News for Friday, August 17, 2012

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Group recognizes efforts to Keep Forest Park Beautiful

Every day, each person living in Georgia generates 4.6 pounds of garbage, or 1,400 pounds every year, 80 percent of which is recyclable or reusable.

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PAGLIA: Ola family must move forward together

Mustangs can't move on, but it can move forward with help of community

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Several players named preseason all-state

The new season has yet to begin, but 11 players from the Southern Crescent were named to one online publication’s preseason all-state teams.

BOC war chests stocked from outside county

An East Point-based company that does consulting work for Clayton County has given thousands of dollars to commission Chairman Eldrin Bell’s re-election campaign, according to campaign finance documents.

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Watts gets unlikely wheelchair basketball scholarship

The first time Cherronte Watts played basketball was when he tried out for the Jackson High School team in the ninth grade.

HUD director credits Obama programs with helping shrink Clayton foreclosures

Several dozen real estate pros shared ideas on how to push mortgage refinancing and help keep pulling Clayton County out of its foreclosure crisis at a roundtable Friday at the National Archives.

Health officials announce dual teen efforts

Clayton County teenagers will get to navigate a maze of sexually-transmitted infections, pregnancy, incarceration, employment and death next week.

Pantherettes to compete at Walt Disney World

The Forest Park High School Pantherettes, a second-year synchronized dance team, have qualified to compete in the 2013 National Dance Team Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., in February. The event is sponsored by Universal Dance Association.

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Bizzy Sellin’ Honey

What started out as a hobby, now a profit-making venture for husband and wife team

Handling thousands of swarming insects is not for everybody. But for Henry County residents Rodney Lane and his wife, Fran, tending to 85,000 buzzing honeybees is a joy — and profitable.

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