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Datebook 7-7-11

National Archives' 'Slavery and Freedom' exhibit Friday

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Local gymnast makes performance debut

Locust Grove resident Collin Pennell managed to keep his nerves in check as he contorted and flipped across the lighted stage.

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School Notebook - 7-6-11

Preschool story time at Lovejoy library

Celebrating two kinds of freedom - Jason A. Smith

Many of us have been hearing a lot, in recent days, about one word: "freedom."

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Pro Roundup

baseball

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Regulars Band seeks top billing

After six years of plugging away on the local music scene, members of a Henry County-based band said they are ready to take their aspirations to the next level. The group is set to take that step on Independence Day, before one of their biggest audiences to date.

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'911' terror survivor to speak in McDonough

Dawn Robinson said she continues to carry painful memories with her, from the time when she found herself in the midst of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history.

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Say WHAT?! - 'Her child has seen enough to be scarred for life!'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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Cell phone laws reach anniversary

Law enforcement officials are reporting encouraging numbers, reflecting fewer incidences of driver distractions as a result of cell phone use and texting. They point to laws enacted a year ago today, which limit the use of cellular devices while driving.

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'How can you not know that one of the children is missing ...' - Say WHAT?!

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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CSU's Bradley transferred to Shepherd Center

Clayton State basketball player Zachary Bradley, 19, of Riverdale was transferred this week from Grady Memorial Hospital to Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Bradley sustained multiple traumatic injuries, including a spinal cord injury, in a motor vehicle accident on May 26.

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Westbury celebrates Father's Day with residents

Ninety-seven-year-old Elzie Howard listened with a smile, as saxophone music filled the halls at Westbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, in McDonough, for a Father's Day celebration. He appeared particularly excited to have members of his family joining him for the occasion.

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McDonough Visioning Workshop offers 'blueprint' for development

Diane Moore has been the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, a medical boutique on The Square in McDonough, for seven years. She said, although people visit her business from all over Georgia, many of them view the parking meters in the area in a negative light.

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School Notebook - 6-15-11

Clayton library system has many summer offerings

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Two juveniles arrested in third teen's death

The weekend shooting death of a 16-year-old Locust Grove teen initially was reported as a fatal self-inflicted wound, but an ongoing inquiry by the county police department has resulted in the arrest of two other teens on charges of involuntary manslaughter, burglary, and pointing a gun at another.

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School Notebook - 6-8-11

Preschool storytime at Headquarters Library

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Clayton State ranked seventh in women's tennis National Poll

More honors for Laker athletics

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Henry Players to perform in the 'Cotton Patch'

A group of local actors will take the stage for a cause, raising funds for an organization designed to bring stability to area neighborhoods.

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Datebook 6-2-11

Arts Clayton's 'History And Heritage' event today

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CSU finishes second PBC Commissioner's Cup standings

From Staff ReportsAfter enjoying arguably its best athletic season ever, Clayton State University concluded the banner season with its highest finish ever in the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner Cup standings.

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School Notebook - 6-1-11

Percussionist Douglas at Headquarters Library

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Henry's summer camps kick off today

Registration continues for summer camps provided by the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department.

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Clayton State's DeMond named Student Media Advisor

Hampton resident Jennifer DeMond was recently named Student Media Advisor for Clayton State University (CSU), in Morrow. DeMond also graduated from CSU, with a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies.

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Nephew says uncle's death was unintentional

"It was an accident," said Craig Alan Sams, of the family brawl that resulted in the death of his uncle, at a Stockbridge home where other family members were present.

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School Notebook 5-26-11

Morrow library branch to host storytime

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Datebook 5-25-11

Amphibian monitoring workshop Thursday

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Clayton State places three players on women's tennis All-Academic Team

Lakers' Semyrodenko, Cercelletti, Krommelova each honored for classroom excellence

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Say WHAT?! - See what's on your neighbor's minds

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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Clayton State's Final Four Women's Tennis Team

They Speak Fluent Tennis

Stackhouse attempts to earn spot in U.S. Women's Open

Local golf tries to earn spot in major

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Clayton Schools to host second budget hearing

Clayton County Public Schools is scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the district's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget on Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

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Clayton State advances in NCAA Division II Women's Tennis

From Staff ReportsThe magical run continued for the Clayton State Laker women's tennis team on Wednesday as the Lakers took the first step towards a possible NCAA Division II National Championship.

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Judge says 'no' to kufi in courtroom

A DeKalb County man, who is Muslim, believes his religious freedom has been violated by a Henry County state court judge.

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Fund-raiser to benefit A Friend's House

Organizers anticipate a crowd of at least a thousand people to turn out for the 10th Annual Taste of Henry fund-raising event.

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EPD's ban on outdoor burning begins Sunday

Henry County firefighters battled windy conditions to douse the tall flames, leaping from a grassy, vacant lot in west McDonough.

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Stockbridge family seeks win on 'Family Feud'

A Henry County family will battle for a championship on national television, when they appear on a popular game show.

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Locally grown strawberries ripe for the pickin'

Between the cracks in the sun-dried Georgia clay, plants are sprouting -- and strawberries are ripening. In fields across the Southern Crescent, strawberries are waiting to be picked.

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Mundy's Mill clinches Region 4-AAAA baseball championship

Mundy's Mill baseball team makes history

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Clayton-Henry All-Star game set for May 15

Southern Crescent's best get together on basketball court

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College-savings plan launches sweepstakes

At least one member of the High School Class of 2029 will have a solid foundation from which to start his or her college education. Eventhough the lucky student may not have been born -- yet.

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School Notebook 4-21-11

Clayton County Public Schools will hold a "Clayton's Got Talent" fund-raiser featuring performers from the county's middle schools and high schools, on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro.

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Church to sponsor 'Gas Buy Down' event

Rising gas prices, and a desire to reach the community, have spurred a McDonough church toward a unique offering, just in time for Easter.

North Clayton to retire Burnett's high school jersey

From Staff ReportsMorgan Burnett played on both sides of the football at North Clayton, lining up at quarterback, wide receiver and secondary on the defensive side of the ball.

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Soil, Water Conservation District meets Thursday

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District will have a monthly meeting, on Thursday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. Call (770-761-3020.

Prep Roundup: Mundy's Mill baseball crushes North Clayton

Rodney Smith and Corey Harmon had three hits apiece to lead fifth-ranked Mundy's Mill to a 16-1 victory in four innings over North Clayton in a Region 4-AAAA game.

Mundy's Mill's Britt signs with Brewton Parker

Former Mundy's Mill forward/center Taylor Britt signed a basketball scholarship with Brewton-Parker, which is a member of the NAIA.

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Clayton State's Robinson named All-American

Clayton State's Brandon Robinson received the ultimate honor this week, being selected as an honorable mention Division II All-American.

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Say WHAT?! - CSU's women's team has tongues wagging

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.