News for Thursday, January 5, 2012


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New court clerk’s goals include more technology

With a lifelong interest in the legal field, college student Gail Carnes took a tentative step into a job at the Clayton County State Court clerk's office.

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Despite appearances, county rivalry isn’t all about Hunt

Marcus Hunt scores a career-high 47 points and North Clayton beats Jonesboro. Hunt scores a season-low nine points and North Clayton loses to Jonesboro.

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Local favorites line up for area duals wrestling

Wrestling season gets serious now. Area duals tournaments involving Southern Crescent teams will go on this weekend — at Forest Park, at Eagle’s Landing, at McIntosh — a precursor to the state tournament the following weekend in Macon.

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Drew hoping to maintain hot start

When Drew coach Jarrod Davis made out this season’s schedule, he purposely did not schedule a tournament over the Christmas break.

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Piedmont Henry Hospital celebrates new affiliation

Henry County’s community hospital has gone public with its new Piedmont Healthcare affiliation.

GDOT project approved for Eagle’s Landing, I-675

$7.5 million endeavor set for completion in 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the approval of design-and-construction work for a 1.2-mile, northbound auxiliary lane between Eagle’s Landing Parkway/Hudson Bridge Road, and Interstate 675.

Hartsfield-Jackson’s foot traffic up again in November

traffic was 3.05 percent higher for the month of November, than in November of 2010. It rose from 7,249,112 passengers, to 7,470,411.

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Police: Alleged kidnapper put baby in purse

Alarm, hospital personnel helped in child’s rescue

Clayton County police allege in criminal arrest warrants, that a Morrow teenager put a newborn baby girl inside a brown pocketbook Wednesday morning, when she tried to kidnap her from a Riverdale hospital. The new details are outlined in warrants filed in Clayton Magistrate Court in the case against Naquelle Sonieq Ballard, 19. Ballard made her first appearance Thursday afternoon on charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment.

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Celebrate history through travel in 2012 — Curt Yeomans

There are a lot of big anniversaries in 2012, and there are some very unique ways to use travel to celebrate each of them. Here are my suggestions for how to do just that.

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You don’t know Julia Reed? Well, you should. — Ronda Rich

If you like Southern writers, particularly those skilled in the culture and history of the Delta and New Orleans, and if you are especially fond of someone who weaves a good story out of anything from ham biscuits to Botox to presidential elections, Miss Julia is the writer for you.

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Bodies In Motion

Residents turn to fitness for holiday recovery

Perhaps it is not such a bad idea to dangle the proverbial carrot in front of someone to keep them moving.

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Pets of the Week - Steele

Steele is a four and a half year old gray and white Domestic Shorthair.

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Pets of the Week - Reno

Reno is 2 and a half year old German Shepherd/Husky mix.

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Tips for government teleworkers — Tom Purcell

Smart employers know employees are able to access important company information anywhere and anytime. The idea is so sensible that even the feds are catching on, passing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

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School district prepping for speech competition

It will be 21 years next month that the Clayton County Public Schools Language Arts Department has hosted its annual “Hear Our Voices” speech competition.