News for Monday, October 17, 2011

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Sellers, Robert Wayne

Robert Wayne Sellers, 51, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 15, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Thigpen, Dorothy P.

Mrs. Dorothy P. Thigpen, 83, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 14, 2011.

Austin, Christopher F.

Christopher F. Austin, 33, of McDonough, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

Adams, Marguerite

Marguerite Adams, of Hampton, passed away Oct. 15, 2011.

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Organization keeping seniors from going hungry

According to a study by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, in 2009, Georgia was ranked sixth –– out of the ten states reviewed –– in the number of senior citizens at risk of going hungry.

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Clayton Parks and Rec hosts ‘Terror’ trail

As Halloween draws near, Clayton County International Park will become a home for zombies, mutants and other types of ghastly ghouls, who will roam the woods in the park, at night, in search of warm-blooded humans to terrorize and torture.

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Friday Night Stars

These players had superb performances for their teams this weekend.

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Morrow mayoral candidate in ICU after hit-and-run

A candidate in Morrow’s mayoral election race is being treated in Grady Hospital’s intensive care unit following surgery to repair injuries he received during a hit-and-run automobile accident over the weekend, according to Morrow Police officials.

Hartsfield’s passenger traffic continues to increase

It’s the world’s busiest airport, and getting busier all the time.

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Lovejoy Council accepts mayor's resignation

A Lovejoy City Councilmember voted against accepting the mayor's resignation, Monday, saying he wanted allegations of voter fraud resolved, and not "swept under the rug."

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Police look for driver who hit teen

Principal uses car to block traffic, render help

Erica Browning had a bad feeling about her teenage son walking to Mundy's Mill High School last week, and wanted to drive him. But Maurice Freeman, 16, reassured her that he would be fine. "He told me that nothing was going to happen to him," said Browning. "He told me, 'Mom, I've been walking to school since I was 8 or 9 years old.'"

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Henry County man found after Mattie’s Call

Henry County Police canceled a Mattie’s Call for a man suffering with Alzheimer’s disease after his body was discovered in a hotel room.

Gas prices going up again in Georgia

After weeks of decreasing, crude oil and gasoline prices are back on the rise.

Austin, Christopher F.

Christopher F. Austin, 33, of McDonough, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

Pampered protesters - Michael Reagan

The hordes of so-called "protesters" now polluting the streets of several U.S. cities, including New York, are sending confused messages about their grievances.

Willful deafness when it comes to Occupy Wall Street - Tina Dupuy

I'm told the best thing about having a hearing aid is being able to turn it off around boring or annoying people. When someone wants to ask you for money. When you'd just like some quiet. There's a switch.

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Organization keeping seniors from going hungry

According to a study by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, in 2009, Georgia was ranked sixth –– out of the ten states reviewed –– in the number of senior citizens at risk of going hungry.

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Morrow mayoral candidate in ICU after hit-and-run

A candidate in Morrow’s mayoral election race is being treated in Grady Hospital’s intensive care unit following surgery to repair injuries he received during a hit-and-run automobile accident over the weekend, according to Morrow Police officials.

Henry County man found after Mattie's Call

Henry County Police canceled a Mattie's Call for a man suffering with Alzheimer's disease after his body was discovered in a hotel room.

Willful deafness when it comes to Occupy Wall Street - Tina Dupuy

I'm told the best thing about having a hearing aid is being able to turn it off around boring or annoying people. When someone wants to ask you for money. When you'd just like some quiet. There's a switch. You have the power to tune voices out.

Gas prices going up again in Georgia

After weeks of decreasing, crude oil and gasoline prices are back on the rise.

Hartsfield's passenger traffic continues to increase

It's the world's busiest airport, and getting busier all the time.

Lovejoy Council accepts mayor's resignation

A Lovejoy City Councilmember voted against accepting the mayor's resignation, Monday, saying he wanted allegations of voter fraud resolved, and not "swept under the rug."

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