News for Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Questions linger about gun stolen from Ralph's car

Questions need to be asked about why a member of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners had a gun issued to him by the county's police department, and whether he was legally allowed to carry a firearm, according to the chairman of the commission.

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Mundy's Mill student gets Naval Academy appointment

Mundy's Mill High School senior, Tiana Williams, says she lives on her fear of new challenges.

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Father admits he killed his daughter

Clayton County jurors heard a Pakistani-born Jonesboro man admit to killing his only daughter in 2008, because she disgraced and insulted him by ending her arranged marriage to his nephew.

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Jonesboro attracts folks from all over

Richard Hoffmann found his Nirvana and its name is Jonesboro.

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Morrow City Council to review Lampl findings

The Morrow City Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today to review the findings of a three-person panel that recently presided over a removal hearing for City Councilman John Lampl, the city has announced.

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Clayton Schools to hold budget public hearing

Clayton County Public Schools is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the district's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget on Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

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Teen Driving Academy at AMS

Saturday, in an effort to improve appalling automobile accident statistics, a safe-driving academy will be held for young people at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Giggles

Everyone needs a laugh, and Giggles is likely to deliver a few. She's a fluffy little girl who probably will grow a little larger. She looks like a border collie mix but probably has some other influences as well. To meet Giggles, ask about 040911/1356 (P1) at the Henry County Animal Shelter, at 527 Ga. Highway 20/81, McDonough. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Call (770) 288-7387 (PETS). "Tail" of success: Viktoria, the chow-lab mix from a few weeks ago, was accepted into a rescue program.

Birther Bozos need a new nose - Will Durst

Goaded into action by a nattering of numbskulls, Barack Obama finally released the long form of his certificate of live birth from the state of Hawaii, and, hopefully, threw the last shovel of dirt onto this inception nonsense.

'American Spirit' now from abroad - Tom Purcell

I know a fellow from Lebanon who is more American than most Americans.

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State track opens with 'excitement' from local participants

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comImmediately after Ayrian Evans crossed the finish line during the 400-meters race during the Region 4-AAAA championship, he looked back to see how teammate Adolphus Gray finished.

Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine week two news and notes

From Staff Reports HAMPTON-- Following a record opening night, the thrilling excitement of straight-line speed returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday with the second week of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine.

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Forest Park athletes sign scholarships

Eight former Forest Park athletes sign college scholarships.

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Hawg Heaven ride Saturday for Shining Light

Local bikers are revving up for a cause this weekend, to raise money for the fight against addictions to drugs and alcohol.

Godwin, Melinda Teresa

Age: 45

Loggins, Cherity Michelle

Cherity Michelle Loggins, infant daughter of Anthony Jacob and Kara Michelle (Davis) Loggins, of McDonough, died Saturday, April 30, 2011. She was born in Stockbridge. Cherity is survived by her parents, Anthony Jacob and Kara (Davis) Loggins; siblings, Taylor Loggins, Alex Davis, all of McDonough; grandparents, Charles Davis, of Shiloh, Ill.; Billie Cox, of McDonough; Roger Loggins and Ann Loggins, of Conyers. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 12, at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Roger Loggins officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m., to 11 a.m., at the funeral home on Thursday, May 12. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.

Cawthon, Bobbye Maddox

Age: 84

Waller, Cornelia Gertrude “Trudy”

Funeral Home: Sherrell Funeral Home

Dembner, Lenore

Age: 81

McClure, Cameron Blake

Age: 27

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Mundy's Mill student gets Naval Academy appointment

Mundy's Mill High School senior, Tiana Williams, says she lives on her fear of new challenges.

Una Celebración!

There is always a reason to celebrate, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception.

'American Spirit' now from abroad - Tom Purcell

I know a fellow from Lebanon who is more American than most Americans.

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Questions linger about gun stolen from Ralph's car

Questions need to be asked about why a member of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners had a gun issued to him the county's police department, and whether he was legally allowed to carry a firearm, according to the chairman of the commission.

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State track opens with 'excitement' from local participants

Immediately after Ayrian Evans crossed the finish line during the 400-meters race during the Region 4-AAAA championship, he looked back to see how teammate Adolphus Gray finished.

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