News for Thursday, July 14, 2011


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Vickie Pace smiled as she peered into a plastic bin full of earthworms. That's not the reaction the slimy little creatures usually generate -- especially from females.

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Economic-development possibilities taking off in Henry

The potential for economic development, stemming from Henry County's purchase of Tara Field, is on the minds of several county leaders in the wake of a recent decision by the Board of Commissioners.

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Union Grove takes third in National SkillsUSA Championships

Jeb Sutton and his teammates celebrated like champions for their third- place finish in the National SkillsUSA Championships.

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Lake City planning to build community center

Residents of Lake City may soon have a place to gather for community events, ranging from covered-dish dinners, to wedding receptions and birthday parties.

Doing an extended stay at the airport - Curt Yeomans

Let me start this off by saying that the Westchester County Airport, in White Plains, NY, is the last place at which you ever want to get stuck.

St. Simons - Ronda Rich

There is a seaside village on the coast of Georgia that my heart, in fact my entire being, is summoned to at fairly regular intervals. It is as much home to me as the red clay hills of North Georgia.

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Church Directory 2011

Church Directory 2011

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Jonesboro man must repay $65,000 in arson case

A Jonesboro man pleaded guilty Monday to deliberately setting his house on fire in order to collect the insurance, officials said.

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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.

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Faith Notes - July 15, 2011


Maass, Jr., Alfred George

Age: 92

Chuck E. Cheese's has new pizza recipe

A family entertainment leader's pizza recipe has experienced the largest change in its history in over 30 years, said a spokeswoman.

Solicitor General's office helps with school supplies

College student Jurod James said he remembers when he was in school growing up, there was always a kid who needed something from his classmates — a No. 2 pencil or stack of wide-ruled notebook paper.

Newton's trial set for October

Former Clayton County sheriff's spokesman Jonathan Newton pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he stole from taxpayers while an employee.

'The Walking Dead' reappear in Hampton

The cast and crew of the television series "The Walking Dead," are back in Hampton again.

NAGA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament results

HERE IS A LIST OF RESULTS FROM THE NAGA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament held this past weekend at Mt. Zion: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

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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.

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Malachi is a 3 month old orange tabby, domestic shorthair.

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Miracle is a three and a half year old German Shepherd mix.

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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.

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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.

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Datebook 7-14-11

KreAtiv Inergy & Associates, Inc., will hold auditions for "Determined to Live, Determined to Love," on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at New Life Presbyterian Church, 6600 Old National Highway, College Park.