News for Saturday, August 27, 2011


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Cassidy, Frank “Franky J.” Joseph Jr.

Frank “Franky J.” Joseph Cassidy, Jr., 24, of Morrow, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.

Hos, Paul

Paul Hos, 64, passed peacefully at the Sacred Journey Hospice on Aug. 21, 2011, surrounded by family and friends.

Crumbley, Ruth Whitaker

Mrs. Ruth Whitaker Crumbley, 93, of McDonough, passed away Aug. 25, 2011.

Ward, Melba Jean

Melba Jean Ward, 83, of Morrow, passed away Aug. 20, 2011.

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Women celebrate ‘Equality Day’ at State Capitol

Three dozen women, including a few elected officials and several political action group leaders, gathered Friday at the State Capitol in Atlanta to remember the contributions and words of several famous women, such as Sojourner Truth and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Toy store to open at South Point

Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us coming to McDonough

Toys “R” Us, Inc. officials recently announced the construction of an “R” Superstore at the South Point retail and entertainment center in west McDonough, to be located next door to Hobby Lobby. The store will be a full-sized hybrid of the company’s Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores, incorporating both full-sized stores under one roof.

Gold fever continues in Southern Crescent

Detoured by Hurricane Irene, the Springifled, Ill.-based Treasure Hunters Roadshow plans to postpone stops in North Carolina this week and pay a visit to the McDonough area instead.

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Teens “tag” McDonough-Square businesses

Three teenagers and a juvenile were arrested for spray-painting graffiti on businesses on the McDonough square. One of the businesses “tagged” is a government building, another is a business managed by a law enforcement official.

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Briarwood wears down ELCA, ends Chargers' 18-game win streak

Eagle’s Landing Christian found out how hard it is to battle against a team with superior numbers Friday. Especially when those additional players aren’t slouches.

Ex-mentor gets 25 years in child sex case

A former school mentor, and retired Army attorney, was sentenced Friday to 55 years for molesting a fourth-grade boy.

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North Clayton wins defensive struggle over Riverdale

The scoreboard at Southern Crescent Stadium didn’t work on Friday, but that wasn’t much of a problem, because neither did Riverdale or North Clayton offenses.

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Henry fire dive team practices techniques

The Henry County Fire Department Dive Team recently trained at Tussahaw Water Reservoir.

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Lovejoy defeats Mundy’s Mill in season-opener

Lovejoy jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as it defeated the visiting Mundy’s Mill Tigers 35-7 in the season-opener Friday night at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

Grant allows school to purchase music

The Eddie White Academy, in Hampton, was awarded a $1,490 grant through Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) Music Fraternity for Women, to purchase new music for the school’s choral library.

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CAIRO — As a coach, Jarrett Laws is never happy with a loss, but after Friday’s near upset of third-ranked Cairo, he was pleased about his team’s effort.

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Lithonia woman charged in pedestrian crash

Clayton County police said a Lithonia driver was under the influence of a depressant and arguing with her husband on a cell phone Thursday afternoon when she hit three pedestrians after exiting I-675 onto Ga. 138 East.

News of the weird 8-27-11

Proof that true stories are weirder than made-up stories.

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I believe in the God of Creation - Jim Bell

In our postmodern culture today, there are many unbelievers and skeptics who say that God did not create this wonderful world of ours, but that it evolved over the eons of time, that life evolved from single cells or molecules into our present state today. I would have to ask where these “cells” came from?

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Tift rolls pass Locust Grove

TIFTON — The Tift County Blue Devils took their opening drive 51 yards for a touchdown and never looked back as they defeated the Locust Grove Wildcats, 41-7.

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Gentleness born of wisdom - Susan Bennett

Are you a parent or grandparent? Do you have a job? Are you part of a family? Part of a church family? Let me just ask – are you ALIVE, and do you ever have contact with other human beings? Well, then … you need wisdom!