News for Friday, January 6, 2012


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School district gearing up for county’s spelling bee

Fourth-through eighth-grade students in Clayton County public schools are practicing, and studying for their participation in the upcoming district spelling bee.

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Henry gunman apprehended by Newton deputies

He faces armed robbery charges

Maurice Deon Bailey was picked up by Newton County Sheriff’s deputies, Thursday, on an arrest warrant issued by Henry County.

IRS: Taxpayers should choose preparer wisely

People who plan to pay someone else to do their taxes for the 2012 tax season should do their homework before selecting a preparer.

Georgia Cancer Specialists hosts annual Suitcase Drive

Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) is soliciting support, once again, in providing for needy youths around Georgia.

Motorists want safer roads in new year

Admit they are a part of the problem

Americans want safer roads, and for the government to augment traffic safety, but motorists agreed they’re part of the problem, with their dangerous driving behaviors

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CSU (wink, wink) experiencing visits from ‘mystery creature’

Has the university’s mascot, Loch — already its own unique “species” and a native of Swan Lake — mutated into something new?

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The History of Loch

There is an official history behind the existence of Clayton State University’s athletics department mascot –– Loch –– according to the school.

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Henry Police Department promotes Ireland, Honea

Police Sgt. Mike Ireland was promoted to lieutenant, and Officer E. Honea was promoted to sergeant, by Henry County Police Chief Keith Nichols.

Overnight Forest Park, Morrow shootings not random, police say

Clayton County police are still investigating two late Thursday night shootings, but have learned the facts are not exactly as they were first reported.

Shirer, Earl David

Earl David Shirer, 78, of Stockbridge, passed away Jan. 6, 2012, at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Weldon, Anna

Anna Weldon, 98, of Morganton –– formerly of College Park, Ga. –– died Nov. 24, 2011.

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Noah and the great flood — Jim Bell

Praise God for Noah and his family, for they show the importance of Godly men and their families today, for they are the backbone of our nation and all other Christian nations.

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Morrow High group aims to generate ‘F.I.R.E.’

“The spark ignites the flame, and the flame lights the torch,” are the words of Lance Secretan, a management consultant, leadership expert and coach.

Clayton legislators have big plans for 2012

The Clayton County Legislative Delegation is planning to focus on transportation and foreclosures, while promoting the brighter side of the county to their fellow lawmakers in the state’s upcoming 2012 legislative session.

Juvenile taken to hospital after shooting

A late-night shooting near Morrow sent a juvenile to an area hospital, Thursday, according to a Clayton County police spokesperson.

Faith Notes - January 6, 2012

Food Ministry Day at Dixon Grove Baptist

Suspicions lead to College Park investigations

Mayor the focus of probes

A cloud of suspicion still hovers over two investigations –– sparked by a resident who lost the 2011 College Park mayoral race –– and it continues to languish over the city and Mayor Jack Longino. Longino said he is hopeful the situation will end soon.