News for Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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CSU recognizes Asian American, Pacific Islander month

A large mask of a Chinese, green lion stood on top of a drum, and it seemed to have a twinkle in its eye.

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First new FIAT dealership opens in Morrow

Georgians can once again purchase vehicles produced by an Italian manufacturer, said a spokesman for the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealership Association.

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Moses named DFCS employee of the year

A second-grader's grumbling stomach drew Jemma Moses to the field of social work a decade ago.

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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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CSU students uneasy about tuition increase

Clayton State University freshman, Donique Hanse, was outspoken Wednesday in her outrage over a tuition increase approved by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents earlier this week.

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Hood to be sworn in as fire chief

Longtime Clayton County firefighter, Jeff Hood, will be sworn in this afternoon as chief of the county's fire and emergency services department.

On the government's menu - Tom Purcell

Boy, school lunch sure has changed since I was a kid.

The trainer - Ronda Rich

It all started at the funeral home. A few other of my misadventures have begun there, too.

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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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Suspect punches, robs elderly woman at ATM

Jonesboro police have arrested a local man in connection with the assault and robbery this week of an elderly woman at a bank ATM.

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Mitchell

Mitchell is a 4 month old Sealpoint Siamese mix.

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Rosemary

Rosemary is a 5 year old Miniature Pinscher.

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Making an Impression

College coaches have come as far west as Nebraska and as north as Massachusetts these last few days to evaluate the basketball talent in the Southern Crescent. Wednesday marked the end of the annual NCAA "open contact" period, where coaches watch and talk to prospective recruits.

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Tucker's Lamar next Stockbridge boys' basketball coach

By Brian Pagliabpaglia@news-daily.comTucker assistant boys' basketball coach Bryan Lamar will be the next head boys' coach at Stockbridge, pending approval by the Henry County Board of Education, according to Tigers athletic director Kevin Whitley.

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Woodland advances in Class AAAA tennis

From Staff ReportsWoodland girls' tennis cruised to a 4-1 victory at Houston County in the first round of the Class AAAA tournament Wednesday.

Washington, Frances Louise Bohannon

Age: 85

Williams, Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee Williams Daniel Lee Williams, 88, of Riverdale, passed away on April 20, 2011. Mr. Williams was born in Woolsey, Ga. He served his country as a decorated Army Veteran of World War II, serving in five European campaigns, including the Normandy invasion. He is retired from Ft. Gillem and AAFES. He also served his community as a City Councilman for the City of Riverdale, Master of Riverdale Masonic Lodge, and as a Deacon of Riverdale First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margie Mae “Trixie” Williams, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2011, and by his son, Douglas Williams. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Henry and her husband Toney, of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Beth Williams, of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Ike Williams, and Danielle Lee and Davis Henry; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 22, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, in Fayetteville, with Dr. Jeff Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to Riverdale First Baptist Church, http://www.fbcriverdale.org/. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com The funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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Tucker's Lamar next Stockbridge boys' basketball coach

Tucker assistant boys' basketball coach Bryan Lamar will be the next head boys' coach at Stockbridge, pending approval the Henry County Board of Education, according to Tigers athletic director Kevin Whitley.

On the government's menu - Tom Purcell

Boy, school lunch sure has changed since I was a kid.

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