News for Wednesday, June 6, 2012


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Clayton State receives USG funds

CSU help states initiative to graduate college students

Clayton State University received $636,200 in funding from the University System of Georgia, to help the state’s Complete College Georgia Initiative.

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CSU president, dean top named top educators

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, and Dean of the College of Business Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, were named among the top 100 leaders in education in the Atlanta area, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC).

Leadership Clayton honors 15 grads

Leadership Clayton graduated its 40th class of movers and shakers Wednesday night at a ceremony at Clayton State University.

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Morrow radio station wants to be ‘vox populi’

AM 1570 The Light plays gospel, serves community

Radio station WIGO-AM general manager Paul Ploener wants you to think of his radio station as a “vox populi.” That’s Latin for “voice of the people.”

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Local non-profits win $20,000 from Community Foundation

Five Clayton County non-profit organizations got a chance to promote their activities to county Rotarians Wednesday.

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Police arrest Rex man after alleged rape

Suspect may be tied to other sex crimes

Clayton County police are looking into local unsolved sexual assaults, to see if they may have been committed by a Rex man who was arrested by this week moments after he allegedly raped a woman twice at an apartment complex on the outskirts of Morrow.

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Police arrest man for fake insurance claim

Fragments sold to Clayton County scrapyard

A Griffin man remains in the Henry County Jail after he allegedly defrauded an insurance company.

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Excitement, and stakes, high in Thursday Thunder opener

The Thursday Thunder summer racing series has Atlanta Motor Speedway bustling with activity and full of young drivers brimming with excitement and expectation as it returns for its 15th season.

CLAYTON FAITH NOTEBOOK/ June 7, 2012: Midway's 23rd anniversary

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, at 2280 Godby Road, College Park, where Rev. Edward S. Reynolds is pastor, and Rev. Penny Brown Reynolds, is first lady, will celebrate its 23rd Church Anniversary on Sunday, June 10, beginning at 11 a.m.

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If Obama told the grads the truth — Tom Purcell

President Obama was going to bridge the political divide, bring people together, get America's fiscal house in order, get the economy going and cut our massive deficit in half by the end of my first term. You elected him. Suckers!

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The Potemkin Candidate — Will Durst

One advantage to this smoky, shapeless strategy is it plays directly to the man’s strengths. The former governor of Massachusetts doesn’t have what you might call an actual, distinct personality. He’s more of a virgin canvas. A good-looking blank slate onto which any number of convictions and philosophies can be believably projected. He’s the coloring book and we voters the crayons. And no fighting over who gets to be burnt sienna.