News for Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Birmingham company to employ county workers

Clayton County is moving the employment of many of its more than 300 part-time workers to a company based out of Alabama, in a move that some area officials say will be a benefit for the county.

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Local players make contributions beyond the stat sheets

Each of the four playoff teams from the Southern Crescent has players that get the headlines each week for their spectacular plays. Teams need those touchdown leaders and hard-hitters to advance throughout the postseason. But any coach will tell you that their team also needs the players whose contributions can’t solely be measured by the stat sheet. They are the “Unsung Heroes” of their teams. Staff writers Derrick Mahone and Darryl Maxie look at the unsung heroes on each of the remaining playoff teams in the area,

Faith Notes - November 18, 2011

‘Thanksgiving Harvest’ service to be held Sunday

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Holiday sale benefits Museum of Commercial Aviation

Some folks have already begun shopping for gifts for Christmas and other holiday celebrations in December.

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Gingrich lugs loads of personal, political baggage

Newt Gingrich is schlepping some supersized luggage along as his Republican presidential campaign takes off: He's got trunkloads of personal and political baggage.

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Riverdale prepares for annual Christmas event

The fifth annual Christmas with a Cop program in Riverdale is being dedicated to the memory of a long-time volunteer.

Williams, R. Jerome

R. Jerome Williams, of Morrow, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.

Hapeville mother charged with starving baby

A Hapeville woman was arrested Wednesday after a deprivation hearing revealed that she, allegedly, had nearly starved her baby to death, and allowed others to abuse him, according to warrants filed with the Clayton County Magistrate Court.

Georgia’s Thanksgiving travel to increase this year

More than 1.1 million Georgians will use different modes of transportation to travel 50 miles or more, to their Thanksgiving destinations, according to a spokeswoman for The AAA Auto Club Group.

Morrow police chief charged with DUI

Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker was in an official city-owned car when he was arrested for driving under the influence, and refused to submit to a state-administered chemical test for alcohol in his blood, according to arrest warrants.

Residents asked to donate blood

The latest call for blood donations is evidence that the need for blood donors intensifies heading into the holiday season.

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Adjusting your travel plans for the unexpected — Curt Yeomans

There is an old saying that “[expletive] Happens,” and it can be a real pain when that saying becomes reality.

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Rodney’s help — Ronda Rich

My brother-in-law, Rodney, called me up one day. He’s one of my favorite people and even when I should get mad at him, I never can. He’s so charming and funny.

Atkinson, Mary

Mary Atkinson, 80, of Morrow, passed away Nov. 16, 2011.

Birmingham company to employ county workers

Clayton County is moving the employment of many of its more than 300 part-time workers to a company based out of Alabama, in a move that some area officials say will be a benefit for the county.

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Local players make contributions beyond the stat sheets

Billy Burke, Stockbridge: The senior’s name is never called across the PA system on Friday nights, but his contribution to the Tigers are so important. As an offensive lineman he rarely gets noticed until a penalty occurs or missed blocking assignment happens. Burke (6-3, 265) can play all three positions on the offensive line. He is the starting center, and has graded out at 80 percent on the season. Tigers coach Kevin Whitley calls him “very versatile and smart” as he makes most of the calls on the line. This is Burke’s first year as a full-time starter.

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Holiday sale benefits Museum of Commercial Aviation

Some folks have already begun shopping for gifts for Christmas and other holiday celebrations in December.

Odom, Mr. Marion L.

Mr. Marion L. Odom

Thorne, Dorothy

Dorothy Thorne

Hiett, Sr., Donald Horace “Pappy”

Donald Horace “Pappy” Hiett, Sr.

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Riverdale prepares for annual Christmas event

The fifth annual Christmas with a Cop program in Riverdale is being dedicated to the memory of a long-time volunteer.

Adjusting your travel plans for the unexpected - Curt Yeomans

There is an old saying that "[expletive] Happens," and it can be a real pain when that saying becomes reality.

Georgia's Thanksgiving travel to increase this year

More than 1.1 million Georgians will use different modes of transportation to travel 50 miles or more, to their Thanksgiving destinations, according to a spokeswoman for The AAA Auto Club Group.

Residents asked to donate blood

The latest call for blood donations is evidence that the need for blood donors intensifies heading into the holiday season.

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.

Rodney's help - Ronda Rich

My brother-in-law, Rodney, called me up one day. He's one of my favorite people and even when I should get mad at him, I never can. He's so charming and funny.

Morrow police chief charged with DUI

Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker was in an official city-owned car when he was arrested for driving under the influence, and refused to submit to a state-administered chemical test for alcohol in his blood, according to arrest warrants.

Hapeville mother charged with starving baby

A Hapeville woman was arrested Wednesday after a deprivation hearing revealed that she, allegedly, had nearly starved her baby to death, and allowed others to abuse him, according to warrants filed with the Clayton County Magistrate Court.

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