSouth to distribute agriculture funds statewide

Clayton, Henry share in largess

Farmers, agribusiness, landowners and other borrowers from AgSouth Farm Credit in Henry County and Clayton County, should watch the mail this month. They will share in $565,000.