News for Saturday, August 13, 2011


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Wine-tasting event to support teen moms

When teen-mom Princess Barkley didn't know what else to do, Fulton County's Department of Family and Children Services contacted House of Dawn, a non-profit organization that provides a stable home for teen mothers and their babies.

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Gold rush in the Southern Crescent

Several area residents have been coming in this week to have their antiques and jewelry collections examined, and bought, at the Roadshow exhibit, in the conference room at Sleep Inn, 945 Ga. Highway 155 South, in McDonough.

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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.

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Rail proponents continuing local efforts

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

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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.

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.

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Three join tourism board

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

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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.

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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.

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Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement

A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

McCullough, Doris Wilson

The good Lord has called home Doris Wilson McCullough. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, and spent more than three decades as a public health nurse at the Clayton County Board of Health. She is survived by her brother, Leon Wilson, of Stockbridge; son, Samuel P. McCullough Jr., of Fort Payne, Ala.; daughter, Ann O. McCullough, of Hampton; granddaughter, Kimberly Byron, of Harvest, Ala.; grandson, Samuel P. McCullough III, of Jonesboro, and her three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Natalie, and Stephanie. A memorial service will be held at the Jonesboro United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m. The family is asking that if you wish to honor her memory, please do so in the form of a donation to the church, in lieu of flowers. An avid traveler in life, Doris W. McCullough has now embarked on her greatest journey and has reunited with Samuel P. McCullough, Sr., who has been patiently awaiting her arrival.

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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.

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News of the Weird 8-13-2011

A More Reputable Career; Cultural Diversity; Latest Religious Messages; Questionable Judgments; Cutting-Edge Research; Least Competent Criminals;

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.

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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.

Fill those water pots! - Susan Bennett

Trusting God isn't necessarily being passive. In fact, trusting God almost never means doing nothing while we wait for God to do whatever he's going to do.

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2011 Softball Preview

Here are five teams from the area to keep an eye on this softball season in the Southern Crescent.

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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.

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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.