News for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Bell shares some challenges, updates

Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell updated about 150 business professionals, Thursday, on county issues, and some of the challenges that must be overcome, in a down economy, to keep the county moving forward.

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Extension service farmers market is moving

"Forget all your cares and go downtown. Things'll be great when you're downtown. No finer place for sure, downtown. Everything's waiting for you ... downtown." -- Petula Clark, the song "Downtown."

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Faith Notes - April 1, 2011

Ministry offers Caregivers' Time Out

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Henry Players bringing laughs to McDonough

A farcical Broadway tale will take center stage in McDonough this week, as the Henry Players bring their newest dose of laughter to local audiences.

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Actor-producer brings craft close to home

Roslyn Evans is an eclectic personality.

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College Notebook

Locals softball and baseball players have started their season at Georgia and Georgia Tech.

Hanging out the 'gone traveling' sign - Curt Yeomans

Well, unless you read your newspaper early in the morning, chances are, I will be out of Georgia by the time you read this column.

Fried pea patties - Ronda Rich

Any Southern woman, worth her weight in Martha White Flour, has at least one drawer, or cook book, in her kitchen stuffed with recipes she has torn out of magazines or newspapers, fully intending to try each and every one of them.

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Collins, Lovejoy pull out win to clinch No. 1 seed

Kandyce Collins' hands were shaking, but relief could be detected in her voice. Not one usually swayed by pressure situations, the Lovejoy No. 2 singles player felt some heat with her match tied and the Lady Wildcats counting on the senior.

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CSU's Aylor runs impressive distance race

It was a much faster race than Kourtney Aylor is used to running on the Clayton State women's track team.

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Sports, outdoors retail chain opening in McDonough

Academy Sports + Outdoors, a Southeast-based sports and outdoors lifestyle retail chain, recently announced the debut of its first store in the Atlanta area.

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CSU's Aylor runs impressive distance race

It was a much faster race than Kourtney Aylor is used to running on the Clayton State women's track team.

Hanging out the 'gone traveling' sign - Curt Yeomans

Well, unless you read your newspaper early in the morning, chances are, I will be out of Georgia the time you read this column.

Moss, Betty Ann Barnette

Mrs. Betty Ann Barnette Moss, 83, of McDonough, passed away March 31, 2011. Betty Ann was born in McDonough, the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Mary Lou Coker Barnette. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Moss, and nine siblings. Betty Ann enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crocheting, crossword puzzles, the Atlanta Braves, and gardening, in her younger years. She was proud of her family heritage, being the youngest of eleven children. She enjoyed working on her family tree. Survivors are her children, Martha Lynn Kersey (Jimmy), of McDonough, Steve Moss (Kathy), of McDonough, Janet Stevens (Doug), of McDonough, and Kathi Coley (Jeff), of McDonough; grandchildren, Katey Piper (Craig), Travis Moss (Michelle), Kylie Chappell (Phillip), Maran Braddy (Tyler), Mallory Wimpey (Keith), Laura Jae Coley, Brett Coley; great-grandchildren, Sadie Piper, Emma Piper and Eli Moss; brother, Clifford Barnette (Mary Anne), of Garland, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, from 6 p.m., to 8 p. m. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough is in charge of arrangements,(770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Dooley, Joshua Arnold

Joshua Arnold Dooley, 90, of Forest Park, was called home to Heaven on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from Southwest Christian Care Hospice in Union City. He was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Cumming, Ga., to the late Jesse and Lula Dooley, and was the last of five children, behind brothers, Ford, Fred, Wilbur, and Dillard Dooley, and sister, Bonnie Dooley Dobbs, all deceased. He attended Piedmont College and served in World War II combat operations in the Philippines, with the Army Air Force. In 1946, he married Ola Pauline Keener, of Toccoa, Ga., and soon after, moved to Forest Park, where they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He retired from many years of Civil Service employment at Ft. Gillem, and served his community in myriad ways, including participation with Civitans, Senior Olympics, Triad, and the Forest Park Senior Center. After many years of membership and leadership at Forest Park Presbyterian, he joined a group to charter Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, and faithfully served there while health allowed. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was predeceased by all five of his children, Gail, Julian, Lynn, Steven and Sidney. Surviving are his wife, Ola Pauline Dooley; brother-in-law, Sam Cobb; sister-in-law, Lois Foster, and many devoted nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 4, at 2 p.m., at the chapel. Dr. Dale Weldon and Rev. James Lambert will officiate. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Flowers are welcome. Memorial contributions can be sent to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.

Women's sports are an important part of the landscape-By Doug Gorman

Last Friday night in St. Joseph, Mo. the Clayton State women's basketball team completed an incredible journey, winning the NCAA Division II national title.

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