News for Friday, January 13, 2012


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Board game teaches students in classroom

Chandler Drucker appeared focused on the game as others around him were abuzz with activity, focused on their individual performances in a board-game tournament at Walnut Creek Elementary School, in McDonough.

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Forest Park buys Fort Gillem for $30 million

Forest Park city officials finalized a $30 million deal Friday to buy Fort Gillem, a project that has been more than five years in the making.

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School celebrates King legacy, pupils, families march

Some students sighed with amazement when Willie Colvin told them he was a graduate of their school many decades ago.

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Forest Park woman still missing

Clayton County police are continuing a Mattie's Call for a disabled Forest Park woman.

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Glanton to open legislative campaign office

Former State Rep. Mike Glanton is preparing to pursue a seat in the state legislative chamber he left two years ago for an unsuccessful bid for another office in state government.

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Henry, Clayton deputies seeking repeat offender

Suspect eluded deputies after car, foot chase

Authorities from both jurisdictions were led on a police chase, by car and on foot, before the man evaded them in a wooded area, near Southlake Mall.

Clayton BOC, Baskin set to mediate differences

Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, and members of the County Commission, are expected to sit down next week to try to mediate a legal dispute, representatives for both sides said on Friday.

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It’s all in your mind — Susan Bennett

The Pharisees believed material wealth and prosperity of all kinds were signs of God’s favor, but Long before Jesus’ birth, the prophets challenged God’s people to pay attention to the needs of others.

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The power of the Ten Commandments — Jim Bell

The Lord gave man a powerful group of laws — just ten simple instructions to follow as a guide for living a life that is pleasing to Him.

Schraut, Edwin M.

Edwin M. Schraut, former part-time Jonesboro resident, and husband of the late Lillie L. Schraut, died Jan. 2, 2012, in a nursing home in Shoreview, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb.

Mitchell, William Emmett "Billy" III

William Emmett "Billy" Mitchell, III, 76, of Jonesboro, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

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Elite Scholars students travel world through technology

Students at Elite Scholars Academy Charter School in Clayton County, have been selected to travel around the world –– virtually –– through the “Amanda's Big World Adventure.”

Mattie’s Call issued for local woman

Clayton County police have issued a Mattie's Call for a disabled Forest Park woman. Officer Eddie Soto said Katherine Virginia Gordon, 31, walked away from her home on Pinecrest Drive at about 7 a.m., Thursday.

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Clayton cops arrest 5 in drug bust

Clayton County police have charged five relatives with drug-and-weapons violations following a traffic stop Wednesday night.

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Morehouse College, Clayton Schools named grant winners

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced the second round of winners for the $19.4 million Innovation Fund grant, that was created through Georgia’s Race to the Top plan. A total of 11 “partnerships” won education-enhancement grants including, those involving Clayton County Public Schools, and a four neighboring school districts in metro Atlanta.