News for Tuesday, January 24, 2012


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Former sheriff’s spokesperson jailed on bench warrant

A former Clayton County sheriff's spokeswoman was jailed Tuesday night on a bench warrant for failure to appear in Superior Court, on Tuesday.

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Boy honored for saving tot’s life

Act of heroism drawing national attention

Malik Gipson turned nine, Tuesday, and celebrated in a way most boys his age don't –– with an awards ceremony at the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department.

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Newton speaks out against Clayton sheriff

A motion hearing for a former Clayton County sheriff's spokesman, Tuesday morning, was continued until February, but Jonathan Newton had plenty to say about his pending criminal case.

School Notebook - January 25, 2012

Clayton School System hosts spelling bee Thursday

Do food stamps and coupons mix?

I receive quite a few e-mails from readers who are on food assistance and are also using Super-Couponing techniques to stretch their budgets. Shoppers who receive government assistance for food purchases face some unique issues at the grocery store.

Trial starts for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Two witnesses, who discovered a neighbor running through their apartment complex engulfed in flames, testified Tuesday in Clayton County Superior Court that the woman identified her boyfriend as the man who threw gas on her inside her bathtub, and lit a match.

Royston, Laura Janette Carruth

Laura Janette Carruth Royston, known as "Jet," was born Aug. 18, 1926, and died Jan. 23, 2012.

Edwards, Wilma

Wilma Edwards, 88, of Stockbridge, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edwards, and her brothers, Fred Huey and Ross Huey.

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Gwaltney, George Thomas “Tommy”

George Thomas “ Tommy” Gwaltney, born May 19, 1950, in Asheville, N.C., passed away on Jan. 4, 2012.

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At the end of our rope? — Peter Funt

If watching the GOP candidates becomes intolerable, and if fleeing to Australia doesn't seem viable, you might find 500 feet of rope handy to, well, hang yourself.

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Alright already, I'll do it — Martha Carr

If you really, truly hated where you are in life, you’d do something about it. You’d stop complaining to everyone who’s still foolish enough to listen, and do something different.

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Alleged porn charges dropped against BOE’s Garrett

After a two-hour debate, the Clayton County Board of Education failed to find that Board Member Trinia Garrett violated Georgia’s BCA/Model Ethics Code, during a hearing Monday night.

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Storefront Church may open in Swint building

The Jonesboro City Council is expected to take up a conditional use zoning request that could allow a storefront church to open in the middle of a commercial retail area on North Main Street.

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Water Authority completes 10-year, $226 million plan

Clayton County Water Authority officials have announced the completion of a 10-year, $226 million plan that included 28 capital improvement projects.

Lawmen seize 16 kilos of meth at Hartsfield-Jackson

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, recently, found methamphetamine in a bag –– from Mexico City, Mexico –– at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the agency’s public affairs liaison.

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Pre-trial motions delay Stanley murder trial

The scheduled murder trial of Wanda Stanley was delayed Monday, amid pretrial motions by both the prosecution, and defense teams. The hearing on the motions is set to continue Tuesday.

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Tuskegee Airmen honored at Henry County Middle

Anant Dabas turned to his left, in a gymnasium filled with his energetic peers, and called upon officials to join his campaign to make the story of the Tuskegee Airmen a part of the history curriculum in schools in Georgia.