News for Tuesday, July 26, 2011


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Coley hopes to be 'The Stabilizer'

When Forest Park principal Derrick Manning hired Edmund Coley to lead the school's struggling football program, he didn't see him as a coach accepting his first head coaching assignment.

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Olympic Dreams

Jonathan Hamm seeks spot on U.S. boxing team

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Teens learn animation, gaming skills at camp

With an eye toward teaching teenagers valuable career skills, Clayton State University is offering two, free, week-long camps focusing on the entertainment industry, and the burgeoning field of video gaming.

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Clayton health officials seeking higher diabetes awareness

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death for Clayton County residents, according to a spokesman for the county's health department.

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Accused killer committed to the state at 13

A Riverdale teenager charged in the shooting death, last week, of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy was deemed a threat to the community at 13, and was sent away for almost two years, according to his lengthy juvenile record.

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Chamber of Commerce extends Leadership Clayton deadline

Although the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce initially required applications for its 2011-2012 Leadership Clayton program to be turned in by last Friday, the group has announced people have a couple more days to sign up.

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Standoff ends peacefully

A College Park man wanted for murder in Florida held off Clayton County police early Monday morning, barricading himself inside an apartment with a woman and her four children.

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Woman charged in revenge plot

A Las Vegas woman was arrested Saturday on charges she posted her ex-boyfriend's 12-year-old daughter's photo and contact information on various web sites for the purpose of offering the child for sex.

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Lovejoy to implement millage rate this year

For the first time, Lovejoy's business and home owners will have to pay property taxes, according to a Lovejoy city councilman.

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Number of Georgia schools making AYP down this year

Clayton County Public Schools was part of the trend of fewer schools in Georgia making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, according to the State Department of Education's preliminary results.

Wilson, Ret. Lt. William M. "Bill"

Age: 76

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Clayton County alternative school going virtual

Clayton County school officials presented several updates to the Board of Education during Monday night's scheduled meeting, but the highlight of the evening was the district's alternative center's plans to go "virtual."

Gezzo makes donation to FOP lodge

A local charity recently received funds from a family-owned business, whose owner said he enjoys giving back to the community.

CSU to host golf- tournament fund-raiser

The Clayton State University Foundation (CSUF) is preparing for its Annual Town and Gown Golf Tournament. The event is aimed at raising scholarship funds for Clayton State University (CSU).


Southern Crescent Technical College has begun construction on its new medical technology building. An official groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday, July 28, at 10 a.m.

Thousands expected at deputy's funeral Thursday

Thousands of mourners, including a large contingent of law enforcement officers from across the region, are expected to pay their final respects Thursday to slain Clayton County sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly.

Gallery of Choice

Moms may choose Jiff peanut butter, but one choosy Georgia governor chooses Arts Clayton as the source for his office's decorations.

Coley hopes to be 'The Stabilizer'

When Forest Park principal Derrick Manning hired Edmund Coley to lead the school's struggling football program, he didn't see him as a coach accepting his first head coaching assignment.

Couple caught breaking into cars

A McDonough man suspected of breaking into cars was held captive one of his alleged victims, long enough for Henry County police to arrest him and a Jonesboro woman for illegally entering four cars.

BOC narrowly approves millage-rate increase

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners approved a controversial 34.18-percent increase in the county's property tax rate a razor-thin, 3-2 margin on Tuesday, despite threats from residents that they would vote commissioners out of office, if the increase passed.

Financial Brinkmanship - Martha Carr

This weekend's news cycle was either an indication that we have become over the top self-absorbed, or more accurately, a really good indicator of how much trouble the U.S. economy will be in if we falter and default on our obligations, even if it only lasts for a few days.

The GOP's cynical bluff - Tina Dupuy

GOP leaders in Congress don't want a balanced-budget amendment. The party, which rails against government bureaucracy, is counting on government bureaucracy to prevent them from successfully changing our founding documents.

Pile it on: Why stockpiling makes sense - Jill Cataldo

Fans of my teaching are proud to call themselves Super-Couponers. These smart shoppers know that it takes more than coupons to save big on groceries. To get the best deals, stockpiling goes hand in hand with coupon use. Buying a little more than we need right now, when prices are low, pays off extremely well, because prices at the grocery store fluctuate.

BBB: Consumers beware of home ad scams

Finding a home for rent online can be convenient, but caution should be used while searching, said a spokesperson for the local Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Johnson, Thomas

Thomas Johnson Thomas Johnson, 51, of Riverdale, passed away 7/26/2011. Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc.

Crouching Lurkers - Will Durst

Run for the hills, everybody! Armageddon is imminent! The sky is beyond falling; it's anvil-plummeting! Onto our heads so fast the clouds are whistling the love theme from the movie "2012."

Are cigars endangered? - Tom Purcell

Are premium cigars next on the federal government's hit list?