News for Thursday, June 14, 2012


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Mrs. Paula Jean Trotter

Mrs. Paula Jean Trotter, 58, of Stockbridge, passed away, June 13, 2012.

Mr. Edward Paul Brown

Mr. Edward Paul Brown, 53, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Emmie Lee Crawley

Emmie Lee Crawley, 75, of Rex, died June 11, 2012, at Sacred Journey Hospice Care, McDonough.

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Stockbridge's Jorgensen wins second race

It’s kind of hard for racers to taunt their opponents from inside their cars, but Taylor Jorgensen has found away.

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Lovejoy expects leadership, production from Ramos

JuMichael Ramos isn’t the kind of person to get down on himself. He doesn’t lack confidence in his abilities.

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Georgia students excel on CRCT

Georgia students are making great strides on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), as the 2012 state results indicate that more students are exceeding standards on the CRCT than last year, according to the results released Wednesday.

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David Hume and the Scotch-Irish — Ronda Rich

I have drawn both the admiration of many and the wrath of some because I adhere to the historically correct usage of “Scotch-Irish” rather than the new fangled (since the 1970s) use of Scots-Irish.

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Man, diagnosed schizophrenic, reported missing

Jonesboro police issued a Mattie’s Call alert Thursday for a Jonesboro man diagnosed with schizophrenia who disappeared Wednesday.

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Seniors grill officials on T-SPLOST

Transit service returns to Clayton if tax passes

Elder-friendly issues — including the possible return of transit service to Clayton County — dominated audience questions Thursday at the first of two extra Town Hall meetings scheduled to discuss the proposed Transportation Investment Act.

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Why not offer advice with travel congrats? — Curt Yeomans

Nothing chaps my hide more than the traveler who won’t share travel advice about a locale with other travelers. What is the purpose of traveling in the first place if you are not going to share your experience with others?