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Datebook - December 29, 2011

Clayton NAACP’s ‘Jubilee Celebration’ on Monday

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Sheriff thanks fire, police personnel for support

Coping with the trauma of the July 20 shooting death of Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly would have been much harder for his colleagues without the support of outside public safety agencies, and a handful of local businesses, said Sheriff Kem Kimbrough.

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A Splash Of Paint

Morrow Fire Department unveils new vehicle look

Morrow Fire Chief Mark Herendeen was giddy with excitement, like a teenage boy who had just gotten a new hot rod, when he showed off his department’s newest ambulance to city employees before a recent Morrow City Council meeting.

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Lady Lakers open Heritage Bank Holiday Classic

There’s a bull’s eye on the backs of the Clayton State women’s basketball team. It comes with the territory when you’re the defending national champion.

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Close games and Clayton State going hand in hand

Too many more games like the last two involving the Clayton State men's basketball team and they’re going to have to install a cardiac-care unit at courtside in the Athletics and Fitness Center.

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Special election set to replace Clayton lawmaker

Voters in northern Clayton County, as well as southeast Fulton County, and southwest DeKalb County, will be asked to go to the polls in early February, for a special election to choose a replacement for State Rep. Gloria Tinubu (D-Atlanta), who recently resigned from office, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office announced this week.

Officials campaign for emergency readiness in 2012

GEMA’s Ready Georgia encourages preparedness

Officials with state and local emergency management agencies urge preparedness in the new year.

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Republic Waste employees unionize for workers’ rights

McDonough sanitation workers vote to join teamsters

Republic Waste workers, in McDonough, have voted 24-14, to join Teamsters Local 728.

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Train crashes into abandoned car in Locust Grove

Morrow woman, the suspected driver, arrested

A train ran into a car, after the vehicle fell into a ditch, and then landed on the railroad tracks in Locust Grove.

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The best-ever book of travel tips — Curt Yeomans

There's a source to find out tons of little travel secrets, and it would make a great gift for the traveler in your family. It’s this little, 104-page book, called “Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Travel Tips.”

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Why we need better Bull — Tom Purcell

Spouted by politicians, pitched by product spokesmen, modern life is manufacturing an unprecedented amount of it bull crap, and we could do with less of it in 2012.

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Republicans have a gambling problem — Tina Dupuy

We don't like people who lose and continue to place bets only to lose again. But here is the Republican Party wrapping up their year as unapologetic gamblers with America's fate in their greasy hands. And they're on a losing streak.

Average gas prices remain relatively steady

Georgia’s average price is $3.12 per gallon, a 3-cent decrease from last week. Georgia experienced the largest decrease when compared to its neighboring states, Florida, and Tennessee.

Scott, Mr. Noah A.

Mr. Noah A. Scott, 82, of High Falls, formerly of Clayton County, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

Huynh, Hoa Van

Hoa Van Huynh, of Riverdale, passed away on Dec. 25, 2011. Arrangements by Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Home, Morrow.

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Penguins And Art

Headquarters Library hosts crafts session for children

Local children were dancing, singing and using their creativity in the spirit of a joyous winter season at the Clayton County Library System’s Headquarters Branch, in Jonesboro.

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Fatality Followed Routine Stop

Slain deputy remembered as upbeat

There was nothing thin about the blue line associated with public safety officers the day in July when a Clayton County sheriff's deputy was gunned down on a quiet street in a Riverdale neighborhood.

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Sheriff thanks fire, police personnel for support

Coping with the trauma of the July 20 shooting death of Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly would have been much harder for his colleagues without the support of outside public safety agencies, and a handful of local businesses, said Sheriff Kem Kimbrough.

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A Splash Of Paint

Morrow Fire Chief Mark Herendeen was giddy with excitement, like a teenage boy who had just gotten a new hot rod, when he showed off his department’s newest ambulance to city employees before a recent Morrow City Council meeting.

Scott, Mr. Noah A.

Mr. Noah A. Scott

Officials campaign for emergency readiness in 2012

Officials with state and local emergency management agencies urge preparedness in the new year.

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Special election set to replace Clayton lawmaker

Voters in northern Clayton County, as well as southeast Fulton County, and southwest DeKalb County, will be asked to go to the polls in early February, for a special election to choose a replacement for State Rep. Gloria Tinubu (D-Atlanta), who recently resigned from office, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office announced this week.

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The best-ever book of travel tips - Curt Yeomans

If you had to travel light for a week, and only take a carry-on bag with you, could you do it?

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Republic Waste employees unionize for workers' rights

Republic Waste workers, in McDonough, have voted 24-14, to join Teamsters Local 728.

Republicans have a gambling problem - Tina Dupuy

We like risk and reward. The gold rush was as much a motivation to be a pioneer as was the more noted religious freedom.

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Train crashes into abandoned car in Locust Grove

A train ran into a car, after the vehicle fell into a ditch, and then landed on the railroad tracks in Locust Grove.

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Close games and Clayton State going hand in hand

Too many more games like the last two involving the Clayton State men's basketball team and they’re going to have to install a cardiac-care unit at courtside in the Athletics and Fitness Center.

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