News for Friday, June 10, 2011

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Arts Clayton's camps reach mid-way point

There are probably not too many times when sewage and art can be brought together. But, brought together they were on Friday, at Arts Clayton's annual Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp and Young Teen Camp, at J.W. Arnold Elementary School, in Jonesboro.

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Henry Schools anticipates bond-debt savings

The Henry County Board of Education expected, in May, to save just over half a million dollars through refunding school bonds, but now anticipates saving nearly $3 million more than that.

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Putting a face on county budget cuts

Pastor T.J. McBride, of the Tabernacle of Praise Church International, came before the Henry County Board of Commissioners with a message, recently. His intent was not to save souls, but to tell board members how their decision to scrap funding for a program designed to help families, is going to hurt the community.

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Rookie firefighters graduate in Clayton County

Elena Carranza achieved her dream of becoming a firefighter Friday, when she graduated with 19 others from Clayton County's rookie school.

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Alligator takes up residence in Jonesboro lake

Clayton County has long been considered the "home" of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara, but it has now gained another noteworthy resident.

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Clayton Schools' administrative team gets new players

The "face" of Clayton County Public Schools' administrative team is changing, as several key posts get new leaders.

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Breast-feeding advocates to carry fight beyond Forest Park

A group of mothers who believe governments should not set age limits on when a child can breast feed in public, plans to carry its fight to other metropolitan Atlanta communities, according to the group's leader.

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Telephone town-hall meeting

Henry County is set to lead off a series of events, designed to obtain input from the public, by phone, regarding proposed transportation projects in metropolitan Atlanta.

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Councilwoman may appeal ethics charges

A hearing officer sustained more than half of 25 ethics violations lodged against a Forest Park City Councilmember, but it is unclear how -- or if -- the official will be sanctioned.

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Traffic jam aids in suspects' capture

It was almost as easy as plucking fish from a barrel.

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Say WHAT?! - Readers show grandmother little mercy

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 -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. 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 6-11-2011

Compelling Explanations - "Wrong" Impressions - Quite a Disease, That Lyme - Ironies - Putting Fannies in the Pews: Two Strategies - People Who Didn't Think It Through - A News of the Weird Classic (March 1990)

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FAITH NOTES 6-11-11

Methodist Men selling ribs, chicken dinners today

When we ignore God, trouble will soon appear - Jim Bell

At one time in America, men honored God, believed in Him, lived by His teachings, studied His Word and did what was right and honorable.

Happy Birthday to us! - Susan Bennett

OK, call the church police ... I'm about to say something folks might think is close to blasphemy. I love Pentecost more than Christmas. Christmas is OK - at least, the church part is - but Pentecost is much nearer and dearer to my heart.

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Henry Horsemen ready to tackle season in new league

Semi-Pro football

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Pro ball roundup

Locals in the pros

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Jones speaks words of wisdom

Doug Gorman Column

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Driver charged in crash that killed passenger

A Stone Mountain woman was charged Thursday with second degree vehicular homicide in a crash that killed her front-seat passenger.

Kilgo, Myrlice

Myrlice Kilgo, of Hampton, passed away on June 6, 2011. Arrangements are by Thomas Scroggs Funeral Home.

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Bell: Clayton's projected revenues down for 2012

Revenues for Clayton County's government could be down as much as $23 million in fiscal year 2012, said the chairman of the county's Board of Commissioners.

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Students get more credit options in 2012

Georgia students will have more options in curricular credits toward high school graduation, in accordance with "career pathway" legislation that passed handily in both legislative houses of the Georgia General Assembly.

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Four Clayton educators among state's best

Four Clayton County teachers have earned 2011 Georgia Master Teacher certification, Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced.

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Man indicted on animal abuse, child rape charges

A Morrow man is being held without bond, on a 14-count indictment returned Wednesday, alleging that he forced a boy to hold a cat while the defendant strangled it, and that he raped 9-year-old twin sisters for three years.

Clayton Schools' administrative team gets new players

The "face" of Clayton County Public Schools' administrative team is changing, as several key posts get new leaders.

Thomason, Albert Bradley

Albert Bradley Thomason, age 74, of Jackson, became one of God’s angels in the early morning hours of Friday, June 10, 2011. He was born on Oct. 23, 1936 to the late Albert B. and Fannie Grace Poole Thomason. He was a United States veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Thomason will be missed greatly. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Sue Brewer Thomason; children, Al and Kathy Thomason, Mitchell and Miriam Thomason, Lynn and Craig Griffis and “Lil” Mitch Thomason; grandchildren, Mandy and Jason Pines, Cami and Eli Mills, Ashley Sumner, Brad and Amy Thomason, Caleb Thomason, Kyle Head, Kyran Griffis, Lizzie Griffis, Katrina and Brandon Bender, James and Lori Askew, Samantha and Charlie Moss; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Blackburn; and brother and sister-in-law, James and Syble Thomason. A memorial service was held at Cedar Rock Church in Jackson on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Services were Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, 245 Hwy 441 South, Demorest, Ga. Interment followed in the Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest, with full military honors provided by the Georgia National Guard, Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15, Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84 and the Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720. The family received friends from 1 p.m., until the funeral hour on Sunday, June 12 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Association, to help find a cure for this horrible disease. Checks can be made payable to ALS and given to the daughter, Lynn Griffis, or go to www.alsa.org and look for Walk to Defeat ALS and team, Bradley’s Angels, to donate online. Those who wish to express online condolences to the Thomason family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Ga., (706) 778-1700.

Traffic jam aids in suspects' capture

It was almost as easy as plucking fish from a barrel.

State BOE grants Unidos' charter renewal

The State Board of Education voted unanimously, Thursday, to renew the Forest Park-based Unidos Dual Language Charter School, for another five years.

Harwell steps down as Clayton State men's head golf coach

Special to the Daily

Hearing set on redistricting information, June 14

A statewide effort is underway to inform residents about Georgia's redistricting process, in light of 2010 Census data, detailing population growth and shifts.

Clayton, Henry residents part of drug cartel, say feds

A College Park man has been identified as the leader of a drug cell responsible for distributing millions of dollars in cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, according to federal officials.

Stately Oaks hosting weekend history displays

Ever wanted to see how people used to make sashes, candles and leather shoes in the mid-19th century?

Arts Clayton's camps reach mid-way point

There are probably not too many times when sewage and art can be brought together. But, brought together they were on Friday, at Arts Clayton's annual Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp and Young Teen Camp, at J.W. Arnold Elementary School, in Jonesboro.

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