News for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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All for a good cause

Eighteen new compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttle buses were driving through the north and south terminals of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman for the airport.

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Morrow officials unveil city's new operating priorities

Morrow's city manager and planning and economic development director stressed the need for a city business plan to members of the city council on Tuesday.

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Disaster-response donors urged to use care

Individuals who wish to donate to disaster-relief efforts, following the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of Japan and the surrounding areas should make sure the charity, or relief organizations are legitimate and reputable, said Fred Elsberry, Jr., president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia.

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Local retired educators gather in Jonesboro

Tuesday marked the semi-annual mass gathering of the retired educators.

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Datebook - 3-16-11

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, and others, are sponsoring the "Stepping Up To Business" conference, Wednesday, March 16, from 8 a.m., to 7 p.m., at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. The cost is $125 the day of the event. Visit: www.SBFI.org/registration, or Call (678) 610-4021.

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School fight leads to felony charges

Three people were arrested Monday for their alleged involvement in gang activity at a Henry County High School.

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CSU to host state rep. at luncheon

Three Clayton State University departments and student organizations will celebrate the contributions of women through history, on Thursday, during a Women's History Month luncheon, featuring State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell), the school has announced.

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Cole named interim football coach at Forest Park

Fresh off of leading the Forest Park girls' basketball team to its best finish in 41 years, coach Steven Cole has been placed in charge of trying to revive the school's anemic football program.

Manning still searching for right fit at Forest Park-By Derrick Mahone

The Forest Park football program has hit a snag in trying to hire a coach for the upcoming season. With no teaching slots yet open, school administrators decided to go with an interim coach until contracts are sent out next month.

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Mundy's Mill continues historic run

Three teams from the Southern Crescent are ranked in the most recent Gasports.com Coaches' high school baseball polls.

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Local teams ranked in state high school soccer poll

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Lady Chargers entered the week ranked fifth in the Class A Coaches poll.

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How to save most on weekly meal planning - Jill Cataldo

"I am a mother of four and there are six people in my household. I try to save money every way I can. Do you have any advice on whether it is better to budget dinners around sale items for the week, or by using coupons?"

$pring Training - Peter Funt

A 30-mile zone around Phoenix is fast becoming the epicenter of spring baseball, with gorgeous landscapes, ideal weather, numerous tourist services and, as of this year, 15 Major League teams all within a long fly ball of each other.

Row, row, row my own boat - Martha Carr

My late father was fond of saying that my worst quality was also my best quality.

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Willett recognized for support of teachers, law enforcement

The education and law-enforcement communities in Henry County recently recognized a local business leader, for his continued support of their efforts.

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Mundy's Mill continues historic run

Three teams from the Southern Crescent are ranked in the most recent Gasports.com Coaches' high school baseball polls.

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Morrow officials unveil city's new operating priorities

Morrow's city manager and planning and economic development director stressed the need for a city business plan to members of the city council on Tuesday.

Welch, Helen Kersey

Mrs. Helen Kersey Welch, age 99, of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Westbury Medical Care Home. She was born Nov. 29, 1911 in Jackson to the late Ammon and Kelly Bennett Kersey. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Union Point. Mrs. Welch loved her family and enjoyed cooking and baking. She is survived by a sister, Margaret Stephens, of Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Kersey, of Jackson; grandson, Professor Jim Sisson, of Macon; son-in-law, Henry Sisson, of Union Point; special niece, Gail Hurst, of Jackson; special sister-in-law, Frankie Kersey, of Jackson; sister-in-law, Ruth Elliot, of Jackson; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Welch was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Welch; daughter, Linda Welch Sisson; three sisters, Judy Lofton, Mary O’Neal, and Sue Kersey; and four brothers, Rogers Kersey, Jamie Kersey, Bob Kersey, and Van Kersey. Funeral services were held Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Professor Jim Sisson officiating. Interment was at Worthville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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McDonough businesses highlight St. Patrick's Day

Eyvon Austin, 37, of Stockbridge, wanted to kick off her St. Patrick's Day celebration a little early, this year. She said she found a good opportunity to do so, when she saw a special offer at Bliss in McDonough, on Irish cream cupcakes.

Lister, Elvin Jackson

Mr. Elvin Jackson Lister, 84, of Stockbridge, passed away March 15, 2011. He served in WWII in the U. S. Coast Guard. He was a devoted Christian and a member of First Christian Church of Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda, and a son, David Lister. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Elvin (Kimberly) Lister, of Jonesboro; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Ann (Scott A.) Holt, of Stockbridge; brother and sister-in-law, William J. Jr. (Lillian) Lister, of Florida; grandchildren, Stacey Merritt, Amanda Martin, Laura Avent-Holt, Stefanie Lora Ann Lister; great-grandchildren, Cameron Merritt, Isabel Merritt, Sophia Martin, Phoebe Avent-Holt, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Pastor Wade Hall will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends, TODAY (Thursday, March 17), from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to: First Christian Church of Jonesboro, Benevolence Fund, 2272 Walt Stephens Road, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

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