News for Wednesday, August 17, 2011


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Anaya is a sweet Boston terrier mix. She's a great, small-size dog that barely comes up to the average adult's knee. She is active and will be a fun friend.

Incivility rising - Tom Purcell

"No doubt we are in difficult times that call for drastic actions. No wonder incivility is on the rise. But civility is essential to solving our problems."

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What happened in the Republican Party didn't stay in the Republican Party - Joe Gandelman

You have to wonder if Vegas' slogan - "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" - has become a symbol of today's GOP. In reverse. What happened in the Republican Party didn't stay in the Republican Party.

Runge named golf coach at Clayton State

Clayton State athletics director Mason Barfield announced the hiring of Steve Runge as the new men’s head golf coach at Clayton State. Runge comes to the Laker program following a five-year stint as a certified instructor at the prestigious IMG David Ledbetter Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

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Willis and Mary Parsley

Willis and Mary Parsley, Jonesboro, Ga., will celebrate 72 years of marriage on April 9, 2011.

Your Clayton, Henry and Jackson papers have new websites!

Welcome to our new websites!

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Kaitlin Carter Pate and Andrew Michael Wells

The wedding will be held May 28, 2011 at Fayetteville Church of Christ in Fayetteville, GA.

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Caroline Leah Wicker and John Kelly Dunwody Jackson

The wedding is planned for July 2, 2011 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Athens, Georgia.

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Dutchtown track star Simms sprinting to Virginia Tech

State-champion track athlete Ciara Simms of Dutchtown moves quickly. She recently signed a letter of intent to attend Virginia Tech. She leaves for school Wednesday.

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North Clayton ‘confident’ in QB Johnson’s ability

Two seasons ago as a sophomore, Dennis Johnson inherited the starting quarterback position during spring practice.


"Martha Randolph, you are so opinionated." That could have been more than a dozen possible faces, screwed up like they were sucking on a mildly sour lemon that had gone bad the day before.

Henry's youth football kicks off Saturday

Local youngsters are reving up for the start of the Henry County Youth Football League's 2011 Fall Season.

Jonesboro headline test

Fall Break for the Henry County School System is fast approaching, and the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Fall Break Camp.


A former school mentor, and retired Army attorney, was convicted Monday on four sex charges, involving a fourth-grade boy. Clayton County Assistant District Attorney Katie Powers urged jurors, Friday, to be strong enough to help the victim, now 13, and convict defendant, Adrian Zakaluzny.

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School Notebook - 6-29-11

Celebrate 'Red, White & Blue' at the library

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Interview one-on-one for CSU students

Clayton State holds part-time job fair for students

The foyer of the Clayton State University (CSU) Student Services building was flooded with people on Tuesday morning. Scores of students came out to attend the university’s Annual Student Part-time Job Fair.

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Jonesboro residents to comment on property tax

Planned millage rate is source of controversy

The city of Jonesboro is preparing to open a public comment period this week, on a controversial plan to re-institute the town’s property tax, after an absence of several years.

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ARC committee picks regional SPLOST project list

Several Clayton, Henry projects make initial cut

Plans to re-establish bus service in Clayton County, turn Tara Boulevard into a “super arterial,” and build a “western parallel connector” in Henry County are some of the local transportation projects still in contention to be funded by a proposed regional sales tax.

ELCA football ranked No. 2 in AP preseason poll

Eagle’s Landing Christian will start the regular season as the only team from the Southern Crescent ranked in the preseason Associated Press poll, which was released on Tuesday.

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Randstad relocates office within Morrow

As any good business owner knows, location is everything.