News for Friday, July 20, 2012


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Mrs. Ruby Jenkins Nale

Mrs. Ruby Jenkins Nale, 91, of McDonough, Ga., passed away July 20, 2012.

Mr. John E. McKinney

Mr. John E. McKinney, 92, of McDonough, passed away, July 19, 2012.

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Adversity a part of the game for Behnke

Luke Behnke didn’t get to drive his car on the Thursday Thunder quarter-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week.

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Penn State football deserves more than the ‘death penalty’

If I were the one making the decision, Penn State football would not get the NCAA’s ‘death penalty.’

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Clayton kicks off economic strategy revamp with forum

More than 100 Clayton County citizens, ranging from the power elite to average Joes, packed a Clayton State conference room Thursday night to kick off the county’s effort to develop a new economic strategy.

Making the grade

Southern Regional named to state honor roll

Southern Regional Medical Center found itself among Georgia’s top hospitals this week in a statewide group’s new listing of high performing medical institutes, the hospital has announced.

The ‘British’ are coming

Beatles tribute band coming to Jonesboro

The City of Jonesboro and a group of the city’s business owners will host a free concert by The Buggs, an Atlanta-based Beatles tribute band July 28, at 7:30 p.m. It will take place at Lee Street Park, located at the corner of Lee Street and Smith Street.

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Naturally American

National Archives serves as new citizens’ starting line

The federal facility, which held occasional naturalization ceremonies around special holidays in 2010 and 2011, has been hosting the ceremonies twice a month since January.

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Road renamed in Daly’s memory

Slain deputy ‘won’t be forgotten’

The road that leads into the Justice Center from Tara Boulevard, meanders around the jail and behind the sheriff’s office to Poston Road was renamed Deputy Rick Daly Memorial Boulevard. Daly’s mother, Joyce Daly, wife Cheryl, daughter Amber Wright and son Fayette County sheriff’s Lt. Toby Daly and other relatives attended.

County OKs $241,000 for consulting firm

An Atlanta-based consulting group will spend the next two years helping Clayton County with professional planning issues. Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to grant a two-year contract, worth $241,000, to the Collaborative Firm, LLC, so the company can continue providing assistance to county leaders, particularly those who deal with community development. The contract is retroactive to July 1, and runs until June 30, 2014.

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