News for Tuesday, July 12, 2011


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Stockbridge Back to School Event, July 22

Heat alert: Georgians urged to use caution

Members of the All American Exteriors roofing crew began work early Tuesday morning to stave off the impact of the searing heat they expected to encounter.

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Juvenile in ankle bracelet nabbed in carjackings

Henry County Police said a juvenile went on a crime spree which allegedly included two carjackings and robbing a convenience store -- all while wearing an ankle bracelet designed to monitor his whereabouts.

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Murder charge bound over in drug-deal shooting

Murder and other charges against a Jonesboro man were bound over for grand jury presentment following a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Clayton County Magistrate Court.

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Madeline visits the Headquarters Branch

Children paid close attention to a storyteller who transported them into a world where a family of three bears lived in a house and found it broken into by a little blonde girl.

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Reader Gripe: 'Couponing Favors the Rich' - Jill Cataldo

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

Physician, pinch thyself: Doctors and long hours - Danny Tyree

Patient safety advocates say even more reforms are needed -- stat!

Can we make representative democracy better? - Lee Hamilton

If you believe in representative democracy, as I do, this has been a dispiriting time. At a crucial moment for our nation's economy, many Americans look at Congress and see posturing, not a serious effort to create jobs or to get our fiscal house in order.

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Laws continues to build foundation at Drew

Derrick Mahone Column

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Thursday Thunder Week Seven News and Notes

Summer Racing

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North Henry Hotshots capture USSSA Tournament

World Series Champs

Woman killed walking on Tara

A local woman walking along Tara Boulevard died Monday after being hit in the head with a pipe sticking out from an unsecured load in the back of a truck, said police.

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BOE approves $1.4 million contract with sheriff's office

The Clayton County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $1.4 million contract with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office on Monday, after weeks of public hearings and community members raising questions about the legality of the contract.

Guffin, Mary Lois

Mrs. Mary Lois Guffin, of Stockbridge, died Sunday, June 5, 2011. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BOC approves creation of county manager post

After a lengthy debate its members, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners narrowly voted to create an administrative county manager position on Tuesday.

Jonesboro enacts Raymond Street parking ban

The City of Jonesboro is about to put the brakes on parking cars on one block of a residential street in the far northern part of the city.

Reader Gripe: 'Couponing Favors the Rich' - Jill Cataldo

Question: "I've read quite a few of your columns and have always wondered when or if you would address how financially poor people could save money as well as you are able to. To me, people who make $20,000 are doing pretty well. People making $50,000 on up are practically rich. Your column comes across as a joke to me. It's apparently only for rich people who can get to a computer to be able to print coupons. I would love to see rich people go without their computers and cell phones for a month or two. You're discriminating [against] those who are not able to afford a computer."

Wallace, William Andrew "Bill" Jr.

Mr. William Andrew “Bill” Wallace, Jr., 92, of Hampton, passed away July 12, 2011. Bill was born in Sardis, Ga., the son of the late William A. and Edna Mays Wallace. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Smith, Mildred Rowland and Gladys Franklin. Bill served his country in the U. S. Navy from 1941 to 1945. He was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Hampton Kiwanis Club, serving as president, secretary and treasurer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and having breakfast with the guys. Survivors are his wife, Betty Abernathy Wallace, of Hampton; children, Rebecca Wallace, of St. Louis, Mo., Janet Wallace, of Macon and Scott Wallace, of Hampton; grandchildren, Blake and Kayla Wallace, of Hampton; brother, Wilmer Wallace, of Augusta; sister, Jean Aaron, of Dalton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m., at Hampton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Burgess officiating. Interment will follow at Berea Cemetery, in Hampton. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers for those who wish may make donations to Hampton United Methodist Church, 10 West Main St., Hampton, Ga. 30228. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough 770-914-8833, is in charge of arrangements.

Chamber luncheon shares finance options for small businesses

The process of choosing a finance option for a small business can be complicated, according to business professionals.