News for Friday, May 18, 2012


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NASCAR partners with Twitter for live events

Cool news for fans planning on attending the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September.

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PAGLIA: Thanks for the close calls

Yes, there were state champions from the Southern Crescent this season. But there was so much more.

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Vendors readying for McDonough’s Geranium Festival

Streets blocked near The Square

The 35th Annual Geranium Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. It is sponsored by the McDonough Lions Club.

Lula Belle Patton

Lula Belle Patton, 89, of Jonesboro, passed away on May 17, 2012.

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Local quilters readying for humane society fund-raiser

A network of approximately 50 quilters work on animal-themed quilts throughout the year for a Clayton County Humane Society fund-raiser.

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Drivin’ N Cryin’ headlining McDonough’s Geranium Jam

“We have never had a band like Drivin’ N Cryin’, that is nationally recognized, play in downtown McDonough,” Tourism Director Jennifer Price said. “We wanted to close it out with a bang, and that’s why we went with Drivin’ N Cryin’.”

‘Cross committee’ prepares for Memorial Day

Volunteers with the Hampton Veterans Memorial Committee, also known as the “cross committee,” will be out Friday erecting 199 memorial crosses and American flags in remembrance of military veterans who have passed on.

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Police search for two teens in Hampton

Last seen together near Luella Middle

The youngsters reported missing are Mytasia Anaya Dormevil and Alana Gray. Both of the 15-year-olds were last seen running toward the woods near Luella Middle School in Locust Grove, according to relatives.

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Cruzin 4 Conor Memorial Bike Ride Saturday

Fundraiser to bring awareness and safety

A special division of the Henry County Police Department (HCPD) is scheduled to host “Cruzin 4 Conor Memorial Bike Ride.”

Click It or Ticket, H.E.A.T. campaigns start

The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T campaign has been in Georgia since 2004. It begins on May 21, and coincides with the annual May kickoff of the Click It or Ticket safety belt initiative.

Clayton State offering youth summer camps

Looking for fun activities for your youth to do this summer? Well, Clayton State University will be offering a variety of summer youth camps starting next month.

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Last buses of school year shadowed by police, camera crews

Would-be sniper still at large

Hampton area students rode the bus to school for the last time this school year under the watchful eye of police and media Friday morning, while a would-be sniper remained at large.

Teen Council premieres ‘Thy Will Be Done’

Forest Park’s Teen Council will host three southside premiere showings of “Thy Will Be Done” Saturday afternoon and evening at the Upper Ballroom in Forest Park.