News for Friday, June 17, 2011

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McWilliams: I'm a Gamecock

College recruiting

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Where are they now?

Former Stockbridge resident Jimmy Kite to run Milwaukee mile for legendary Sachs family

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EL's Roth wins national title

Summer track

Wilcox won't make cut at U.S. Open

He qualified for the U.S. Open earlier this week, but Will Wilcox, the former Clayton State golf standout, won't be around for the last two rounds of golf's second major at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

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New Margaret Mitchell documentary has Jonesboro ties

You know, Jonesboro was more than the setting for the Tara plantation in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind."

Come on Mcllroy, everybody is pulling for you

Doug Gorman Column

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Pro baseball Roundup

Locals in the pros

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Stockbridge Council revisiting charter-change issue

Months after the dust began to settle around how to run the government in Stockbridge, the issue of mayoral powers in the city has risen again.

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Westbury celebrates Father's Day with residents

Ninety-seven-year-old Elzie Howard listened with a smile, as saxophone music filled the halls at Westbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, in McDonough, for a Father's Day celebration. He appeared particularly excited to have members of his family joining him for the occasion.

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Slots still open for Arts Clayton tournament

Local golfers will soon have a chance to prove whether they are like Da Vinci or Picasso on the golf course.

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Police charge three suspected gang members

Three suspected gang members have been charged with beating and robbing a Forest Park man.

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McDonough Visioning Workshop offers 'blueprint' for development

Diane Moore has been the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, a medical boutique on The Square in McDonough, for seven years. She said, although people visit her business from all over Georgia, many of them view the parking meters in the area in a negative light.

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CSU music camp ends on high note

Music was in the air, and the sound of harmonic vocals filled each corner of the room at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall, Friday afternoon.

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Jackson-based McIntosh State Bank fails

McIntosh State Bank, of Jackson, was shut down Friday afternoon by state regulators, and its deposits were turned over to a Hoschton, Ga. bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., announced.

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Official offers lightning safety tips

During a recent five-year span in Georgia, lightning strikes killed 11 and injured 77 people, but officials advise there are safety measures that can be taken to avoid becoming a statistic.

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Opinions anyone? Lots of topics, lots of thoughts

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.

Created in God's image

The very first words in all of scripture are some of my favorites: "In the beginning, God ..." We can argue forever about the details, but what's more important than those four words? God created the world and he created us. God spoke the world into being. When he spoke, what he said HAPPENED.

An old-time revival is still needed today

I recall the time when most all churches had revivals each year and they were the main event in the community.

Harris, Sandra Lee

Age: 56

Folds, Sandra McNew

Mrs. Sandra McNew Folds, 60, of Rex, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011. She is survived by daughter, Shannon Folds, of Rex; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Jamaal Hunter, of McDonough; mother, Helen McNew, of Rex, and a sister, Diane Millians, of McDonough. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 22, at 2 p.m., at the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rescue Cats, Inc. at www.rescuecats.org, or by phone (678) 817-9647. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com is in charge of arrangements.

Westbury celebrates Father's Day with residents

Ninety-seven-year-old Elzie Howard listened with a smile, as saxophone music filled the halls at Westbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, in McDonough, for a Father's Day celebration. He appeared particularly excited to have members of his family joining him for the occasion.

EL's Roth wins national title

Eagle's Landing rising sophomore Bailey Roth made a name for himself this spring while running in the shadows of senior Zack Sims.

Wilcox won't make cut at U.S. Open

He qualified for the U.S. Open earlier this week, but Will Wilcox, the former Clayton State golf standout, won't be around for the last two rounds of golf's second major at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

Mann, Robert Milton “Bobby”

Robert Milton “Bobby” Mann Mr. Robert Milton “Bobby” Mann, 63, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, June 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Mann; daughter, Denise (Robert) Philbeck, of Acworth; daughter, Cindy Mann, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Robert and Zach; sister Louise (Darrell), of Jonesboro; brother, Mark (Beverly) Mann, of Riverdale; brother, Jack Mann, of Panama City, Fla., and brother-in-law, Carl (Betty) Crumbley. Also, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held TODAY (Saturday, June 18), at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga. The family will receive friends TODAY (Saturday), from noon, until the time of service. Pastor Ken Helms will officiate. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park Cemetery, in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, or Harps Crossing Baptist Church. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements –– www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

McDonough Visioning Workshop offers 'blueprint' for development

Diane Moore has been the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, a medical boutique on The Square in McDonough, for seven years. She said, although people visit her business from all over Georgia, many of them view the parking meters in the area in a negative light.

Whitaker, Marilyn J.

Marilyn J. Whitaker, 59, of Morrow, died on Friday, June 17, 2011. She was born in Talladega, Ala., to Milton Loris and Doris Jean Patterson Kidd. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Milton L. Kidd, Jr. Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Angie Heaton; three grandchildren; mother, Doris Kidd; sister, Deborah Anita Clark; one niece and two nephews. Funeral Services were held at McDonough Church of Christ on Thursday, June 23, at 2 p.m., with J. J. Turner officiating. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.

Mitchell, Mrs. Martha

Mrs. Martha Mitchell Oct. 8, 1942 - June 17, 2011 Mrs. Martha Virginia Edwards Mitchell, 68, of Hampton, passed away June 17, 2011. She was a homemaker, a member of the Strong Tower Church of God, in Jonesboro, and enjoyed square dancing, sewing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Mitchell, and her mother, Vernell Stephens Bulger. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Tina Dennis, of Hampton, and Gregory and Deborah Dennis, of Zebulon; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jimmy Harrington, of Petal, Miss.; grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Kayla Dennis, Devin Dennis, Owen Dennis, Brandy and Brian Dennis, T. J. and Ashley Dennis, Megan Dennis and Carey Dennis; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Sunday, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 20, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Moody Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Interment followed at 4 p.m., in the Sherwood Memorial Park, in Jonesboro. Moody Funeral Home in Zebulon was in charge of arrangements.

McWilliams: I'm a Gamecock

Lovejoy defensive back Rico McWilliams is not worried about the schools that didn't recruit him, but is thrilled that South Carolina did show an interest.

Created in God's image

The very first words in all of scripture are some of my favorites: "In the beginning, God …" We can argue forever about the details, but what's more important than those four words? God created the world and he created us. God spoke the world into being. When he spoke, what he said HAPPENED.

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