News for Thursday, December 9, 2010


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Freddie is a three and a half year old Cocker Spaniel.

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Carson is an 8 month old black and white domestic shorthair.

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DAR's homemade blankets to benefit residents

Members of the Augustin Clayton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution call them "love blankets."

Clayton firefighters are world champions. Again!

If sevens are indeed lucky, then the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services department hit the jackpot, at this year's World Firefighter Combat Challenge, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Jodeco Road United Methodist presents live nativity

Tara Baptist Church invites the community to view the O Holy Night, Nativity Display, on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6:30 p.m., until 8:30 p.m. More than 600 nativities, from all over the world, will be displayed. The event is free, and no reservations are required. The church is located at 10461 Tara Blvd., in Jonesboro. For more information visit, or call (770) 473-0874.

Singleton to be sworn in Saturday

Clayton County Board of Commissioners member Sonna Singleton is set to be sworn in this weekend as she prepares to begin her second, four-year term, county officials have announced.

Morrow Police search for armed robbery suspect

The City of Morrow Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed the Game Stop store, Thursday, at 1845 Mount Zion Road, in Morrow.

Deliberations continue in McFarlane trial

Explicit text messages, and the terms "humanity" and "reason," were the focus of closing arguments in a murder trial involving the death of a Clayton County schoolteacher.

Jonesboro seeking reservations for caroling event

Hark! The herald angel sings, "Reserve your spot now for carols at Stately Oaks!"

Man claims self-defense in Jonesboro slaying

The defense attorney representing a 19-year-old man on trial for the July murder of his baby daughter's mother, contended in a preliminary hearing in Clayton County Magistrate Court Thursday, that Errol Alexis Moore was enraged, and acted in self-defense when he strangled, and killed, Janell Aaron, 20.

Please secure your luggare before the flight - Curt Yeomans

Look, I'm sure your undergarments are nice, but I do not want to watch them continuously rolling around the carousel -- by themselves -- at the airport baggage claim area.

Things I learned from Robert E. Lee - Ronda Rich

The other day, I ran into General Robert E. Lee, along with his wife, and his arch nemesis, General Ulysses S. Grant.

District Attorney's Office receives federal award

The Clayton County District Attorney's Office received an award from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Atlanta Field Division, for its role in the takedown of an alleged, major Mexican drug cartel.

Health expert has some TSA screening concerns

There has been much debate about health risks that may arise due to screenings conducted Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers.

'Board Break-a-Thon' to benefit United Way

Adam Stanfield has been preparing for the past several days to take on the challenge of breaking 1,000 wooden boards with his hands.

Evidence, Noah's Ark zebra, dies

"Evidence," an injured zebra who made headlines upon his arrival in Henry County more than two years ago, has died.

Airport's rental car center stimulates economic growth

The rental car center at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just turned a year old, and has already driven economic growth to neighboring businesses, according to a spokesman for the airport.

Simpson, Ralph James

Simpson, Ralph James Age: 95

Stevi B's Pizza to open in Stockbridge

Passers-may have seen remodeling underway at the restaurant to be known as Stevi B's Pizza, located along the busy thoroughfare which connects Clayton County to Henry County, and Interstate 675 to I-75, in Stockbridge.

Bryant, Ronald Albert

Bryant, Ronald Albert Age: 77

Fees for senior centers set to increase

Out-of-county residents, who use Clayton County senior centers, will now have to pay $170 more per year to use those facilities, as they will have to carry the bulk of rate increases approved the Clayton County Board of Commissioners this week.

Richards, Marion Jones

Richards, Marion Jones Age: 64

Welch, Gladys

Welch, Gladys Age: 84

Walton, Lt. Col. Cecil V. (retired)

Walton, Lt. Col. Cecil V. (retired) Age: 89

Tara Winds to host annual holiday concert

What did the lawyer, the judge and the emergency room doctor do when they walked in a band room?