News for Friday, September 23, 2011

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Party business raising eyebrows in McDonough

Yellow building making some see red

Kenn Yancey relocated his party-themed business to the McDonough Square. Some in the city, who have a strong penchant for clinging to the past, are not exactly celebrating with him.

Rex man arrested on sex charges

Clayton County police arrested a Rex man, Thursday, after neighborhood children complained he had allegedly exposed himself to them.

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Stockbridge worker acquires U.S. citizenship

Marvin Brown, who lives in Morrow, has worked in the Public Works Department of the City of Stockbridge for just over four years. He obtained his U.S. citizenship in July, after living in America for eight years.

State wants waiver on some education requirements

State School Superintendent John Barge, and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), say there is a good alternative to some of the accountability requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and are requesting that the U.S. Department of Education consider making some changes.

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Forsaking all, I trust Him! - Jim Bell

I think it’s good for a person to be successful in life and to accumulate wealth. It’s good for a person to enjoy life and to have fun, to be merry and to have some “good times.” Wealth, and money, in it’s self, is not evil, not necessarily wrong but it is the attitude, the thinking and the character of the owner which can make all the difference in the world with how wealth and power will be used.

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God’s strange and wonderful ways - Susan Bennett

We certainly know that God is more than capable of miraculous physical healing –– and in fact, we sometimes see it today, too. But more often than not, Jesus doesn’t choose to heal miraculously.

Evans, H. Neil Sr.

Mr. H. Neil Evans, Sr., 77, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away Sept. 21, 2011.

Walker, Mary Jaynes

Mrs. Mary Jaynes Walker, 76, of Locust Grove, passed away Sept. 22, 2011.

Studle, Susan Elizabeth

Susan Elizabeth Studle, 43, of McDonough, passed away Sept. 21, 2011.

Joiner, Myrtle Tompkins

Mrs. Myrtle Tompkins Joiner, 89, of McDonough, Ga., passed away Sept. 22, 2011.

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Smith, Germaine M.

Mrs. Germaine M. Smith died Sept. 18, 2011.

Hinote, William Thomas

William Thomas “Tom” Hinote, of Rex, Ga., was called to his eternal home on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.

Wade, Peggy L.

Mrs. Peggy L. Wade died Thursday evening, Sept. 22, 2011, at her daughter's home in Forsyth, Ga.

Whaley, Effie “Lee”

Effie "Lee" Whaley, 60, of Jonesboro, died on Sept. 21, 2011.

Shields, Harold Lamar

Mr. Harold Lamar Shields, of Jonesboro, passed away Sept. 23, 2011.

Tolan, John H.

John H. “Jack” Tolan, Jr., devoted son, brother, father, and partner, was born March 10th, 1949 to John Harris Tolan and Bernice Lawrence Tolan.

Cromer, Nicholas Elliott

Nicholas Elliott Cromer, 12, of McDonough, Ga., peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.

WKNDDAYCENTER9-2425-11Satur MISSING HEADLINE

Patients at the Jonesboro Adult Health and Day Support Center can get supplemental health care, while engaging in therapeutic activities that incorporate Nintendo Wiis and bowling, according to officials from the center and the company that runs it.

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Jonesboro adult care center provides support

Patients at the Jonesboro Adult Health and Day Support Center can get supplemental health care, while engaging in therapeutic activities that incorporate Nintendo Wiis and bowling, according to officials from the center and the company that runs it.

Jonesboro adult care center provides support

Patients at the Jonesboro Adult Health and Day Support Center can get supplemental health care, while engaging in therapeutic activities that incorporate Nintendo Wiis and bowling, according to officials from the center and the company that runs it.

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Parolee held in Henry County shooting

A Clayton County man, on parole from the Georgia Department of Corrections for murder, has been arrested on charges in connection with a shooting this week in Henry County.

Kroger customers round-up for cancer cause

Kroger grocery store customers can help bring awareness of ovarian cancer by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar amount. Today, through Sunday, customers can make their donations to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Spa event to provide services at reduced price

Mothers and their daughters will be able to join in a day of pampering today--at a minimal cost. Aqua 7 Spa in Morrow is hosting a "Mommy and Daughter" event from 4 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., at the spa located at 6680 Jonesboro Road, Suite 116, said Tanisha Rodriguez, assistant manager of Aqua 7 Spa.

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Youngsters engage in living history

Civil War battle reenactments this weekend

Eight-year-old David Osborne volunteered to join the makeshift platoon. His 14-year-old sister, Hannah Osborne, preferred to stand aside to watch her younger brother learn infantry moves and techniques used nearly 150 years ago.

Youngsters engage in living history

Eight-year-old David Osborne volunteered to join the makeshift platoon. His 14-year-old sister, Hannah Osborne, preferred to stand aside to watch her younger brother learn infantry moves and techniques used nearly 150 years ago.

Jonesboro property tax hearings to begin - again

The people of Jonesboro will get a chance to make their voices heard Monday morning on a proposal to re-institute a city property tax — for the fourth time in a month — as city leaders begin their second attempt, this year, to raise the town’s millage rate.

Race, barbecue competition to benefit outdoors initiative

Several events in Clayton County will benefit and celebrate the Kids Outdoors Georgia Children’s Initiative, said State Rep. Glenn Baker (D-Jonesboro).

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USG chancellor addresses business community

Henry “Hank” Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia, updated the local business community, Thursday, on the state of higher education in Georgia –– as he sees it.

Morrow Chili’s hosting St. Jude fund-raiser

Clayton County residents are being invited to help raise money for Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Monday, at the Chili’s restaurant, located at 2230 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Morrow.

Community bike rides to begin in Stockbridge

Government and education leaders in Stockbridge are joining forces to promote the importance of good health while showcasing a new recreation venue.

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