News for Wednesday, May 9, 2012


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Clayton State hosting ‘FAFSA Day’

It teaches students how to avoid financial aid mistakes

The Clayton State University Office of Financial Aid will host a “FAFSA Day,” which is geared toward helping students learn how not to make costly mistakes when applying for financial aid.

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Clayton tourism has $1 billion impact

Tourists who visited Stately Oaks Plantation, the Road to Tara Museum or Spivey Hall in 2011, or who just passed through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport left a very big impression on Clayton County, local tourism officials announced Wednesday evening.

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Mundy's Mill, Marist split in Class AAAA playoffs

Mundy’s Mill split its second round Class AAAA playoff series with Marist on Wednesday.

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What are America's pet owners thinking? — Tom Purcell

If you didn't think American civilization was in trouble already, this ought to worry you: Americans are hiring psychics to communicate with their pets.

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2012 Veepstakes — Will Durst

Since Gov. Romney has sewn up the nomination tighter than one of Chris Christie's old suits, the only remaining Republican election drama is which name the Bairn of Bain Capital intends to place on the bottom of his bumper sticker.

Letter carriers help ‘Stamp Out Hunger!’

20th annual nationwide food drive Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 20th Annual Nationwide “Stamp Out Hunger!” Food Drive on Saturday.

Georgia Power reports popularity of education initiative

More than 56,000 Georgia schoolchildren are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry, through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth-and eighth-graders.

Mrs. Janie "Cathy" Mondy

Mrs. Janie "Cathy" Mondy, 78, of Jonesboro, died May 7, 2012 at her residence.

‘Identity Theft’ movie will cause road detours

Southern Crescent area motorists will be greeted with detours Thursday and Friday near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The changes are the result of the filming of the movie “Identity Theft.”

T-SPLOST supporters gather in Henry

Two local groups are set to present opposing views to Southern Crescent area residents regarding the upcoming Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum, scheduled for a vote this summer on July 31.

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Grants help Forest Park promote recycling

Forest Park residents will have curbside recycling in June, and two grants secured through Keep Forest Park Beautiful will help put out the word.