News for Monday, August 6, 2012


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Mrs. Janice K. Vitale

Mrs. Janice K. Vitale, 69, of Jonesboro, passed away, Aug. 5, 2012.

Mr. Grady Matthews

Mr. Grady Matthews, 75, of Fayetteville passed away on Aug. 3, 2012.

John Damon Walker

John Damon Walker, 38, of McDonough, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5.

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Congressman’s scholarship recipients include Clayton, Henry pupils

Two Southern Crescent teens were among the six students from the 13th Congressional District who received Congressional Black Caucus scholarships Monday from U.S. Congressman David Scott and his wife, Alfredia, at his Smyrna Constituent’s Aid Office.

Pair faces arson charges

A Riverdale man has been arrested for arson in connection with a July 25 blaze that forced a mom and her toddler to jump from a second-story window, said authorities.

Suspected shooter caught in Nashville

A convicted felon in and out of state prison since 1996 has been charged with murder in last week’s shooting of a man at a Stockbridge Taco Bell, said authorities.

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Convicted deputy killer faces life in prison

Bun expected to be sentenced Thursday

A Riverdale man is expected to be sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy more than a year ago.

Scores show up at Chick-fil-A back-to-school soiree

County residents ignored the high temperatures and high humidity Saturday to attend the annual Chick-fil-A back-to-school bash.