News for Friday, April 8, 2011


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Mundy's Mill excited about second half of baseball season

The second half of the Mundy's Mill baseball season starts Saturday with a game at Redan.

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Jones, Braves beat Lee, Phillies, 6-3

The Braves chase Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee from the game en route to win

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Tiger roars at Augusta National

Tigers Woods is just three strokes back heading into the weekend at the Masters.

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ELCA students, community rehab home

The students' efforts were demonstrated in the growing pile of two-by-four wooden boards salvaged from the earlier demolition of an unsafe structure, attached to an old McDonough home.

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Police charge couple in deprivation case

An Ellenwood couple has been charged with child deprivation after state and federal agents looking for child pornography said they found roaches, no running water and deteriorating conditions inside the house they share with two teenage sons.

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Gordon College Names Outstanding Scholar

McDonough resident Jennifer Holcomb was recently named the Gordon College Outstanding Scholar for 2011.

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Henry cable channel unveils new program

Henry County has launched a new television program, aimed at informing residents about local government.

Being both human and divine... - Susan Bennett

A while ago, I went to visit a woman whose husband had died just a few days before. He'd been very sick for a long time, and she cared for him faithfully, at great cost to herself -- physically, emotionally, financially.

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Job cuts possible for HMC affiliation candidate

One of the two candidates for affiliation with Henry Medical Center (HMC), may be facing job cuts in the near future.

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Federal indictments in suspected drug enterprise case

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia has secured federal indictments against ten people for alleged drug trafficking and firearms-related crimes, stemming from the operation of suspected marijuana grow houses in Henry County.

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Say WHAT?! - Welcome home, fallen hero ...

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites --,, and These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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Henry Police searching for shooting suspects

The Henry County Police Department is continuing its investigation into a shooting that occurred earlier this week in McDonough.

World Trade Center fragment coming to Clayton

A piece of the World Trade Center should arrive Monday for display at the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department in Riverdale.

Christian youths serving the Lord - James C. Bell

The Holy Bible has much to say about how we are to serve the Lord and others. Jesus was once asked, "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?"

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Mundy's Mill excited about second half of baseball season

When Mundy's Mill coach Patrick Smith coached at Stephenson High, he considered Redan's coach Marvin Pruitt to be his mentor. Smith replaced Pruitt at Stephenson, where he started the baseball program from scratch.

Beck, Raymond D. "Buck"

Age: 81

Stimpson, Teresa

Age: 55

Owen, Joseph Todd

Mr. Joseph Todd Owen, 46, of Locust Grove, passed away April 8, 2011. Todd was born in Fulton County. He was self-employed as a general contractor. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and his dogs, “Sammy” and “Duke.” He was known to his family for his love and dependability, sense of humor, cooking for his family, enjoying the beach, music and cars. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. Survivors are his wife of 28 years, Michelle Owen, also of Locust Grove; children, Seth Owen (Bethany), of McDonough, Hannah Owen (Michael Allen), of Locust Grove, Gracie Owen, of Locust Grove, and Kelley Marie Sierra (Jonathan), of Chatsworth, Ga.; granddaughter, Haylei Amelia Allen; mother, Claudette Owen, of Locust Grove; brother, Lloyd Owen (Jamie), of Richmond Hill, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, William Joe Owen. Funeral services will be held TODAY (Tuesday, April 12), at 4 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-8833,