News for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Ga. executes Davis; supporters claim injustice

JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

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New Stonecrest homes being added at Heron Bay

22 houses under construction

One of the largest subdivisions in Henry County is adding new homes.

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Green ‘humbly’ accepts new role at ELCA

After rushing for over 1,000 yards the past two seasons, Eagle’s Landing Christian running back Keyante Green was asked to perform a different role this season.

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Union Grove wary of Dutchtown, tough rematch with Ola

Not many teams take Union Grove to three sets in volleyball. Nobody has done it in the Wolverines’ last three matches.

Fatal crash could lead to criminal charges

A McDonough woman was killed in an auto accident Wednesday on Ga. Highway 20 east, near the entrance to the Indian Creek Overlook subdivision, in McDonough.

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Fallen deputy focus of softball tourney

At least 160 public safety and education officials are expected to come together this weekend in Lovejoy to remember Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Daly, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year, and to raise money to benefit his family.

Hot-Dog Time - Will Durst

OK, so we're broke.

We are innovative masters - Tom Purcell

While searching the Internet last week, I stumbled upon a Google Archives article that made me chuckle.

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Pets of the Week - Emma

Emma is a two and a half year old Maine Coon/Ragdoll mix.

Datebook - September 22, 2011

The Compassionate Friends to meet next month

Jackson, Florence S.

Florence S. Jackson, 86, of Morrow, passed away Sept. 19, 2011.

Operation Christmas Child launches in Southern Crescent

Efforts are underway to collect gifts for children, in anticipation of the holiday season.

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‘Getting Acquainted’

Administrators adjust to new jobs, new schools

Marie Hall, Thalise Perry, Milton Watson and Delmon Moore have a lot in common, being that they all are a week or less into new jobs in the Clayton County School System, trying to adjust to new locations, new students, new co-workers –– and in some cases –– markedly different duties.

DOE: Georgia ranks 5th in SAT takers

Minority students outperform counterparts nationwide

The State Board of Education recently announced that Georgia ranks 5th in the nation, in the number of high school students who took the Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT, this year.

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Pets of the Week - Emma

Emma is a two and a half year old Maine Coon/Ragdoll mix. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Before Emma was born, a beautiful but sickly and frail Ragdoll was found at Animal Control. She was pregnant, and clearly not strong enough to have babies without some intervention.

Sussmann, David A.

David A. Sussmann

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Pets of the Week - Chloe

Chloe is a five and a half year old Beagle mix. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. When Chloe was just a puppy, she was adopted from Clayton County Humane Society into what we hoped, would be a permanent home.

New Stonecrest homes being added at Heron Bay 22 houses under construction

One of the largest subdivisions in Henry County is adding new homes.

Union Grove wary of Dutchtown, tough rematch with Ola

Not many teams take Union Grove to three sets in volleyball. Nobody has done it in the Wolverines' last three matches.

Fallen deputy focus of softball tourney

At least 160 public safety and education officials are expected to come together this weekend in Lovejoy to remember Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year, and to raise money to benefit his family.

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'Getting Acquainted' Administrators adjust to new jobs, new schools

Marie Hall, Thalise Perry, Milton Watson and Delmon Moore have a lot in common, being that they all are a week or less into new jobs in the Clayton County School System, trying to adjust to new locations, new students, new co-workers –– and in some cases –– markedly different duties.

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Clayton BOC approves Wade Starr’s employment contract

County manager agreement lasts till 2013

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners narrowly approved an employment contract, Tuesday night, to have Wade Starr as its county manager until the summer of 2013.

No-Pledge Pledge - Peter Funt

Even if Jon Huntsman's presidential ambitions are quashed by the Perry-Romney juggernaut, politicians in both parties would be wise to consider something Huntsman said during a recent GOP debate:

A fix for Congress must run deep - Lee Hamilton

There were plenty of reasons to be somber as we marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks recently.

Tales from the front: Couponers share success stories

I love sharing coupon tips I receive from readers. Here are some more stories about saving in the grocery aisles.

Backus, Jean

Mrs. Jean Backus, 66, entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.

Lord, Sybil W.

Sybil W. Lord, of Griffin, passed away on Sept. 20, 2011.

Sussmann, David A.

Mr. David A. Sussmann, 79, of Jonesboro, died Sept. 19, 2011.

Atlanta businessman latest arrest at airport

An Atlanta businessman was arrested Monday morning after airport transportation security officials reportedly found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

School Notebook - September 21, 2011

Free GED prep classes at Riverdale library

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