News for Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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Witnesses: Daly shot with stolen law enforcement weapon

The gun used to shoot Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Daly last year was a state-issued law enforcement weapon that was stolen two-and-a-half years ago, according to a now-retired officer, and a federal agent.

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Union Grove rebounds with win over Lovejoy

Lady Wolverines girl's soccer gets 4-2 victory in the Class AAAA first round at Lovejoy.

School supply drive Thursday for Clayton, Henry students

Local sororities are asking the community to come out, today, and support their initiative to collect schools supplies for students living in Clayton and Henry counties.


This Sunday (May 6) is Senior Adult Day at the First Baptist Church of Morrow, which is located at 1647 Lake Harbin Road.

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Humane Society ready for big garage sale

A fear that donations for the Clayton County Humane Society’s Spring Treasures for PAWS Sale would be drastically down this year has been averted, and representatives from the group say they now need buyers.

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Jackpot win is no tax win — Tom Purcell

If Obama wants to fix our messy tax system, he could embrace the recommendations of his self-appointed Bowles-Simpson deficit commission. It recommends that taxes be simplified, that rates be lowered and that most deductions be removed — which would result in the "rich" paying more.

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Precisely Pivoting Polls — Will Durst

We are about to be buried under such a blizzard of polls, we'll be lucky to evade frostbite burns.

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Henry couple seeking to adopt Ukrainian teen

Fund-raiser set for Saturday, in McDonough

The Thorpes are hoping to draw closer to their goal of welcoming 13-year-old Julia into their home, by holding a yard sale fund-raiser, Saturday, at 8 a.m., at Southside Christian Fellowship, 750 Mount Carmel Road, in McDonough.

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Hartsfield test run ‘exceeded expectations’

International terminal to make Clayton ‘new front door’ of airport

The simulation of a typical day at Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal “exceeded our expectations,” said deputy general manager Balram Bheodari.

Current gas prices lower than last year

The temperature outdoors is rising, but gas prices are not. Gas prices are slowly decreasing nationally and in the Southern Crescent area. They have been declining since April 17, according to officials with AAA’s The Auto Club Group.

Cancer care provider brings jobs to Southern Crescent

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical is hosting a career fair on Tuesday, May 8. The CTCA hospital, which will specialize in complex and advanced-stage cancer care, is set to open in Newnan this August.


Lake Spivey Community golf tournament, cookout today