News for Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Special Olympics torch makes run through Clayton

Dozens of Clayton County police officers, firefighters, emergency services personnel, and sheriff's deputies, gathered Thursday morning in Jonesboro to light the official Special Olympics torch, and carry it to the Fulton County line.

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Breast-feeding fight emerging in Forest Park

It is just one clause in a new public-nudity ordinance approved by the Forest Park City Council this week, but restrictions on breast-feeding in the city have mothers on at least three continents up in arms, according to one mother leading the fight against the ordinance.

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Accused teacher says he is innocent

A Clayton County substitute teacher said he is innocent of charges he urinated in a classroom trash can, in front of students.

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Riverdale mayor is Woman of the Year

Her jaw dropped as her hands covered her mouth, and tears of joy rolled down her cheeks.

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Booster Club official took money, cops say

The treasurer of the Lovejoy High School Cheerleading Booster Club allegedly stole nearly $4,000 for her personal use, according to Clayton County police.

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Weekend brings return of 'Jonesboro Days'

The City of Jonesboro is scheduled to hold its annual "Jonesboro Days" celebration on Saturday.

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Faith Notes - May 20, 2011

Free men's breakfast at Church of the Harvest

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Kemp students got extra time on CRCT

A group of third-graders at Kemp Elementary School were given more time than allowed, to complete part of a state-mandated test used to determine the school's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status, a Georgia Department of Education official has confirmed.

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New restaurant serves up hibachi, sushi, buffet

Hampton resident, Susan Stanley, frequents the international buffet-style restaurant in McDonough.

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Inconsistent grading disappoints dual-enrollment students

Stockbridge High School senior, Candace Swords, said she has worked long, hard hours to prepare herself for the college experience.

The prison that became a celebrity - Curt Yeomans

If we hate the school-to-prison pipeline so much, why did we make a crumbling, former prison into a major tourist attraction?

When love goes wrong - Ronda Rich

There wasn't very much of me back then. I was a tiny girl, just big enough to reach up and grab hold of the wooden counter top in that old country store and lift my chin enough to allow my eyes to peer up in quiet fascination at the man who rang up the items that Mama had laid down.

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Wiltz called 'good fit' for the North Clayton football team

Changing of the football guard at North Clayton

May is Lupus Awareness Month - Sandy Sharrett

I just wanted to take a minute to let people know that the month of May is Lupus Awareness month. I have lived with SLE (Systemic Lupus) for more than 20 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 16.

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Clayton State's Final Four Women's Tennis Team

They Speak Fluent Tennis

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Wiltz called 'good fit' for the North Clayton football team

Shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, North Clayton co-athletics director Martisse Troup introduced the school new football coach.

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Weekend brings return of 'Jonesboro Days'

The City of Jonesboro is scheduled to hold its annual "Jonesboro Days" celebration on Saturday.

Brai, Lee Ann Minchew

Funeral Home: Parkway Garden Chapel

Dent, Martha Varner

Age: 81

Elliott, “Bill” Jr.

“Bill” Elliott, Jr., of Jackson, passed away May 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Elliott, Sr., and Frances Elliott; and wife, Terry Hope Elliott. Bill was a member of the Riverdale Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his son, Bill Elliott, III, and wife, Stephaine Elliott; daughter, Elizabeth Elliott; two grandchildren, William Elliott, IV, and Brittany Elliott; three sisters, Doddy and husband, Jim, Ryan and Denise Higginbotham, and Charlene and husband, Jim Kizzar; brother, Mike, and wife, Janelle Bradford. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m., in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Pastor Joe Mauthe officiated. Interment was in the Elliott Family Cemetery in McDonough. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday, May 21 from 4 p.m., to 8 p.m. Please visit our web site at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, (770) 474-1231.

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Clayton State's Final Four Women's Tennis Team

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