News for Friday, October 14, 2011

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DA pressures Lovejoy mayor to resign

Lovejoy Mayor Joseph Murphy resigned Thursday to stop a special grand jury investigation into allegations of voter fraud involving him, and members of his family, said Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

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‘Kidnapped’ Forest Park siblings return home

Michael Madrigal is happy to be back at home in Forest Park, a month after police said his father kidnapped him and his three siblings.

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‘Lights On Afterschool’ events set for Oct. 20

McDonough Elementary, located in McDonough, will be one of thousands of schools nationwide with afterschool programs that will be taking part in the 12th Annual Lights On Afterschool observance.

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Businessman indicted on sexual misconduct charges

A prominent Henry County businessman, William Leonard Abbate, was indicted this week on 24 sexual misconduct charges involving a minor.

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Herman Cain’s support appears strong nationally, locally

Hometown residents, businesses offer backing

While Herman Cain is enjoying a boost in national polls regarding his candidacy for president, his supporters in Henry County are expressing optimism, too, that Henry County’s favorite son has a chance to win his bid for the highest elective office in the land.

School officials: No review for counterfeit policy

A Dutchtown High School student, reported to have been suspended for unknowingly using counterfeit money to purchase an item during a school fund-raiser, is back at school. The case garnered much attention in the news media.

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First four offenders sentenced to ‘Drug Court’

Henry program alternative to prison

Four inmates are scheduled to be released from the Henry County Jail Monday, as part of the new Henry County Drug Court.

IRS reminds Georgians of Oct. 17 tax deadline

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding the estimated 275,000 Georgians, who requested a six-month filing extension in April, that the deadline to file their 2010 federal tax returns is Monday, Oct. 17.

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Praise the Lord our God, for He rules - Jim Bell

When we have decisions to make, we should pray for guidance and learn to depend on the Lord in everything we do.

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Gratitude and giving - Susan Bennett

I’ll bet each of us has prayed one of those desperate prayers at one time or another. You know the kind: “Lord, if you’ll just get me out of this jam, I’ll, (1) be good forever, (2) go to church every Sunday, ( 3) do something wonderful for you, (4) all of the above.

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Atlanta's High Museum features masterpieces of modern art

"Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters" at the High Museum of Art brings together more than 100 works by 14 influential 20th-century artists pulled from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and shown together for the first time in the Southeast.

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First four offenders sentenced to 'Drug Court'

Four inmates are scheduled to be released from the Henry County Jail Monday, as part of the new Henry County Drug Court.

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Ralph DUI case moved to Fulton State Court

A driving under the influence case involving Clayton County Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph was bound over to Fulton County State Court, from Atlanta Municipal Court, on Thursday. The change came after reporters from three news outlets, including the Clayton News Daily, met with a municipal court judge and prosecutors, and pressed them about Ralph’s relationship with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

Arts Clayton showcases top photography entries

Photographs of a child splashing his feet in a lake, a hummingbird floating near a spider web, and several images of far-off destinations are on display this month at the Arts Clayton Gallery, in Jonesboro.

'Kidnapped' Forest Park siblings return home

Michael Madrigal is happy to be back at home in Forest Park, a month after police said his father kidnapped him and his three siblings.

School officials: No review for counterfeit policy

A Dutchtown High School student, reported to have been suspended for unknowingly using counterfeit money to purchase an item during a school fund-raiser, is back at school. The case garnered much attention in the news media.

IRS reminds Georgians of Oct. 17 tax deadline

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding the estimated 275,000 Georgians, who requested a six-month filing extension in April, that the deadline to file their 2010 federal tax returns is Monday, Oct. 17.

Businessman indicted on sexual misconduct charges

A prominent Henry County businessman, William Leonard Abbate, was indicted this week on 24 sexual misconduct charges involving a minor.

'Lights On Afterschool' events set for Oct. 20

Makayla Pritchett rambled on about her favorite things to do in the after-school program at McDonough Elementary School.

Praise the Lord our God, for He rules - Jim Bell

Psalm 33 is a liturgy of praise of the Lord, our sovereign God. In the Psalms, calls for praise and motivations for praise belong to the language of praise.

DA pressures Lovejoy mayor to resign

Lovejoy Mayor Joseph Murphy resigned Thursday to stop a special grand jury investigation into allegations of voter fraud involving him, and members of his family, said Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

Herman Cain's support appears strong nationally, locally Hometown residents, businesses offer backing

While Herman Cain is enjoying a boost in national polls regarding his candidacy for president, his supporters in Henry County are expressing optimism, too, that Henry County's favorite son has a chance to win his bid for the highest elective office in the land.

Police say parents tried to fight children at game

CARROLLTON — Police say some parents tried to fight 11- and 12-year-old football players during a chaotic scene at a recreational game in Carroll County.

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