News for Thursday, December 1, 2011

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‘Good deeds equal good business’

Local company giving back to school system

Giving back to the community is a major priority for local businessman, Torey McCormick, part owner of Own Smart USA, a furniture/appliance store in Riverdale and Stockbridge.

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Reading IS Fun-damental

Library’s Scholastic Book Fair ends Monday

Little Alishia Eubanks’ eyes grew big as she opened a book entitled, “Diamond,” a Breyer Stablemates series geared for children in elementary school.

Funding for home heating assistance runs dry early

Congress must approve additional money to sustain program

The coldest days of winter likely still lay ahead, but modest-income residents, hoping to receive one-time federal help to pay their heating bills, are out of luck — at least for now, according to local and state officials.

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Lovejoy, Warner Robins pin hopes on strong D

Lovejoy and Warner Robins share a couple similarities heading into tonight’s Class AAAA semifinal game.

Young, Sr., James Lee

James Lee Young, Sr., 75, of Jonesboro, passed away in Georgia on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.

Pittman, Mr. Adam Wade

Mr. Adam Wade Pittman, 43, beloved husband and father, was born on March 23, 1968, and died on Nov. 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Pittman.

Faith Notes - December 2, 2011

Riverdale church seeks volunteers for prison ministry

Felon indicted in shooting that killed one, injured two others

A convicted felon, serving time in state prison, has been indicted in Clayton County for the January shooting death of a man he thought burglarized his girlfriend's house.

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Zac Bradley trying to get back to 'old' self

Clayton State men’s basketball player Torrin Greene remembers when he and teammate Zac Bradley were playing together at North Clayton High.

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Clayton County judge ‘humbled’ by recognition

Clayton County Chief Magistrate Daphne Walker said she is "humbled" by recent accolades given her by a statewide magazine, and an Atlanta-based Who's Who list.

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U.S. Customs discovers destructive beetle at Hartsfield-Jackson

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently found a khapra beetle, which is considered a destructive pest, inside a package of dried beans from Nigeria, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the border agency’s spokeswoman.

Forest Park High students experience ‘mock job interviews’

Students at Forest Park High School recently got a taste of the real world, as they received an eye-opening experience with the process of interviewing for a job.

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Miss Virgie says — Ronda Rich

With Miss Virgie, I have learned that feeling too good about my competency never lasts long. In that aspect, she is Mama up one side and down the other. She understands the importance of keeping me cut down to size, and she does that incredibly well.

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Cheap air travel abounds this holiday season — Curt Yeomans

If you are looking for a great time to buy tickets for a vacation, you probably won’t see a time that is much of an improvement over right now.

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Jeff Baker resigns as Morrow’s police chief

City was moving toward firing him

Jeff Baker stepped down as Morrow’s police chief late Thursday afternoon, half a week before he was scheduled to meet with the town’s city manager, to possibly receive a termination notice, following his recent DUI arrest in the city.

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Jeff Baker resigns as Morrow’s police chief

Jeff Baker stepped down as Morrow’s police chief Thursday afternoon, half a week before he was scheduled to meet with the town’s city manager, to possibly receive a termination notice following his recent DUI arrest in the city.

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Family, Fun, Food

Babb Middle School’s gathering a hit

Time, money and the demands of work, may be contributing factors that keep people from spending quality time with their loved ones.

Riverdale hosting annual tree-lighting ceremony

Gospel singer, Dottie Peoples, along with Troy Sneed, All Nations Life and Praise Choir, and local recording artist, Monica Stevenson, will headline entertainment at the annual “Holiday Celebration and Tree and Lights Ceremony,” Saturday in Riverdale.

Jeff Turner hosting toy collection for CASA

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner is trying to see if he can collect more toys for needy children this year, than he did last year.

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Lovejoy, Warner Robins pin hopes on strong D

Lovejoy and Warner Robins share a couple similarities heading into tonight’s Class AAAA semifinal game.

Jeff Turner hosting toy collection for CASA

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner is trying to see if he can collect more toys for needy children this year, than he did last year.

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'Good deeds equal good business'

Giving back to the community is a major priority for local businessman, Torey McCormick, part owner of Own Smart USA, a furniture/appliance store in Riverdale and Stockbridge.

Forest Park High students experience 'mock job interviews'

Students at Forest Park High School recently got a taste of the real world, as they received an eye-opening experience with the process of interviewing for a job.

Felon indicted in shooting that killed one, injured two others

A convicted felon, serving time in state prison, has been indicted in Clayton County for the January shooting death of a man he thought burglarized his girlfriend's house.

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Jeff Baker resigns as Morrow's police chief

Jeff Baker stepped down as Morrow’s police chief Thursday afternoon, half a week before he was scheduled to meet with the town’s city manager, to possibly receive a termination notice following his recent DUI arrest in the city.

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Reading IS Fun-damental

Little Alishia Eubanks’ eyes grew big as she opened a book entitled, “Diamond,” a Breyer Stablemates series geared for children in elementary school.

Funding for home heating assistance runs dry early

The coldest days of winter likely still lay ahead, but modest-income residents, hoping to receive one-time federal help to pay their heating bills, are out of luck — at least for now, according to local and state officials.

Tease photo

U.S. Customs discovers destructive beetle at Hartsfield-Jackson

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently found a khapra beetle, which is considered a destructive pest, inside a package of dried beans from Nigeria, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the border agency’s spokeswoman.

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Zac Bradley trying to get back to 'old' self

Clayton State men’s basketball player Torrin Greene remembers when he and teammate Zac Bradley were playing together at North Clayton High. Greene was a senior, and Bradley was a freshman on the varsity team that reached the Class AAAA final four.

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