News for Thursday, January 12, 2012

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Faith Notes - January 13, 2012

Jonesboro church to give away coats Saturday

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Several MLK events in Clayton next week

A bevy of events is expected to take place in Clayton County over the next week, as residents take time to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Holiday.

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A healthier option for children

Chick-fil-A includes grilled nuggets, apple sauce

Most children seem to enjoy eating at fast food restaurants.

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Lampl banned from Morrow’s city property

Can ony use the streets when traveling through

A Clayton County Superior Court judge, Thursday afternoon, banned a former Morrow official from "taking a step" onto city property, even accompanied by his attorney.

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You do the mat: 4 Southern Crescent teams chase 2 duals titles

The team dual wrestling state championship begins today in Macon, with two Southern Crescent area champions and a pair of runners-up ready to hit the mats.

Couple dies in Riverdale murder-suicide

Police hope family members can take their 3 children

Clayton County police said the deaths of a couple found inside their Riverdale home, Thursday afternoon, are the result of a murder-suicide.

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North Clayton trying to stay focused

Four days removed from a big Region 4-AAAA win at sixth-ranked Lovejoy, North Clayton coach Martisse Troup doesn’t think his team will have a letdown against Forest Park tonight.

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Dixie Dew speaks again — Ronda Rich

Hello Readers, it’s me, Dixie Dew again. There was such an overwhelming response to the column I wrote a few months ago, that I was asked to give y’all an update.

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Shooting an arrow through a second Olympic ticket — Curt Yeomans

Some people think I’m crazy for throwing down $98 for another Olympics ticket, but I don’t care. It’s the Olympics — in London!

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The hidden cost of Georgia’s sales tax on energy used in manufacturing — Chuck Eaton

Repealing the sales tax on energy used by manufacturers should be at the top of any list of economic-growth and job-creation measures considered by the General Assembly.

Hook, Mrs. Mary C.

Mrs. Mary C. Hook, 102, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Jonesboro, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

Reeves, Mrs. Erma H.

Mrs. Erma H. Reeves, 93, of Maryville, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Jan.10, 2012.

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Donaldson, Annie Leatha Paul

Annie Leatha Paul Donaldson departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Gwinnett Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Donaldson was born March 10, 1927, in Ambrose, Coffee County, Ga.

Bond, Leigh Lipsky

Leigh Lipsky Bond, 54, of McDonough, passed away Jan. 9, 2012.

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Pets of the Week - Dash

Dash is a Lynxpoint Siamese mix.

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Pets of the Week - Tank

Tank is a 3 year old Jack Russell.

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Clayton’s Rotary Club honors founder, Morrison

The Clayton County Rotary Club was established more than 50 years ago because its founder, Fairburn resident, Arthur Morrison, was looking for a community organization in the county to join, so he could promote his Forest Park-based law firm.

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Officials offer tips for a safe winter

Clayton County fire officials are offering safety tips to help families get through the cold winter months without suffering the tragedy of a fire.

Forest Park council seat remains in limbo

Members of the Forest Park Board of Ethics met Tuesday to wrap up 2011 and review the city's ordinance pertaining to that committee, but the discussion turned to the vacant Ward 2 City Council seat.

Three qualify for vacant State House seat

Special election is Feb. 7

An Atlanta businesswoman, and an emergency management consultant, were two of the people who emerged as candidates to replace former State Rep. Gloria Tinubu as one of Clayton County’s representatives in the state legislature, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

Datebook - January 12, 2012

Southern Regional Health System will hold a “Diabetes Support Group” on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Southern Regional Medical Center, 11 Upper Riverdale Road, S.W., Riverdale. The topic of discussion is entitled, “Living with Chronic Illness.” Call (770) 991-8626.

College Park man indicted in teen’s death

A College Park man, accused in the July 2010 shooting death of a teenager, was among those indicted Wednesday by a Clayton County grand jury.

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The GOP’s long, sad march to the inevitable nominee — Tina Dupuy

Because all the other candidates remind us of bygone ethics violations, shameful hysterias, China or Ron Paul, the GOP looks like they're stuck with Mitt Romney. But they do not love him.

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