News for Monday, July 18, 2011


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Living out a Dream

Maddox qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

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Prunty looking to turn heads

On his watch, Stockbridge became a state playoff team for the first time ever. On his stopwatch, he's faster than he's ever been.

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Henry County RB commits to GSU

Henry County tailback Jonathan Jean-Bart was not at a loss for words in explaining his reason for committing to play at Georgia State next season.

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State inmate indicted on local charges

A state prison inmate has been indicted in Clayton County in the October 2009 shooting of two people, according to Superior Court records.

New number for child abuse, neglect calls

The Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services has a new number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

Martin, Kenneth Jimmy

Age: 46

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Executive arrested for having gun at airport

A Columbus, Ga.-area company executive was arrested Monday afternoon when Atlanta airport workers found a handgun in his attaché case.

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Woman charged with stealing from dead sister

A Riverdale woman has been charged with stealing her dead sister's Social Security check, said police.

Clayton State student helps Mexican orphanage

P.J. Herron, a Clayton State University graduating senior with a major in Biology, who is also a member of the university's WiStem organization, recently traveled with a group of students and CSU staff members to Guadalajara, Mexico, on a five-week study abroad assignment.

Scott, J.C.

J.C. Scott, 79, of McDonough, died Monday, July 18, 2011. He was born in Hardy, Ky., to the late Charlie and Brookie Smith Scott. J.C. was a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church for many years. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Scott is survived by his spouse of 58 years, Doris (Bateman) Scott, of McDonough, Ga.; sons, Bryant (Pam) Scott, of Alpharetta, Ga., Keith Scott, of Hickory, N.C.; daughter Rhonda (Jay) Foxworthy, of Alpharetta, Ga.; brother, Charles Scott; sisters, Lois Owens, Polly Hay, Ann Seale, and seven grandchildren.. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at 11 a.m., at the Glen Haven Baptist Church, with the Pastor Stan Berrong, Pastor Mike Creasman, Pastor Warren Green, and Pastor Ralph Easterwood officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 19 (TODAY), from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Glen Haven Building Fund, 345 East Lake Road, McDonough, Ga. 30252. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414, is in charge of arrangements.

Mobile apps primer 101

Mobile applications, or apps, can be fun, but can also be a tool for retrieving a user's personal information without the user's knowledge, according to a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Choosing homosexuality - Tina Dupuy

Is being gay something one chooses? Are we all capable of being gay or lesbian, but the better among us choose to be straight? Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor and current candidate vying for the 2012 GOP nomination, was asked David Gregory on "NBC's Meet the Press" (since Pawlenty has shown himself to be so knowledgeable on Lady Gaga) if being gay is a choice, or if they're "born this way." Pawlenty's answer was telling, "Well, the science in that regard is in dispute."

Clayton health board joins social media world

Do you "Like" the Clayton County Board of Health?

Henry, Clayton officials picked for leadership institute

Four government leaders in Henry and Clayton counties, will take part in an endeavor designed to address ongoing development trends in the Atlanta area.

Henry police chase leads to wire thieves

Two people have been arrested in Locust Grove following a police chase of speeds reaching up to 120 miles per hour. Once stopped, police found drugs and approximately 20 bundles of Georgia Power wire.

Creative dancing

They may not be the cast of the Broadway musical, "A Chorus Line," but nearly a dozen Clayton County and Henry County children have been practicing their twirls, cartwheels and cha-cha moves this month, at the Clayton County Library System's headquarters branch, in anticipation of their big moment.

Stop Obama's attack on Christianity - Michael Reagan

President Obama wants Israel to revert to the pre-1967 borders. That would mean handing some of Christianity's most sacred sites over to the Palestinian government, which for all intents is controlled one of the world's most radical terrorist organizations, Hamas.

Council may vote July 28 to remove member

The Forest Park City Council voted Monday to set the wheels in motion to remove Councilwoman Karen-Brandee Williams from office, following public comments urging councilmembers to keep her on board.