News for Saturday, July 30, 2011


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Motivation, encouragement, knowledge

Club music mixed with Latin flavor blasted through the audio system's speakers.

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Dogs were living in their own waste

The county's animal shelter was practically full when workers with Henry County Animal Care and Control picked up 38 dogs at one Hampton home this week, said the agency's director, Gerri Yoder.

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Jonesboro may join anti-sagging pants bandwagon

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said people wearing their pants too low is not a widespread issue in the city, but he wants to nip it in the buttocks -- before it grows into one.

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Former publisher joins SCNI as VP of advertising

Newspaper advertising veteran Bob McCray has joined Southern Community Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald, and Jackson Progress-Argus, as vice president of advertising.

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Stockbridge school makes community involvement push

As teachers, students and parents ramp up for another year of studying and playing in Henry County, a warm breakfast appeared to be the hardy way to kick off a new school year at Stockbridge Elementary School.

Pro-wrestling event canceled

"The Great American Bash Tribute," scheduled for this weekend is off.

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Riverdale standoff ends peacefully

A Riverdale woman's brief standoff with Clayton County police and SWAT officers ended Friday without incident, said officials.

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Atlanta man faces murder charges

A suspected gang member who goes by the alias "Obama" has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a man killed during a drug deal gone wrong, said Clayton County police.

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Woman duped by Craigslist car ad

The McDonough Police Department is urging residents to be careful about using the internet to purchase vehicles.

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Soap Box Derby in Morrow Saturday

Area children are invited to rev up engines for a good time this weekend in the Southern Crescent.

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Authority asks public to report illegal dumping

Illegal dumping into the sewer manholes has become such a problem in Clayton County that officials are asking for the public's help in identifying offenders.

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Say WHAT?! - '... Trash is the new class of America'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites --,, and These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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News of the Weird 7-30-2011

Compelling Explanations; Unclear on the Concept; Democracy in Action; Ironies; Run That by Me Again; Easily Offended; Should've Kept Their Mouths Shut; A News of the Weird Classic (May 1992)

The Greatest Miracle of All - Jim Bell

The Holy Bible gives us the story of many miracles, all performed by our great and mighty God. There is no way I could put them all in this article, even assuming I could find them all, so I will just talk about a few that I remember reading in the Old Testament and some from the New Testament.

Bloom where you're planted - Susan Bennett

I know folks rarely sit down to read the book of Jeremiah just for fun! But it contains some profound truths we need to pay attention to - and one of them has become a bumper sticker.

Maurer, Walter E. Jr.

Age: 86

Garay, Carolyn

Age: 70

Moving on with many fond memories

Doug Gorman column