News for Monday, May 2, 2011

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Bad news, OK news on schools' budget

Clayton County Public Schools is projected to end its next fiscal year dangerously close to having no money left in its reserves, school officials said on Monday.

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Seven area teams make baseball postseason

Local teams ready for playoffs

The day of reckoning arrives - Michael Reagan

They got him. Put a couple of slugs in his face. Then, they dumped his body in the sea -- something for the fish, which don't much care what they eat, to feed on.

A grateful nation - Martha Carr

Osama bin Laden was killed at the age of 54 on Sunday, May 1, in the northern Pakistan city of Abbottabad, by U.S. intelligence forces who had been tracking a courier that was known to live there.

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Strong Rock girls soccer team ready for first trip to state playoffs

Strong Rock headed to playoffs

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Hawks shock Bulls

Atlanta wins series opener

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Bad news, OK news on schools' budget

Clayton County Public Schools is projected to end its next fiscal year dangerously close to having no money left in its reserves, school officials said on Monday.

Hancock, Nancy Elizabeth Rickett

Nancy Elizabeth Rickett Hancock, 59, of Hampton, died on May 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Elizabeth Rickett; brothers, Ronald and Richard Rickett; and grandchild, Lauren Hancock. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Hancock, Sr.; daughters, Tina (Darrell) Rawlins, of Hampton, and Michelle (Brad) Sass, of Hampton; son, Billy Ray (Debi) Hancock, Jr., of Griffin; grandchildren, Amber Rawlins, Emma Rawlins, Madison Sass, Mary Jane Sass, Emory Hancock, and Ella Rae Hancock, all of Hampton; and sister Cynthia Hunt, of Clayton. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 5, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Burial followed at Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends on Wednesday, May 4, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com, 180 Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214, (770) 461-7641.

Gerhart, Cheryl

Mrs. Cheryl Gerhart, 58, of McDonough, passed away, May 2, 2011. She was a greeter at Walmart for eight years. She was preceded in death by her son, Jon Dieumegarde. She is survived by her husband, Hugh Donnell, Sr., of McDonough; children, Richard Dieumgarde, Jospeh Donnell, Hugh Donnell, Jr., all of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sara Donnell, of Thomaston, Ga.; siblings, Robert Gerhart, Ronald Gerhart, Sandie Gerhart Puskoski, all of Pennsylovania, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Monson will officiate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 4, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to The American Diabetes Association, 17 Executive Park Drive, Suite 115, Atlanta, Ga. 30329. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

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