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DHL makes donation in Daly's memory

The mother of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty in July said Friday her son would be pleased to see something positive come out of such a senseless tragedy.

Inclement weather fails to dampen NASCAR

A cool mist sprayed the track that day, a dreary overcast Tuesday in rural Hampton, Ga. Atlanta Motor Speedway General Manager Ed Clark recalled standing in victory lane, and speaking with the victor in the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race -- Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet.

Morrow church will bury time capsule Sunday

A Morrow church will host a ceremony Sunday to bury a time capsule to be opened in 50 years. Sam Obi, spokesman for St. Augustine Episcopal Church, said the ceremony starts at 12:30 p.m. and is a first for the church. The capsule will hold a variety of items for future generations to discover.

9/11 lunch planned for Morrow public-safety officers

The political parties they affiliate themselves with are not known to often see eye-to-eye on issues, but two neighbors in Morrow, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, are planning to work together this weekend to honor the town's public-safety officers on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

9/11 lunch planned for Morrow public-safety officers

The political parties they affiliate themselves with are not known to often see eye-to-eye on issues, but two neighbors in Morrow, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, are planning to work together this weekend to honor the town's public-safety officers on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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County-wide 9/11 ceremony set in Locust Grove

Artist unveils works honoring terror victims

Starting today, efforts are under way to remember and honor first responders, and others who died on Sept. 11, ten years ago.

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Terrorist attack shock waves felt worldwide

Across the globe, families of 9/11 victims mourn

In a Lithuanian cemetery, a world away from ground zero, the twin towers still stand. Vladimir Gavriushin lays white roses near the 6-foot granite replicas of the World Trade Center’s skyscrapers, a memorial he built to honor his daughter, Yelena, one of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11.

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‘No wiggle room’ for teams in Region 4-AAAA

Most teams have the luxury of playing one or two tune-up games before they jump into their region schedule. In Region 4-AAAA, that is not an option.

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Police searching for Riverdale woman

Pat C. Moss, of Riverdale, Daniel said, has dementia and was last seen early in the morning on Sept. 4, at the 700 block of Redland Drive, in Riverdale.

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Lovejoy defense stifles North Clayton for 24-0 victory

The tone of the game was established at the outset Thursday. Three plays in, Lovejoy’s pressure on defense started creating problems for North Clayton — difficulties that the Eagles never managed to solve.

Local ceremony set for 10th anniversary of 9/11

Public safety personnel from across Clayton County will come together Sunday at 6 p.m., for a memorial ceremony to observe the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that both shocked, and changed, America.

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Murray leads Drew to a 34-9 region win

Behind a three-touchdown performance from junior quarterback Jay Murray, Drew defeated host Spalding 34-9 in its Region 4-AAA opener Thursday night at Memorial Stadium in Griffin.

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Wole Ralph, Chili’s partner for fund-raiser

Clayton County Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph put his skills as a politician to the test at Chili’s Restaurant in Morrow, Thursday night.

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ELCA sweeps Jonesboro in volleyball

At the beginning of each game, Jonesboro looked as if it was going to pull the upset over Eagle’s Landing Christian Thursday.

Faith Notes - September 9, 2011

Pastor’s 31st anniversary at Dixon Grove Baptist

Teen indicted in death of girl

A 15-year-old Ellenwood boy has been indicted in the February shooting death of his former girlfriend.

Teens to model recycled fashions

The Forest Park Teen Council and other organizations will present a fashion show Saturday featuring outfits made from recyclable materials.

Witness freed from jail, must testify

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Matthew O. Simmons released a jailed former sheriff's employee from contempt charges, Thursday, with several conditions, including that she testify before a special grand jury Sept. 16.

Jonesboro’s Main Street to close temporarily Saturday

A two-block section of Jonesboro’s Main Street, from West Mill Street, to College Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic for 19 hours Saturday for an event hosted by Arts Clayton, according to the town’s Mayor, Luther Maddox.

Lovejoy’s Fall Fest set for Saturday

Food, games, music and vendors are just a few of the things Lovejoy residents, and those from surrounding communities, will be able to enjoy this Saturday, said Lovejoy’s City Manager Sebastian Jackson.

Ainsworth, Elvida “Bunnie”

Elvida “Bunnie” Ainsworth died Sept. 4, 2011.

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Dixie Dew, the aspiring writer - Ronda Rich

Dixie Dew being the adoring dachshund, uh child, that she is, insists on being wherever I am. In the office, she’s on the balcony or sofa beside me. On the back porch, she stands guard to chase away any unwanted critters. In the kitchen, she often tucks into the fourth step on the stair case a few feet away and sleeps, content that I am nearby, working to earn a living.

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How to listen to a politician - Lee Hamilton

Most successful politicians are smart, articulate, and highly skilled at parsing their words. Above all, they want to win your vote. So you can be sure they won’t tell you what you don’t want to hear. But this is not the same thing as telling you what you do want to hear.

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It'S Back To Work For Luella

Luella coach Nic Vasilchek says his team’s 21-day layoff might have come out the best time of the season. The Lions, who are 3-0, open their Region 2-AAAAA schedule Friday against visiting East Coweta, which also has the same record.

Elca Sweeps Jonesboro In Volleyball

At the beginning of each game, Jonesboro looked as if it was going to pull the upset over Eagle's Landing Christian Thursday.

Murray Leads Drew To A 34-9 Region Win

Behind a three-touchdown performance from junior quarterback Jay Murray, Drew defeated host

County-Wide 9/11 Ceremony Set In Locust Grove Artist unveils works honoring terror victims

Stockbridge artist, Barbara Frazier, said that after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, she wanted to find a way to remember the victims, and to encourage others to do so.

How To Listen To A Politician - Lee Hamilton

As summer draws to a close and next year's political campaigns get down to brass tacks, you're going to be hearing a lot more from politicians seeking your vote.

'No Wiggle Room' For Teams In Region 4-Aaaa

Most teams have the luxury of playing one or two tune-up games before they jump into their region schedule.

Dixie Dew, The Aspiring Writer - Ronda Rich

It is true that I have a nice, comfortable office, arranged with all a writer needs for inspiration, including French doors that open onto a balcony which overlooks the front pasture.

Lovejoy Defense Stifles North Clayton For 24-0 Victory

The tone of the game was established at the outset Thursday. Three plays in, Lovejoy's pressure on defense started creating problems for North Clayton — difficulties that the Eagles never managed to solve.

Teen indicted in death of girl

A 15-year-old Ellenwood boy has been indicted in the February shooting death of his former girlfriend.

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