News for Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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Quilting store holding humane society fund-raiser

How much is that doggie quilt in the window?

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Man indicted for setting girlfriend afire

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a College Park man for allegedly pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire in January.

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Jonesboro to tackle Broad Street parking issue

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step in overcoming it.

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'Parlor Retreat' to mentor aspiring hairstylists

A beauty school can help one obtain a cosmetology license, but it can't make a successful hairstylist, according to the owner of The Parlor Retreat Exclusive Salon, in Jonesboro.

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Datebook 6-2-11

Arts Clayton's 'History And Heritage' event today

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Former Clayton prosecutor arrested on weapons charge

Former Clayton County prosecutor, John Turner, was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Think pets during summer sizzle, officials urge

The phones started ringing as the Memorial Day Weekend kicked off, and the calls have been coming ever since, according to area animal care and control officials.

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Fire warnings for summer grilling

The Henry County Fire Department (HCFD) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are reminding the public to practice safety when grilling this summer.

Vacation? What vacation? - Tom Purcell

"Ah, Memorial Day has come and gone. I know what that means. Summer has arrived, which means the wife and I won't be taking any vacations again!"

The Tipping Point - Martha Carr

All I really wanted to do was run a 5k. No big surprise, I've been talking about it for years even before the surgery for cancer removed part of my left leg.

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Green flag ready to drop on another year of Thursday Thunder

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-dailyThe green flag drops on the 14th season of the Thursday Thunder summer racing series tonight at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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MAHONE: Getting hooked on Thursday Thunder racing

OK, I will admit it.I've never been a big NASCAR fan. With 24 years of experience in sports journalism, I would occasionally look and see who won some of the bigger races on the circuit.

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Davies, Tech at home for NCAA Regional

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comThe Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are headed back to the NCAA Tournament.

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CSU finishes second PBC Commissioner's Cup standings

From Staff ReportsAfter enjoying arguably its best athletic season ever, Clayton State University concluded the banner season with its highest finish ever in the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner Cup standings.

Farrell, Patricia

Patricia Farrell Patricia Farrell, of Morrow, passed away May 31, 2011. A service will be held at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, on Saturday, June 4, at 11a.m. Dr. Jack Harwell will officiate. Interment will follow at Morrow Cemetery. Survivors include her daughters, Martha Nelson (Bill), of Morrow, and Margaret Skates, of Morrow; son, Arthur Lee Farrell (Jorean), of Tulsa, Okla., 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thomas L. Scroggs, Morrow, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.

Long, Bertrum Fred

Age: 92

Spurlock, William B. Jr.

Mr. William B. “Bill” Spurlock, Jr., 89, of Locust Grove, passed away June 1, 2011. Bill was born in Atlanta, to the late William B. Spurlock, Sr., and Evelyn Shelton Spurlock. He was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Oliver Spurlock, and a brother-in-law, Thomas Harper. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as an aerial gunner on a B-29. He retired after 25 years with Sears and Roebuck, and was a wedding photographer for Herb O’Neal Photography. He then retired after 30 years as a Realtor at Jim Dorminy Realty. Bill was a charter member of Bible Baptist Church for 77 years, serving as Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a man of faith who enjoyed time with his family, woodcraft, baseball and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Dollie Spurlock, of Locust Grove; children, Richard (Linda) Spurlock, of McDonough, Cindy (Ricky) Triplett, of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Kevin Spurlock, Natalie Farmer and Valerie Moore; great-grandchildren, Parker Spurlock, Aaron Farmer, Kate Moore and Caleb Moore; sister, Marie Harper, of Cumming. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 4, at 11a.m., from the Bible Baptist Church in Hampton. Pastor Brad Blanton, Pastor Ed Taylor and Pastor Norman Pyle will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park. Friends may visit the family, Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions are asked to be made to Bible Baptist Church, in memory of Bill. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833,

CSU finishes second PBC Commissioner's Cup standings

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CSU hosting 'open house' for graduate studies

Clayton State University's School of Graduate Studies will hold its monthly "Graduate Open House," June 14, for those interested in seeking a graduate degree.

Mahaffey facing his 'Pharaoh' through music

A Jonesboro native, Michael Mahaffey, is introducing his first gospel music project. It is scheduled to be released in the fall.