News for Friday, April 1, 2011

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Turner to seek Clayton Sheriff's job

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner -- who was removed as head of the police force by the county's board of commissioners, on allegations of mismanagement that were never fully backed up -- has formally announced his intention to be a candidate for the office of Clayton County Sheriff.

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Prom meets new age, traditions change

Prom season is upon us. But, some students are on the hunt for that special dress -- students like 17-year-old Vanessa Hill, who wants a black-and-gold gown.

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Auto experts encourage regular maintenance

Area mechanics have noticed a slight upswing in business lately, as spring break gets underway for many families across the Southern Crescent.

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Lifesaver program available in Henry

Hannah Crissey's parents say they will sleep a lot easier now that she has become Henry County's first wearer of a Project Lifesaver bracelet.

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Complete Ace

Lovejoy senior girls' tennis player Jill Martin can get stuck on the baseline during matches, and she knows it.

Staff predictions for men's Final Four

Here is a look at the Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald sports staff's men's Final Four Predictions.

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Two charged with meth trafficking

Two men were arrested in a McDonald's parking lot, in Henry County, after they allegedly filled an order for drugs, instead of fast food.

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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Win Taste of Clayton tickets in newspaper's contest

The Clayton News Daily will give away 4 Family Prize Packs -- which include 2 adult passes and 2 children's passes, good for admission to this year's Taste of Clayton and Sweet Tea Challenge.

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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.

Remember the good ole days? - James C. Bell

I guess it depends on one's age to determine just what the "Good Ole Days" were. To some, it might be those days when they could watch all those funny cartoons on Saturday morning and not have to go to school. To others, the teen fun of hanging out, playing sports or going on camping trips.

What's keeping you from joining the fun? - Susan Bennett

Many years ago, I had a conversation with a friend who was feeling drawn to Jesus ... drawn to Christianity. Neither one of us was a Christian at that time. There was no church in our lives, and - in all honesty - we were pretty wild!

Thackston, Verdun Myers

Age: 92

Mundy's Mill's Britt signs with Brewton Parker

From Staff Reports

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Faith Notes - April 1, 2011

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Extension service farmers market is moving

"Forget all your cares and go downtown. Things'll be great when you're downtown. No finer place for sure, downtown. Everything's waiting for you ... downtown." -- Petula Clark, the song "Downtown."

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CSU celebrates 'Cultural Fest'

Hundreds of Clayton State University students took a world-wind tour around the globe on Thursday, but they never left the school's main campus in Morrow.

Staff predictions for men's Final Four

Here is a look at the Clayton News Daily/Henry Herald Sports Staff's Final Four Predictions:

What's keeping you from joining the fun? - Susan Bennett

Many years ago, I had a conversation with a friend who was feeling drawn to Jesus … drawn to Christianity. Neither one of us was a Christian at that time. There was no church in our lives, and – in all honesty – we were pretty wild!

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Clayton State's Robinson named All-American

From Staff Reports

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Bell shares some challenges, updates

mission Chairman Eldrin Bell updated about 150 business professionals, Thursday, on county issues, and some of the challenges that must be overcome, in a down economy, to keep the county moving forward.

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BBB: Protect your roof and your wallet

The aftermath following a storm may cause damage to roofs, as well as attract scammers who want to make easy money, said a spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc. (BBB).

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Turner to seek Clayton Sheriff's job

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner –– who was removed as head of the police force the county's board of commissioners, on allegations of mismanagement that were never fully backed up –– has formally announced his intention to be a candidate for the office of Clayton County Sheriff.

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Win Taste of Clayton tickets in newspaper's contest

The Clayton News Daily will give away 4 Family Prize Packs –– which include 2 adult passes and 2 children's passes, good for admission to this year's Taste of Clayton and Sweet Tea Challenge.

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Annual High Tea makes impression on young ladies

This week, some of the boys on Patrick Henry High School's campus donned buttoned-down shirts and black ties. Many of the girls dressed in gowns and sparkling jewelry.

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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.

Hardeman, Margaret Virginia (Few)

Margaret Virginia (Few) Hardeman, of Jackson, passed away April 1, 2011 at the age of 94. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed baking, and loved flowers. Mrs. Hardeman was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Hughie Hardeman; daughter, Robyn Curry; son, Joel Hardeman; and her parents, Andrew Jackson and Maggie Mae (Autry) Few. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea and Cecil Mitchell of Buckhead, Wanda and David Elder of Jackson; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Mona Hardeman of McDonough; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, April 4 at 2 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, with the Rev. Chuck Dyer officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, April 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, Ga., 30622. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences. (770) 786-7062.

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