News for Monday, January 16, 2012


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Suicide by Tea? — Joe Gandelman

Only a few months ago Republicans seemed poised to capture control of the Senate, Congress and White House, but now it doesn't seem to be in the tea leaves, largely because catering to the powerful Tea Party pushed the party so far to the right, it sparked a new ideological purity war and threatens to alienate the country's center.

Sheriff plans Lovejoy town hall meeting

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, and members of his staff, will be hosting a community meeting Jan. 26, at the Lovejoy Sheriff's Community Patrol Substation.

Collins, Mrs. Doris

Mrs. Doris Collins, 88, of McDonough, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

Ford, Frances

Frances Ford, 83, of Riverdale, died Jan.16, 2012.

Sheriff's Citizens Academy accepting applications

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the year's first citizens academy.

Delta Community Credit Union donates $424,000 in 2011

Delta Community Credit Union increased its community-involvement efforts in 2011 with new fund-raisers and additional community partners. Children’s Miracle Network, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, area high schools, and other youth-centered organizations received nearly $424,000 in financial donations from Delta Community, according to its officials.

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Glanton makes State House candidacy official

Former State Rep. Mike Glanton, in a move that was more of a formality, announced on Monday that he plans to qualify later this year for a return trip to the Georgia House of Representatives.

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Pointe South students launch community service project

Fifth-graders at Point South Elementary school started a new tradition on Monday, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Upcoming Extension classes centered on health, exercise

A pair of projects designed to promote healthy living is coming to the county soon.

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Volunteers honor MLK with community service project

Members of a century-old sorority spent MLK Day –– the national holiday that honors civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. –– in service to the Clayton County community through volunteering at House of Dawn, a home for unwed teen mothers, in Jonesboro.

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Singh heading medical affairs at Piedmont Henry Hospital

Dr. Jagdeep Singh was recently named Vice President for Medical Affairs (VPMA) and Chief Medical Officer, at the hospital.

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Locust Grove finishes fourth at state duals

Locust Grove made good on coach Nick Fordham’s goal of “bringing home some hardware,” finishing fourth out of 16 Class AAA teams in the team duals state wrestling tournament this past weekend in Macon.

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Lovejoy seeks another win over Morrow

Having a third coach in as many seasons to lead the Lovejoy girls’ program hasn’t been that big of an adjustment for this season’s team.