News for Thursday, July 19, 2012


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MAHONE: Overrated or essential, coaches' opinions vary on passing leagues

There is one thing that coaches all agree on, and that’s to disagree.

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Clark's new car has been key to success

With Atlanta Motor Speedway hosting the Asphalt Nationals this fall, Ed Clark wanted to try something new.

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A Summer Of Passing

Lovejoy couldn’t get enough. Forest Park wanted no part. Neither did Woodland — well, except under the right circumstances.

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F.A.S.T. wins summer swim league

After winning the Southern Crescent Swim League championship for the first time since 2005, coach Mike Slotnick believes that his Fairfield Area Swim Team (F.A.S.T.) is right back where it belongs.

Karl Belle Isle

Karl Belle Isle, of Marietta, passed away July 17, 2012.

Porsche to preview plans at Monday mixer

Porsche may provide a peek into what it plans to do with its new North American headquarters at Monday’s Airport Area Chamber of Commerce mixer.

Police seek two in death case

Police are looking for two people of interest in connection with the suspicious death of a woman found inside her home June 14. Isabelle Mason, 62, was found dead inside her Lorraine Drive home by police who had been contacted by out-of-town relatives concerned for her welfare. No one else was inside the home, said police.

Convicted child molester indicted

A Rex man serving a 10-year sentence in state prison for child molestation was indicted in Clayton County Superior Court Wednesday on charges stemming from a 2004 allegation.

Joe’s Crab Shack robbed

Cops say ‘victim’ fished for details

Morrow police netted seven suspects in the June armed robbery of a popular seafood shack, an investigation that started when one of the victims started fishing for details from responding officers.

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Sex trafficker convicted

Former Ellenwood resident to be sentenced in September

A federal jury has convicted a former Ellenwood resident for operating a sex trafficking ring in the metro Atlanta area, said the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District.

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College Park says no to LED signs on Camp Creek

A signage package in front of a RaceTrac gas station proposed for Camp Creek Parkway led to a nearly hour-long debate and only conditional approval at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

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Rescues made easier

Agencies helping disabled residents

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services has partnered with Shepherd Center to makes fire rescues easier. Fire Chief Jeff Hood said residents with permanent mobility impairments can register their addresses with the closest fire station so their addresses can be recorded and flagged in the dispatch database.

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Going down!

County lowering property tax rate — slightly

Residents who were outraged last year when their property taxes went up by 5 mills will see those taxes take a downward turn this year.

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Getting kids ready for school

Fund buys everything but apples

For the third year in a row, Clayton County Solicitor General Tasha Mosley is spearheading a back-to-school supplies drive for deserving students. About $7,000 from add-on fees from the Pre-Trial Intervention program is funding the drive.

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Lake Spivey moving to Henry?

County hiring attorney to investigate alleged plot

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to hire an attorney to investigate an alleged secret plan to de-annex one of the county’s wealthier neighborhoods to Henry County. Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell calls the episode a fictional “ploy” to hurt his re-election chances.

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Ceremony today to rename road in honor of fallen sheriff’s deputy

Clayton County officials will host a ceremony this morning to rename Justice Center Road to Richard Joseph Daly Memorial Boulevard. The road heads west off Tara Boulevard and partially encircles the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, which houses the courthouse, jail and sheriff’s office.

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Stumbling upon — gasp! — a Yankee muse — Ronda Rich

A muse needs to be dedicated to the purpose of helping me to create stories that entertain and enlighten. Said muse should also present the world in a fashion that challenges my thinking or observations. In short, my readers and I should be better off because of the intervention of the muse.

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Life way outside the perimeter — Curt Yeomans

I will board an airplane Tuesday and fly off to London for a week of Olympic fun in Britain’s capital city. I have my passport, plane, hotel and Stonehenge tour reservations and my Olympics tickets.