News for Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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Mrs. Madge Williams Brannen

Mrs. Madge Williams Brannen, age 91, of Jonesboro, passed away, July 9, 2012.

Former Braves stars come to McDonough

Former Atlanta Braves stars, Brian Jordan and Ryan Klesko and Otis Nixon will host a baseball camp on Saturday July 21 at the Red Hawk Baseball Complex in McDonough.

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Social media maven chats with chamber members

‘It’s word of mouth on steroids’

“Most people still are unaware how to effectively use” sites such as Facebook Twitter and Linked In, Lanelle Henderson said. “But I don’t blame them because they’re fairly new tools.”

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Crane: 'This year has been tough'

This year on the Thunder Ring is not exactly what Madeline Crane was expecting.

More therapy, less bullying

layton County Public Schools are failing when it comes to addressing the issue of bullying, according to a Christian counselor who has dealt with students for 10 years.

Riverdale eyes tax hike

Residents get a chance to argue increase

Riverdale residents will have a chance to chime in today on the city’s plans to increase property taxes.

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Survey says ‘WAIT!’

Lee Street Park study on hold

It is a no go for a proposed survey of Lee Street Park in Jonesboro — for now.

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Lovejoy authorizes mayor to negotiate service delivery

Lovejoy’s City Council gave Mayor Bobby Cartwright authority to make binding decisions in upcoming negotations with Clayton County over who provides which services and divvying up sales-tax money.

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Five-year-old removed from Clayton drug raid

Tuesday’s arrests — in which a 5-year-old girl was carefully escorted out of the house with her grandfather — was part of a daylong sweep of Hunter Ridge Mobile Home Community by Clayton County sheriff’s investigators

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Not forgotten: Road to be renamed for slain Clayton deputy

A Clayton County sheriff’s deputy who was shot to death while executing an arrest warrant last year will forever be linked to the courthouse where his murderer was recently convicted.