News for Friday, February 17, 2012


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‘Tans for prom dress’ salon fund-raiser

High school selects recipients

X-clusive Tan, of McDonough, is accepting donations to help local high school girls attend their prom.

Citizens’ Fire Academy registration opens

Residents wanting to know more about the internal operations of the Henry County Fire Department, will soon be able to take part in the “Citizens’ Fire Academy.”

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Stockbridge woman to appear on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Unique Fields, of Stockbridge, will try her luck as a contestant on the popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune.”

Riverdale man, sought in 2010 murder, found

Wisdom Jeffery, 39, was the focus of two episodes of "America's Most Wanted," said Lt. Brian Crisp. Jeffery is charged with murder in the Aug. 11, 2010, shooting death of Corrissa Nicole Friends, 21. He is in custody pending extradition back to Georgia.

Alleged North Carolina arsonist jailed in Clayton County

A Florida man is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail, as authorities investigate a suspected arson at his North Carolina vacation home. The blaze on Feb. 13, nearly killed his disabled wife, police said.

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Brian Preston the new District II commissioner

Henry County now has school board vacancy

Changes keep coming in Henry County’s government. With the unanimous selection, Friday, of Board of Education Chairman Brian Preston as the new District II Commissioner, the search is now on for someone to represent the District II school board post he left.

Mother suing Clayton Schools over strip search

Angela Dawson, the mother of a Clayton County middle school student, has filed suit against the Clayton County School District, Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, former Eddie White Academy Assistant Principal Tyrus McDowell, and a former School Resource Officer, Ricky Redding

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Arts Clayton to celebrate Arté Gras

Arts Clayton decided to return to the roots behind "Arte Gras," its annual black-tie arts education fund-raiser, with a "Carnival" theme.

SCNI newspapers taking steps to improve efficiency

Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., parent company of the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald, has announced a series of initiatives designed to increase operating efficiency and enhance its reliance on the Internet as a means to disseminate news on a 24-hour basis.

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Faith is belief and trust in the truth — Jim Bell

All truths exclude their opposites. For instance, If Christianity is true, then anything opposed to Christianity is false.

Horton, Gary Rance

Gary Rance Horton, of Milner, Ga., passed away at home on Feb. 12, 2012.

Bradberry, Robert William “Bill”

Mr. Robert William “Bill” Bradberry, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away, Feb. 17, 2012.

Love, Sheila Justice

Sheila Justice Love, 72, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

Faith Notes - February 19, 2012

Fifth-year anniversary at Greater Works Baptist

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Fraternity donates heaters to Clayton seniors

Those who are homebound will get them

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, along with his brothers in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, wanted to do something to warm the hearts of seniors this winter.