News for Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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Former beating victim arrested in fray

A Jonesboro woman, who garnered national attention in 2009 after what was said to be a racially-charged attack at a Morrow restaurant, was arrested Monday.

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BOC renews CASA grant agreement with state

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a $38,249.03 grant agreement from the Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, on behalf of the county's juvenile court system, and its CASA branch.

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Gaines to get shot at Fenway Park

Former Luella High standout Julius Gaines will get his "first taste" of the big leagues when he travels to Boston to play a pair of games.Gaines, who was taken with the 982nd pick by the Red Sox in this month's draft, will play against other Red Sox draftees today and Thursday in two nine-inning games at historic Fenway Park.

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Fire threatens McDonough homes

Henry County firefighters stopped a McDonough woods fire from spreading to 15 homes near the 200 block of River Road Tuesday evening.

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Digger Dog teaches underground utilities safety

Area residents may find more time to do yard work or home renovations during the long summer months. Children, too, may have more time to dig around outside of their designated sandboxes.

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Clayton State women's basketball to be honored by Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

NCAA Division II National Champions to receive "Stars of the Year" recognition

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Couple killed mother for money, say cops

Five minutes after a Morrow man allegedly beat his girlfriend's mother and left her inside the trunk of her own car to die in the June heat, the pair were trying to access the woman's bank account, a Clayton County police detective testified Tuesday morning.

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Arts Clayton youth camps end with song, dance

It was not quite "It's a Small World After All," but the end-of-camp grand finale for Arts Clayton's youth summer camps did take on a worldly feel at J.W. Arnold Elementary School, in Jonesboro, recently.

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Jack McKeon's back in bigs

Furman Bisher Column

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Inbavazhvu graduates Northeastern

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Why 12 is the magic number - Jill Cataldo

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

Good summer reads - Martha Carr

Its finally summer and blazing hot in most of the country. Time to escape into a good book by the pool or on our front porch.

The budget fight is a skirmish, not the real battle - Lee Hamilton

As Washington endures trench warfare over the looming vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling, you may be feeling a sense of deja vu.

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Henry gets advocate for victims of abuse

Sonya Richey bridges the gap between law enforcement and female victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults.

Coursey, Clarence

Age: 60

Hand, Clifford H.

Age: 88

Day care owner, two others charged in child's death

The owner of a Jonesboro child care center, her daughter, and a teenage relative were charged Tuesday in the death of a 2-year-old left strapped in her car seat inside a van. The incident followed a field trip to Chuck E. Cheese.

Studdard, Sandi

Mrs. Sandi Studdard, 75, of Hampton, passed away June 21, 2011. Mrs. Studdard was born in Lumber City, Ga., the daughter of the late Leslie Fred and Myrtle Flanagan Sandifer. Mrs. Studdard was a member of Berea Christian Church. She retired from the Henry County Health Department as a public health nurse. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, her church, singing in the choir, quilting and studying genealogy. Survivors are her children, Pam Nutt, of Locust Grove, Ben and Sherri Studdard, of Locust Grove, Paul Studdard, of Pennsylvania; adopted son to the family, Terry Lunsford; son-in-law, John Nutt; grandchildren, Patrick and Kim Nutt, of Hampton, Joe and Connie Nutt, of Hampton, Charlotte Nutt, of Locust Grove, Gracie, Lydia, Hannah and Jo Studdard, all of Locust Grove, and Hayley Studdard, of Indiana; great-grandchildren, Zack, Zoie and Zaleigh; sister, Dean Beaver, of Brunswick, and several nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, June 24, at 11a.m., at Berea Christian Church, in Hampton, with the Rev. Dennis Fulton and the Rev. James Miller officiating. A private interment will be held in Brunswick. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening ,from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, Ga. 30253. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in chrge of arrangements, (770) 914-8833,

Whitt, Myrtice

Myrtice Whitt, 76, of McDonough, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Arrangements by Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia,

Residents getting 'flocked' for breast-cancer research

Candace Hoover awoke this week to find a welcome surprise outside her home on Judy Drive, in McDonough. The 36-year-old stay-at-home mom looked out her window, and saw a sea of 100 decorative, pink flamingos lined up across her front lawn.

Jack McKeon's back in bigs

Let's clear the air: Jack McKeon didn't just get hired again the

Clayton State women's basketball to be honored by Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Just when all the accolades from the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship were complete for the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team, there is one more remaining to finish them.

Crowe, Nannie

Funeral Home: Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors