News for Monday, May 23, 2011

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In defense of nursing

Approximately 300 people from across metropolitan Atlanta, mostly mothers and their young children, converged on Forest Park City Hall on Monday and began chanting "Breast is best" to protest new restrictions on breast-feeding in the city.

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Indictment details theft case against Newton

Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson was tight-lipped Monday, on whether last week's indictment of a former sheriff's employee may lead to other arrests.

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Cops close illegal teen club

A call from an alert parent led Clayton County police Friday night to an alleged illegal teen club that was accepting a $10 cover charge, and claiming to be sending proceeds to tornado victims in Alabama, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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Holloman gets life for baby's death

Eve Price has a hard time believing a man she always knew as loving and caring, could have beaten her infant son to death in August 2009.

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Crash causes gas leak

Officials said Monday that a two-car crash in Jonesboro on Friday caused a natural gas leak, and sent two to the hospital with serious injuries.

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Union Grove third in National Brain Brawl

The competition grew more intense as the digital clock counted down closer, and closer, to zero.

Forest Park's Williams answers to higher calling

Panthers hire veteran coach to head wrestling team

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Pupils learn life skills through program

Geordan Jackson said he is glad to know what he knows now from his time in the Young Men of Distinction Program at Locust Grove Elementary School in Locust Grove.

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Geranium Festival a success once again

Large crowds braved 90-plus-degree temperatures in downtown McDonough over the weekend, to take part in a long-standing tradition in the community.

GOP on health care: Twist and shout - Tina Dupuy

The best thing about the upcoming, 2012 election is that the ominous "Obamacare" was a Republican idea. But now since this alternative to Hillarycare was signed into law by a (gasp) Democratic president, the GOP has been trying to peg it as radical, socialist. Kenyan. Republicans now have to be against their own ideas.

There are no illegitimate kids, just illegitimate parents - Michael Reagan

My adoptive parents told me I was "chosen," but the kids at school told me I was a "bastard."

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Jobe honored for softball at Covenant College

Local player honored

Parris, David W.

Age: 55

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Holloman gets life for baby's death

Eve Price has a hard time believing a man she always knew as loving and caring, could have beaten her infant son to death in August 2009.

Crites, Adrienne

Age: 84

Forest Park's Williams answers to higher calling

Don Williams' resume' speaks for itself.

Kimbell, Diane

Diane Kimbell, age 60, of the John’s Creek area of Suwanee, died Monday, May 23, 2011 following a lengthy illness. She was born in Spalding County, March 22, 1951, daughter of the late John Roger Kimbell, Sr., and Janet Goodman Kimbell. Diane was a 1969 graduate of Jackson High School. She graduated from the Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in 1972. She was employed by the Atlanta Cardiology Group and Dr. Fred Rose, retiring after 18 years of service. She later attended and graduated from the Mercer University Nursing program and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a Nurse Surveyor for the State of Georgia until ill health forced her retirement. Diane enjoyed her work in the field of nursing. She also enjoyed gardening and loved animals. Survivors include her sisters and brothers, Anita and Bruce Nelson, of Jackson, Barbara Castleberry, of Marietta, Janet and Grady Jackson, of Rome, Candice and John Griffith, of Canton, Kay Smart, of Athens, Debra Kimbell, of Bremen, Dean Kimbell, John and Patti Kimbell all of Jackson; nieces and nephews, Robin Taylor, John Castleberry, Donna Wess, Chris Ballard, Dean Kimbell, Jr., Joy Singleton, Christian Griffith, Dr. DeeDee Smart, Major Shane Smart, J.R. Kimbell, Austin Kimbell and Kaleigh Kimbell, and her beloved dogs, Rico and Snuggles. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m., at the graveside in Jackson City Cemetery with Dr. Benny Tate officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and at other times at the residence of Anita and Bruce Nelson, in Jackson. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Butts County Animal Control for feed for the animals, 158 Bibb Station Road, Jackson, Ga., 30233 or the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda, Md., 20814. Those desiring may read the obituary and sign the online guest book by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of arrangements.

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