News for Thursday, May 10, 2012


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Pet of the week — Tidbit

Tidbit is just one of the many kittens and cats needing to be adopted.

JoAnn Harshbarger

JoAnn Harshbarger, of Morrow, passed away on May 9, 2012.

Mr. Alexander Hardman

Mr. Alexander Hardman, 28, of Hampton, passed away May 3, 2012.

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Local players considered for bowl

The start of the 2012 season is still three months away, but four Southern Crescent players are already garnering some potential postseason accolades.

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ELCA advances, M.Mill and Luella fall

Eagle’s Landing Christian swept second-ranked Mount Paran 4-3, 5-1 in the second round of the Class A playoffs on Thursday.

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Community Christian wins ICSGA soccer title

If you had never heard of Community Christian School for athletics — that is quickly changing.

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Southern Regional, Emory planning to form partnership

Emory Healthcare, Inc., is forming a partnership with Riverdale-based Southern Regional Health System that will give the metro-Atlanta-wide medical system a large “say-so” in the medical treatment of Southern Crescent residents.

Debate over transportation referendum heats up

Proponents make their case at chamber luncheon

Two local groups are in the midst of presenting opposing views to Southern Crescent area residents regarding the upcoming Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum, scheduled for a vote on July 31.

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Clayton State’s Hollowell returning to China

Mary Hollowell, Clayton State University’s Associate Professor of Education, will return to the People’s Republic of China, as the university’s first recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

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Matriarchs to celebrate Mother’s Day at Bethel Baptist

‘Historic church, its disciples grew old together’

These mothers may have lost a step or two. Their hearing and eyesight isn’t what it used to be. They’ve been around a long time, as has their place of workship, Bethel Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

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Canines become deputy dogs

Sheriff’s department K9 unit earns badges

Five specially trained dogs earned the title of Clayton County sheriff’s deputy — and their very own badges — in a ceremony Thursday at the sheriff’s headquarters in Jonesboro.

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Dixie Divas: Dixie Dew's big news — Ronda Rich

It’s me. Dixie Dew, again. Y’all who read this column regularly know that I am Ronda’s adorable and svelte (though she writes differently) dachshund. This is the third time I’ve guest-written this column, but since it’s Mother’s Day, I’m giving her the day off.

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It’s not just Congress: Citizens also have room to improve — Lee Hamilton

As a member of Congress, you get used to being graded. Interest groups send you questionnaires, check your voting record, and then issue their “report cards.” Editorial writers opine freely on your performance. Pollsters issue monthly updates on how Congress is faring with the public.

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New license plates catching on slowly

The roll out of a new Georgia license plate is off to a sluggish start in Clayton and Henry counties, according to local tax officials.

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Suspected hit-and-run driver surrenders, faces charges

Female jogging victim released from hospital

The man who was wanted by police for allegedly running down a jogger in Henry County faced a judge Thursday in Henry County Magistrate Court.

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Junior anglers compete for prizes in Derby

More than 200 kids 13 and under from Clayton County and nearby are expected to land a whopper — or at least drown a few worms — at the annual Fishing Derby on Saturday morning at International Park in Jonesboro.