News for Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Crystal

Crystal is a two year old Shih Tzu mix.

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Bonnie

Bonnie is a 5 year old black and white domestic shorthair.

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Becoming Internet Savvy

"It's been very, very interesting. Confusing, but interesting," said Tony Antoine, Wednesday, trying to describe the atmosphere in the "Going Beyond The Basics" computer class he teaches at the Frank Bailey Senior Center in Riverdale.

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Republicans cross party lines for transplant patient

The elephants are coming to the aid of a donkey in his time of need.

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Board of Health launches Safe Kids Clayton

The Clayton County Board of Health, in partnership with Safe Kids Georgia, will launch the "Safe Kids Clayton County" coalition on Thursday, June 9, from 10, to 11 a.m., at the VIP Complex of Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro.

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Father, friend charged in child's kidnapping

The father of a toddler faces felony charges after police say he violated a restraining order and kidnapped the child, holding her at a neighbor's home for more than an hour.

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Clayton observes 'National Home Ownership Month'

Clayton County officials are hoping to use this month as an opportunity to educate people on how to become, and stay, homeowners in the face of an ongoing foreclosure problem, according to the director of the county's housing program.

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Studdard has role in statewide jury reform

A Henry County State Court judge's efforts helped produce a jury-selection law, designed to more easily balance the racial, gender and ethnic makeup of juries in Georgia.

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Officials expect hotter, drier summer

State climate officials anticipate Georgia's hot, and abnormally dry weather may continue for several more weeks, deep into the summer.

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Rising waters an issue for all residents

Jonesboro and Lovejoy residents live high and dry compared to the rest of Clayton County, but being situated on a ridge isn't a guarantee of protection against flood waters, officials say.

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Jonesboro leaders vow fight for crepe myrtles

One might call it the second battle of Jonesboro, or the Great Crepe Myrtle War of 2011.

Needed -- Washing machine that washes - Tom Purcell

I need to buy a new washing machine. I guess I'm out of luck.

Corroded Clockwork - Will Durst

Like corroded clockwork, the Republicans once again find themselves in the middle of a public relations disaster the size of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede.

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Wait ends for Gaines

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comJulius Gaines wait finally ended Wednesday afternoon when the Boston Red Sox took the former Luella High shortstop in the draft.

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Fearless Johnson serves as role model

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comFor a woman competing in a male-dominated sport, Tina Johnson has learned to developed a resistance to fear.

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Thursday Thunder can mean double duty for some

By Doug Gormandgorman@news-daily.comFor both Skip Nichols and Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark, the weekly Thursday Thunder series can be a busy time.

McDaniel, Barry Brian

Age: 54

Cunningham, Annette

Annette Cunningham, of McDonough, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011. Born in Mountain View, Ga., Annette was a longtime resident of Forest Park. During the 60's and 70's residents of Forest Park made a ritual of going by to view the Christmas decorations at the Embrey's home on North Ave. She was a life-long Baptist and taught kindergarten at Morrow Baptist Church for years. Annette retired from Delta Air Lines. She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking trips until her diagnosis of Alzheimer's made it impractical for her to travel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Mack Embrey, of Forest Park; her husband of nine years, Col. Robert I. Pate of Boling Green, Ky.; and her parents, Erskine and Elizabeth Reid. She is survived by her spouse, Lt. Col. Donald Cunningham of Jacksonville, Ala.; daughters, Claudia (Taisha) Makaike, of Stockbridge, Jeanne (Glen Smith) of Heflin, Ala.; sons, Jay (Kay) Embrey, of Stockbridge, Steve Pate, of Nashville, Tenn., Alan Cunningham, of Jacksonville, Ala. Annette was very proud of her grandchildren, Brandon (Adrienne) Embrey, Nicholas Earles, Chris (Rachel) Embrey, Shane Embrey, and Jessica (Jared) Joiner, of Heflin, Ala. She is also survived by her five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Claudia, Hannah, Ava, and James; mother-in-law, Gladys Cunningham, of Jacksonville, Ala.; Aunt, Louise Brown, of Union City, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Morrow, Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. She will lie in state starting at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Sarah Withers officiating. Interment to follow at Jonesboro City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday (TODAY) from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m. Flowers acceptable, or donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

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Clayton observes 'National Home Ownership Month'

Clayton County officials are hoping to use this month as an opportunity to educate people on how to become, and stay, homeowners in the face of an ongoing foreclosure problem, according to the director of the county's housing program.

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County attorney Michael Smith resigns

In a surprise move on Tuesday night, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to accept the resignation of Michael Smith, who has served as the county's attorney for more than six years. The resignation is effective immediately.

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Father, friend charged in child's kidnapping

The father of a toddler faces felony charges after police say he violated a restraining order and kidnapped the child, holding her at a neighbor's home for more than an hour.

Seminar to help outside workers keep cool

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services personnel are offering a seminar on staying well, despite the high temperatures — recognizing a need to educate employees on the dangers of working outside in the Georgia heat.

Seabolt, Randolph

Randolph Seabolt Randolph Seabolt, 76, of Forest Park, died June 8, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Humane Society quilt sale nets over $11,000

The annual Clayton County Humane Society quilt sale fundraiser, held last Saturday at Quilts and Fixins, in Jonesboro, raised $11,300 in a single day for the animal shelter, and leftover quilts are still being sold, said Jeanne Lowery, the owner of the quilting store. The store was busy with quilt enthusiasts packing a classroom at Quilt and Fixins to peruse the items available for sale.

Hampton residents don't want gas station near homes

It wasn't a normal council meeting for the City of Lovejoy.

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