News for Friday, October 23, 2009


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Henry family dedicated to Albanian orphans

For the past 15 years, Roger and Cherie Mullins have traveled thousands of miles, braved unfamiliar territory, navigated cultural differences, and reached out to others, despite language barriers.

Riverdale to use tax dollars to fight suit

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon announced Friday that the city will "vehemently fight" a recent lawsuit filed against it, and its Downtown Development Authority, by Riverdale Councilman Rick Scoggins.

International Park to host 'Trail of Terror'

While usually a scenic and peaceful place, Clayton County International Park will soon play host to zombies, ghouls, and chain-saw-wielding maniacs. Starting Wednesday, and continuing until Halloween, the park will host its first-ever "Trail of Terror," a haunted trail on the grounds near the park's St. Barts Pavilion.

Henry officials hosting rabies vaccine clinic

Officials with the Henry County Animal Care and Control Department are encouraging residents to have their pets vaccinated for rabies.

Life South says need for blood urgent

There is an urgent need for all types of blood, according to officials of the Life South Blood Center.

Clayton fugitive nabbed in New Hampshire

One of the Clayton County sheriff's 10 most wanted fugitives is behind bars in New Hampshire, authorities said.

Police called after child put on bus

A McDonough girl was back home safely with her family, after reportedly being placed on a school bus without her mother's consent.

Candidate forum Monday in Forest Park

The Concerned Black Citizens Coalition of Clayton County will host a candidate forum Monday, for hopefuls in the upcoming Forest Park city elections.

Clayton BOE to weigh de-annexing property

The Clayton County Board of Education will be asked, on Monday, to allow the school system to begin moving toward the de-annexation of 155 acres of land in Riverdale that was purchased by the district in 2006, according to Riverdale and school system officials.

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Callaway Elementary student is second in GEMA contest

Syretha Long considers herself to be an artist, and says she loves drawing much more than another form of expression -- writing.

'Haunted Hayride' returns to Southern Belle Farm

A popular Halloween tradition will make its return to a local venue tonight, featuring a group of performers from an area high school.

What are the reasons why people pray?

When you pray, what do you pray for? Good health, healing, forgiveness, loved ones? These are some things for which we pray.

Blind spots

Simon Peter was a fisherman and apparently, in his development as a man, he picked up some bad, character flaws. He had some blind spots that needed to be brought out into the light.

Worse than death - Rhonda Rich

Poet and I were having one of our hour-long conversations. I was driving somewhere, with a wireless piece tucked into my ear, catching up on Poet's stories and sharing a few of mine.

Hartsfield-Jackson welcomes Alaska Airlines today

By Maria José Subiria

CSU golf tournament today, rain or shine

By Curt Yeomans

'Haunted Hayride' returns to Southern Belle Farm

A popular Halloween tradition will make its return to a local venue tonight, featuring a group of performers from an area high school.

Clayton schools seeking male volunteers for schools

By Curt Yeomans

'Business2Business' bowling tournament this Friday

By Joel Hall

School Notebook - Oct. 22, 2009


Obituaries - Oct. 22, 2009

James Dean Brooks

Morrow schools to co-host weekend fall festival

By Curt Yeomans

Clayton Police awarded highway safety grant

From Staff Reports

Pet deductions - Tom Purcell

The news hit me like a rolled-up newspaper to the side of the head.

Good Shepherd to host costumed 5K run

By Joel Hall

Two men charged in robbery, beating

By Joel Hall

No injuries in apartment blaze

Fifteen people were forced from their homes in Forest Park, when a building in the Waldorf Creek Apartments caught fire early Wednesday morning, a fire official said.

County begins efforts to deal with foreclosures

By Joel Hall

Search continues for missing boy

By Jason A. Smith

Faith Notes - Oct. 23, 2009

Oct. 24

Parks department hosting after-school celebration

By Maria José Subiria

Hundreds nabbed in raids targeting Mexican cartel


DFACS celebrates 'Father's Day' Saturday

By Joel Hall

Students celebrate reading with 'poetry slam'

By Curt Yeomans

Oslo's calling - Will Durst

Barack Obama was president a mere 12 days before the Nobel Peace Prize nominations closed, and he still won. I know, I know. "He showed early promise."

Mocking a religion - Martha Randolph Carr

Religious rites from every major religion have been passed down to us over the centuries and were originally inspired as a means to praise God and to serve the people. The kinks and potential hazards were worked out long ago. Safety measures were even built into some of them to prevent needless deaths or injuries.

A windy, rainy week in Ireland - Curt Yeomans

All we ever see in postcards of Ireland are the lush green hills, and the quaint, happy people, with cherry-red cheeks, who are either drinking Guinness, or tending to a herd of sheep.

GSP, GOHS offering motorcycle-safety program

By Jason A. Smith

Football: Woes continue for Forest Park

By Phil Albert

Obituaries - Oct. 23, 2009

Ellen Patterson