News for Friday, August 12, 2011


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Jonesboro man indicted in death of stepfather

A convicted felon with a long prison history was indicted Wednesday in the December shooting of his stepfather.

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Morrow officials still 'tweaking' proposed city logo

Morrow officials are hoping a new branding campaign will encourage people to "Come To Morrow," but they are still doing some fine tuning on a new logo and web site for the city before they are ready to launch a new advertising initiative.

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Can commuter rail make it?

Thursday began with high hopes and tough talk from commute-rail proponents, during an early-morning "rally" at the Atlanta Regional Commission's office in downtown Atlanta.

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CSU's incoming freshmen move into dorm

"Man, I'm tired," said Victoria McKinney, while catching her breath, after travailing up two flight of stairs.

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Faith Notes - August 12, 2011

Greater Solid Rock to host Community Evangelism Block Party

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TOTO USA recognized as clean economy leader

The Americas division of a plumbing manufacturer has been identified as the leader in clean jobs in the water efficient product sector for the metro Atlanta area, said a spokeswoman.

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A united Union Grove can be dangerous -- or so the Wolverines hope

Obviously, you have to be well versed in your X's and O's, and you've got to have the talent that brings those to life off the chalkboard. Every coach knows that.

Young at heart, young in looks - Ronda Rich

One morning, I received an e-mail from a reader who began by explaining that her 81-one-year-old mother was a devoted reader of this column and my books.

A call for personal preparedness - Charley English & Jeff Hood

With just half a year under our belt, the state of Georgia and metro Atlanta have already experienced their share of severe weather, and we obviously don't know what's in store for the second half of 2011.

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Football scrimmages allow fans first look at teams

The day has finally arrived for Drew cornerback Jadarius West and his teammates.

Dye, Jeff

Age: 45

State: Slow reviews caused Clayton food stamp snafu

Dozens of Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) clients found themselves temporarily without food stamps this week, after a case worker failed to review renewal applications in a timely manner, according to a state official.

Gold rush in the Southern Crescent

McDonough resident, Geraldine Terrell, happily parted with a faded wedding ring, and some other pieces of jewelry she no longer wanted.

Abiding in Christ, the way of life - Jim Bell

We do not use the word "abide" very much in our every-day vocabulary. In fact, it is not popular, except for those who study the Bible, read or write poetry and those who love religious songs and gospel music.

Church responds to pastor's arrest

The governing authority over a local church congregation has publicly decried the Aug. 4 arrest of one of its members on child sex charges.

News of the Weird 8-13-2011

A More Reputable Career

Hunt trims scholarship list to eight schools

Calling it a difficult decision, North Clayton senior Marcus Hunt has trimmed his college basketball scholarship offers from 30 to a more workable eight schools.

With Miller at helm, Strong Rock believes it can move mountains

Ever since their lone playoff season in 2008, Strong Rock Christian's football gear has been stuck in reverse.

Fill those water pots! - Susan Bennett

Most anyone who knows me, knows that I'm happily married and crazy about my husband. But there wasn't always a Michael in my life! I spent many years as a single adult. In fact, I didn't get married the first time till I was thirty.

2011 Softball Preview

Eagle's Landing

Rail proponents continuing local efforts

muter-rail advocates are working against the clock, in a push to bring their long-awaited dream to the Southside.

Woman found dead in Crystal Lake subdivision

Henry County police are now searching for the killer of a woman found dead in the upscale Crystal Lake Country Club subdivision, in Hampton.

Wine-tasting event to support teen moms

Princess Barkley was 14 years old when she realized she was pregnant.

Say WHAT?! - '.... It wasn't us GET OVER IT!'

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.

WWII vets to be honored Sunday

At the Veterans Wall of Honor this weekend, there will be a call to preserve, and honor, the legacy of the men and women who were among those serving the nation in WWII.

Local family spreads ashes of race fan

Family members of racing enthusiast Vernon Gober are scheduled to pay him tribute this weekend at the Senoia Raceway. They say it will be both memorable and historic.

Great projects begin with grand visions, and Mark Miller has no shortage of either

In the short, four-year history of Strong Rock Christian football, the Patriots are looking for their first winning season.

Three join tourism board

The Clayton County Tourism Authority has added three members to its board of directors, said officials.

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CSU assistant takes similar position at Grambling

For five years, Andy Harre has helped make Clayton State Laker men's basketball one of the top programs in the Peach Belt Conference. Now, he is taking his talents up another level.