News for Friday, November 11, 2011

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Local military veterans touched by recognition

Steve Lowery sat under a clear blue sky, with flags waving in the chilly breeze at the Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough. The U.S. Navy, Vietnam veteran expressed gratitude for those who came to Henry County, Friday, to honor him and others, on Veterans Day.

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Henry 4-H’er wins Perry Fair calf show

Rand Rose, a sixth-grader at Ola Middle School, said he has learned a valuable lesson by taking care of his 843-pound calf for the last year.

Grassroots Leadership program graduates seventh class

Clayton County officials announced this week that 18 members of the community have graduated from the 2011 Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute.

Rotary Christmas CD available Sunday, in McDonough

During the "Holiday Festival of Arts" on Sunday, from noon, to 5 p.m., on the McDonough Square, the Rotary Club of Henry County will sell compact discs featuring Christmas songs performed by local church choirs, whose members hail from throughout the Southern Crescent area.

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Experts tell how to avoid dangerous deer collisions

There are two main reasons why motorists may see deer cross their paths during the fall, according to Keith Rohling, the assistant director of the Clayton County Transportation and Development Department. Rohling said deer will run around if people are out in the woods hunting them, or during a rut, which is their mating season.

Businesses combine efforts to support troops

A Stockbridge brokerage firm is hosting a shoebox drive. It is designed to send gift-wrapped care packages to Southern Crescent troops, and their comrades, serving overseas during the holidays.

Clark, Dawn Strickland

Dawn Strickland Clark passed away Nov. 9, 2011 at the Shepherd Center, surrounded by her family.

Smith, John Charles

Mr. John Charles Smith, 61, of Hampton, passed away Nov. 9, 2011.

Reim, Crystal

Crystal Reim, 22, of McDonough, died Nov. 10, 2011.

Wilson, Joy

Joy Wilson, 41, of Stockbridge, died Nov. 8, 2011.

Hall, Carl Harris

Mr. Carl Harris Hall, 84, of Newnan, formerly of McDonough, passed away Nov. 10, 2011.

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God gives us freedom to choose - Jim Bell

Our lives are shaped by our thoughts. Everything starts in our mind, the way we think determines the way we feel, the way we feel determines how we act — so, if we want to change the way we act or feel — we must change the way we think.

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Hospitality and humility - Susan Bennett

The world teaches us to be aggressive and ambitious and get to the top however we can, whatever it takes, whoever it hurts. And there are many folks who’ve captured status, that sense of superiority, and also lots of money, by following that worldly teaching exactly. But Jesus isn’t trying to teach us how to advance the kingdom of the world. He’s telling us how things work in the Kingdom of God.

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Morrow police arrest suspect in Burke accident

Police from Morrow and McDonough arrested a McDonough man Thursday night on several charges, alleging that he was the driver of a 2008 Cadillac Escalade that hit a vehicle driven by Morrow Mayor-elect Joseph “J.B.” Burke in a hit-and-run accident last month.

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Those who put their lives on the line

Chamber luncheon recognizes veterans, military

While enjoying a meal, veterans, military personnel and members of the business community socialized and bonded in fellowship.

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British Airways cargo service lands in Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stood in front of the roaring engines of a British Airways World Cargo Boeing 747-8F Thursday night, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and declared that the ties between his city and the United Kingdom were getting a little stronger.

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Henry’s climate draws international attention

Sri Lankan ambassador meets with local officials

Henry County leaders are working to develop stronger ties with southern Asia, to enhance economic opportunities locally.

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British Airways cargo service lands in Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stood in front of the roaring engines of a British Airways World Cargo Boeing 747-8F Thursday night, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and declared that the ties between his city and the United Kingdom were getting a little stronger.

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Johnson, Katie R.

Katie R. Johnson

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Those who put their lives on the line

While enjoying a meal, veterans, military personnel and members of the business community socialized and bonded in fellowship.

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Henry's climate draws international attention

Henry County leaders are working to develop stronger ties with southern Asia, to enhance economic opportunities locally.

Local military veterans touched by recognition

Steve Lowery sat under a clear blue sky, with flags waving in the chilly breeze at the Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough. The U.S. Navy, Vietnam veteran expressed gratitude for those who came to Henry County, Friday, to honor him and others, on Veterans Day.

God gives us freedom to choose - Jim Bell

One of the great truths of God is that He gives us the freedom to choose how we live.

Grassroots Leadership program graduates seventh class

Clayton County officials announced this week that 18 members of the community have graduated from the 2011 Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute.

When restlessness strikes - Ronda Rich

When word filtered out that she was gone, just packed up and disappeared like a vapor in the broad, bright light of day, I found no surprise in it.

Morrow police arrest suspect in Burke accident

Police from Morrow and McDonough arrested a McDonough man Thursday night on several charges, alleging that he was the driver of a 2008 Cadillac Escalade that hit a vehicle driven by Morrow Mayor-elect Joseph "J.B." Burke in a hit-and-run accident last month.

The Playmakers in the Southern Crescent

D.J. Curl, ELCA: When you hear about the Chargers' defense, names like Justin Thomason and Isaac Rochell usually pop up, and deservedly so. But when it comes to big plays, Curl has the knack for making his presence felt. He came up with an interception that got ELCA back on track last week in its region-championship victory against Holy Innocents'. He also had a two-interception game earlier this season against Manchester.

Businesses combine efforts to support troops

A Stockbridge brokerage firm is hosting a shoebox drive. It is designed to send gift-wrapped care packages to Southern Crescent troops, and their comrades, serving overseas during the holidays.

Experts tell how to avoid dangerous collisions

There are two main reasons why motorists may see deer cross their paths during the fall, according to Keith Rohling, the assistant director of the Clayton County Transportation and Development Department.

Protesters picket police department

Braving brisk temperatures and a slight breeze, Jeremy Williams paced back and forth in front of the Jonesboro Police Department, Thursday, to protest being shut out of Municipal Court proceedings.

What the heck is that mascot?!? - Curt Yeomans

I was thinking of what to write this week, and I started to think about the mascots for London's 2012 Olympic games. They are really weird, really off-the-wall.

Rotary Christmas CD available Sunday, in McDonough

The musical talents of several local churches will be on display this weekend, when a Christmas-themed event comes to McDonough, in artistic fashion.

Henry 4-H'er wins Perry Fair calf show

Rand Rose, a sixth-grader at Ola Middle School, said he has learned a valuable lesson by taking care of his 843-pound calf for the last year.

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