News for Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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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.

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Clayton health board joins social media world

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

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.

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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 attache case.

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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.

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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.

Biles, Jacob Mathew

Funeral Home: Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors

McKinnon, Mr. Bobby L.

Mr. Bobby L. McKinnon, of McDonough, Ga., passed away July 18, 2011. Bobby was born in Cuthbert, Ga., to the late J.W. and Pauline Sauls McKinnon. He was preceded in death by his sister, Caroline Harper. He served his country in the United States Army, from 1955, to 1957, and was owner of MacBa Sewer and Pipeline Inc. He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening, horses, boating and beekeeping. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Emily McKinnon, of McDonough; daughters, Janet McKinnon, of Douglasville, and Tammy McKinnon, of Hampton; grandchildren, Ryan, Taylor and Bobby Lucas; cousin, Gerald Culbreth, of Thomaston. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 20, at 3 p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Bove will officiate. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Tuesday from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions are asked to be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Bobby. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833, is in charge of arrangements.

Couponing the 'old-fashioned' way - Jill Cataldo

If you're a regular reader, you know how often I reference the online tools that make a coupon shopper's job of matching coupons to sales a snap.

The possibilities of the written word - Jason A. Smith

I've always loved to write.

Stackhouse advances at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship

North Clayton student Mariah Stackhouse has advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois.

Are you ready for some football?

The hot, humid temperatures lets us know one thing — football season is near.

Connelly wins East Lake Classic

W hen Justin Connelly stepped on the course Tuesday at East Lake Country Club, he could have let himself get caught up in the moment.

Thursday Thunder Week Eight News and Notes

From Staff Reports

Waller, Amy Dawn Gladden

Mrs. Amy Dawn Gladden Waller, age 37, of Barnesville, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in an Upson County healthcare facility. Mrs. Waller was born in Griffin to her parents, Mr. David Warren Awtry and Mrs. Gayle Crawley Shearouse. She held a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan College. Mrs. Waller was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. Survivors include her husband, Larry David Waller, Jr.; one daughter, Betsy Gladden; two sons, Bryan Gladden and Lane Waller; two stepchildren, Brannon Waller and Carlyn Waller; mother, Gayle Crawley Shearouse; father, David Warren Awtry; step-mother, Elizabeth Royeton; three sisters, Wendy Sullivan Ebetino (Scott), Jan Sullivan Sneed (Franklin), and Crystal Awtry; brother, Ryan Awtry (Nikky); paternal grandmother, Evelyn Awtry; one step-brother, Roy Cook; and two step-sisters, Sandra Cook Dillon and Angela Cook Hobby (Chuck). Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 22 at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Barnesville with the Rev. Garth Forster officiating. Interment followed in the Waller Family Cemetery. The family received friends at Williams Funeral Home on Thursday evening, July 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may view the memorial page and sign the guest book online at Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 358-1678.

Lessons from a recession - Martha Carr

The June unemployment figures have been released and the numbers have risen to 9.2 percent, with 18,000 new jobs created, well under what experts had predicted.

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 by one of the world's most radical terrorist organizations, Hamas.

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?