News for Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Hood officially fire, emergency services chief

Jeff Hood started his career more than 30 years ago, as a firefighter, and worked his way through the ranks to achieve the pinnacle of the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department.

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Riverdale man charged with concealing death

Police have charged a Riverdale man -- whose information led officers to human remains buried in a Valdosta backyard -- with felony concealing a death from authorities.

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Residents can dispose of hazardous waste Saturday

Clayton County residents will be able to safely dispose of hazardous waste, at no cost, during a Saturday event organized by the Clayton County Water Authority, according to a spokesperson for the authority.

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Falcon's Douglas visits Pointe South Elementary

In the mid-to-late 1990s, Harry Douglas was just a pre-teenager practicing for his AAU basketball team at the Pointe South Elementary School gymnasium, under the tutelage of the team's coach, Marcus Jackson.

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Faith Notes - April 22, 2011

Tour scenes of final hours of Jesus' life

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Excitement builds as region track meets start

Track teams headed to region meets

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Soccer playoff picture becomes clearer

Soccer playoffs set to begin

Those announcers and their golden tones

There have been many great college football and basketball announcers-Column by Doug Gorman

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Police continue to investigate Kroger fire

A Stockbridge Kroger store was back in business Thursday, after it experienced a fire in its snack aisle, a company spokesman said.

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Missing Ellenwood WWII serviceman found in Philippines

After 66 years, U. S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. James G. Maynard, a native of Ellenwood, is returning to America, from his service in World War II.

San Francisco adventure in Facebook updates - Curt Yeomans

It turns out that Facebook (or Twitter, if you prefer that site) is a pretty good way to chronicle your travel adventures.

Easter 2011 - Ronda Rich

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with a friend who lives in Las Vegas. Suddenly, out of the blue, he asked, "Is Easter this Sunday?"

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Datebook 4-20-11

Cygnet magazine will host a "Launch Party" on Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m., in room B10 of the Lecture Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The launch party celebrates the 2011 edition of Cygnet magazine, the university's literary magazine that highlights the literary and artistic work of the student body, annually. Refreshments will be served at the event, which is open to the public. For more information, call (678) 466-4700.

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Falcon's Douglas visits Pointe South Elementary

In the mid-to-late 1990s, Harry Douglas was just a pre-teenager practicing for his AAU basketball team at the Pointe South Elementary School gymnasium, under the tutelage of the team's coach, Marcus Jackson.

Hartline, Charles Wayne "Chuck"

Mr. Charles Wayne “Chuck” Hartline, 75, of Morrow, passed away April 21, 2011. He was born in Jamestown, Ala., to the late Oren Andrew and Mary Lou Sparks Hartline. Chuck served his country in the United States Air Force, and retired after 35 years with Owens-Illinois. He was a man of patience who enjoyed tinkering, fixing toys, spending time on his computer, playing with his grandchildren, and was an avid reader. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Betty “Ginny” Chumbley Hartline, of Morrow; children, Vickey (Greg) Laird, of Nashville, Tenn., Robyn Plascencia, of Jonesboro, Buddy (Teresa) Scott, of Lawrenceville, David (Danielle) Scott, of Canton, Dana (Bill) Fessler, of Hampton; grandchildren, Matthew (Monica) Laird, of McDonough, Jonathan (Julie) Scott, of Monroe, Carolyn Scott, of Macon, Rachel (Matthew) Rawlins,, of McDonough, Rion (Brandon Dudley) Quintero of Stockbridge, Tiffany Scott, of Milledgeville, Christina Scott, of Lawrenceville, Rebecca Plascencia, of Morrow, Heather Fessler, of Hampton, Aaron Scott, of Canton, Stephen Scott, of Canton, Carson Fessler, of Hampton, Abby Scott, of Canton; great-granddaughter, Savannah Scott, of Monroe. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 26, at 1 p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Monday, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions are asked to be made to the American Lung Association, or the American Heart Association, in memory of Chuck. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com, is in charge of arrangements.

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'PB & J' Drive underway for local charities

The Bank of North Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, is hosting its Fourth Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to benefit 30 local food pantries that are located near the bank's 42 branches.

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People First hosts special Easter party

Dozens of special-needs children and adults in the area, and their families, were recently treated to an Easter-themed event.

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