News for Friday, December 9, 2011

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Mundy’s Mill JROTC sweeps the competition at Southeastern Regional Drill Championship

The Mundy’s Mill High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill team continues to show that it is the cream of the crop in this region. It outperformed the competition at this year’s Southeastern Regional Drill Championship.

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Stacey Ponder promoted to Henry fire battalion chief

An 18-year veteran of the Henry County Fire Department has been promoted to Battalion Chief. Stacey Ponder, previously a captain, said he is the first African American to hold the position of Battalion Chief in the county’s fire department. He had served as a captain since June 2008.

Clayton service delivery fight jeopardizes police radar use

County, cities say negotiations are sluggish

Local police departments may find themselves unable to use radar guns to identify speeders on Clayton County roads, if the county and its seven cities do not reach an agreement, soon, on the county’s service delivery strategy.

Defense expert says motel fire started in attic

A defense fire investigation expert was the last witness in the murder trial of a homeless woman accused of starting the blaze that killed five people in a Riverdale motel.

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Arraignment Tuesday in Abbate molestation case

A well-known local businessman will appear before Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero on Tuesday, to answer multiple charges of sexual misconduct involving a minor.

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Henry County Recycling Center marks fruitful year

Clayton landfill helps with bulk items

Henry County leaders are pointing to recent changes at a government facility, as factors which have helped the Public Works Department successfully collect recycled materials.

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Can angels help Christians witness? — Jim Bell

There is proof that angels do help Christians witness to lost souls.

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In His steps — Susan Bennett

Following in Jesus’ steps is the best, most deeply satisfying life we can have, now and through eternity. But we forget, sometimes, that while Jesus’ steps may sometimes lead to joy and glory and prosperity … they also lead to the cross. And if we really want to follow in his steps, we need to understand that the cross may be part of our journey, too.

Clayton DA names prosecutor in Hill investigation

The Clayton County District Attorney has appointed an outside prosecutor to head up a special grand jury investigation into former sheriff Victor Hill, and his administration.

Georgia tax revenues show another monthly increase

For the 17th straight month, Georgia's tax collections rose 7 percent last month and are nearly 7 percent ahead of last year.

Survivor says he can't recall US soldier slayings

A soldier who survived a bullet creasing his head during shootings that left two of his Army roommates dead at their base camp in Iraq told a military judge Friday that he can't remember being shot or who pulled the trigger.

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As he campaigns, Gingrich also works for profit

Newt Gingrich loves selling himself — both as a presidential hopeful and as a for-profit author.

Friends mourn death of former state senator

Friends were mourning the death of former Georgia state Sen. Robert Brown, the fiery leader of the chamber's Democrats for six years, who was found dead at his home Thursday.

Man gets life in prison in Gainesville killing

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to life prison in connection with a deadly shooting at a housing complex in the northeast Georgia city.

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Local adult-recovery program saving lives

Staff members at the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center, a non-profit adult-recovery center in Morrow, hosted a “Holiday Open House” Thursday morning, designed to introduce the facility and it’s services to the community.

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Mundy’s Mill student wins essay honor

It was the encouragement of a teacher, and the potential of winning a prize, that inspired Sade Harper to enter the “Read It. Embrace It. Express It” essay competition, sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).

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Drama in ‘the Dome’

Choice: ‘Go out and play Lovejoy Wildcat football’

Wildcat Nation stretches beyond the borders of Clayton County — at least as far as San Diego, where anxious fingers will type for updates on what could be a historic night for Lovejoy football.

Jonesboro City Council receives budget

Officials, residents can ask questions today

Members of the Jonesboro City Council only briefly discussed the city’s proposed $2.76 million, 2012 budget, after it was formally introduced, Thursday, before moving on to other matters.

The best storytellers - Ronda Rich

Out of the blue one day, I got an e-mail from an old, beloved friend from my NASCAR days.

Faith Notes - December 9, 2011

Association plans annual banquet, Dec. 10

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Hampton man pens Alzheimer’s help journal

As Hampton resident, Terry McAfee, watched his mother slip into Alzheimer's disease yYears ago, the son and father devised a way for his mother to stay connected with her friends and family, while easing the burden on her many caregivers. He asked his mother to keep a journal, and log her daily activities, which helps him and his siblings to keep track of her meal times and medications.

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Stem cell donations, research launched at HMC

One of two Georgia hospitals with LifeCord program

A stem cell program designed to aid medical research and help cancer patients, was started this week at Henry Medical Center.

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Mundy's Mill student wins essay honor

It was the encouragement of a teacher, and the potential of winning a prize, that inspired Sade Harper to enter the “Read It. Embrace It. Express It” essay competition, sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).

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Arraignment Tuesday in Abbate molestation case

A well-known local businessman will appear before Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero on Tuesday, to answer multiple charges of sexual misconduct involving a minor.

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Stem cell donations, research launched at HMC

A stem cell program designed to aid medical research and help cancer patients, was started this week at Henry Medical Center.

County offering holiday camps for kids

Henry County is offering a recreational venue, geared toward giving area children a unique way to spend the last two weeks of the year.

Defense expert says motel fire started in attic

A defense fire investigation expert was the last witness in the murder trial of a homeless woman accused of starting the blaze that killed five people in a Riverdale motel.

Clayton service delivery fight jeopardizes police radar use County, cities say negotiations are sluggish

Local police departments may find themselves unable to use radar guns to identify speeders on Clayton County roads, if the county and its seven cities do not reach an agreement, soon, on the county's service delivery strategy.

Stacey Ponder promoted to Henry fire battalion chief

An 18-year veteran of the Henry County Fire Department has been promoted to Battalion Chief.

The best storytellers - Ronda Rich

Out of the blue one day, I got an e-mail from an old, beloved friend from my NASCAR days.

Clayton DA names prosecutor in Hill investigation

The Clayton County District Attorney has appointed an outside prosecutor to head up a special grand jury investigation into former sheriff Victor Hill, and his administration.

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Hampton man pens Alzheimer's help journal

Hampton resident, Terry McAfee, recalls the time when he first recognized his mother had dementia.

In His steps - Susan Bennett

I'm sure many of you have read the old Christian classic called "In His Steps." It tells the stories of several folks who made a commitment to follow Jesus fully for a whole year –– every decision, every action, every word, every thought had to line up with what they believed Jesus would say or do, according to scripture.

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Mundy's Mill JROTC sweeps the competition at Southeastern Regional Drill Championship

The Mundy’s Mill High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill team continues to show that it is the cream of the crop in this region. It outperformed the competition at this year’s Southeastern Regional Drill Championship.

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Drama in 'the Dome'

Wildcat Nation stretches beyond the borders of Clayton County — at least as far as San Diego, where anxious fingers will type for updates on what could be a historic night for Lovejoy football.

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