News for Thursday, June 23, 2011


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Riverdale's CRUSH unit works to keep city safe

Officer Stephen McLean cruised the streets of Riverdale Thursday morning in his souped-up, gray Dodge Charger. As an SUV passed him along Upper Riverdale Road, his mounted laptop sounded an alarm. Checking the screen, McLean learned in an instant that the tag had been suspended, and he initiated a traffic stop.

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Former sheriff's spokeswoman re-indicted

A former Clayton County Sheriff's spokeswoman was re-indicted Wednesday on charges she illegally recorded a co-worker using the bathroom at the courthouse.

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Local farmers market moves to new spot

When it comes to selling fresh fruits and vegetables, how well the sales go boils down to "location, location, location," according to University of Georgia Clayton County Extension Service Agent Tom Bonnell.

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Clayton County GrassRoots: Looking for future leaders

The Clayton County GrassRoots Leadership Institute (GRLI) is still accepting applications for the 2011 training program, in an effort to give more time, and opportunity, to interested, potential participants.

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Rex man convicted in double murder

A Clayton County jury convicted a Rex man of the 2006 murders of two Ellenwood men, but two co-defendants are looking at a third trial as jurors failed a second time to reach a unanimous verdict on their charges.

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Faith Notes - June 24, 2011

Higher Calling Ministries presents drive-through prayer

Jonesboro leaders steering a sinking ship

Is Jonesboro business friendly? After a new business owner had to directly threaten the city with a law suit -- Yes -- then, we're business friendly.

A second chance for the Olympics - Curt Yeomans

Well, I finally got a ticket to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. On my second try.

Women who chase men - Ronda Rich

One day, I realized that a guy friend had mentioned a woman several times over a couple of weeks, saying in casual conversation that she had called and invited him to various places.

Public transit must be in the mix - Barrett McMullan

In your June 2nd article ("Officials unveil combined transit wish list") on the recent transportation planning process, you noted that plans for transit and roads to Henry and Clayton counties has survived the first cut.

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CSU's Bradley transferred to Shepherd Center

Clayton State basketball player Zachary Bradley, 19, of Riverdale was transferred this week from Grady Memorial Hospital to Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Bradley sustained multiple traumatic injuries, including a spinal cord injury, in a motor vehicle accident on May 26.

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Luella's Hill commits to Maryland

College recruiting

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Thursday Thunder Week 4 Race Results

Rain can't stop racing

Brown, Betty Ann Long

Age: 75

Jones, James Edward Jones

Age: 78

Starr, William Burl

William Burl Starr William Burl Starr, 52, of Morrow, passed away June 23, 2011. Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc.

Luella's Hill commits to Maryland

Luella cornerback Alvin Hill had a breakout junior season for the Lions last year.

CSU's Bradley transferred to Shepherd Center

From Staff Reports

McCrary, Infant Kambryn Onetha

Infant Kambryn Onetha McCrary Infant Kambryn Onetha McCrary, passed away June 23, 2011, in Stockbridge. Survivors include father, Keith McCrary, of Morrow; mother, Martene Wells, of Morrow; siblings, Devin Wells, Shania Wells and Keith McCrary, Jr.; paternal grandmother, Toni Walker; paternal grandfather, Stanley McCrary; step-grandmother, Janice McCrary, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kambryn was preceded in death by an uncle, Kameron B. Storey. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, Stockbridge, is in charge of funeral arrangements, (770) 914-1414.