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Exhibit highlights artist's German family history

Viewers of a new art exhibit will be able to go back in time and learn the story of a tight-knit, German-Jewish family, that immigrated to South Africa to escape Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, said artist, Lesley Price.

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Fishing with the sheriff and deputies

"I don't know anything about fishing," said 12-year-old Yaleedia Mejias. "This is my first time fishing."

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Former bank attorney indicted on fraud charges

A former Stockbridge bank attorney was indicted Friday on federal bank fraud charges.

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Formal attire shops spur youth interest

McDonough resident Brandon Weatherly fondly recalls his senior prom -- an evening in mid-May escorting his date, Kinsley McDonald, in a Royal Blue 2009 Ford Mustang.

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Two local men had drugs near school, park, say cops

Two Forest Park men were arrested Tuesday for possession of crack cocaine less than 1,000 feet from both an elementary school and a public park, said police.

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SCNI hires director of digital operations

Southern Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald, announces the addition of John Bock as director of digital operations for the company.

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County spokespersons train on terrorist responses

Spokespersons for Henry County and its public-safety entities learned how to improve their responses in situations of crisis, thanks to a program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Ralph participated in White House briefing

Move over Mr. Smith, because "Mr. Ralph" has recently gone to Washington as well -- and he got a chance to bend the ear of the president of the United States.

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Meal prices increase for Clayton students

Clayton County Public Schools students, who pay full price for their meals, will have to pay more for breakfast and lunch, in the 2011-2012 school year.

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News of the Weird 6-25-2011

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!; Noses Know; Fine Points of the Law; Medical Marvels; Good Jobs; Weird Animals; Procreation Interventions; Questionable Judgments; Rights of the Disabled

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'How can you not know that one of the children is missing ...' - Say WHAT?!

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.

Remember all-day singing and dinner on the grounds? - Jim Bell

As a teenager growing up in Mountain View, A small community just south of Atlanta, my favorite day was attending the annual "All-day singing and dinner on the grounds."

Counting the cost - Susan Bennett

Don't you love it when you have to go to the hospital for surgery or some other procedure, and they give you a thick stack of papers to read and sign? One of them is usually a Living Will form.

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Moody keeping school, position options open

Back in January, Virginia Tech and South Carolina were the first two schools to make scholarship offers to Henry County High rising senior Chris Moody, one of the top quarterback prospects in the country.

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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.

Gardiner, Daniel "Dan" Wesley

Age: 62

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Faith Notes - June 24, 2011

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Jonesboro leaders steering a sinking ship

Jonesboro leaders steering a sinking ship

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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.

Dreams are attainable

Hollywood has been in and out of Georgia, filming numerous movies and TV shows.

Mallette, Georgia Willia

Georgia Willia Mallette died June 24 at her home in Jackson. She was preceded in death by her father, William Henry Duke; mother, Ruth Elizabeth Duke; and brother, Haden Duke. Survivors include her daughter, Monique Lynn Mallette; granddaughters, Briana Mallette, Kayla Mallette, Angelina Galan-Mallette; son-in-law, Leonardo Galan, all of Jackson; son, Mathew William Mallette, and his five children, Alexander Mallette, Gabriella Mallette, Aron Mallette, Autumn Mallette and Alivia Mallette; daughter-in-law, Lauren Opal Mallette of Tampa, Fla.; brother, William Bill Duke; sister-in-law, Martha Duke of Joplin, Mo.; niece, Barbie Duke; and nephew, Rob Duke. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Hamilton State Bank in Jackson for the Mallette Family Memorial Fund. Georgia Mallette was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. Services will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow. Call Monique Mallette at (678) 752-2026.

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.

Exhibit highlights artist's German family history

Viewers of a new art exhibit will be able to go back in time and learn the story of a tight-knit, German-Jewish family, that immigrated to South Africa to escape Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, said artist, Lesley Price.

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.

Morrow fire cause was accidental, chief says

According to fire officials, sparks from a 4-foot-by-6-foot metal basket, carrying petroleum-based products to an outdoor storage area, caused the massive fire in Morrow, Wednesday, that sent up thick billows of black smoke that could be seen for more than 15 miles.

'How can you not know that one of the children is missing ...' - Say WHAT?!

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.

Henry Rodeo ensures Independence Day fireworks

Preparations are gearing up for the annual the Fourth of July celebration at Nash Farm Battlefield. The Henry County Rodeo Association is sponsoring the Independence Day observance.

Roberts, James Preston

James Preston Roberts, 88, of McDonough, died Friday, June 24, 2011. He was born in Bradenton, Fla., to the late Leon F. and Maude Broome Roberts, Sr. James was also preceded in death by his son, Dr. Patrick J. Roberts. Mr. Roberts is survived by his spouse, Patricia Anne (Parks) Roberts, of McDonough; sons, John P. Roberts, of Manchester, N.H.; Richard Roberts, of Hendersonville, N.C.; stepsons, Ernest M. Rudick, Jr., of Trussville, Ala.; Robert J. Rudick, of Montgomery, Ala.; stepdaughters, Kathleen R. Coley, of Bowdon, Ga.; Ann M. Sutphin, of McDonough; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and many other loved family members. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 27, at 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Pastor Roy Mack and Wayne Sutphin officiating. Interment will follow on Tuesday, June 28, at 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery, in Montgomery, Ala. The family will receive friends Monday, June 27, from 1 p.m., to 3 p..m., at the Funeral Home. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at: www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.

Local farmers market moves to new spot

es 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.

Bradley's accident puts basketball in proper perspective

It's hard to understand why bad things happen to good people.

Talbot, Marvin Gerald Sr.

Marvin Gerald Talbot, Sr., age 65, of Jackson, died Friday, June 24, 2011. He was born July 25, 1945 in Columbus, to the late Marvin Earl Talbot and Mabel Hudson Talbot. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Gerald enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, mechanicing and riding his tractor. He enjoyed being with his mother and Gerald, Jr., playing the piano and his family singing. He loved his family and spending time with them. He is survived by his wife, Judith Hix Talbot, of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Glenn Bartrop, of Jackson; sons and daughters-in-law, Davin and Sandy Talbot, of Mississippi, Reuben and Christy Talbot, of Griffin, Gerald, Jr. and Alison Talbot, of Griffin; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; his mother, Mabel Talbot, of Columbus; three sisters; three brothers; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Dianne Talbot. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Dorsey, son, Gerald Talbot, Jr., and Pastor Cecil Norton officiating. Interment was at Griffin Memorial Park in Griffin. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made toward final expenses for Gerald. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sheller Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Grand jury indicts Lampl over 'Olde Towne'

The long public spectacle over the City of Morrow's problem-plagued "Olde Towne Morrow" development, took a new twist on Friday when a Clayton County Special Grand Jury indicted former Morrow City Councilman John Lampl for his alleged involvement in the development's woes.

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