News for Friday, April 29, 2011

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Ratti ready to recapture jet ski glory

When Henry County resident Michael Ratti climbs on his jet ski this weekend at the Pro Hydro-X Tour stop at Lake Tobosofkee, he hopes he can recapture the glory.

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EPD's ban on outdoor burning begins Sunday

Henry County firefighters battled windy conditions to douse the tall flames, leaping from a grassy, vacant lot in west McDonough.

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Cops raise funds for Special OIympics

The stereotype of cops hanging out at the local doughnut shop, works out to the benefit of Special Olympics this weekend, as Clayton County law enforcement officers take over the Riverdale Krispy Kreme.

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Stockbridge family seeks win on 'Family Feud'

A Henry County family will battle for a championship on national television, when they appear on a popular game show.

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More than 15,000 attend annual job fair

Mark Burton, the human resources manager for the Atlanta-based Delanore, Kemper and Associates, LLC, a debt collection agency, said it normally would have taken him "weeks" to find, interview and hire 35 people to work for his company, but he did it in just hours on Friday.

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Union Grove DB commits to South Florida

Local players getting college offers

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Tornado victims getting help from Henry residents

Volunteers from Henry County will head south to Spalding County Saturday, to help their neighbors in the wake of this week's deadly tornadoes.

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Ferst Foundation fund-raiser nets $6,200

More than 170 children will be able to participate in a childhood literacy program, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of the Ferst Foundation of Henry County, Inc.

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Proposal for Family Dollar store challenged

The McDonough City Council is expected to vote on a proposed development project, which has already generated strong opposition from at least one councilmember.

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Roundtable seeking input on transportation list

A roundtable of representatives from across metropolitan Atlanta is hitting the information superhighway to find out what voters in the area want to see on the ballot next year, as part of a regional transportation special sales tax vote.

Storms remind us it's just a game-

Doug Gorman Column

'Blessed are those who believe without seeing' - James C. Bell Jr.

The scripture in the title of this column gives us a statement made by Jesus Christ, and reveals His wisdom, and compliments all Christians.

Breaking the rules - Rev. Susan Bennett

The gospel of Luke records a poignant story about a woman who came to the synagogue one Sabbath, bent over from the waist, crippled in this way for 18 long years. Jesus calls her over and lays his hands on her. As she is healed and stands up straight, she begins to rejoice and praise God. But instead of rejoicing with her, the leader of the synagogue rebukes Jesus for healing on the Sabbath - the day on which no work at all was to be done.

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Lovejoy sends both boys, girls golf teams off to state tourney

Wildcats headed to state

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Local pro baseball round-up

Players with ties to Southern Crescent playing pro ball

Combs, Goldie Ophella

Age: 70

Durham, James Franklin, Sr.

Age: 76

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EPD's ban on outdoor burning begins Sunday

Henry County firefighters battled windy conditions to douse the tall flames, leaping from a grassy, vacant lot in west McDonough.

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Stockbridge family seeks win on 'Family Feud'

A Henry County family will battle for a championship on national television, when they appear on a popular game show.

'Blessed are those who believe without seeing' - James C. Bell Jr.

The scripture in the title of this column gives us a statement made Jesus Christ, and reveals His wisdom, and compliments all Christians.

Storms remind us it's just a game

It's been a great week to be a sports fan in Atlanta.

Caldwell, Carolyn Jarrell

Carolyn Jarrell Caldwell, of Stockbridge, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Southern Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 21, 1934 in Hogansville, Ga., to the late Edgar Jones and Renetta Lucille Abner Jarrell. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Terri O'Neal, of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Orpha O'Neal, of Sharpsburg; two grandsons, Bradley and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Colbie and Draven; two sisters and brother-in-law, Lucille and Billy Thompson, of Jackson, Emily Jarrell, of Florida; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Catherine Sullivan. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, May 2, at Second Baptist Church with Rudy Mangham officiating. Interment was at Jackson City Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Monday, prior to the service. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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