News for Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Clayton, Henry approve Tara Field sale

Henry County, after years of attempts, finally has its collective hands on a piece of property which proponents believe will have a strong impact on development options for the area.

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Officials: Gas prices continue incremental climb

Energy officials stress that with refineries back online and global crude oil consumption surging, consumers should expect a modest, incremental climb in gas prices this summer.

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Performing arts campers take stage

About two dozen campers have been training and rehearsing all summer, honing their talents in song, dance and acting, for an extravaganza to showcase their hard work later this month.

Summer Flings - Peter Funt

Presidential politics, during the summer before the summer before the next election, is a lot like spring training baseball. The games are fun to watch, but the scores don't mean much.

Creating the smug pundits' conventional wisdom - Joe Gandelman

President Barack Obama looks like he'll win re-election. Obama looks like he can lose. Michele Bachman could never get the Republican nomination. Michele Bachmann could be the surprise GOP nominee. The political class would never allow a debt ceiling default. A debt ceiling default could happen.

Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine Week Eleven

From Staff ReportsSecond Half Points Begin This Week: The Slate is Wiped Clean for All Drivers

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Outlaws' Barnes is undefeated at Thursday Thunder

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comWith just four races left in the 2011 Thursday Thunder racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bandolero Outlaws competitor Parker Barnes is running away from the rest of his competition.

Fielder quiets boos with big homer for NL

All-Star game

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BOC approves creation of county manager post

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

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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.

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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.

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Datebook 7-14-11

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Paul Anderson cyclists recoup in Jonesboro

50 years ago, Olympic Gold Medalist Paul Anderson biked 1,500 miles from Vidalia, Georgia, to Omaha, Nebraska, to raise awareness about his desire to start a youth home. While he was on his journey, S. Truett Cathy, owner and founder of Chick-fil-A, became Anderson's first contributor. Since then, Anderson was able to establish the Paul Anderson Youth Home, located in Vidalia, Georgia.

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Police charge driver in pedestrian's death

A truck driver was charged Wednesday with second degree vehicular homicide in the death of a pedestrian hit with a metal pole hanging outside of his cargo bed.

Newton, Lampl re-indicted after higher court ruling

The Clayton County district attorney has taken action to circumvent a recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling against using a special purpose grand jury for criminal indictments.

Parks department films video on hydration benefits

Two young women emerged from the water at the Beach at International Park in Jonesboro on Wednesday afternoon, and looked at each other with confused gazes.

Creating the smug pundits' conventional wisdom - Joe Gandelman

President Barack Obama looks like he'll win re-election. Obama looks like he can lose. Michele Bachman could never get the Republican nomination. Michele Bachmann could be the surprise GOP nominee. The political class would never allow a debt ceiling default. A debt ceiling default could happen.

Ennis, Robert Sean

Mr. Robert Sean Ennis, 36, of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Henry County Medical Center. Mr. Ennis was born Feb. 21, 1975, in Riverdale. He attended St. James Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Erika Ennis; children, Bryan Ennis, Christian Ennis, Dillon Ennis and Eliana Ennis; parents, David L. and Teresa Ennis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris and Karyn Ennis and Michael and Jennifer Ennis; grandparents, Eugene and Vondalee Mott; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Santos and Maria Lizana and brother-in-law, John Lizana. Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Saturday, two hours prior to the service time.To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmccullough.com. Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Clayton State – Fayette moving to new location

Clayton State University's Fayette County site, Clayton State – Fayette, will move to a new location, said Doctor Kevin Demmitt, vice president of extended programs at CSU. "We have grown even faster than expected at our current location," said Demmitt. "We have been at our current location since 2007, and we need additional parking and room to expand."

Robinson, Kathryn Burdette

Mrs. Kathryn Burdette Robinson, 82, of McDonough, passed away July 13, 2011. Mrs. Robinson was born in Fayette County, the daughter of the late James and Ethel Spear Burdette. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Marvin, Travis and Melvin Burdette. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. Mrs. Robinson enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, shopping, flowers, dogs and most all animals. She retired with 28 years of service in the Grocery Industry and most of that was with Food Giant. Survivors are her husband, Murray Robinson, of McDonough; children, Sandra Fowler (Roger), Ronnie Westbrooks (Diane), Danny Westbrooks, Jerry Westbrooks (Susan), Michael Robinson, and Beverly White; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Haase; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m., at Harvest Baptist Church, with Dr. Joe Arthur officiating. Entombment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home McDonough (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com is in charge of arrangements.

Outlaws' Barnes is undefeated at Thursday Thunder

With just four races left in the 2011 Thursday Thunder racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bandolero Outlaws competitor Parker Barnes is running away from the rest of his competition.

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BOE approves $1.2 million contract with sheriff's office

The Clayton County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $1.2 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.

School Notebook - 7-13-11

Headquarters library to host 'Gymnastics and Tumbling' with Gym South

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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