News for Monday, April 23, 2012


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Mr. Rudy Darrell Ledbetter

Mr. Rudy Darrell Ledbetter, 61, of Griffin, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Northside Hospital.

Gas price drop likely temporary

Enjoy those dropping gas prices while you can, because AAA’s Auto Club South expects them to stabilize in May, and perhaps, rise again if hurricane season is busy and Iran’s upcoming meeting with the United Nations goes poorly.

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Opening arguments expected today in final Morehouse murder trial

An Atlanta man accused of participating in the June 2006 murder of a Morehouse College student quietly acknowledged the situation he is facing in a polite, soft-spoken voice, as his case prepares to go to trial.

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Weekend events bring Henry community together

Good food, good music, and an appreciation for the arts were among the highlights at several events over the weekend in Henry County.

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The paradox of mobility in America -- Tina Dupuy

We have the ability — the freedom — to roam more now than ever before. And yet our upward mobility is standing still.

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Blame Congress for the GSA scandal -- Michael Reagan

Who should we tar and feather for the scandalous spending spree at that General Services Administration “conference” in Nevada two years ago?

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Henry Crime Victims’ Rights week observed Thursday

New domestic abuse legislation hailed

Communities across the country are observing National Crime Victims’ Rights week, April 22 through April 28, by promoting victims’ rights, and honoring crime victims, and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme is “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim.”

Police officer hit by car suffers minor injuries

A Clayton County Police officer was taken to the hospital Monday after being hit by a car while on duty.

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Arnold elementary teacher unveils story of abuse

Sally Simmone is unveiling her pain in a book she has written called, “Guilty As Charged … Forgiven As Promised,” published in January by Crossbooks Publishers.

Henry Chamber giving away $10,000

The Mega Millions lottery fairy did not wave a magic wand in Henry County during the most recent jackpot drawing, but the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s “Great $10,000 Giveaway” is offering another chance to win big.

Safe Teen Georgia Driving Academy at AMS

Some public safety organizations are working together to ensure that teens in Henry County learn safe driving principles.

Legal snarl in Abbate case

Status conference forthcoming

William Leonard Abbate’s attorney told Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero on Monday that his client needs more time to prepare for trial.