News for Friday, August 24, 2012

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College Park teenager charged in alleged rapes of women

A College Park teenager has been charged with at least two sexual assaults on women he allegedly lured into a vacant apartment near his home, said police.

Citizens: Where did $1.45 million in SPLOST money go?

Group seeking sales tax withdrawal records

Five recreation centers promised nine years ago have yet to be built, and some of the sales tax dollars intended to pay for them has been wasted on studies, according to the head of a citizens watchdog group.

Take the sting out of West Nile Virus by being cautious

Clayton County health officials and emergency services personnel have teamed up to make sure residents know what to do to keep from getting West Nile Virus.

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A little bit rouge

Budding artists hone talents at headquarters library

A dozen painters — some amateurs and others hardened veterans — attended a workshop on painting with rouging techniques at the Clayton County Headquarters Library this week. The class is part of a monthly series of workshops offered at the library by the Clayton Arts Alliance.

Bun attorney to seek continuance Monday

The attorney for convicted cop killer Johnathan Bun is expected back in court Monday morning to ask for a continuance in two outstanding criminal cases, one of which led to the 2011 death of Clayton County sheriff’s Deputy Rick Daly.

BOC’s ‘gang of three’ broken up

Political leaders ‘tickled’ by Ralph’s loss

The break-up of a group of Clayton County commissioners, known in some circles as “the gang of three,” may be the most significant result of this week’s county commission elections, according to several residents.

Suspect dies after struggle with police

Two officers also injured during altercation

A burglary suspect died Thursday after a struggle with Clayton County police officers, two of whom also were injured during the altercation, said authorities.

Lake City going online in October

Town launching first website

Lake City Staff Assistant Timothy Hoyle is working with two Clayton State University students to build the city’s first website. He said the website is expected to go online “probably around mid-October.”

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Southern Regional receives grant for neonatal bed

Will Rogers Institute officials presented a $40,000 grant for neonatal care Tuesday to officials from the Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation, the hospital has announced. The money will be used to purchase a Neonatal Giraffe Bed Incubator which will join five other giraffe beds the hospital already has in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, according to Southern Regional officials.

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Historical group seeking Henry relatives of WWII soldiers

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. officials are hoping Henry County residents can help shed light on three men who died nearly 70 years ago.

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New DNA tests available in ancestry searches

Samples often obtained by cheek swabs

Terry Barton, the co-founder and president of WorldFamilies.net, an agency which targets the genealogy community — including members of groups like the Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc. — encourages them to use DNA to enhance their genealogical research.

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Info Fair is back-to-school class for parents

Clayton County Public Schools' Parent Information Fair is a "one stop shop" for parent education.

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Renowned guitarist Cray headlines Cityfest

Blues guitarist Robert Cray will headline College Park's Cityfest Saturday.

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Ola’s heavy traffic eased, officials say

School officials said they have addressed morning gridlock near the schools in the east McDonough area, and are seeing positive results from measures they took to mitigate traffic.

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