News for Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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Palmer Clayton Anderson

Palmer Clayton Anderson, 88, of Conley, passed away May 21, 2012.

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‘Building Dreams’: Organizations partner to finish homes for seniors

The Jonesboro-based Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity finished construction on five homes at the Tara Oaks Housing Subdivision in Riverdale, allowing senior citizens an opportunity for homeownership.

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Phillip Phillips is the new 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES — Bluesy guitar man Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol," defeating teenage songbird Jessica Sanchez.

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Clayton State University’s Ludley retires

After dedicating 36 years to Clayton State University, Professor of English and Art History Dr. David Ludley, has decided to “pursue some other things I love: writing, painting, hiking, traveling, maybe even flying in a yellow biplane,” he said.

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Small-business center prepares prospective owners

Clayton State University’s class on how to start a small business, conducted by its Small Business Development Center, attracts about a dozen students every month with dreams of being their own bosses.

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The life of JimboBob — Tom Purcell

While everyone’s been talking about “The Life of Julia,” I’ve been investigating her “missing years.” Julia, you see, is the title character in an online slide show created by the Obama re-election campaign that explains how the president’s policies give Julia a better life.


CSU to host Memorial Day presentation today

And Lukewarm was his name-o — Will Durst

You don't need a psychoanalyst to detect the latent theme running through the endorsements currently showering Mitt Romney like broken rain gutters pouring down on a concrete toadstool. And that premise is ennui.

Are you smarter than your pastor?

Game show testing Bible knowledge holds auditions

Auditions will be conducted this weekend in Atlanta to compete in a TV game show testing Bible knowledge, to be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Additional arrests in Salem Baptist Church burglaries

More suspected neighborhood thieves nabbed

Henry County Police have made additional arrests in a recent burglary at the Salem Baptist Church, and the alleged thieves are from the neighborhood.