News for Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Sadie

Sadie is an 11 year old Beagle.

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Jamie

Jamie is a 2 year old domestic shorthair tabby.

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Local organization offers help with medications

Arquella Reeves, 42, a resident of College Park, said she was recently hospitalized for three days, after having severe headaches, due to diabetes. She said, after being released from the hospital, she got a $600 bill, and could not afford to pay the bill and purchase her diabetes medicine for the month.

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Local mothers gather for informational 'baby shower'

Jonesboro resident Shashona Houston proudly proclaimed on Wednesday that the day marked the 35-week anniversary of the conception of her first child, her unborn daughter. The child, she said, is due to be born in August.

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Datebook 7-28-11

Clayton Schools superintendent speaks at chamber breakfast

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Football match-up benefits Securus House

The Clayton County Police Department will face Clayton County firefighters in a flag football match Sunday, July 31, to benefit Securus House.

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Two face weapons charges

Two people were arrested in separate incidents Tuesday for allegedly trying to carry weapons through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Back in the fold - Will Durst

Give Congress the benefit of the doubt and say they do work out a compromise on the debt ceiling extension. This country could still slip into default, leading to the worst possible scenario imaginable -- we have to move back in with England. Who's going to be happy then? Nobody.

Legal guns would make Norway safer - Michael Reagan

How long would the Norway gunman have lasted in Texas, or any state where concealed-carry laws are on the books?

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Heatley addresses business community

Edmond Heatley, superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools, shared positive comments about the county's school system with the business community Thursday.

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Faith Notes - July 29, 2011

New Day Covenant Ministries, 5393 North Parkway, Lake City, will conduct its worship services Sunday, at 11a.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. A Youth Conference begins Saturday, July 30, with free school supplies to attendees at 11 a.m., until 1 p.m., and Youth in Action session will be held Sunday, July 31, at 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. Workshops to take place on Aug. 1, from 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., and the finale at Skate Zion 7:30 p.m., to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the church web site at newdaycovenantministries.org, or call (770) 403-4854.

Hollis, Agnes Holloway

Age: 77

Rainer, James Roy

James Roy Rainey, 80, of Jonesboro, passed away on July 28, 2011. Mr. Rainey was the owner of King Hardware until his retirement, and he also pastored several churches, serving at Liberty, West End and Sunnyside. He also served as an Associate Pastor at Evan Street and Mountain View. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Rainey, of Jonesboro, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, in the Tara Garden Chapel, with interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (770) 471-7171. Online condolences may be sent at taragardenchapelfuneralhome.com.

Slain Clayton County deputy laid to rest

Old friends in uniforms of all colors greeted each other warmly in the lobof the church Thursday, shaking hands, embracing, exchanging small talk.

Forest Park City Council removes member

After a series of confusing actions Thursday night, the Forest Park City Council voted to oust Ward 2 Representative Karen-Brandee Williams for "misappropriation of funds" and 15 sustained counts of ethics violations filed three residents.

Gary - Ronda Rich

It started one Sunday, when I slid into the third-row pew next to a slender man with rumbled silver hair just as the first notes of the organ announced that service was starting.

Mundy's Mill sharpening skills to make playoff run

the time the Mundy's Mill football team started figuring out how to win last year, the season was more than half over. Coach Peniel Dany is accelerating the curriculum in 2011.

Daly remembered as family man, 'good officer'

As the only white male in a unit that served warrants, Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly embraced the nickname playfully bestowed his colleagues.

Closing the book - Peter Funt

I used to have an aversion to big-box stores, especially those that destroy well-run, friendly, neighborhood businesses, which is a fundamental part of the big-box strategy.

Clayton State bookstore set for grand re-opening

Clayton State University (CSU) is preparing to celebrate the grand re-opening and re-naming of its bookstore.

Plemons wins but still trails Behnke

When William Plemons III climbed out of his car in victory lane Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he was handed a checkered flag for a brief photo session.

Local mothers gather for informational 'baby shower'

Jonesboro resident Shashona Houston proudly proclaimed on Wednesday that the day marked the 35-week anniversary of the conception of her first child, her unborn daughter. The child, she said, is due to be born in August.

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