News for Monday, August 29, 2011

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County manager finalists’ names revealed

A controversial figure in Clayton County politics, a former Florida village manager, who received a controversial severance package from his last job, and a Fulton County risk manager have emerged as the finalists for Clayton’s newly created county manager position.

GDOT to suspend lane closures for holiday

AAA releases travel projections

Construction-related lane closures will be suspended during Labor Day weekend for an easier and enjoyable travel experience for motorists, said a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Coalition to promote healthy living in Clayton

Clayton County wants its residents to live healthier, longer lives.

Man goes to prison for hostage standoff

A Forest Park man who held his ex-wife and her twin infant nephews hostage for several hours Aug. 10 was sentenced Friday morning to prison and got a stern warning from the judge.

Store clerk dies in robbery

A clerk died Saturday night during an armed robbery at a Morrow store, said Clayton County police.

Third teen hit by car dies

A third teen hit by a car while walking along Ga. 138 East in Stockbridge Thursday afternoon died over the weekend.

Ratterree (Ret.), Sgt. G. E.

Sgt. G. E. Ratterree (Ret.), of Jonesboro, passed away Aug. 28, 2011, at the age of 63.

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Bun sentenced on State Court charges

Veasna Johnathan Bun, 17, was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading no contest to possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and criminal trespass, according to Clayton County State Court records. A loitering violation was merged with the criminal trespass charge.

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United States must lead in Libya - Michael Reagan

It is incumbent upon the United States to take a lead role in this vital area. No more of the Obama policy of leading from the rear –– the U.S. must lead, and must lead from the front.

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You can’t escape suggestive selling in life, or the media - Joe Gandelman

It's time to raise the issue again: it's called suggestive selling and each month it gets worse.

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Hey Lone Ranger: Don’t be a stranger - Danny Tyree

America really needs the Lone Ranger now, as an inspiration and rallying point.

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Laws sticks by his late-game decision

After three days to think about his decision, Drew coach Jarrett Laws had no regrets in going for the win, instead of a possible tie in the Titans’ 7-6 loss at No. 3 Cairo.

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Union Grove, Jones County meet in subregion clash

Coming off a tournament championship this past weekend, Union Grove will face one of its toughest subregion challenges of the early season.

McDonough church holds camp meeting

Music and ministry will combine at a McDonough church for an old-time camp meeting this week. The 2011 camp meeting began Sunday, at Way of the Cross Baptist Church, 1640 Mount Carmel Road, and will continue through Sept. 2.

GDOT to suspend lane closures for holiday AAA releases travel projections

Construction-related lane closures will be suspended during Labor Day weekend for an easier and enjoyable travel experience for motorists, said a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Clayton CASA preparing to unleash the ducks

The ducks are coming! The ducks are coming! While it's not exactly the call let out by Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride, it is the phrase the Clayton County Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) group uses to advertise its annual Darlin' Duck Derby fundraiser.

WKNDFIREDIVING082711ER02 MISSING HEADLINE

The Henry County Fire Department Dive Team recently trained at Tussahaw Water Reservoir. Divers performed various maneuvers used when conducting an underwater search-and-recovery mission.

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