News for Wednesday, January 4, 2012


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Tuel, Mr. Donald Stuart

Mr. Donald Stuart Tuel, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on Dec. 27, 2011.

Harris, Mr. Freddie Duane

Mr. Freddie Duane Harris, 46, of Milner, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Christian Ministries Hospice.

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Atlanta approves concession contracts for airport, international terminal

Speculation and talk about new concessions contracts at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have been swirling for months. Now, the City of Atlanta has taken a major step toward deciding the matter.

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Porcini Parade — Peter Funt

Across the street are three young men carrying cloth sacks, walking slowly through the woods in hunched-over style. Their bounty is a tasty brown mushroom, so you might say this is the Porcini Parade.

Convicted felons face new charges in Clayton

A convicted felon, who served almost 10 years in prison for kidnapping, was indicted Wednesday in Clayton County on child sex charges.

Datebook - January 5, 2012

Christmas tree recycling through Saturday

Blood, platelet donations badly needed

The Red Cross is urging area residents to help it prepare for potential emergencies, particularly during the winter months.

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Agnew poised for LPGA debut

Wes Agnew always believed there was a good chance that his daughter, Lacey, would make it in a pro sport.

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Free-throw slump hurting Clayton State men

At first, Clayton State coach Gordon Gibbons dismissed problematic free-throw shooting as the exception, not the rule.

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McDonough Police’s quick response leads to arrest

McDonough Police apprehended an armed robbery suspect within minutes of his alleged crime.

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Victor Hill could be indicted soon

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Keith Hill faces possible indictment on several felonies, including racketeering, when the grand jury meets Jan. 18.

Teen charged with trying to take newborn

Clayton County police arrested a Morrow teenager Wednesday morning and charged her with trying to kidnap a newborn baby from a Riverdale hospital.

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Stockbridge Florist & Gifts sold to city

Business was focus of bitter legal battle

A lengthy, legal battle over property rights –– that made national headlines –– has reached an amicable conclusion, for a local flower shop owner and the City of Stockbridge.

Grant, Mr. Donald Ward

Mr. Donald Ward Grant, 85, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.

Barrentine, Marshall J.

Marshall J. Barrentine, 76, of Riverdale, died Jan. 3, 2012.

Shumate, Mrs. Dotsie

Mrs. Dotsie Shumate was born on July 10, 1927. She entered into rest on Jan. 2, 2012.

Joyner, Mr. Olin Byrd

Mr. Olin Byrd Joyner, 70, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.

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BOC approves police precinct land purchase

CSU emergency response agreement OKed

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners took steps Tuesday night toward the creation of a new police precinct in the Ellenwood area, including giving unanimous approval to the purchase of a 41.5-acre site on Anvil Block Road.

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Akins joins Forest Park City Council

Forest Park officials issued the oath of office Tuesday night to two returning city councilmembers, and one taking an elected seat for the first time.

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Greene congratulates Perry Learning Center graduates

“If it were not for the people in this room, and many others, some of you would not be here tonight,” William Greene told the 2011 graduating class of Clayton County Schools’ Eula Ponds Perry Learning Center.