News for Monday, May 21, 2012


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Mrs. Elizabeth Byrd

Mrs. Elizabeth Byrd, of Riverdale, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Berneice Weaver

Berneice Weaver, 81, of Decatur, died Friday, May 18, 2012.

Ronnie Puckett

Ronnie Puckett, 56, of Rex, died Sunday, May 20. He was born in Atlanta, to the late Bobby Jack and Annie Catherine Miller Puckett.

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Morrow leaders seeking developers help for ‘Olde Towne’

The City of Morrow is about to put out a call for developers to submit their ideas on how to salvage the town’s much-maligned “Olde Towne Morrow” development.

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Southern Regional featured in new Jennifer Lopez movie

In a way, the new film, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” is sort of like “When Southern Regional met a Charlie’s Angel and Jenny from the Block.”

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Stackhouse falls behind and out of U.S. Women’s Open qualifier

Things have been going well for Mariah Stackhouse. She had a big graduation party Saturday.

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Gay marriage: The Republican love affair with the past — Tina Dupuy

Now in the wake of the unremarkable ending to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (which funny enough is no longer talked about), gay rights doesn’t have the same bite. In 2005, the Supreme Court made sodomy legal in all 50 states and since then there have been absolutely no reports of anyone turning into a pillar of salt.

Eulogy for a funeral home

Pope Dickson closes after more than six decades

When people die, they pass through a funeral home. But what happens to a funeral home when it dies?

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Corporations, rich must fight for right — Michael Reagan

America’s best and biggest companies — the banks, the energy corporations, the computer giants — are refusing to stand up to the bully governments in Sacramento and D.C.

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Sock monkeys for Jesus

Bethel Baptist women honor friend’s memory, minister to children

When Carolyn Dukes, a long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church in Jonesboro, passed away unexpectedly in March, nobody would have predicted that her memory would live on with a Sock Monkey ministry — but it has.

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Hampton teenagers found safe

Both now face charges

Mytasia Anaya Dormevil and Alana Gray were reported missing May 22, but Hampton Police Capt. Derrick Austin, said police received an anonymous tip about the teens’ whereabouts, and located them in Atlanta Saturday.

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‘LoJack’ signal leads police to stolen motorcycle

Theft case remains under investigation

Henry County police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a motorcycle, after a “LoJack” signal was received by Clayton and Henry County police.

Tribunal recommends teacher’s firing

Abuse allegations could mean end of Vollmer’s career

After spending a week defending himself against accusations that he abused special needs students, David Vollmer, a veteran teacher at Adamson Middle School teacher, will lose his job if the Clayton County Public Schools upholds its tribunal’s recommendation.