News for Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Lampl: Morrow officials tried to ‘destroy’ me

In two notices of intent to take civil action against Morrow officials, a former city manager and city councilman alleges a conspiracy and systematic destruction of his reputation, and demands to be made whole.

Forest Park clubs appeal license revocations

Two Forest Park bars have appealed the revocation of their licenses to operate and serve alcohol, according to filings in Clayton County Superior Court.

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Child airlifted after serious car crash

Clayton County police don't know what caused the driver of a car to leave the roadway Tuesday morning, strike a parked car, and flip over in a parking lot near Morrow.

New mobile web sites enchance reader access

The Clayton News Daily, the Henry Daily Herald, and and their sister papers from Southern Community Newspapers Inc., have launched new mobile web sites to better serve readers using smartphones.

School Notebook - December 21, 2011

Homeless Education Department hosts holiday gift event

Magar, Mr. Richard Eugene

Mr. Richard Eugene Magar, 58, of McDonough, passed away Dec. 20, 2011.

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Judge hears motions in deputy shooting case

A Clayton County Superior Court judge heard pretrial motions, Tuesday afternoon, in the state's case against a Riverdale teen facing murder and other charges in the July 20 shooting death of a sheriff's deputy.

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Lindsey, Carter end Locust Grove leadership tenures

It was the last time she would wave the gavel as Locust Grove’s mayor. It was his last time sitting in a city council seat.

Stockbridge family dies in Texas plane crash

A plane crash has claimed the lives of a Stockbridge businessman and his family.

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COUPON QUEEN: How much is too many?

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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I’ve got this — Martha Carr

Raising a son has given me a marked admiration for the body’s ability to work out most problems for itself.

Merry Christmas, welcome home and job well done — Susan Brown

The holiday celebrations this year should extend to include honoring the many soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have sacrificed so much for the liberation of Iraq.

Stockbridge family dies in Texas plane crash

A plane crash has claimed the lives of a Stockbridge businessman and his family. Michael Dustin Butler, his wife Kelly, their 14-year-old daughter Brooke and 2-year-old son Braden perished when their single-engine plane crashed in eastern Texas, Monday, around 10 p.m., according to the Associated Press (AP).

Mystery man buys gift cards for hungry, homeless

WAYCROSS -- The owner of a south Georgia McDonald's restaurant says a man walked in and bought $500 in gift cards, then handed them back to the manager and asked that they be used for the hungry and homeless.. Brian Fey, owner

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‘Tis the season for giving’

Local merchant donates food, funds in Riverdale

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon said she was overwhelmed by the hefty donation given to the city by Super Hmart to help meet the food and monetary needs of some residents in the city.

Shoemaker, Mr. Luther S.

Mr. Luther S. Shoemaker, 74, was born on Nov. 2, 1937, in Gwinnett County, Ga.

Smith, Mr. Dennis

Mr. Dennis Smith, 66, of Ellenwood, passed away on Friday, Dec.16, 2011.

Smith, Mrs. Willie Jane

Mrs. Willie Jane Smith, 89, of Ellenwood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.

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Jesus’ birth portrayed in live nativity offering

Members of a Henry County church brought the Christmas story to life, as a way to reach out to the local community.

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Making A Difference

Clayton Center donates food, gifts to families

A single mother of four in Hampton, now has an opportunity to provide the four youngsters in her care with everything they need this Christmas.

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Noah’s Ark vying for $50,000 education grant

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., in Locust Grove, is asking for the public’s help in its quest to receive additional funding for programs dedicated to teaching the community about social diversity.

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Ola packs up to cross pond

Band heads for ‘Queen’s Diamond Jubilee’

Members of the Ola High School Marching Mustangs are steps closer to performing on the world stage, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration in London, England, on New Year’s Day 2012.

County to close two days for Christmas

Local residents may be rushing to stores near week’s end for last minute, and post-Christmas holiday shopping, but they will not be able to do the same thing at Clayton County government offices.

Driver charged in fatal crash

A Clarkston man has been charged in a July automobile crash that killed one of his passengers and seriously injured three others.

Local car dealership partners with school system

Southtown Hyundai has been selling cars to residents in Riverdale for 25 years. To show its appreciation to the city for such long-running support, employees at the dealership decided to look for ways to give back to the community.

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Has the Right gone mad? — Michael Reagan

We can beat Barack Hussein Obama and his socialist message if we are unified, but if we are divided and broadcasting a confusing message –– which is what Obama craves –– it will help him win another four years in the White House.

County to close two days for Christmas

Local residents may be rushing to stores near week’s end for last minute, and post-Christmas holiday shopping, but they will not be able to do the same thing at Clayton County government offices.

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Making A Difference

A single mother of four in Hampton, now has an opportunity to provide the four youngsters in her care with everything they need this Christmas.

Local car dealership partners with school system

Southtown Hyundai has been selling cars to residents in Riverdale for 25 years. To show its appreciation to the city for such long-running support, employees at the dealership decided to look for ways to give back to the community.

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'Tis the season for giving'

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon said she was overwhelmed by the hefty donation given to the city by Super Hmart to help meet the food and monetary needs of some residents in the city.

Lampl: Morrow officials tried to 'destroy' me

In two notices of intent to take civil action against Morrow officials, a former city manager and city councilman alleges a conspiracy and systematic destruction of his reputation, and demands to be made whole.

Driver charged in fatal crash

A Clarkston man has been charged in a July automobile crash that killed one of his passengers and seriously injured three others.

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Jesus' birth portrayed in live nativity offering

Members of a Henry County church brought the Christmas story to life, as a way to reach out to the local community.

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Ola packs up to cross pond

Members of the Ola High School Marching Mustangs are steps closer to performing on the world stage, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration in London, England, on New Year’s Day 2012.

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COUPON QUEEN: How much is too many?

I’m a big fan of in-store coupons. Finding an automatic dispenser or a tear pad of coupons near a product you know you’ll buy is a great way to get multiples. Here’s the dilemma: how many coupons should you take?

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Noah's Ark vying for $50,000 education grant

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., in Locust Grove, is asking for the public’s help in its quest to receive additional funding for programs dedicated to teaching the community about social diversity.

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I've got this - Martha Carr

At some point, most of us think we have a certain baseline of information tucked away in our heads.

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Judge hears motions in deputy shooting case

A Clayton County Superior Court judge heard pretrial motions, Tuesday afternoon, in the state's case against a Riverdale teen facing murder and other charges in the July 20 shooting death of a sheriff's deputy.

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Lovejoy's McWilliams added to all-star game in Texas

Former Lovejoy defensive back Rico McWilliams received an early Christmas present when he received a phone call over the weekend.

Merry Christmas, welcome home and job well done - Susan Brown

Surrounded by the protection of barbed wire fences and cement barricades, the United States Forces’ Iraq flag was furled for the last time during an unpretentious ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 15, 2011.

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Has the Right gone mad? - Michael Reagan

They say they are all Reaganites, and that they want my father to return –– my father, who lived by his so-called 11th Commandment, that no Republican should speak ill of another Republican.