News for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Newspaper offices closing for holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24.

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Food drives address growing community needs

The piles of donated canned goods began to stack up at the Stockbridge-based food pantry just a week before the Thanksgiving holiday. These first offerings will aid Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Food Pantry in fulfilling a hefty need within the Henry County community.

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Spreading holiday cheer with Thanksgiving baskets

A turkey, and a box filled with all the trimmings to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, were delivered to Sandra and Jesse Bell Tuesday morning by Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell (not related), and Clayton County Senior Services staff members.

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Santa set to visit Jonesboro firehouse museum

Children can take pictures with ‘Saint Nick’

The Jonesboro Firehouse Museum and Community Center is slated to host a “pictures with Santa” event, on Dec. 3, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. Families will be invited to bring their children — and their cameras — to the museum, located at 103 West Mill St., in Jonesboro.

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Morrow enacts moratorium on 'pill mills'

The Morrow City Council took steps this week to bar controversial “pill mills” from the city, until tougher state rules concerning the distribution of pharmaceuticals go into effect in 2013.

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Santa set to visit Jonesboro firehouse museum

Local children soon will be able to check out “Santa Claus” on one of his vintage rides, in Jonesboro.

Bar workers, cops offer conflicting testimony

For the second day, a compliance hearing officer viewed video clips of sexually suggestive behavior inside a Forest Park bar and restaurant that is contrary to what the city ordinance allows.

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Lovejoy is proving it's playoff worthy

Coming into the Class AAAA playoffs, Lovejoy, and Region 4-AAAA, had a lot to prove.

A woman's job - Ronda Rich

A couple of years ago, I was in Fayetteville, Ark., having dinner with a few folks including two of the loveliest people I know –– Gen and Frank Broyles.

Jonesboro attorney inducted into service chapter

A Jonesboro attorney, and former Clayton County assistant district attorney, has been inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

One more mile to go for ELCA, Lovejoy

Keyante Green's injury might have been the best thing that could've happened to Eagle's Landing Christian, in a weird sort of way. It forced the Chargers to look for other options.

Jonesboro businesses in 'holding pattern' over crepe myrtles

The possibility of Jonesboro's crepe myrtles being lit up for the holiday season was stuck in limbo this week as city officials sent out mixed signals about whether they were ready to begin decorating the trees.

Tips for navigating through 'Cyber Monday'

For those who love to shop online, Cyber Monday may have replaced Black Friday, but folks shouldn't be too trustworthy when shopping by the click of a button, according to a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

Spreading holiday cheer with Thanksgiving baskets

A turkey, and a box filled with all the trimmings to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, were delivered to Sandra and Jesse Bell Tuesday morning by Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell (not related), and Clayton County Senior Services staff members.

CSU retirees establish scholarship for graduate students

The Clayton State University Retirees Association (CSRA) raised $25,000, and will use the money to establish a fully-endowed graduate student scholarship at the university, said John Shiffert, director of university relations.

Unfortunate reality (TV) - Tom Purcell

"Do you know what I want to be when I grow up, Daddy?"

Faith Notes - November 25, 2011

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Newspaper offices closing for holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24. In addition, the offices will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and Friday Nov. 25 –– at 2 p.m., both days. They will re-open for normal business at 8 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 28. However, to reach the newsrooms, call (770) 478-5753 (Clayton), or (770) 957-9161 (Henry). To report a problem with delivery, call the circulation department, at (770) 477-7323.

Center residents talk turkey, holiday memories

Jamuel Tarrant's memories of childhood Thanksgiving meals include hunting rabbits with his brother, the bounty of which sometimes ended up on the holiday table, along with chicken.

How Stately Oaks Plantation celebrated Thanksgiving in the 19th century

It was 1839, and not a single Kroger, Publix or Ingles grocery store was in sight.

Volunteers sought for Community Cares Toy Shop

Organizers anticipate a need for hundreds of volunteers in Henry County's first Community Cares Toy Shop Program next month.

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