News for Friday, August 10, 2012


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Hynes to CSU freshmen: Study, study, study

Clayton State University President Tim Hynes gave incoming freshmen what he said were “nine hints” for academic success at Friday’s new student convocation at Spivey Hall.

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HOME-GROWN TALENT: 10 college football players from the Southern Crescent to watch

Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald staff writer Brian Paglia picks 10 players from the Southern Crescent who should have the biggest impact on the biggest stages this college football season.

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Three Drug Court graduates recall long roads to recovery

Ebonecke Ford was one of three Drug Court graduates to stand tall in front of cheering family and friends Thursday night and share the story of her rocky path to recovery. Troy Patterson and Meshia Dozier also weathered the storm to finish the intensive program.

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Tax-free holiday ends at midnight

This weekend marks Georgia’s first sales-tax holiday since 2009, and sales of back-to-school items exempted from sales tax were brisk Friday, according to Clayton County merchants.

Congressman’s health fair a week away

Clayton County residents will soon be able to undergo free prostate and breast exams.

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Computer projects season outcome

The computer has spoken. And from the looks of it, this should be a good year for football in the Southern Crescent.

Wanted: Relatives of three WWII servicemen

Historical group wants to record their stories

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. President Barbara Emert is doing her best Uncle Sam impersonation. She wants relatives of three men from Jonesboro, who died while fighting in World War II, to step forward.

Forest Park agency gets community grant

Organization prepares to recognize volunteers

The county’s only Keep America Beautiful affiliate got an improvement grant and is gearing up to recognize the many volunteers that help the organization live up to its title.

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Heatley rallies teachers, staff for new year

At a pep rally at Tara Stadium to mark the start of the new school year, Clayton County schools superintendent Edmond Heatley praised teachers and staff for helping regain the system’s accreditation.

Genealogical Society to discuss DNA, ancestry link

The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc., will meet on Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., in the Educational Building of First Baptist Church of McDonough. The scheduled guest speaker for the free event is Terry Barton, co-founder and president of He will speak on autosomal DNA, which is used as a test to determine a person’s genealogy.

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Appeal made for ailing Clayton, Henry teacher

Retired educator diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Longtime teacher Bernice Fausel was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six months ago, and Lake, along with her friends, are appealing for help for the family, to defray some of the costs accumulated in treating the former teacher.