News for Thursday, May 26, 2011


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Renovated funeral home still serving community

Officials with Parkway Garden Chapel, a full-service funeral home in Forest Park, are hoping the major renovation of the facility and its grounds will help the business stand out in the competitive, local environment.

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Cops: Burglars took costly hair weaves

Clayton County joined a nationwide trend Thursday morning, reporting what is believed to be its first theft of expensive hair extensions, in a smash-and-grab burglary at a Riverdale Road beauty supply shop.

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Faith Notes - May 27, 2011

Memorial Day concert Sunday at Friendship Community

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Agriculture commissioner shares updates on department

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said his agency is planning various improvements, including turning the Atlanta State Farmers Market, in Forest Park, into a premier market location.

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Police catch suspects leaving crime scene

Three Henry County men have been arrested and charged with burglary, after Henry County Police caught them, following a burglary at a Locust Grove home.

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Newspaper office closing for holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the office of the Henry Daily Herald will be closed Monday, May 30, and will re-open at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 31.

Playing an Olympic-sized waiting game - Curt Yeomans

OK, the folks running the London 2012 Olympics are so not going to get a gold medal in the downhill ticket sales event. They'd be doing good, at this point, if they could barely manage to win the bronze.

The sexiness of gun metal - Ronda Rich

Just when I thought I knew most of what there was to know, or at least that which was mostly worth knowing, about what is alluring to men about women, I uncovered a stunning new truth.

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Clayton talent will be on 'display' at second annual all-star game

High School showcase coming to J-boro High

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CSU students injured in storm-related accident

A Clayton State University student was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries Thursday evening, after a limb fell on the SUV he was driving, according to police.

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Fifth suspect surrenders in parking lot assault

A fifth suspect, who was believed to have been involved in an alleged assault outside a Henry County bar, has surrendered to authorities.

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Masonic Lodge holds fund-raiser for youngster

Caleb Lam, 5, developed a severe rash in January.

Gordy, Lucia Wood

Age: 72

Picard, Joseph "Joe" F.

Joseph "Joe" F. Picard Forest Park loses one of it's own. Joseph "Joe" F. Picard passed away on May 26, 2011, after a short illness. A native of Central Falls, R.I., he served in the U.S. Army at the close of WWII. Stationed in Germany, he met his wife, Tina. Sixty-three years ago, the two moved to Clayton County, when he was a military police officer stationed at the Atlanta Army Depot, now Ft. Gillem. He was a dedicated public servant for the City of Forest Park from 1955 to 1996, whose leadership of the Police, Fire, and Emergency Management Services, was demonstrated with a high level of administrative efficiency and effectiveness. He developed one of the state's first public safety departments, and served on several key committees and boards. He enjoyed the reputation as a tough, but fair-minded administrator. One of his strengths was his pure audacity–– a willingness to take risks, and an instinct for taking the initiative at just the right moment. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn "Tina" Picard, and brother, Edward Picard, Sr. Survivors include his daughter, Denise Espinosa (Ray); grandson, Robbie Espinosa (Megan); great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kailee; long-time companion, Connie Harpe; nephew, Carlton "Buddy" Hooper (Vicki); great-niece, Honey Jones (Randy); great-nephew, Carlton "Bo" Hooper (Anna); extended family in Yazoo City, Miss., Judy Patterson, Raymond Long, Hugh Long, Charles "Tuby" Long, Gary Dean Long; their families; numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held in the chapel, Tuesday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Scott Barber will officiate. Chief Judge Matthew Simmons, Keith Martin, and Chief Dwayne Hobbs will assist. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held prior to service, 11a.m., to 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.

Osborne, Joel Ryan

Joel Ryan Osborne Joel Ryan Osborne, born Dec. 16, 1991, passed away May 26, 2011. He attended high school in Newnan, Ga. He loved fishing and motorcycles, but most of all, his daughter, Makaylee Joanne Osborne. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Wendell Powell. He is survived by his parents, Jason and Angie Osborne, and Wendy and Scott Costly; grandparents, Dianne Powell, Lanora Pollard, and Gary White; brother, Christopher Coursey; sisters, Jennifer Costly, Samantha Osborne, Crystal Costly, Ashley Roe, and Darlene Costly; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at Hutcheson Memorial Chapel and Crematory on Sunday, May 29, with Jimmy Sanders officiating. The family received immediate family Sunday, from 1p.m., to 2 p.m.; family and friends, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., with the service following immediately thereafter. Interment was held at Centerpoint Cemetery in Temple, Ga. Hutcheson Memorial Chapel, (770) 646-3878.

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Clayton talent will be on 'display' at second annual all-star game

The inclement weather that rolled through the Southern Crescent might have postponed practices for next week's Clayton County All-Star game, but it didn't curve any of the enthusiasm.