News for Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Crane stops Barnes winning streak

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comFor a time, it looked like the Outlaws Division at Thursday Thunder was going to totally belong to Parker Barnes.

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Horsemen beat Jets in battle of unbeatens

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comIt was billed as the Game of the Week in the Gridiron Developmental League.

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Clayton residents protest proposed tax increase

Several Clayton County residents criticized the county's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, arguing that a proposed 5-mill millage rate, or property tax, increase is too high for taxpayers to handle.

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College Park city manager moving to Virginia

College Park's mayor and council recognized City Manager William Johnson, III, for his service to the city, during a recent council meeting. Johnson announced his resignation on June 20.

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Riverdale native's book looks at Alzheimer's disease

It was an encounter with an elderly woman and her granddaughter that inspired Alexandra F. Bryan, a native of Riverdale, to write a children's book, called "Green Kitty."

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State seeks cash, property in gambling case

A Decatur businessman accused of commercial gambling is expected back in Clayton County Superior Court, today, to fight forfeiture efforts by the state.

Rumors don't help school system

In recent weeks, the Clayton County public school district has been beset with rumors that are not only incorrect, but are harmful to efforts to improve educational opportunities for our students.

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School Notebook - 7-20-11

Riverdale Library hosts 'Eating Healthy' for all ages

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Man charged with pistol- whipping women

A College Park man is being held without bond on charges he pistol-whipped two women and assaulted a man during a July 4 incident.

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Country in the city

Buck Reynolds has maintained a love of horses for years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he said his passion crystallized when he was in -- of all places -- Tripoli, Libya.

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Two military vets form support group

A new support group -- called Invisible Wounds -- will be available in Henry County, and the rest of the Southern Crescent area, soon, to help active-duty and former military personnel serving in combat, or who have served in combat, readjust to living a normal life.

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Tomato party

Did you know you can help save a person's life, just by eating a Good Shepherd Clinic tomato sandwich?

Brunch to honor women in the community

Women will gather to connect and network, during an event that will celebrate their empowerment and success.

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Couponing the 'old-fashioned' way - Jill Cataldo

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

The possibilities of the written word - Jason A. Smith

I've always loved to write.

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.

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Connelly wins East Lake Classic

Local golfer wins at historic site

Owen, Paul Burgess

Age: 90

Rumors don't help school system

Rumors don't help school system

The cost of success - Martha Carr

Rupert Murdoch's media empire, News Corporation, which includes American TV's Fox News, is extensive to the point of being global, and is coming unraveled. At first, the fallout from the phone and e-mail tampering scandal seemed like it was going to be contained to a few people getting fired across the Atlantic pond. Perhaps there would even be some collateral damage to a handful of underlings, but something different is afoot here.

Daly, Deputy Richard Joseph

Deputy Richard Joseph Daly, 55, of Zebulon, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. He was the son of the late Joseph Daly and Joyce Ormond Daly. He was preceded in death by his sister, Renee “Sissy” Radics. Those left behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Cheryl Ann Daly; children, Toby Daly and his wife, Janaya, and Amber Wright, and her husband, Joshua; grandchildren, Colton Daly, Madalyn Wright, Marisa Wright, Matthew Wright; mother, Joyce Ormond Daly; Brothers, Rusty Daly, Steve Daly; sisters, Suzanne Adams and Judy Dempsey; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends TODAY (Wednesday, July 27), from 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., at Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Ave., Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171. Services honoring Deputy Daly will be held on Thursday, July 28, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, in Jonesboro. Interment will follow the service at Moody’s Memorial Park, at 10170 Hwy. 19 N., in Zebulon, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Youth Homes, 3000 Highway 42 North, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281. Online condolences may be made at www.taragardenchapelfuneralhome.com. Tara Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Patriotic purchasing - Peter Funt

Is it unpatriotic for Americans to buy foreign-made products?

Riverdale native's book looks at Alzheimer's disease

It was an encounter with an elderly woman and her granddaughter that inspired Alexandra F. Bryan, a native of Riverdale, to write a children's book, called "Green Kitty."

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Stackhouse advances at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship

North Clayton's Stackhouse shines at U.S. Girls Junior Championship

Are you ready for some football?

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