News for Friday, August 5, 2011

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A Ladies Touch

The Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro opened a new special exhibit, featuring female artists, this past Friday.

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Capturing History

The National Museum of Commercial Aviation, in Forest Park, is planning an exhibit on the man named "Dan Cooper," whose daring escape from an airplane he hijacked over the Pacific Northwest 40 years ago, made him part of American folklore.

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Murder suspect Bun to get mental evaluation

A Clayton County State Court judge has ordered a psychological evaluation to determine the competency, and criminal responsibility, of a Riverdale teenager charged with murder in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy.

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Henry County brothers inspired to serve

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Henderson said he was proud to rejoin the ranks of the military. He and his younger brother, Capt. Ronald Henderson, re-enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2009.

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Culinary instructor is school's 'Top Chef'

Margaret June, the Culinary Arts instructor at Drew High School -- also affectionately referred to by her students as Chef June -- was recently named as the ProStart "Culinary Teacher Of The Year."

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Men indicted in scrap metal thefts

Three men have been indicted in two separate Clayton County criminal cases involving the thefts of metal or copper.

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Pastor arrested on sex charges

A pastor at a Jonesboro church was arrested this week on child sex charges, and is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail.

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Riverdale 'Seafood & Beer Fest' Labor Day weekend

The City of Riverdale will try something new Labor Day weekend, launching its first "Seafood and Beer Fest," according to Cie Cie McGhee, the city's marketing and events specialist.

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Atlanta airport's senior management re-arranged

Internal changes have been made to the management team at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a recent announcement that managers, Balram Bheodari, Richard Duncan and Roosevelt Council, Jr., have been selected for new positions in Atlanta's Department of Aviation.

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Haven House's new playground unveiled in Henry

Children caught up in, or surrounded by, domestic violence in Henry County, have a place where they can just be kids.

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Fall classes begin Aug. 15, at Gordon College

Preparations are under way for another fall semester at Gordon College, in nearby Barnesville, Ga. Gordon officials anticipate roughly 4,700 students to enroll this fall, which includes approximately 1,000 resident students.

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Say WHAT?! - Lots of readers on anti-sagging-pants bandwagon

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 -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. 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 8-6-2011

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!; Growing Up Early:; Leading Economic Indicators; People Different From Us; Recurring Themes; Undignified Deaths;

Just what is sin, anyway? - Jim Bell

In my thirty years or more of witnessing for the Lord Jesus, I think I must have heard every possible answer to this question: "Do you realize you have sin in your life?" Most readily admit they do have sin in their life and believe God will forgive them, but there are many different responses given after their admission of sin.

Faith, works and wisdom - Susan Bennett

We must protect our congregations. But security issues at a church also present a dilemma -- a problem that churches deal with daily, not just on Sundays. Put simply, the question is -- how do you tell the good guys from the bad guys?

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Raiders can relate to their new coach, who...brings the fun back

The Riverdale Raiders aren't just listening to Olten Downs. They hear him.

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Ringer receives first major college offer

Receiving scholarship offers from mid-major programs Jacksonville and Mercer was the start of the recruiting process for Eagle's Landing center Desmond Ringer a couple years ago.

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Behnke takes second to win division

William Plemons III won Thursday's featured Semi-Pro division race, but it was Luke Behnke that won the division championship.

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Stackhouse takes second at Jr. PGA tourney

Mariah Stackhouse, who is entering her senior year at North Clayton High School, finished second at the Junior PGA Championship in Indiana.

Puckett, Sidney L.

Age: 50

Cargile, Jean Marie

Age: 85

Riverdale 'Seafood & Beer Fest' Labor Day weekend

The City of Riverdale will try something new Labor Day weekend, launching its first "Seafood and Beer Fest," according to Cie Cie McGhee, the city's marketing and events specialist.

Atlanta airport's senior management re-arranged

Internal changes have been made to the management team at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a recent announcement that managers, Balram Bheodari, Richard Duncan and Roosevelt Council, Jr., have been selected for new positions in Atlanta's Department of Aviation.

Irwin, Weston L

Weston L. Irwin Mr. Weston L. Irwin, 78, of Jonesboro, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Louise Irwin; daughter and son-in-law, Michele A. and Howard B. Johnson, of Jonesboro, Dean A. and Brenda Irwin, of Clayton, N.C.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Morrow, Ga., with Pastor Barry Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends TODAY (Wednesday, Aug. 10), from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m., at Carolina Biblical Gardens, in Garner, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Visiting Nurse’s Hospice of Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive N.E., Atlanta, Ga., 30319, (404) 869-3000. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.ford-stewartfuneralhome.com.

Culinary instructor is school's 'Top Chef'

Margaret June, the Culinary Arts instructor at Drew High School –– also affectionately referred to her students as Chef June –– has a lot to smile about these days.

Haven House's new playground unveiled in Henry

Children caught up in, or surrounded by, domestic violence in Henry County, have a place where they can just be kids.

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