News for Friday, February 3, 2012


All Stories

Tease photo

Senior Center promotes fitness with Super Bowl Party

There is only one thing to remember if a person every plays Super Bowl trivia with New England native, Yolanda Purvis — the answer to every question is “Tom Brady.”

Tease photo

Celebrated teacher to speak at Clayton State

Jadun McCarthy, an English Language Arts teacher at Northeast Health Science Magnet High School, in Bibb County, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for Clayton State University’s “Education Speaker Series” on Monday, Feb. 6. The event is free, and open to the public.

Officials want safe roads Super Bowl weekend

Drivers under the influence have alternatives

Football fans –– from coast to coast –– are eagerly waiting Super Bowl Sunday, on Feb. 5, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants the public to celebrate responsibly.

Tease photo

Wanda Stanley was battered, expert testifies

Accused murderer had other motives, prosecutor says

Closing arguments are expected, Monday, in the murder trial of Wanda Stanley in Henry County Superior Court.

Tease photo

Former ‘missing’ boy in foster care, father in jail

A Riverdale father under the influence of alcohol apparently forgot that he asked a relative to baby-sit his son for a long weekend, sparking a near 12-hour police search for the boy, Thursday.

Victor Hill’s attorney to oppose gag order

Defense attorney Musa Ghanayem said Friday that Hill has "every right" to respond to the allegations being made against him.

Tease photo

Hartsfield-Jackson breaks passenger volume record

Airport continues as ‘world’s busiest’

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport continues its streak of owning the title of “world’s busiest airport,” the 14th consecutive year with the designation.

A Friend’s House kicks off fund-raising blitz

Charity benefits Southern Crescent ‘children in crisis’

The Day of Love event starts at 1 p.m., with its “All You Need is Love” race event –– a 5K run, one-mile run, and a Tot Trot. Then, at 6:30 p.m., patrons are asked to attend the “All You Need is Love” dinner and dancing in McDonough, which will feature The Sean Shuffler Band, a local house band.

Tease photo

Judge orders ‘bomb threat’ student evaluated

A Clayton County Juvenile Court judge ordered a Morrow teen to be evaluated, but not detained after his arrest Wednesday, for making three bomb threats against his high school.

Allen, Jennie Lee Gray

Mrs. Jennie Lee Gray Allen, 87, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 1, 2012.

Williford, Phyllis

Phyllis Williford, 67, of McDonough, passed away on Feb. 1, 2012.

Franklin, Deonna Lynn Smith

Deonna Lynn Smith Franklin, 41, of Rex, passed away at her home on Jan. 31, 2012.

Hunter, Robert “Bob”

Mr. Robert “Bob” Hunter, 66, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.

Barnett, Doyal Mitchell

Doyal Mitchell Barnett, 76, of Riverdale, died Feb. 3, 2012.

Tease photo

A refreshing experience with our brave soldiers — Jim Bell

One U.S. troop passing through the Atlanta Airport told me a story, about his first day home — he watched the news and saw how they covered the violence and deaths and explosions, and was surprised to learn that was the end of the story, as reported. He said the killing and violence were only a part of the story.

Tease photo

Legislators show off Mt. Zion teacher to state

State legislators were reviewing proposed ethics legislation aimed at cleaning up a Clayton County Board of Education that was mired in in-fighting, in the midst of a county schools accreditation crisis, in 2008.

Tease photo

Taking green to the next level

Nissan gives grant to Habitat for sustainable home

The sound of construction seems to have become the norm at The Avery, a subdivision in Jonesboro, where Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity homes are being built.

Clayton Recreation Department to host women’s sports day

The time is coming for every young girl, who has ever wanted to learn how to throw a left hook, or a forward pass, to get the opportunity.

Attorney says deputy ‘relieved’ case dropped

The attorney representing a Clayton County Sheriff's deputy, accused of obstruction of an officer, said Thursday that his client is "relieved" the case against him has been dismissed.

Father in court on murder charge

A Morrow father made his first court appearance, Thursday, on charges that he killed his toddler son by swinging him by the neck with a belt, "like a rag doll."

DOE collecting applications for ‘Green Ribbon’ recognition

The Georgia Department of Education recently announced that it is accepting applications for the newly launched National Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.

Burlington stores help raise awareness of heart disease

The red dress is taking center stage in Burlington Coat Factory stores around the nation this month, all in the effort to raise awareness and funds for heart disease in women.

Faith Notes - February 3, 2011

Clayton County Faith-based Summit Saturday, Feb. 11

Tease photo

Missing Clayton County boy is ‘safe’

Found with relative in Barrow County

Andrew Ngalahom, Clayton County police said, has been staying with a family member –– described as a niece –– in Barrow County, apparently since Wednesday. A police spokesperson said the boy’s father had apparently been “under the influence,” and could not tell police where the boy was.