News for Monday, July 11, 2011


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BOC to vote on county manager ordinance

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to deal with an ordinance to create a county manager position tonight, a week earlier than previously expected, according to a copy of the agenda for this evening's commission meeting.

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Woman dies in crash, driver may be cited

One woman was killed and four others injured when the car they were riding in late Friday night left the road and slammed into a tree, said Clayton County police.

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Kangaroo fund-raiser reaches goal

Officials are reporting that the Kangaroo Express summer-long "Salute Our Troops Jeep Tour," benefiting military personnel, has achieved its fund-raising goal of $1 million. Regardless, they say, the effort will continue through Labor Day.

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New tracking equipment for medical emergencies

The Henry County Fire Department's ambulances will soon be equipped with Automatic Vehicle Location Systems (AVLS). The new equipment will be used to track Emergency Medical Services resources in real time locations, and to transmit important medical data to receiving hospitals, according to county officials.

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Police find runaway in Clayton County motel

Police and special agents found a 16-year-old runaway from Tennessee Thursday working as a prostitute in a Clayton County motel.

History books get gay makeover - Michael Reagan

According to a shocking news report, California legislators have enacted legislation that gives the state the dubious distinction of being the first state in the nation to require public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in their social studies curriculum.

The 112th Congress and a lot of nothing - Tina Dupuy

In 1950, a largely unaccomplished lawmaker from Wisconsin, Senator Joe McCarthy, alleged that Commie sympathizers were infiltrating the U.S. Government and Hollywood. "Communist subversion!" was the claim; Red Scare, the aim.

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Local football teams get shot in Dome

Prep football

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Georgia JUCO guard signs with CSU men's basketball

Waycross' Lewis gives Lakers defensive presence and intensity on the perimeter

Malone, Shirley R.

Age: 64

Crowe, Elizabeth Cooke

Age: 83

Re, Robbie Rene

Robbie Rene Re, 86, of Decatur, and Hampton, Ga., passed away on July 7, after a valiant battle with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, she was born on April 10, 1925, in Atlanta. She was a member of First Christian Church of Decatur for over 50 years, and a founding member of the Beacon Sunday School class. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Andrew Re. They enjoyed many travel adventures with their church, family, and friends throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law Andrea Re and Robert Osgood, of Savannah, Domini Re-Darling and Konrad Darling, of Hampton, and Gina Re Simonton and Ward Simonton, of Gainesville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Blair Osgood, Konrad Darling, Jesse Simonton, and Carson Simonton; brother-in-law, Nicholas Rey and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, R. O. and Eula Mae Carson, and her sisters, Norma Morris and Marguerite S. McLaughlin. The family received friends on Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m., at A. S. Turner Funeral Home, 2773 North Decatur Road, in Decatur, followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. Graveside services were at Floral Hills Memory Garden, 3000 Lawrenceville Highway, in Tucker. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. A. S. Turner & Sons were in charge of arrangements.

Georgia JUCO guard signs with CSU men's basketball

From Staff Reports

Domestic, international visitors' expenditures up in Georgia

Travelers are spending more in the state of Georgia, according to the communications specialist for the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

ARC staff rejects Southern Crescent's commuter rail

The push to bring a passenger-rail line through the Southern Crescent, including Henry and Clayton counties, has been derailed, for now.