News for Thursday, August 9, 2012


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Bun gets life without parole plus 70 years

Following the recommendation for the maximum sentence from Daly's family and the District Attorney's Office, Johnathan Bun was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 70 years.

Fay Crawford

Fay Crawford, of Forest Park, passed away on Aug. 8, 2012.

Mr. Richard Reynolds

Mr. Richard Reynolds, 84, of Lake City, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.

Mrs. Nancy Sue Rosch Brown

Mrs. Nancy Sue Rosch Brown, of Jonesboro, passed away on Aug. 7, 2012, at the age of 71.

Electra K. Collier

Electra K. Collier, 90, formerly of Molena, Ga., passed away at her residence in Jonesboro on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.

Endorsements flow in BOC District 3 run-off

Ringer supports Rooks, commissioners and ministers back Ralph

An attorney seeking to unseat Clayton County Commission Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph in a run-off later this month announced Thursday she has picked up the endorsement of a former opponent.

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VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Despite title, ELCA embracing underdog role

Before Eagle’s Landing Christian won its first ever volleyball state championship, there was crying.

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ROAD TO KICKOFF: Riverdale looks to close the gap this season

Last year, the Riverdale Raiders lost six games by an average of just over nine points. Included in those were heartbreakers to arguably the top two teams in the Southern Crescent.

New rec center needs resident advice

Officials want programming input

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host three public input meetings in coming weeks regarding the center which is under construction at the Gerald A. Matthews Complex on McDonough Road.

BOC sinks teeth into animal ordinances

Changes are minor though

In a largely housekeeping move, the Clayton County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to replace all of the county’s animal ordinances. The new ordinances are virtually word for word the same as the old animal ordinances but references to Official Code of Georgia Annotated sections were changed to reflect new code section numbers for the state’s animal laws.

Kids feel good, parents feel better

The open houses were an opportunity for students and parents to see their classrooms and meet their teachers. While some students also registered Thursday, most had already taken care of it.

Cussing and crying — Ronda Rich

The end of time must be near, I concluded. After all, strange things are suppose to happen before time concludes. Trust me when I tell you — really strange things are happening around here.

Atlanta region population growth ‘slower-than-normal’

Population growth in metropolitan Atlanta, including Henry and Clayton counties, appears to be on a downward slide, according to the area’s numbers crunchers.

Bun gets life without parole plus 70 years

Convicted cop killer Johnathan Bun was sentenced to the maximum allowed under the law Thursday morning after a scathing denunciation by Clayton County Superior Court Chief Judge Deborah Benefield.