News for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Martha's big adventure — It's taxing — Martha Carr

It’s time to pay the IRS a nice chunk of our earnings again. It’s the annual April reminder that we turn over part of our hard-earned money in a nod to the ideals of democracy.

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Uggla's homer helps Braves beat Mets

Dan Uggla, Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman hit two-run homers in 14-6 victory.

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America’s most desirable jobs — Tom Purcell

A good job these days is almost any one that pays

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Angrier Birds — Will Durst

Some small-minded pundits are guaranteed to grouchily opine this is neither the time nor the place to be re-circulating unfounded conspiracy theories.

PREP ROUNDUP: Union Grove girls soccer survives PKs to advance

The Lady Wolverines needed every one of their penalty kicks to survive against Northgate in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs Wednesday.

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Group calls for accountability in Clayton inmate’s death

A Marietta-based human rights group demanded accountability from Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough and his office on Wednesday, following the death of an inmate who ended up in a local hospital after a courtroom scuffle with deputies.

College Park man guilty of girlfriend’s death

A Clayton County Superior Court jury decided this week that Errol Alexis Moore, Jr., was responsible for the July 15, 2010, death of his 20-year-old girlfriend, Janell Aaron.

Conley sex offender sentenced to 20 years

A 50-year-old Clayton County man, Timothy Lyle Chappell, of Conley, was sentenced Tuesday by United States District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr., to serve 20 years in federal prison on charges of committing felony offenses involving a minor, specifically, enticing a minor to engage in prostitution and transporting and harboring a minor for prostitution, while being an individual required by law to register as a sex offender.

Noah’s Ark announces spring and summer events

Several events are on the books in the coming months at a local non-profit facility, geared toward injured and neglected animals.

Mrs. Doris E. Findley

Mrs. Doris English Findley, 86, of Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Piedmont Henry Hospital.

Sections of I-75 shutdown by two accidents

Tractor trailers involved

Henry County fire and police departments worked to clear a couple of auto accidents Wednesday that shut down Henry County portions of I-75. The first accident came at 4:57 a.m., on I-75 southbound, just south of the I–675 entrance, not far from the Clayton County border, according to Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith.

Tuition increase lowest in a decade

Students attending Clayton State University and many of Georgia’s other public colleges and universities this fall will not have to worry about putting too much of a dent in their financial budgets. Tuition is only expected to rise 2.5 percent, the smallest increase in a decade.

BOE further discusses budget reduction plan

Clayton County Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley and school board members gave the superintendent’s proposed budget reduction plan further consideration during a board retreat meeting held last week.

Centenarians to be celebrated in Georgia

A state agency wants to locate centenarians living in Georgia.

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