News for Friday, December 16, 2011

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Christmas giveaway serves 400 local families

Morrow resident, Herschel Sanders, was one among 50 volunteers taking part in an annual food-and-supplies distribution event for those in need. Sanders reflected on times in the late 1960s, when his parents and siblings relied upon charities, like the Ninth Annual Christmas Giveaway hosted by the non-profit 4Rivers Ministries International, Inc./Feed My People Food Pantry and Thrift Store, in Stockbridge.

Henry’s Western Parallel Connector project moving forward

Goal: Improve traffic flow

Henry County is continuing with plans to align two heavily-traveled roads in the area, after hearing from local residents on the subject.

Delta offers assistance for Spanish speakers via Twitter

Spanish speakers will soon be able to understand important travel-related information distributed by a major U.S. airline, using a social media web site.

Archway Partnership pushing code enforcement cooperation agreement

The University of Georgia’s Clayton County Archway Partnership is asking government leaders across the county to agree to allow police code enforcement officers to cross jurisdictional lines, to do some of their work.

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North counts on ‘yeomen’ against South all-star squad

The Clayton Senior Bowl is so new that chips on the shoulder haven’t had time to grow. But if you ask Drew coach Jarrett Laws, who will lead the North squad against the South, it’s already there.

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Walnut Creek program discourages bullying, bigotry

Walnut Creek Elementary School, in McDonough, created the competition, “Holiday Cupcake Wars,” as an activity to kick off their efforts to become an Anti-Defamation League “No Place for Hate” school.

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Woodland's McGill making the most of late all-star invitation

The Georgia Dome is still open for high school football business. Eddie McGill Jr. knows this because he got a late invitation to be there this weekend.

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Clayton tourism spokesperson Cline wins service award

Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Director Rebekah Cline recently received the Atlanta Metro Travel Association’s 2011 Board of Directors’ award for her work with local tourism.

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Hammer-weilding robber sought by Henry police

A 17-year-old is being sought by Henry County police for allegedly robbing and assaulting, two men while they were at work at a Stockbridge apartment.

Elementary students with drugs likely face minor punishment

Two Harper Elementary School students could face minor disciplinary actions, after a small amount of marijuana was found in their possession.

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Accused cop killer wants DA’s office disqualified

Also seeking bond, change of venue

A Riverdale teenager accused of shooting to death a Clayton County sheriff's deputy in July, wants the district attorney's office disqualified from prosecuting him.

Cook, Wesley McKenzie

Wesley McKenzie Cook, 89, of McDonough, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.

Rowan, Joel H.

Joel H. Rowan, 84, of Stockbridge, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.

Carter, Penny L.

Penny L. Carter, 69, of Jonesboro, went to her eternal home on the morning of Dec. 16, 2011.

Jenkins, Billie Richard Jr.

Mr. Billie Richard Jenkins, Jr., 56, of Stockbridge, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

Carey, Alice Margaret

Mrs. Alice Margaret Carey, 73, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

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Our soldiers deserve our thanks and support — Jim Bell

Throughout the history of our great nation, our men and women of the military have given their best, both in peace time and in war.

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Where repentance begins — Susan Bennett

If we’ve turned away from God, if we’re ignoring his Word and his presence and not praying and not coming to him in repentance when we need to, then –– we’ve got to come back.

Lovejoy Methodist church to give away turkeys

A local church has 70 turkeys it wants to give to needy families this holiday season.

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Morrow police host Christmas party for kids

Principal: ‘They’ve made a lot of smiles ...’

While thousands of Clayton County kids will ask Santa to bring them lots of toys and gadgets, others are hoping for underwear, socks and maybe a coat.

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‘Sending Holiday Joy’

Kilpatrick students send letters to soldiers overseas

“What would you like for Christmas?” was the question 8-year-old Kyler Hendricks asked in her letter to soldiers serving overseas.

Faith Notes - December 16, 2011

Jonesboro First UMC church will serve Christmas dinner

Former car salesman indicted on theft charges

A former employee at a Lake City car lot has been indicted for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from sales transactions.

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Rozier resigns as coach at Henry County

Saying it was time for him to “look for new challenges professionally,” Henry County football coach Mike Rozier resigned from the position he has held the past 11 seasons.

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South team prepares for Clayton Senior Bowl

There is nothing anticlimactic about the Clayton County Senior Bowl, not even to the Lovejoy contingent that helps make up the South team.

Lovejoy Methodist church to give away turkeys

A local church has 70 turkeys it wants to give to needy families this holiday season.

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'Sending Holiday Joy'

“What would you like for Christmas?” was the question 8-year-old Kyler Hendricks asked in her letter to soldiers serving overseas.

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South team prepares for Clayton Senior Bowl

There is nothing anticlimactic about the Clayton County Senior Bowl, not even to the Lovejoy contingent that helps make up the South team.

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North counts on 'yeomen' against South all-star squad

The Clayton Senior Bowl is so new that chips on the shoulder haven’t had time to grow. But if you ask Drew coach Jarrett Laws, who will lead the North squad against the South, it’s already there.

Former car salesman indicted on theft charges

A former employee at a Lake City car lot has been indicted for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from sales transactions.

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Lawrence, Mrs. Edith Olivia

Mrs. Edith Olivia Lawrence

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Our soldiers deserve our thanks and support - Jim Bell

Throughout the history of our great nation, our men and women of the military have given their best, both in peace time and in war.

Elementary students with drugs likely face minor punishment

Two Harper Elementary School students could face minor disciplinary actions, after a small amount of marijuana was found in their possession, according to Clayton County Schools Chief Human Resources Officer Doug Hendrix.

Henry's Western Parallel Connector project moving forward

Henry County is continuing with plans to align two heavily-traveled roads in the area, after hearing from local residents on the subject.

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Clayton DA files to revoke Lampl's bond

Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson filed a motion, Thursday, to revoke former Morrow City Manager John Lampl's bond, alleging that he intimidated, and tried to influence, witnesses in the state's case against him.

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Accused cop killer wants DA's office disqualified

A Riverdale teenager accused of shooting to death a Clayton County sheriff's deputy in July, wants the district attorney's office disqualified from prosecuting him.

Delta offers assistance for Spanish speakers via Twitter

Spanish speakers will soon be able to understand important travel-related information distributed by a major U.S. airline, using a social media web site.

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Hammer-weilding robber sought by Henry police

A 17-year-old is being sought by Henry County police for allegedly robbing and assaulting, two men while they were at work at a Stockbridge apartment.

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Woodland's McGill making the most of late all-star invitation

The Georgia Dome is still open for high school football business. Eddie McGill Jr. knows this because he got a late invitation to be there this weekend.

Archway Partnership pushing code enforcement cooperation agreement

The University of Georgia’s Clayton County Archway Partnership is asking government leaders across the county to agree to allow police code enforcement officers to cross jurisdictional lines, to do some of their work.

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Rozier resigns as coach at Henry County

Saying it was time for him to “look for new challenges professionally,” Henry County football coach Mike Rozier resigned from the position he has held the past 11 seasons.

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Clayton tourism spokesperson Cline wins service award

Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Director Rebekah Cline’s job is to promote the bureau’s efforts to highlight local tourist attractions.

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Cookbook features recipes of AMS employees

Many of the same people who know how to work on motors, race cars, and spruce up their vehicles, now are offering cooking tips.

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Morrow police host Christmas party for kids

While thousands of Clayton County kids will ask Santa to bring them lots of toys and gadgets, others are hoping for underwear, socks and maybe a coat.

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