News for Friday, May 25, 2012


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Mr. Larry Harmon

Larry Stacy Harmon, 48, of Brooks, Ga., passed away on May 23, 2012. He was a 25-year employee of Clayton County Water Authority.

Mr. Ellis Taylor

Mr. Ellis Taylor, 81 of Forest Park, Georgia passed away on May 24, 2012.

Maude C. Laimana

Maude C. Laimana, of Morrow, passed away May 23, 2012, at the age of 80.

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‘The Beach’ opens for 2012 season

The county recreation department will officially open “The Beach” for its summer 2012 season, Saturday, at 10 a.m., and the festivities are set to run until 9 p.m. Thousands of people are expected to pass through International Park, located at 2300 Ga. Hwy. 138, in Jonesboro, through the Memorial Day weekend, according to Stubbs.

CSU kick off first round of summer camps

The Clayton State University Athletics Department will have is first round of summer camps for Clayton County youth, starting next month.

Candidates qualify for local, federal elections

The sheriff’s race is one of 15 contested races in which Clayton County voters will cast ballots in this summer. The other contested races include: U.S. House of Representatives District 5 and 13; State Senate District 44; State House of Representatives Districts 60, 63, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78; Clayton County Commission chairman and Commission Districts 2 and 3, and county district attorney.

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Puppy recovering from injuries

Dozer thrown from moving vehicle in Jonesboro

A 10-week-old boxer puppy named Dozer is recovering at the McDonough Animal Hospital after being thrown from a moving vehicle in Clayton County Tuesday.

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No time for an offseason

High schools all across the Southern Crescent are officially on summer break.

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MAHONE: The offseason has changed since the old days

There is no such thing as the offseason anymore in high school athletics.

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Hampton flags fly as military sacrifices reminder

Markers represent WWI to Iraq war veterans

Members of the Hampton Memorial Markers Committee, along with other volunteers, have surrounded downtown Hampton with military markers.

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Chick-Fil-A exec talks chicken and values

‘Bubba’ Cathy calls Clayton home

Sit down with Chick-Fil-A executive and Jonesboro resident Donald Cathy in one of his restaurants, and what does he talk about? Mostly chicken — but a lot about values as well.