News for Tuesday, June 14, 2011


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Morrow's 2012 budget includes tax increase

Morrow residents may have to pay a little more in property taxes during the next fiscal year, as the city looks to overcome a projected 20-percent decrease in revenues.

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Riverdale moves forward in replacing Wilson Park

After nearly a year, the Riverdale City Council is moving forward with the process of constructing a new park on Wilson Road, that is expected to replace Travon Wilson Park, which was once located on part of the ground where the new Riverdale Town Center sits.

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Fire destroys Riverdale apartment units

A young girl was overcome with smoke early Tuesday morning from a blazing Riverdale apartment complex fire.

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Juneteenth celebration to be revived in Clayton

After a seven year absence, a big celebration designed to commemorate an African American holiday, is coming back to Clayton County, according to a state senator who is overseeing the event's planning.

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Local shelter still needs donations, part-time help

Clayton County Humane Society officials are thrilled that a recent fund-raiser has just about met a $13,000 goal, but know that even that won't provide everything necessary to take care of the daily needs of 130-160 cats and dogs.

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Police release name of man killed crossing Tara

Clayton County police have notified the next of kin of a man hit by multiple cars on June 7, while trying to cross Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.

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Clayton County man killed during drug deal

A Jonesboro man made his first appearance Tuesday in Clayton County Magistrate Court on charges he shot a man in the back during a June 5 drug deal.

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School Notebook - 6-15-11

Clayton library system has many summer offerings

Facts distorted on adult entertainment

In reference to your article in the Tuesday, June 14th edition of the Clayton News Daily, Forest Park City Manager John Parker's statement that there are negative effects created by adult clubs is simply not true. He is either lying, or just badly misinformed.

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New super-couponer needs encouragement - Jill Cataldo

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

The green lights - Martha Carr

There's an old saying that says, go in the direction of the green lights. It means stop pushing against what you want that's not working, and just head in the direction of what's more easily unfolding. Let go of insisting, try a contrary action, and get on with things.

The case for actual death panels - Tina Dupuy

Dr. Death is dead. Murad "Jack" Kevorkian, whose name has been synonymous with doctor-assisted suicide, died recently, at 83. He spent eight years in a maximum-security prison for helping the sick end their suffering.

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Former Clayton State great Wilcox qualifies for 2011 U.S. Open

Teeing off in one of golf's majors

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Hunt among elite at basketball camp

The rise of Marcus Hunt among the nation's elite high school basketball players will continue this week as the rising North Clayton High senior plays in one of the summer's most prestigious camps.

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Local athlete signs to play with Campbellsville University

Local basketball player transfers

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Mann moves to instant contender

Derrick Mahone Column

Thursday Thunder

Week No. 3

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Central Georgia EMC donates to local charities

The Central Georgia EMC (Electric Membership Corporation) Foundation Board, which oversees the Operation Round Up Program for Central Georgia EMC, recently awarded nearly $5,000 in grant funding to two local charities.

Clonts, Virginia Collett

Age: 78

Chambers, Mary Lou "Nanny"

Age: 82

Malpass, Wiliam Aubrey “Coach Billy”

Wiliam Aubrey “Coach Billy” Malpass Wiliam Aubrey “Coach Billy” Malpass, of Jackson, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Vitas Hospice. He was born Oct. 22, 1944 in Atlanta, to the late William Frank and Annie Mae Bratcher Malpass. He was a member of IBEW Local #613, employed by Allison Smith Company, and coached sports since the age of 19. He enjoyed golf, coaching, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Martha Poston Malpass, of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, DeAnn and Chip Esposito, of McDonough; three sons and daughters-in-law, Artye and Stephanie Malpass, of Hampton, Tony and Donna Poston, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Randy and Jean Poston, of Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kate and Joe Satterfield, of Maryville, Tenn., Shirley and Foy Futrell, of Richlands, N.C., Gladys and Rickey Blackburn, of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Thad Malpass; two sisters, Victoria Malpass and Jessie Mae Hicock; and two brothers, Junior Malpass and Benjamin Malpass. Services will be held Friday, June 17, at 12 p.m., at the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home, with Chaplain Mark Whiting officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., Thursday evening. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walker, Danny Ray

Mr. Danny Ray Walker, of Forsyth, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011. He was born July 27, 1947 in McDonough, to the late Clarence and Evelyn Wilkes Walker. He loved people, enjoyed selling produce, gardening and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Rita James Walker, of Forsyth; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and David Buice, of Forsyth; son and daughter-in-law, Darius and Dana Walker, of Jackson; two sisters, Carol Burnnett, of Madison, and Sue Ellen McCarty, of Forsyth; brother, Roger Walker, of Madison; three grandchildren, Brittany Dentler, Aleia Maddox and Tyler Walker; great-grandson, Houston West; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, June 17, in the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Mr. Rudy Mangham and Mr. Johnny Del Valle officiating. Interment was in Pepperton Cemetery. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Moody, Master Zachary Eli

Master Zachary Eli Moody July 2, 2007 –– June 14, 2011 Master Zachary Eli Moody, age 3, of Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Riverdale, on July 2, 2007. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Linda Stone. Survivors include his parents, Adam Duncan Moody and Jennifer Anne Stone Moody; brother, Aden Moody; grandparents, Guy and Melinda Moody, and H.W. Stone; uncle, Al Moody; great-grandmother, Martha Metallo. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m., at Tara Baptist Church in Jonesboro. The Rev. Ron Little will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family TODAY (Wednesday), from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements.,