News for Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Datebook - October 27, 2011

Chamber hosts ‘Early Bird Breakfast’ today

Breast cancer month and making donations

BBB: Don’t be misled or scammed

Many people are making donations for breast cancer research, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Pets of the Week - Branson

Branson is a 2 year old YorkiePoo.

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Pets of the Week - Malachi and Sampson

These 2 precious little boys are part of a litter of 5 kittens who were abandoned at a church, when they were only 2 weeks old.

Wright, Jr., Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen Wright, Jr., 66, of Jonesboro, entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emigh, Jr., Bradford Allen

Bradford Allen Emigh, Jr., 44, died on Friday evening, Oct. 7, 2011. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., the son of Brad and Alice Emigh, of McDonough, Ga.

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Morrow woman’s garden grows uncommon sweet potatoes

Morrow resident, Ida Harris-Johnson, just wanted to show her grandchildren how a garden works, but she said even she was surprised by the results she got from her sweet potatoes.

Henry seeks to lure TV, filmmakers

Local government leaders are working to generate revenue for the area by making the community more attractive to film and television producers.

Wearing my debate fatigues - Will Durst

Time to sound the alarm on an ominous political epidemic sweeping the nation today.

The way Halloween should be - Tom Purcell

Not until it got dark!

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Historic cemetery tour a success in Henry

People from throughout the Southern Crescent area gathered among hundreds of headstones, recently, to hear tales of Henry County’s past.

Man charged in stabbing death

A Rex man has been charged in the stabbing death of an acquaintance visiting from Augusta, said Clayton County police.

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Breast cancer doctor inspired by his mom

At 82, Doris Galloway is a breast cancer survivor.

Grant to enhance child pedestrian safety

Clayton County officials want to ensure the safety of all pedestrians, but there is particular concern with the safety of children who are pedestrians.

Riverdale Councilman Wayne Hall dies at 62

Riverdale City Councilman Wayne Franklin Hall, 62, was found dead in his home, Sunday, according to city officials.

Medicare enrollment available until Dec. 7

The open enrollment period for persons, who wish to receive Medicare, or are currently participating, is now available. Enrollees can also choose a new plan, or opt to remain in their current one, according to state officials.

School Notebook - October 26, 2011

Drew High School hosting first ‘Breast Cancer Walk’ Saturday

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Morrow City Council OKs alcohol catering sales

Members of the Morrow City Council, Tuesday, unanimously approved a new city ordinance allowing “off-premises” alcohol sales at catered events, which a top city official said will open up a new revenue source for the town.

Man charged in stabbing death

A Rex man has been charged in the stabbing death of an acquaintance visiting from Augusta, said Clayton County police.

Grant to enhance child pedestrian safety

Clayton County officials want to ensure the safety of all pedestrians, but there is particular concern with the safety of children who are pedestrians.

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Morrow bank fails, assets sold

Community Capital’s now State Bank and Trust

Community Capital Bank became the state's 22nd financial institution to fail this year when it closed recently, but it has reopened as State Bank and Trust.

Turner, LaRue Grogan

Mrs. LaRue Grogan Turner, 93, of Atlanta, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

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Local hairdresser finds cancer through self-exam

For Elaine Henderson, the journey of a lifetime began with a single lump.

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Riverdale Councilman Wayne Hall dies at 62

Riverdale City Councilman Wayne Franklin Hall, 62, was found dead in his home, Sunday, according to city officials.

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Breast cancer doctor inspired by his mom

Former air traffic controller, now specialist

At 82, Doris Galloway is a breast cancer survivor.

Henry Medical Center hosts obstetrics nursing seminar Nov. 9

Registration is ongoing for a program that provides instruction for the care of new, and expectant mothers.

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