News for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Summer with God

If Jesus were an athlete, would he play for the Dawgs, or the Jackets?

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Man indicted in girlfriend's strangling death

A College Park man who took to the airways last July to beg his missing girlfriend and mother of his child to come home, was indicted Wednesday on charges he killed her, and dumped her body behind a cemetery.

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Lovejoy mayor: Building procedures benefited taxpayers

Construction of the Joe Murphy Public Safety Building in Lovejoy was not done through a competitive-bid process, nor was a general contractor used, said Keith Martin, attorney for the city.

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Forty honored for overcoming obstacles to graduate

For many students, simply maneuvering their way through the twists and turns of everyday life and the demands of school, to reach graduation, is challenging enough.

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Community outreach groups recognized for service

Four Clayton County charitable organizations were recognized for their work in the community, and received $5,000 grants, each, from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta's Clayton Fund.

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Datebook 6-16-11

Non-contact camp on football basics starts today

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Spunky

Spunky is a 1-2 year old gray and white domestic shorthair.

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Misty

Misty is a one and half year old Dachshund mix.

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Henry Medical Center unveils new Quiet Room

Families with loved ones who are hospitalized in Henry County now have a place to comfort one another.

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Energy education initiatives coming to classroom near you

The Atlanta-based Southern Company subsidiary, Georgia Power, is embarking on an initiative to better educate youths on the energy industry.

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Officials urge preparedness this summer

The stream of abnormal weather events began in January with the ice storm that wreaked havoc throughout the region. Georgia's 2011 calendar has been studded ever since with severe weather, from the devastation of tornadoes to threat of drought.

For Father's Day -- Blue Ribbon Dads - Tom Purcell

My father worked hard to support six children, to send us to private school, contribute to our college costs and pay for all five of his daughters' weddings.

Daydream believer - Peter Funt

This is a dream come true. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have made a scientific discovery that should thrill those who are overweight, but spend much time picturing their next meal.

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Jonesboro looks to return to contender role

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comThree years ago, Michael House walked into the Jonesboro gym as the new head girls' basketball coach, and nearly turned around and walked back out.

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Horsemen stay undefeated in semi-pro football

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comThe Henry Horsemen improved their record to 2-0 this past weekend with a 31-12 victory against the Georgia Crush.

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Three divisions feature ties at Thursday Thunder

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comJust two weeks into Thursday Thunder, the 10-week racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, three divisions have a tie at the top of the points' chase.

Street Outlaws becoming a must-see event

Special to the Daily With parity being evident throughout the Friday Night Drags field at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Street Outlaws Division is no different.

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Atlanta's airport on track

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently received good news.

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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.

Lee, Mary Ann

Age: 77

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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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School Notebook - 6-15-11

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Lingle, Carol Creel

Age: 67

Facts distorted on adult entertainment

To the editor:

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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 multiple cars on June 7, while trying to cross Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.

Atlanta's airport on track

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently received good news.

For Father's Day - Blue Ribbon Dads - Tom Purcell

My father worked hard to support six children, to send us to private school, contribute to our college costs and pay for all five of his daughters' weddings.

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.

Police search for peeping Tom victims

The Hampton Police Department is calling upon women in the Cobblestone Court area of Hampton to contact them, if they suspect someone has been lurking outside their homes at night.

Man indicted in girlfriend's strangling death

A College Park man who took to the airways last July to beg his missing girlfriend and mother of his child to come home, was indicted Wednesday on charges he killed her, and dumped her body behind a cemetery.

Rec centers join world-record swim attempt

Youngsters associated with the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department's summer programs, suited up on Tuesday and hit the water, along with thousands of fellow participants around the globe, in an attempt to break a Guinness world record.

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.

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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