News for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Union Grove breezes into softball’s second round

In the Living Up to Expectations Department, Morrow and No. 1-ranked Union Grove played to a tie Wednesday, which explains why Morrow coach Candice Jones could smile about her girls after they suffered twin 23-0 beatings.

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Ola defeats Mundy’s Mill to advance to second round

After missing the state playoffs last season, Ola coach Gidget Gue saw a lot more sense of urgency in her team this season.

Parolee indicted on drug charges

A convicted felon, on parole, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly trafficking cocaine about a year after being released from state prison, according to Clayton County Superior Court records.

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Morrow moving to allow off-site alcohol sales

Alcohol may soon be allowed to flow at catered events in the City of Morrow, if the city council passes a proposed ordinance to permit off-premises alcohol sales.

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$6 million Rock Quarry Road construction begins Friday

Motorists in the Southern Crescent area, primarily in Henry and Clayton counties, who routinely use Rock Quarry Road as a cut through from North Henry Boulevard, to Eagles Landing Parkway, will have to find another short cut. starting Friday.

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Fire Explorers compete, train at annual event

Firefighters, and other first responders, were youngsters once, and many were “Fire Explorers,” like the ones recently hosted by the Henry County Fire Department. Seventy-six young men and women from throughout the Southern Crescent area –– representing fire departments in the Asheville, N. C., Clarkesville, Ga., and in Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton and Rockdale counties –– competed in the annual Fire Explorer Expo.

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Spivey Hall offering ticket discount to educators

Local teachers with a love of music can now enjoy concerts at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall at a steep discount, the school announced on Wednesday.

Shumate, Leon

Mr. Leon Shumate was born on Feb. 13, 1925. He entered into rest on Oct. 11, 2011.

Lanier, Mrs. Sara G.

Mrs. Sara G. Lanier, 86, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

Allred, Kendrick Juwan

Kendrick Juwan Allred, age 11, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.

Datebook - October 13, 2011

Southern Regional’s Diabetes Support Group meets today

Women charged in alleged Wal-Mart theft

A Riverdale Wal-Mart employee has been charged in connection with the theft of store funds, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court records.

Delta beats all carriers in annual airline survey

Delta Air Lines recently won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey, said Delta’s president, in a memo addressing the company’s 80,000 employees.

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Southern Crescent youngsters jumping for fitness

Locals join campaign for world record

This week, youths around the Southern Crescent joined their peers from around the country in order to achieve a world record.

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Rhonda Brock’s special day, special cause

Henry County Schools employees gathered in the auditorium of the district’s central office, Tuesday, to celebrate the birthday of long-time employee, Rhonda Brock.

Galloway, Ernestine

Mrs. Ernestine Galloway, 92, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.

It's My Money! - Will Durst

Ah, October. Patio umbrellas down. Storm windows up. The turning of the leaves. The crisping of our ears. Playoff baseball. Halloween just a few weeks off.

‘I Love Lucy’ turns 60 - Danny Tyree

The landmark television program, "I Love Lucy," celebrates its 60th anniversary on Oct. 15, and I hope the digital age doesn't make a catastrophe of the show's legacy.

A card for every lousy occasion - Tom Purcell

“Boy, the wife is getting on my nerves. She keeps giving me sympathy cards for being unemployed."

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Pets of the Week - Taylor

Taylor is a 2 year old Border Collie mix.

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Pets of the Week - Avalanche

Avalanche is a one and a half year old solid white, domestic shorthair.

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Pets of the Week - Avalanche

Avalanche is a one and a half year old solid white, domestic shorthair. He has been neutered and fully vaccinated. This handsome young guy was found sitting at Animal Control. Since coming to the CCHS shelter, he has endeared himself to everyone who visits the cat room. He stands on his back legs, and begs to be picked up. Once he gets what he wants, he just seems to melt into whoever has just been conned into picking him up.....kneading and purring with sheer contentment. This is truly a cat who wants to be held and loved on. For more information, 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 - Taylor

Taylor is a 2 year old Border Collie mix. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Taylor was abandoned when her former family moved and "forgot" to put her in the car when they left...not likely. CCHS volunteers realized the poor dog had been left behind, and began feeding her and trying to find someone to take her permanently. Unfortunately, Animal Control was called and Taylor ended up sitting in a cage, slated for death. Once located, she was immediately pulled and taken to the CCHS shelter. She is a very sweet girl with people, but she does not seem to take well to other dogs. She should probably be an "only pet". Typical of Border Collies, she is full of energy and would do well with an active family who can keep her busy. She has shown herself to be extremely intelligent and appears to learn things quickly and easily. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at 770-471-9436. To see other adoptable CCHS animals, please visit our Petfinder pages at www.petfinder.com and use our 30236 zip code for your search.

Parolee indicted on drug charges

A convicted felon, on parole, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly trafficking cocaine about a year after being released from state prison, according to Clayton County Superior Court records.

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Morrow moving to allow off-site alcohol sales

Alcohol may soon be allowed to flow at catered events in the City of Morrow, if the city council passes a proposed ordinance to permit off-premises alcohol sales.

Women charged in alleged Wal-Mart theft

A Riverdale Wal-Mart employee has been charged in connection with the theft of store funds, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court records.

It's My Money! - Will Durst

Ah, October. Patio umbrellas down. Storm windows up. The turning of the leaves. The crisping of our ears. Playoff baseball. Halloween just a few weeks off.

A card for every lousy occasion - Tom Purcell

"Boy, the wife is getting on my nerves. She keeps giving me sympathy cards for being unemployed."

Ola defeats Mundy's Mill to advance to second round

After missing the state playoffs last season, Ola coach Gidget Gue saw a lot more sense of urgency in her team this season.

Delta beats all carriers in annual airline survey

Delta Air Lines recently won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey, said Delta's president, in a memo addressing the company's 80,000 employees.

$6 million Rock Quarry Road construction begins Friday

Motorists in the Southern Crescent area, primarily in Henry and Clayton counties, who routinely use Rock Quarry Road as a cut through from North Henry Boulevard, to Eagles Landing Parkway, will have to find another short cut. starting Friday.

'I Love Lucy' turns 60 - Danny Tyree

The landmark television program, "I Love Lucy," celebrates its 60th anniversary on Oct. 15, and I hope the digital age doesn't make a catastrophe of the show's legacy.

Union Grove breezes into softball's second round

In the Living Up to Expectations Department, Morrow and No. 1-ranked Union Grove played to a tie Wednesday, which explains why Morrow coach Candice Jones could smile about her girls after they suffered twin 23-0 beatings.

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