News for Thursday, October 27, 2011

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What We’ve Learned

Only two weeks remain in the 2011 regular season. We hope you have been taking some good notes on what has transpired this season in Clayton and Henry counties. If you haven’t been watching as closely, staff writers Darryl Maxie and Derrick Mahone have provided a cheat sheet. We reflect on what we’ve learned about the 2011 season.

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Eight won’t be enough for Stockbridge

Look through the records, find it if you can — an eight-win football season at Stockbridge.

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Couple charged with child deprivation

A Hampton couple is in the Clayton County Jail, awaiting a first appearance hearing on multiple felonies related to alleged child deprivation, said police.

Lithonia man indicted in stalking case

Police said a Lithonia man violated a restraining order in March when he broke into his ex-wife's home and stabbed a man living there, in front of three young children.

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Pastor began, ended ministry at McDonough church

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church said farewell to its leader Wednesday. Senior Pastor Renita Helen Thomas, 51, died on Oct. 20, of cancer. She began serving as the church’s pastor on June 26.

Hammond, Mrs. Euna Lee

Mrs. Euna Lee Hammond, 86, of Forest Park, originally from Pickens County, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

Atlanta VA Medical Center hosts ‘Stand Down’

Saturday’s event provides services to homeless veterans

As part of a national drive to end homelessness among veterans by 2015, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a “Stand Down” event for veterans and their families Saturday.

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Rodeo comes to Nash Farm Friday, Saturday

Nash Farm Battlefield, at 100 Babbs Mill Road, in Hampton, will host the 2011 Nash Battlefield Rodeo, Friday and Saturday. Gates will open at 6 p.m., on Friday, and 5 p.m., on Saturday.

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Local breast cancer survivor hits the lottery, wins $277,000

Lucky ticket bought in Stockbridge

Jonesboro resident, Bessie Irene Rawls, has won in the Fantasy 5 Georgia Lottery game. The 54-year-old learned recently that her winning ticket was worth $277,844.

Faith Notes - October 28, 2011

Local churches plan Halloween events

Drew High School hosts breast cancer walk

The Parental Involvement Department at Charles Drew High School will try something new this year, and will host a breast cancer walk and Fall Festival.

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My arch enemy, and its crimes against travel - Curt Yeomans

I have an arch enemy, a nemesis, if you will, that is the bane of my traveling existence. It is the stretch of Interstate 20, in eastern Alabama, that lies between Birmingham and the Alabama-Georgia state line, or as I like to call it, The Highway of Never-ending Roadwork.

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The smells of home - Ronda Rich

Nothing warms the heart more than the smells of home.

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Funeral set for Riverdale Councilman Wayne Hall

Election votes cast for him will be void

The funeral for Riverdale Councilman Wayne Hall, 62, who was found dead in his home Monday, has been scheduled for next week.

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Paramedic takes top honor at annual event

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Paramedic Zach Botkin was honored Wednesday as the Public Safety Professional of the Year, largely because of his devotion to the community as a volunteer.

Water Authority recognized for budget

For the seventh year in a row, the Clayton County Water Authority's finance department has been recognized for outstanding governmental budgeting.

Hartsfield-Jackson launches web site for international terminal

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced on Wednesday that it has launched a special web site for the Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal –– www.atlanta-airport.com/internationalterminal.

Clayton State joins nationwide event honoring veterans

John Shiffert, director of university relations for Clayton State University, said that, on the heels of the ten-year anniversary of Sept. 11, the university will join a nationwide, grass-roots effort to honor the men and women who have lost their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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