News for Friday, February 10, 2012


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CSU students offering income tax assistance, today

Accounting students at Clayton State University have been busy the past month reviewing all the tax changes for 2011. They are prepping to participate in the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

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Noah’s Ark exhibit ongoing at Fernbank Museum

An effort is under way to bring attention to the Henry County facility dedicated to helping injured, and neglected, animals. The Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., in Locust Grove, is taking part in a Wildlife Rescue Exhibit, at the Fernbank Natural History Museum, in Atlanta, through May 6.

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Police seeking bank card thieves

Henry County Police are searching for two men, who used a victim’s lost bank cards to buy more than $600 in goods.

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Clayton County police arrest 5 in pot bust

Clayton County police arrested five people after finding thousands of dollars in cash, and marijuana, inside a Riverdale home, according to a police spokesman.

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‘Gone with the Wind’ memorabilia lost in Stockbridge fire

Henry County firefighters are investigating an overnight blaze that destroyed 200, to 400 units, at Hudson Self Storage. The facility included some “Gone With the Wind” memorabilia, along with the personal belongings of many Henry County residents.

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Clayton cities: Service delivery talks moving slowly

Cities use Savannah manager as consultant

Clayton County residents are not really any closer to seeing a break-through in service-delivery-strategy talks between the county and its cities than they were three-and-a-half months ago, when the previous delivery agreement expired, according to officials from various cities.

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Readers Cafe entices young people

Read-in activities celebrate African American authors

Sixth-grader, Xavier Hunter, read the prose with zeal, reciting lines from “In The Morning,” by the celebrated African-American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. The 11-year-old was featured, along with about 20 other students, in Stockbridge Middle School’s Readers Café, held this week in the school’s media center.

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Church collecting dresses for Lovejoy prom

Terri Hardin, the wife of baptist preacher, thought it would be cool to do something for girls who can't afford a prom dress, so that ever girl who wants to go to prom can. A quick online search revealed other churches across the country had taken on similar endeavors over the years, with much success.

IRS: Don’t become a victim

Tax scams common during filing season

Suspicious activity already has been reported in Georgia during tax-filing season, and taxpayers should be on guard, and keep their social security numbers and personal information safe.

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Christians are servants of the Lord — Jim Bell

Christians should be willing to perform the most menial services for one another. We should cultivate a servant-attitude in our personalities.

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‘Transportation Investment Act key for Atlanta’s progress’

It was a mesh of business professionals and local government officials networking and listening to panel discussions, during a conference at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

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Sheriff: 60 new employees needed to ease overtime

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough told Clayton County Commissioners, this week, that he has been forced to close one of the jail’s eight housing pods, because of a lack of sheriff’s office employees. That, in turn, has caused crowding in the remaining pods, where cells are “triple-bunked.”

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‘Learning On Display’

Clayton School District hosts third Academic Gallery

Terrel Hamilton couldn’t stop doting over his son, Dontae, 7.

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Attorney seeks mental evaluation of inmate

Wants him to get long-term care

Clayton County Chief Magistrate Daphne Walker said Thursday that an inmate's medical burden to taxpayers is not a legal basis on which to decide a non-cash bond for his release for private care.

Faith Notes - February 10, 2012

Morrow church celebrates women in the pulpit

Men indicted for allegedly stealing furnace

A Clayton County grand jury indicted two men for allegedly breaking into a house and stealing the furnace, according to court records.

Award ceremony will honor heroes

Clayton County Fire Chief Jeff Hood will honor outstanding personnel and heroes during an annual awards ceremony tonight in Jonesboro.

Hampton festival features chocolate fountain

The chocolate will be flowing in Hampton on Saturday, as the city sponsors the “Hampton Chocolate Festival,” which offers a variety of chocolate delicacies, according to Hampton Main Street Director Candy Franklin.

Georgia granted waiver from No Child Left Behind Act

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Georgia’s request for a waiver from the strict mandates of the No Child Left Act, according to State School Superintendent John Barge.