News for Friday, November 18, 2011

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11 emergency agencies participate in Henry exercise

Henry County officials filled a room at the county’s Emergency Management Agency and 911 Center, to learn firsthand, how to handle a hazardous-material situation in case of an emergency.

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Henry Medical Center issues call for coats

The Henry Medical Center on Tuesday, will begin its third annual “Share Your Comforts & Heart with Those in Need” Coat Drive.

Thanksgiving travel to rise at Hartsfield-Jackson

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is expecting a 3 percent increase in Holiday travel, during the seven-day Thanksgiving period this year, over last year, according to Katena Carvajales, spokeswoman for Atlanta’s airport.

Taylor, Zoe Nayomi

Mr. and Mrs. Andre Leon Taylor, of Stockbridge, announce the birth of a daughter, Zoe Nayomi Taylor.

Johnson, Larissa Monique

Lorenzo and Monique Johnson, of Stockbridge, announce the birth of a daughter, Larissa Monique Johnson.

Conner, Paience Uneek Louise

Toneeka Reid and Michael Conner, of Jonesboro, announce the birth of a daughter, Paience Uneek Louise Conner.

Sullivan, Graham Lucas

Matt and Kelli Sullivan, of Stockbridge, announce the birth of their son, Graham Lucas Sullivan, Sept. 15, 2011 at Henry Medical Center.

Mathews, Wyatt Dowell

Chance and Kim Rodgers Mathews, of Hampton, announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Dowell Mathews, born Oct. 30, 3011 at Henry Medical Center.

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Georgia Gift of Lights at AMS has holiday messages from NASCAR drivers

The backdrop of colorful lights glisten against the dark surroundings of the Atlanta Motor Speedway — distant complements to the holiday light displays running the length of grandstands at the Hampton raceway.

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State Court employees arrested on drug charges

No bond set for alleged drug dealer

Two employees of the Henry County State Court were arrested Friday on drug charges, after they were caught in an alleged drug buy in the Judicial Center facility’s parking lot, across the street from the McDonough Police Department.

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Bible Baptist Christian School celebrates Thanksgiving

Students, faculty and staff members at Bible Baptist Christian School, in Hampton, were treated to a feast Friday, before departing for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Clayton government to close for Thanksgiving

Clayton County government offices and facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, officials announced on the county’s web site. Government offices will be open Monday through Wednesday, however.

Clayton Community Big Band prepping for holiday show

The Clayton Community Big Band, which operates under the auspices of Clayton State University’s Department of Visual & Performing Arts, is slated to hold its first-ever, free, all-holiday music concert, entitled, “The Season Swings: Jazz Twists on Holiday Music,” on Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker likely to lose license for test refusal

Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker will likely lose his driving privileges, for at least a year, for refusing to submit to the state-administered chemical test for blood alcohol content, said Clayton County prosecutors.

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The breath of life — Susan Bennett

Sometimes, in traditional, mainline, Protestant churches, too much talk about the Holy Spirit makes people nervous! And in my travels, I’ve come to believe that the Spirit is often the most-ignored person of the Trinity.

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Its Thanksgiving Day, not turkey day! — Jim Bell

This Thanksgiving, please observe it as a day of being thankful for all you have, especially your loved ones. And please don’t call it turkey day!

Clayton, Henry schools closed for holidays

The Clayton County and Henry County school districts will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, school officials have announced. The district will be closed the whole week, Nov. 21-25, and will re-open for normal business on Monday, Nov. 28.

Thorne, Dorothy Virginia Sheppard

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Sheppard Thorne, 84, of Jonesboro, died at noon on Nov. 14, 2011.

Evans, Virginia Louise “Lucy”

Mrs. Virginia Louise “Lucy” Evans, 85, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 17, 2011.

Spriggs, James Earl

Mr. James Earl Spriggs, 65, of Jackson, passed away Nov. 17, 2011.

Wilson, Thomas Edward M.

Thomas Edward M. Wilson, 83, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2011.

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Thanking Teachers

Educators association notes ‘American Education Week’

Several Clayton County School System employees packed the house at J.R. Crickets, a sports bar in Jonesboro, Thursday evening, in support of American Education Week.

Atkinson, Mary

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

Williams, R. Jerome

R. Jerome Williams

Clayton government to close for Thanksgiving

Clayton County residents, who have to do business with the county during the upcoming week, will have fewer days than usual to do so.

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State Court employees arrested on drug charges

Two employees of the Henry County State Court were arrested Friday on drug charges, after they were caught in an alleged drug buy in the Judicial Center facility’s parking lot, across the street from the McDonough Police Department.

Clayton, Henry schools closed for holidays

The Clayton County school district will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, school officials have announced. The district will be closed the whole week, Nov. 21-25, and will re-open for normal business on Monday, Nov. 28. District officials added that, on Monday, the Clayton County Board of Education will hold its work session meeting at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.

Georgia Gift of Lights at AMS has holiday messages from NASCAR drivers

The backdrop of colorful lights glisten against the dark surroundings of the Atlanta Motor Speedway — distant complements to the holiday light displays running the length of grandstands at the Hampton raceway.

Bible Baptist Christian School celebrates Thanksgiving

Eight-year-old Ryanne Mullen gravitated toward the sweetest item on her plate, the cranberry sauce.

Thanksgiving travel to rise at Hartsfield-Jackson

It's that time of year again. The world's busiest airport is about to get even busier. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is expecting a 3 percent increase in Holiday travel, during the seven-day Thanksgiving period this year, over last year, according to Katena Carvajales, spokeswoman for Atlanta's airport.

Clayton Community Big Band prepping for holiday show

So, of whom is Santa Clause probably a bigger fan? Count Basie, or Glenn Miller?

11 emergency agencies participate in Henry exercise

Henry County officials filled a room at the county's Emergency Management Agency and 911 Center, to learn firsthand, how to handle a hazardous-material situation in case of an emergency.

The breath of life - Susan Bennett

Sometimes, in traditional, mainline, Protestant churches, too much talk about the Holy Spirit makes people nervous! And in my travels, I've come to believe that the Spirit is often the most-ignored person of the Trinity.

Henry Medical Center issues call for coats

The Henry Medical Center wants to help needy families in the Southern Crescent area to bundle up.

Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker likely to lose license for test refusal

Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker will likely lose his driving privileges, for at least a year, for refusing to submit to the state-administered chemical test for blood alcohol content, said Clayton County prosecutors.

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