News for Friday, December 2, 2011

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‘Mom and Pop’ country store opens in McDonough

Tomato Patch exudes freshness

Eddie and Debbie Woods have opened a small market in McDonough, where barrels of produce flow out onto counters, in much the same way they did decades ago, when Henry County was mostly rural.

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Morrow Report: Baker committed 15 policy violations

Search for new police chief begins Monday

Former Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker was notified Friday his recent driving under the influence arrest constituted violations of four city policies and guidelines of the city’s loss prevention program, according to documents released by the city.

Clayton’s Singleton to assist career workshop

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton will offer career advice to parents and community members, during a meet-and-greet and career workshop at East Clayton Elementary School, Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Mt. Zion High’s JROTC unit helps beautify road

Most people may not willingly pick up somebody else’s trash, but several Clayton County teenagers are happy to do it.

Henry Medical gets children’s nutrition grant

The Stockbridge hospital has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Speedway Children’s Charities Foundation, to help defray the cost of its annual Summer Nutrition Class, which is part of the hospital’s Pediatric Weight Management Program.

Holiday season meets the arts, Sunday

The local arts community is expected to gather in Henry County this weekend, to add a creative flair to the city –– holiday style.

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Drought conditions improving, slowly

Southern Crescent water supply moderate

Local water authorities are reporting moderate water supply levels that are slowly improving. Georgia’s drought conditions, too, are slowly improving, according to a recent report from the National Drought Mitigation Center’s U.S. Drought Monitor.

Man charged with assaulting unborn baby

A Riverdale man faces charges after police said he shoved a pregnant woman during an early morning scuffle.

School Council meets Tuesday at M.D. Roberts

There will be a School Council meeting at M.D. Roberts Middle School Tuesday, Dec. 6. Parent Liaison April Carithers said the meeting will began promptly at 4:30 p.m., in the library of the school, located at 1905 Walt Stephens Road, in Jonesboro.

Chase, Leverial Stevenson

Mr. Leverial Stevenson Chase, 85, of McDonough, passed away Dec 2, 2011.

Hill, Hilda

Mrs. Hilda Hill, 75, of Hampton, passed away, Dec 2, 2011.

Dashtpeyma, Paula Coreen

Paula Coreen Dashtpeyma, 54, of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, Dec 2, 2011.

Gramling, Taylor Denise

Taylor Denise Gramling, 18, of Locust Grove, passed away peacefully on Nov. 30, 2011.

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Cheeks, Charles Danny

Charles Danny Cheeks, 64, of Brunswick, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, at his residence, with his family at his side.

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Why can’t we all just get along? — Susan Bennett

I think there’s a very simple reason why opposites attract. Each of us has strengths and weaknesses, and we tend to marry or build relationships with people who are strong where we’re not. We’re probably not aware this is what we’re doing, but we are.

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An intimate message from God to you — Jim Bell

My Child ... You may not know me, but I know everything about you (Psalm 139).

Clayton News Daily site back up after equipment failure

Due to an equipment failure during an overnight upgrade by the site's host Internet service provider, the Clayton News Daily web site was down for much of Friday morning and into the afternoon.

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Lovejoy is one step closer to Georgia Dome

Lovejoy is a win away from playing in the Georgia Dome for a Class AAAA state championship.

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Delegation seeks better communication with local leaders

Members of Clayton County’s legislative delegation are reaching out to city and county leaders to get a better grasp of what local legislation is needed, State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) told business leaders on Thursday.

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For Herman Cain, the campaign all but over

Herman Cain is still campaigning for president. But by most measures, his White House bid is all but over.

Clayton News Daily site back up after equipment failure

Due to an equipment failure during an overnight upgrade by the site's host Internet service provider, the Clayton News Daily web site was down for much of Friday morning and into the afternoon. The issue was resolved at about 1:30 p.m.

School Council meets Tuesday at M.D. Roberts

There will be a School Council meeting at M.D. Roberts Middle School Tuesday, Dec. 6. Parent Liaison April Carithers said the meeting will began promptly at 4:30 p.m., in the library of the school, located at 1905 Walt Stephens Road, in Jonesboro. Carithers said the meeting is open to all parents, teachers, and school administrators. For more details, contact April Carithers, at (678) 365-8791.

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Lovejoy is one step closer to Georgia Dome

Lovejoy is a win away from playing in the Georgia Dome for a Class AAAA state championship.

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Delegation seeks better communication with local leaders

Members of Clayton County’s legislative delegation are reaching out to city and county leaders to get a better grasp of what local legislation is needed, State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) told business leaders on Thursday.

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Cheap air travel abounds this holiday season - Curt Yeomans

Deck the halls with cheap air fare. Fa-la-la-la-la. La-la-la-la.

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Jeff Baker resigns as Morrow's police chief

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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Why can't we all just get along? - Susan Bennett

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Opposites attract?” I really think it’s true. And I always wonder why there has to be one of EACH in every marriage or friendship.

Man charged with assaulting unborn baby

A Riverdale man faces charges after police said he shoved a pregnant woman during an early morning scuffle.

Clayton's Singleton to assist career workshop

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton will offer career advice to parents and community members, during a meet-and-greet and career workshop at East Clayton Elementary School, Thursday, Dec. 8.

Mt. Zion High's JROTC unit helps beautify road

Most people may not willingly pick up somebody else's trash, but several Clayton County teenagers are happy to do it.

Holiday season meets the arts, Sunday

The local arts community is expected to gather in Henry County this weekend, to add a creative flair to the city –– holiday style.

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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'Mom and Pop' country store opens in McDonough

Eddie and Debbie Woods have opened a small market in McDonough, where barrels of produce flow out onto counters, in much the same way they did decades ago, when Henry County was mostly rural.

Henry Medical gets children's nutrition grant

Henry Medical Center has received funds that will assist in its nutritional programs for kids.

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An intimate message from God to you - Jim Bell

My Child ...

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