News for Friday, May 6, 2011

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Mundy's Mill's season ends with sweep by Effingham County

End of the line for Mundy's Mill

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If it collapses, they will come

When Clayton County firefighters, doubling as special rescue workers, showed up in tornado-ravaged Catoosa County last week, they got directions from a local police officer.

Round up

Track, soccer, tennis

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Locals asked to support tornado survivors

State officials are inviting willing-and-able bodies, to demonstrate their support of those across Georgia, and in the Southern Crescent, who were hard hit by the severe storms of April 27 and 28.

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Judge says 'no' to kufi in courtroom

A DeKalb County man, who is Muslim, believes his religious freedom has been violated by a Henry County state court judge.

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Jonesboro man convicted of killing daughter

A Pakistani-born Jonesboro man admitted in court, Friday, that he killed his daughter in 2008, but said he was acting out of passion.

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One dead, one injured, in crash

One woman is dead, and a man was injured, during a one-car crash Friday, in Locust Grove.

God created and loves our mothers - Jim Bell

By the time God created woman, He was into His sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?"

Working your way to heaven? - Susan Bennett

Good preachers usually start by telling a joke, don't they? So in honor of that tradition, here's my joke for today:

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Wheelchair tennis tourney underway in McDonough

A group of wheelchair athletes will compete this weekend, in an award-winning tournament which focuses on their abilities.

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Mundy's Mill's season ends with sweep by Effingham County

Corey Harmon was able to work his way out of trouble through 16 straight batters in the last three innings of Mundy's Mill Class AAAA playoff game Friday.

Kratovil, Michael

Age: 62

Mason, Ann

Age: 68

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Few turn out for BOE budget hearing

A Clayton County Board of Education public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, for the county's school system, drew a crowd of only a dozen administrators and community members on Thursday.

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Life lessons in one hour

Geoffrey Shedd was faced with having to readjust his personal finances as a result of the $50 fine he received for chewing gum.

Stockberger, Dean

Dean Stockberger, 59, of Stockbridge, died May 6, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Campbell, Aberham “Sam”

Aberham “Sam” Campbell Aberham “Sam” Campbell, 85, of Jonesboro, died May 6, 2011. Sam loved his family and friends, and enjoyed nothing more than raking leaves in the fall. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannett Campbell; six sons, Stanley and Brenda, of Pascagoula, Miss., Ron, of Manchester, Tenn., Bradley and Barbara, of Gay, Ga., Bobby, of Denver, N.C.; Clay, of Jonesboro, and Robbie, of Jonesboro; two daughters, Janet and Jerry Lee, of Chipley, Fla., and Frida Stroup, of Hampton; 23 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, at 2 p.m., at the Mowell Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Camp Memorial Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ga. Visitation was held Sunday, May 8, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Carl J. Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville.www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

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Foster, adoptive parents honored tonight

Foster children are always in need of a welcoming home, and some people are more willing than others, to open their doors for these youngsters.

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Judge says 'no' to kufi in courtroom

A DeKalb County man, who is Muslim, believes his religious freedom has been violated a Henry County state court judge.

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News Daily founder to get honorary doctorate

James "Jim" Wood, Jr., has been many things in his life: a military serviceman; speech writer; newspaper reporter, publisher and owner; state legislator; trustee, community servant and fund-raiser.

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Defense points finger at son in murder trial

Clayton County jurors will return this morning to resume deliberations in the trial of a Jonesboro man accused of killing his only daughter in 2008, because she wanted to end her arranged marriage.

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Hearing panel recommends Lampl's removal

A three-member hearing panel, which heard testimony against Morrow City Councilman John Lampl last week, is recommending that the full city council remove him office, a copy of their findings report shows.

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