News for Friday, June 3, 2011


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Study: No place for second Atlanta airport

The world's busiest airport continues to develop.

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Locust Grove mayor to leave politics

Locust Grove Mayor Lorene Lindsey has announced she will not seek re-election, after serving as mayor for more than a decade.

State agency urges caution during heat

It is blazing hot in most parts of Georgia and people should exercise caution to prevent heat-related illnesses, said a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).

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Summer enrichment available for Clayton youths

Even though Clayton County Schools has not offered its own summer enrichment programs for students in recent years, initiatives intended to help school-aged children retain -- and/or sharpen -- their knowledge over the summer months are still plentiful.

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IRS Nationwide Tax Forum scheduled

The Internal Revenue Service is inviting tax professionals to register early for one of its six Nationwide Tax Forums.

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Henry Players to perform in the 'Cotton Patch'

A group of local actors will take the stage for a cause, raising funds for an organization designed to bring stability to area neighborhoods.

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McDonough resident earns Georgia Council on Auxiliaries scholarship

Katherine Wilkerson of McDonough was recently awarded the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the Georgia Council on Auxiliaries and Volunteers, which is a subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association.

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Local educator participates in Summer Teacher Institute

Traci Williams, an educator at Henry County Middle School in McDonough, was recently selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute in Washington, D.C., during the week of June 6-10.

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Say WHAT?! - Heatley's still on readers' minds

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 --,, and These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

Are miracles really possible? - Jim Bell

The Holy Bible gives us many accounts of miracles happening in the lives of men, women and children down through the ages. The book of Exodus tells of the Israelites leaving Egypt and the great miracle of crossing the Red Sea on dry land.

A passion for church - Susan Bennett

Many times, when people are in a foul mood, you'll hear them say something like, "Well, it's not my fault! JESUS got angry. Remember when he turned over all the tables of the money changers in the temple? HE was really mad!"

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Pride on line at Clayton County all-star game

Annual showcase

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Faith Notes - June 3, 2011


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Five treated after two-car crash

Charges are pending in a two-car crash that sent five to area hospitals Thursday morning, said Clayton County police.

Miller, Darwin G.

Age: 82

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Victim of alleged sexual assaults taped incidents

An alleged victim took matters into her own hands videotaping sexual assaults, according to warrants issued the Clayton County Magistrate Court.

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Cops say woman sold stolen items on eBay

A Jonesboro woman faces a litany of felony theft charges after police said she put thousands of dollars in stolen items up for sale on an eBay store.

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Local nonprofit says money equals quality care

For 50 years, Clayton County Family Care, a homelessness prevention agency in Jonesboro, has offered temporary financial assistance to "needy" families throughout the Clayton community.

Bryant, Annie Pearl (Beige) Hardy

Age: 69

Henry Players to perform in the 'Cotton Patch'

A group of local actors will take the stage for a cause, raising funds for an organization designed to bring stability to area neighborhoods.

Former prosecutor in court on gun charge

A former Clayton County prosecutor called his arrest and overnight jail stay a "humbling experience" — and one that cost him an appearance at a niece's graduation from a prestigious academy.

Officials unveil combined transit wish list

muter rail, local bus service, a "super" road, and wider highways to Clayton and Henry counties survived the first round of cuts to a list of proposed projects for an upcoming regional transportation sales tax vote, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has revealed.

Teen Cake Camp scheduled at CSU

For 17 years, cake-decorating instructor Kelly Frosting has shared her love for cooking with people of all ages. Now, for the second year, Frosting is taking her passion to Clayton State University, for a "Teen Cake Camp" in which she'll teach teens the in's and out's of the cake-decorating business.

Say WHAT?! - Heatley's still on readers' minds

• County adopts ‘difficult' 2012 budget

Participants graduate from Leadership Clayton

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce held its "Leadership Clayton 2011 Commencement Ceremony," on Thursday, and it was an evening of support and celebration for 15 new leaders.