News for Friday, July 1, 2011

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'911' terror survivor to speak in McDonough

Dawn Robinson said she continues to carry painful memories with her, from the time when she found herself in the midst of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history.

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Landscaper, wife alleged marijuana growers

A self-employed Henry County landscaper, and his wife, a Clayton County Schools secretary, were released from jail Wednesday following their arrest on drug charges.

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Clayton Performing Arts Center to get upgrades

It was just last year that school officials celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Clayton County Public Schools Performing Arts Center. And now, after 21 years of serving as a venue for the talent and creativity of school children, the facility -- known to many as simply, "The PAC" -- is in line for a makeover.

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Water Authority offers recreation for holiday weekend

The Clayton County Water Authority's reservoir areas and Newman Wetlands Center are an option for families looking for inexpensive outdoor fun this holiday weekend.

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Homeowner escapes house fire

Henry County and McDonough firefighters worked to put out a blaze at a McDonough home heavily engulfed in flames upon their arrival.

Newspaper offices closing for holiday

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the offices of the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald will be closed Monday, July 4, and will re-open at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 5.

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Say WHAT?! - 'Her child has seen enough to be scarred for life!'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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News of the Weird 7-2-2011

Latest Religious Messages; The Continuing Crisis; Tacky; Fine Points of the Law; Questionable Judgments; Least Competent Gun-Handling

The fantastic offer of Jesus Christ! - Jim Bell

I guess if we all would admit our fantasies and dreams, we would have to say, "I'd like to be rich!"

Who says church can't be fun? - Susan Bennett

I love reading in II Samuel, 6 about King David, dancing before the Ark of the Lord. You know, don't you, this was not lovely liturgical dance -- It was wild, barely under control, not choreographed at all.

Lester, Charles D.

Mr. Charles D. Lester, of Hampton, passed away June 30, 2011. Charles died peacefully at home, with his family at his bedside after a courageous battle with cancer. He loved his Lord Jesus Christ and the Morrow Presbyterian Church. He was a loving husband and wonderful Papa. The life values he instilled in his family will always be remembered. Charles was retired from Delta Air Lines and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Funeral services will be held Saturday (TODAY), July 2, at 2 p.m., at the Morrow Presbyterian Church, with interment to follow at College Park Cemetery. Pastor Chuck Holt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations my be made to the Morrow Presbyterian Church Food Pantry. Charles is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara N. Lester; daughters, Debbie L. Noon (Alan), of Hampton, Cindie Busby (Rusty), of Lyons; son, Charles David Lester II (Marlene), of Fayetteville; sister, Carolyn Lester, of Forest Park; brother, Doug Lester (June), Canton; grandchildren, Carrie Washburn, Jesse Mathes, Chris Acree, Hannah Folds, Bruce Lester, Eric Acree, Melanie German, Samantha Noon, Miles Lester and Kyle Noon; six great-grandchildren. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow are in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Smith, Gregory Martin

Age: 55

'911' terror survivor to speak in McDonough

Dawn Robinson said she continues to carry painful memories with her, from the time when she found herself in the midst of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history.

Who says church can't be fun? - Susan Bennett

I love reading in II Samuel, 6 about King David, dancing before the Ark of the Lord. You know, don't you, this was not lovely liturgical dance –– It was wild, barely under control, not choreographed at all.

Regulars Band seeks top billing

After six years of plugging away on the local music scene, members of a Henry County-based band said they are ready to take their aspirations to the next level. The group is set to take that step on Independence Day, before one of their biggest audiences to date.

Ward, Elwyn

Mrs. Elwyn Ward, 96, of McDonough, passed away July 1, 2011. She was born in Duluth, Ga., to the late Donald and Elizabeth Hoyt Wilson. She was preceded in death by brothers, Don, Tom, and Sam Wilson, and by a sister, Virginia Wilson Russell. She graduated from Georgia Southern University, at Statesboro, and worked for former U.S. Sen. Richard B. Russell, in Washington D.C., from 1939 to 1940. She met John Frank Ward in Winder, Ga., and they were married October 14, 1940. John Frank preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2010. She was a member of McDonough Presbyterian Church and was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include children, Elizabeth Ward Pearce and Jeff Ward; grandchildren, Noel (Kelly) Love, Margaret (Wally) Cawthon, Merritt Ramsaur and Kelley Qualls; great grandchildren, Kaitlin and Mitchell Love and Aynsley Ramsaur; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 3, at 3 p.m., from the McDonough Presbyterian Church. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in McDonough City Cemetery. Contributions are asked to be made to McDonough Presbyterian Church, or Praying for Paws McDonough, in memory of Mrs. Ward. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com, is in charge of arrangements.

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'Small-town ambience'

During a covered-dish dinner at the Jonesboro Fire House Museum and Community Center last month, Carol Roberts joked that his wife, Amanda, became a "Gone With The Wind" expert, because her father used to operate a movie theater in town decades ago.

Cabe, Robert L.

Robert L. Cabe Robert L. Cabe, 64, of Lake City, died Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born in Maryville, Tenn., to the late Millard Cabe, Sr., and Margaret Medlin Cabe. He was also preceeded in death by his wife, Pauline Dunbar Cabe; a daughter, Annette Leigh Cabe, and six brothers and sisters. Robert loved his family and helped in any way he could. He is survived by his children, Laurinda Sue Hubbard, of Danielsville, Ga., Melinda Margaret Cabe, of Madison, Ga., Samuel Lynn Cabe, of Franklin, Ga., Amber Lynne Cabe, of Atlanta, and Jeremy Robert Cabe, of Stockbridge; siblings, Jimmy Cabe, of Chatsworth, Ga., Floyd Cabe, of Rutledge, Ga., Millard D. Cabe, Jr., of Sandersville, Ga., and Nelle Goins, of Maryville, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, at the Chapel of Community Bible Church, with Pastor Kenny Snow officiating. Interment will be on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at the Morganton Cemetery in Greenback, Tenn. The family received friends Sunday, July 3, from 3 p.m., to 6 p.m., at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Community Bible Church Youth Ministry at 2001 West Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, Ga., 30281. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.

Cell phone laws reach anniversary

Law enforcement officials are reporting encouraging numbers, reflecting fewer incidences of driver distractions as a result of cell phone use and texting. They point to laws enacted a year ago today, which limit the use of cellular devices while driving.

Say WHAT?! - 'Her child has seen enough to be scarred for life!'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites –– www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

New concessions, new service at Hartsfield-Jackson

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is welcoming three new additions.

Stay and play locally for the Fourth

Fun, fireworks and friendly folks make for a great Fourth of July, but there's no need to drive for hours to find a sandy shore when The Beach is as close as Jonesboro.

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