News for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Barnes, Massey hold large points lead at Thursday Thunder

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comThis year's Thursday Thunder is more than halfway completed, and the storylines are beginning to unfold in the summer racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Mahone: Grassroots baseball has home in Henry County

Randy Jones was busy. When the tournament director for the USSSA Junior World Series wasn't on his cellphone, he was punching away at his laptop.

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Two veteran educators appointed to housing board

Two longtime educators have taken appointments to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Clayton County, said officials.

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BOC weighing county manager position - again

The debate about whether Clayton County needs an un-elected county administrator to run its affairs has begun anew, with a proposed ordinance that would set the wheels in motion to create a county manager position.

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Local gymnast makes performance debut

Locust Grove resident Collin Pennell managed to keep his nerves in check as he contorted and flipped across the lighted stage.

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Police search for alleged shooter

Clayton County police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the shooting of his former girlfriend, in College Park.

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Missing boater's body found

An avid boater and fisherman with a season pass to Clayton County's reservoirs apparently drowned Tuesday while loading his boat onto his trailer, police said.

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School Notebook - 7-6-11

Preschool story time at Lovejoy library

Hewlett, Pauline Harrell

Age: 87

Wilson, Kimberly

Age: 43

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Datebook 7-7-11

The National Archives at Atlanta will present, "Slavery and Freedom in Black and White: The African American Experience in 19th Century Newspapers," on Friday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (770) 968-2100.

Lee, James F.

James F. Lee passed away July 5, 2011 at the Vitas Hospice Center, in Stockbridge. Mr. Lee was the son of the late Frank and Dorthy (Hault) Lee, of Buffalo, N.Y. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict, and was retired from the Broward County Fire Department, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Rudine Anne Lee of the home; one brother, Dr. David Lee of Dayton, Ohio. Interment will be at the Georgia Federal Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

CSU acquires apartments for student housing

There will be more options for student housing at Clayton State University for the fall semester, according to a university spokesman.

Happy Fourth of July - Martha Carr

As Independence Day, with its celebrations and observances, begins to fade across America, it is an interesting time for the idea of democracy.

Former deputy denies strip-search allegations

Ricky Redding, a former Clayton County Sheriff's deputy, said he will still pursue his campaign to be the next sheriff of Clayton County, despite being fired earlier this year, from the sheriff's department, over allegations that he failed to stop strip searches of four middle school students at Eddie White Academy.

Facebook fight victim talks about posting, assault

The victim of a fight, which resulted from a Facebook posting, said she didn't know the three men who allegedly invaded her home, threatened her, and attacked her male companion. She did know their female friend, however.

My father's flag - Tom Purcell

We got my father a tall flagpole for his birthday a decade or more ago, shortly after he and my mother moved into a new house.

Local non-profit involved in summer food program

The non-profit 4 Rivers Ministry International, Inc. has accepted the mantle in a cause to help feed local children.

Bowden, Harry Thomas “Tiny”

Harry Thomas “Tiny” Bowden, of Jackson, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011. He was born June 3, 1945 in Griffin, to the late Ivy Jewel and Gladys Irene Aders Bowden. He was a member of Towaliga Baptist Church and a volunteer firefighter for Butts County. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and family. “Tiny” is survived by his wife, Ellie Bell Bowden; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Mike Keener, of Dacula; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Missy Cain, of Jackson, Jeff and Tiffany Cain, of Lugoff, S.C.; sister, Betty Hacker, of Griffin; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, July 8, at Towaliga Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Sanders officiating. Interment was at Towaliga Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday evening. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mother files wrongful death suit in toddler case

The mother of a toddler, who died June 20 after being left in a daycare van, filed a wrongful death suit, a week later, against the center owner and her daughter.

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Roth adds two more national titles

ELHS runner has big summer

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A slump is a slump; this is a disaster

Furman Bisher Column

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The 'Big Three' bonus offers couponers love - Jill Cataldo

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

Congressman deserves thanks - G.P. "Bud" Peterson

As President of Georgia Tech, I would like to express my gratitude to U.S. Rep. David Scott for his support in getting patent reform legislation through the House of Representatives.

Celebrating two kinds of freedom - Jason A. Smith

Many of us have been hearing a lot, in recent days, about one word: "freedom."

Obscene video violence - Peter Funt

The rejection by the U.S. Supreme Court of California's video game law was a welcome victory for free speech, but a frustrating defeat for the protection of young people.

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