News for Monday, April 18, 2011

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BOE opts for furloughs over federal money

Clayton County educators will get to keep the federal jobs stimulus money they received four months ago. But in a bit of maneuvering by the school system, they will still have to give back money, in order to keep some of the district's programs intact.

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Business owners to learn green strategies

Small businesses will save money and become more efficient by "greening" their companies, said a consultant for Clayton State University's Small Business Development Center.

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Local children's choir auditions still open

Technically, Monday was the deadline to apply for an audition spot with the Spivey Hall Children's Choir, but the singing group's general manager said she will continue accepting new applications through the end of the month, as long as there are audition spots available.

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Clayton tipster leads police to body

Charges are expected today in connection with the discovery of a body buried in the backyard of a south Valdosta, Ga., house.

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Students sing before thousands at Turner Field

The energy of the crowd enveloped them, the bright Turner Field stadium lights beamed on their young faces, as they began to sing the "The Star Spangled Banner."

No CRs in 2012 - Mike Reagan

Republicans acted on the message voters sent in the 2010 congressional elections when they elected more than enough members of the House to control that body; they tackled the scandal of out-of-control spending, and the voters responded.

Loud, bold and wrong - Tina Dupuy

We must love boisterous blowhards.

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Track teams prepping for region meets

Track season winding down

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Atlanta Open Discus Golf tourney results

A different type of golf comes to Stockbridge

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Tech among schools making pitch for Hunt

Offers pour in for Clayton News Daily Player of the Year

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Mundy's Mill defeats Riverdale 12-0 in region game

Baseball round-up

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No. 12 Clayton State drops decision to Armstrong

Lakers fall on tennis court

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Walking, running, riding for charity

Area residents are being asked to tie up their gym shoes, and oil their bike chains, in local racing, riding, and walking events to support local charities.

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Mundy's Mill defeats Riverdale 12-0 in region game

Mundy's Mill defeats Riverdale 12-0 in region game

Wise, Frances B.

Mrs. Frances B. Wise, age 84, of Jackson, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Henry Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1927 in Gainesville, to the late Robert Lee and Sarah Jane Waters Byrd. “Miss Frances” loved gardening, cross stitching, crocheting, sewing, cooking, the beach, being the bingo lady and all the people at the Butts County Senior Center. She was of the Baptist faith and loved her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Miss Frances” is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Fred Ann Buntin, Brenda and Larry Allen, all of Jackson, and Jessica Kneeshaw, of Flovilla; grandchildren, Chris Buntin, Suzanne Bohler, Thomas Singley, Jimmy Wise, and Sarah Wise; great-grandchildren, Halei Buntin, Hollei Bohler, Joseph Bohler, Austin Ray, Josiah Wise, Jaiden Wise and Kaylee Wise; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Wise; children, Wanda, Jimmy Lee, and Bobby Wise; grandson, Robert Buntin; son-in-law, Greg Kneeshaw. Funeral services for “Miss Frances” will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at Second Baptist Church with Rudy Mangham and the Rev. John Sherrell officiating. Interment will be at Pepperton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday evening. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Frances B. Wise.

Ridley, Carolyn Stewart

Mrs. Carolyn Stewart Ridley, 83, of Locust Grove, passed away April 18, 2011. She was born in Riverdale, to the late Saint Paul and Mae Elizabeth Jones Stewart. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Roupe. Carol was of the first graduating class at College Park High School and attended business school in Atlanta. She retired after 31 years with General Motors, and was a member of Georgia Funseeker’s Motor Home Club and the General Motors Retiree Club. She and her husband had traveled to all 50 states, 49 of them in their motor home, and also to Canada. They traveled to seven countries in Europe, too. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, and enjoyed birds, and gardening, and was an outstanding cook, having the title “1-800-Good-Cookin’.” Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Harold Ridley; sons, Steve (Cheryl) Skowronski, of Peachtree City, Mark Skowronski, of Sanford, N.C.; stepson, Harold Ridley, Jr., of Columbia, Tenn.; grandchildren, Greg, Kim and Lauren Skowronski, Richard (Casey) Chlebowski; great-grandchildren, Chase, Chloe and Kylie. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m., from the Bethany Baptist Church. The Rev. Chuck Shepherd, and the Rev. J.W. Wallace, will officiate. Entombment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Friends may visit the family Friday, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions are asked to be made to Bethany Baptist Church in memory of Carol. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

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Local children's choir auditions still open

Technically, Monday was the deadline to apply for an audition spot with the Spivey Hall Children's Choir, but the singing group's general manager said she will continue accepting new applications through the end of the month, as long as there are audition spots available.

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