News for Monday, April 4, 2011

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Jonesboro to open 'Taste' with ribbon cutting

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said he hopes people will get a favorable taste of his city's newly-revamped downtown area this weekend, when it plays host to the 18th annual "Taste of Clayton" event.

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Leadership group accepting applications

People interested in developing their leadership skills, and using their talents to serve the needs of the Clayton County community, have a chance to apply for a program that will help them achieve those goals.

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Facebook contest winners announced

Four lucky readers, who participated in the Clayton News Daily's Taste of Clayton contest on Facebook, are the winners of tickets to the event this weekend in historic downtown Jonesboro.

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Davis begins work on Patrick Henry sculpture

A nationally recognized, local artist is in the midst of his latest project, designed to put the likeness of Henry County's namesake on display.

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Influx of last-minute tax filers expected

Federal officials anticipate as much as a quarter of all taxpayers in the Southern Crescent area, and the rest of the state, will file their federal tax returns during the final week of filing season.

Commemorative T-shirts for sale at Clayton State

The Clayton State University Bookstore is selling T-shirts commemorating the college's first-ever national sports championship.

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Mount Zion senior learning as he jumps

Austin Smith kept a watchful eye on the long jump pit.

BISHER: Here's to Mary Lou Brooks

For all these years since the Olympic Games in Barcelona, I have been harping on a subject dear to my heart -- and it should be dear to yours, if indeed, you are any kind of a Braves fan.

LOCAL BUSINESS NEWS 4-5-11

Bullard agents named to International Sterling Society

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Europe poised for another run at green jacket

For the better part of two decades, Europeans seemed to have part-ownership of Augusta National by winning the Masters six times in a seven-year stretch, and 11 times in the 1980s and 1990s.

A so-so presidential speech - Mike Reagan

If President Obama's address to the nation the other night was meant to keep the American people up-to-date on the situation in the Middle East, it missed its mark, leaving us in a state of confusion.

Tax reform: Close the Bank of America-size loop hole - Tina Dupuy

The ravages of the economic downturn have left a series of empty storefronts in my neighborhood. They exist as specters of a former up-and-coming enclave of local businesses. Now, they're home to hurried graffiti, the occasional panhandler, and once a year, to tax accountants.

Time running out, but many issues remain - Glenn Baker

Thursday, March 31, marked legislative day 37, leaving only three legislative days in the current 40-day session. There is still much work to be done before the session ends on April 14.

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Jonesboro to open 'Taste' with ribbon cutting

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said he hopes people will get a favorable taste of his city's newly-revamped downtown area this weekend, when it plays host to the 18th annual "Taste of Clayton" event.

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Saturday's memorial walk honors teen's legacy

The family of Miracle Parham Williams wants to say thanks to the many who came to their aid six months ago, when the McDonough teenager was struck and killed.

Adams, Mary Hazel Bohannon

Mary Hazel Bohannon Adams, age 75, of Jackson, died Monday evening, April 4, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Butts County Sept. 16, 1935, daughter of the late Sampson and Mary Zell Lunsford Bohannon. Hazel was a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church. She was retired from the William Carter Company at Forsyth, where she worked 32 years. She also worked at Fashion Pillows for two years and was the host for Georgia Power at the Lloyd Shoals Park at Jackson Lake for 10 years. She enjoyed fishing and working in her flowers. Survivors include husband, Gerald H. Adams; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Renae Adams; three grandchildren, Devin Adams, Derian Adams and Dane Adams; four sisters, Ruth Daniels, Jackie Rooks, Brenda Rooks and Doris Fincher, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson. Dr. Jack Landham will officiate with interment in the Jackson City Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Those desiring may read the obituary and sign the online guest book by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of the arrangements.

BISHER: Here's to Mary Lou Brooks

Ah-h-h-h, a voice from the public!

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