News for Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Odom, Mr. Marion L.

Mr. Marion L. Odom, 83, of McDonough, passed away, Nov. 16, 2011.

Thorne, Dorothy

Dorothy Thorne, 84, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 14, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Hiett, Sr., Donald Horace “Pappy”

Donald Horace “Pappy” Hiett, Sr., 82, of Hampton, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

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Jonesboro’s crepe myrtles staying dark for holidays

Every Christmas, the City of Jonesboro decorates its downtown area with several lights, bows, and wreaths for the holidays.

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Solicitor General’s Office collects food for 70 families

As Tasha Mosley walked the halls of the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office Wednesday afternoon, a couple of her staffers stopped to brief her on a new domestic violence case.

Thanksgiving dinner being held at Drew High

Drew High School will be the headquarters, this Thanksgiving, for The Association of Christians Minister of Clayton County’s first Bread Breakfast event.

Former teacher indicted in sex case

A former substitute high school teacher was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with two students, one of whom impregnated her with twins, according to court documents.

Driving safely is smart during the holidays

Road travel –– particularly over long distances this holiday season –– can be a drag, especially if traffic snarls and bad weather get in the way, said a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

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Prepping For Holiday Mailing

Postal Service notes mailing cut-off dates

Time is winding down for residents wanting to mail holiday care packages and gifts overseas to military personnel, and others, through the U. S. Postal Service.

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Kroger, Salvation Army renew ‘Red Kettle Campaign’

Kroger stores throughout the Southern Crescent area are kicking off the holiday season with The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.

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Henry Players bringing America’s past to life

The 1940s Radio Hour’ airs on Thursday

Music and tales of a bygone era in the United States, will take center stage this week, when the Henry Players unveil their latest production.

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Clayton school counselor joining fight against ‘sex trade’

Kemp Elementary Primary Counselor Annette McCraw said she jumped at the opportunity, when she was sent information on an upcoming seminar addressing “Human Trafficking.”

Datebook - November 17, 2011

Women in Business Council holds mixer today

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Pets of the Week - Evie

Evie is a 4 to 5 year old Terrier mix.

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Pets of the Week - Mai Ling

Mai Ling is a torti-point Siamese mix.

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Circus of family values — Tom Purcell

Bil Keane's death put a lump in my throat.

Grope and change — Will Durst

And now, another installment in the continuing saga that is The Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Soap Opera.

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Jonesboro's crepe myrtles staying dark for holidays

Every Christmas, the City of Jonesboro decorates its downtown area with several lights, bows, and wreaths for the holidays.

Thanksgiving dinner being held at Drew High

Drew High School will be the headquarters, this Thanksgiving, for The Association of Christians Minister of Clayton County’s first Bread Breakfast event.

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Pets of the Week - Mai Ling

Mai Ling is a torti-point Siamese mix. She is approximately 8-9 months old, and she has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Mai Ling was found at Animal Control, suffering from a very bad bite wound to her leg, which had become seriously infected. She was rescued and taken for immediate medical attention, and she has now fully recovered from the injury. She is quiet and well-behaved, and she gets along well with all the other cats currently living at the CCHS shelter. She is a very petite little lady and the vets tell us that she will likely get no bigger than she is now. For more information about how to adopt this sweet little Siamese girl, please call Robin at 770-478-7531. To see many other adoptable CCHS animals, please visit our Petfinder pages at www.petfinder.com and use our 30236 zip code for your search.

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Pets of the Week - Evie

Evie is a 4 to 5 year old Terrier mix. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Evie has a very sad story; one that is far too common in Clayton County. Evie was one of 12 neglected dogs, all living in poor conditions and being allowed to reproduce repeatedly. Evie and all the other dogs were taken away from the owner, and criminal charges were filed against her. The dogs were held at Animal Control for 18 MONTHS, while the criminal charges dragged through the system. When all was said and done, most of the dogs were destroyed, and only a few survived the tragedy that had been thrust upon them.....Evie was one of the lucky ones to come out alive. From her physical appearance, it was clear that Evie had been pregnant several times, and that she probably never got enough to eat. We believe that explains her dislike for most other dogs; we believe she was repeatedly impregnated and probably had to fight to eat. Evie will most definitely need to be an "only pet". However, she LOVES people and has shown NO AGGRESSION TOWARDS PEOPLE, INCLUDING CHILDREN. She is sweet and loving, despite the horrible past she suffered before her rescue. Her favorite toy is an old bucket, which she will knock around and even put on her head for hours on end. She is an absolute delight and will make a great addition to some lucky home. EXTREME CAUTION will be exercised in choosing a new home for Evie. Please be prepared for an interview and a home visit prior to adoption acceptance. Due to her breed, CCHS will maintain contact with Evie's new family, and future home visits will be required. Anyone interested in adopting Evie should contact Robin at 770-478-7531. To see other adoptable CCHS animals, please visit our Petfinder pages at www.petfinder.com and use our 30236 zip code for your search.

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Solicitor General's Office collects food for 70 families

As Tasha Mosley walked the halls of the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office Wednesday afternoon, a couple of her staffers stopped to brief her on a new domestic violence case.

Goree, Joyce Mae

Joyce Mae Goree

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Prepping For Holiday Mailing

Time is winding down for residents wanting to mail holiday care packages and gifts overseas to military personnel, and others, through the U. S. Postal Service.

Former teacher indicted in sex case

A former substitute high school teacher was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with two students, one of whom impregnated her with twins, according to court documents.

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Henry Players bringing America's past to life

Music and tales of a bygone era in the United States, will take center stage this week, when the Henry Players unveil their latest production.

Driving safely is smart during the holidays

Road travel –– particularly over long distances this holiday season –– can be a drag, especially if traffic snarls and bad weather get in the way, said a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

Clayton school counselor joining fight against 'sex trade'

Kemp Elementary Primary Counselor Annette McCraw said she jumped at the opportunity, when she was sent information on an upcoming seminar addressing "Human Trafficking."

Circus of family values - Tom Purcell

Bil Keane's death put a lump in my throat.

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