News for Thursday, June 9, 2011


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Stately Oaks hosting weekend history displays

Ever wanted to see how people used to make sashes, candles and leather shoes in the mid-19th century?

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State BOE grants Unidos' charter renewal

The State Board of Education voted unanimously, Thursday, to renew the Forest Park-based Unidos Dual Language Charter School, for another five years.

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Four Clayton educators among state's best

Four Clayton County teachers have earned 2011 Georgia Master Teacher certification, Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced.

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Man indicted on animal abuse, child rape charges

A Morrow man is being held without bond, on a 14-count indictment returned Wednesday, alleging that he forced a boy to hold a cat while the defendant strangled it, and that he raped 9-year-old twin sisters for three years.

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Bell: Clayton's projected revenues down for 2012

Revenues for Clayton County's government could be down as much as $23 million in fiscal year 2012, said the chairman of the county's Board of Commissioners.

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Free community 'Shred Day' in Hampton, Saturday

Red Oak United Methodist Church, at 3894 Walt Stephens Road, in Stockbridge, will have its annual barbecue June 11, 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., in the church parking lot. The Methodist Men will be selling ribs, chicken dinners and sandwiches.

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AMS boss wins Masters race

Thursday Thunder

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Stevens gets win as a replacement

Thursday Thunder

Getting away to see the relations - Curt Yeomans

Sometimes, I can just be mean to people.

Reading the obituaries - Ronda Rich

Oh, the ironies of life.

Welcome Back, Mr. Wanamaker

Furman Bisher Column

Pro wrestling comes to Stockbridge Middle

Pro wrestling

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Police seek clues in after-party shooting that hurt two

Security guards cleared a rented Jonesboro event center after a party Wednesday night, but patrons lingered in the parking lot long enough for fights to start and shots to ring out.

Caudle, Norris F.

Age: 84

Ballard, Steve

Age: 55

Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine Week Six

From Staff Reports

Kozachyn, John

John Kozachyn, 86, of McDonough, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Kozachyn is survived by his wife, Mavis (Martin) Kozachyn, of McDonough; children, Patricia, Kathy, Michael, Paul; step-daughter, Lisa Decinque; grandchildren, Jameson and sister, Tori Penn, Tiffany, Carrie Ann and John-Paul Kozachyn; and sister, Catherine Hill. Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the general fund at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 1000 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, Ga. 30252. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414, are in charge of arrangements.

Williams, Gretchen Maddox

Mrs. Gretchen Maddox Williams, of Jackson, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice. She was born Aug. 4, 1912 in Brewton, Ga., to the late William Dessie and Emmie Mimbs Maddox. She was the oldest member of Jackson United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Williams Guelde, of Jackson; grandson, John and Valerie Guelde, of Kissimmee, Fla.; granddaughter, Beth and David Cox, of Orlando, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Bush, of Dublin, Lois Hicks, of Covington, Margie Webb, of Garner, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and her "Walking Angels," Linda Bailey, Barbara Goodman and Jessie Woodard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Wilbur “Red” Williams; two sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John Brantley officiating. Interment was at Brewton Cemetery in Brewton, Ga. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.