News for Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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Bridges joins Morrow City Council on historic night

Jeanell Bridges made history on Tuesday night, when she became the first African American to ever sit on the Morrow City Council.

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Clayton government to close Friday for furloughs

Want to check out a book at the Clayton County library on Friday? Not going to happen.

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Car crashes into Riverdale home, displaces family

There is no doubt that a car slammed into the front of a Riverdale house Tuesday morning, as the family watched television upstairs.

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Driving with unrestrained pets dangerous

AAA Auto Club South is advising Georgians, who plan to travel with their furry, four-legged friends this Memorial Day weekend, to make sure they properly strap-up their pets before hitting the road.

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Datebook 5-25-11

Amphibian monitoring workshop Thursday

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4-H Geranium Festival sale a hit

Students in Henry County's 4-H program were tasked with convincing participants at Saturday's Geranium Festival to purchase plants at the annual event, and they did.

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Tanger Outlet expanding to accommodate new stores

Tanger Outlet Center, located in Locust Grove, is preparing to expand.

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When more is less: Coupons for multiple products - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

Technology and the value of respect - Jason A. Smith

People are so sensitive these days.

The bin Laden news trove - Peter Funt

The news nuggets just keep on coming in the Osama bin Laden story, even as we wait patiently for the movie and the inevitable HBO documentary.

Growing optimism - Martha Randolph Carr

In many cities across America, spring has sprung at last. I'm not quite including where I sit in Chicago in that group just yet, because we keep bouncing around between the high 80's one day, and feeling like it's in the 30's with the wind chill.

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Clayton State places three players on women's tennis All-Academic Team

Lakers' Semyrodenko, Cercelletti, Krommelova each honored for classroom excellence

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Farming agency seeking Southern Crescent representative

Henry, Clayton, Butts, Fayette, and Spalding counties are the southern wing of urbanization in the greater Atlanta area, but they also have a semi-rural bent, complete with farms, and farmers.

Stephenson, Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis Stephenson Robert Lewis Stephenson, 81, of McDonough, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Mr. Stephenson served his country in the National Guard and was Assistant Director of Licenses and Permits for Clayton County for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angie Stephenson. Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debbie Stephenson, of McDonough, Stanley and Jeanne Bowers, of Peachtree City; son, Harrison Bowers, of McDonough; sisters, Nancy Goddard, of Covington, Sarah Lyon, of Stone Mountain.; six grandchildren, Michelle, Cory, Justin, Harriett, Lee, Beth; four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Evelyn, Bailey, Hunter; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 28 in the chapel of Henry Funeral Home, with Dr. Jim Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the GA Sheriffs’ Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 100 Hahira, Ga. 31632. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., Friday at Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia, (770) 482-4411,

CSU's library lobby gets a new look

Thirty years ago, walking into the Clayton State University Library's lobby, employees described the scene as being dark, gloomy, with a smell of "moldy-musk" that lingered in the air.

Stallings, Hilton

Hilton Stallings, 49, of McDonough, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011. He was born in Atlanta, to Sylvia Stallings and the late Hilton Inman Stallings, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Nan Stallings, of McDonough; mother, Sylvia S. Stallings, of McDonough; brother, Mark Stallings, Nesbit, Miss., and numerous aunts and uncles. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 27, at 1p.m., at Salem Baptist Church, with Pastor Clay Snyder officiating. Interment will be held on May 28, at 4 p.m., at the Decatur Cemetery, in Decatur, Miss. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 26, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201, or call (888) 557-7177, or the Benevolence Fund at Salem Baptist Church, 1724 Highway 155 N., McDonough, Ga. 30252, (770) 957-4543. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414 are in charge of arrangements.

Brogdon, Ronald G.

Ronald G. Brogdon, 73, of McDonough, died May 24, 2011.

Linnenkohl, Clarence Glenn

Age: 92