News for Thursday, May 3, 2012


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'Parks and Rec not taking over middle school athletics'

Despite rumblings in the community about the possibility that the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department would take over the administration of the school system’s middle school sports program, Board of Education Chairperson Pam Adamson said she wanted to make it clear that such a takeover will not happen.

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Locust Grove Day draws an estimated 8,000

With the number of participants attending the Locust Grove Day festival estimated at 8,000 or more, backers of the event are calling it a success. After all, the population of the city, located in the southern end of Henry County, has been recorded at only 5,400-plus.

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Lt. Col. David Glenn Noe

Lt. Col. David Glenn Noe, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and resident of Clayton County since 1959, passed away on May 3, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

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Where did the family go? — Ronda Rich

Foreclosures rob children of security, like a mist over their hearts.

Joan Sylvia Beck

Joan Sylvia Beck, 68, of McDonough, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

County Senior Center will celebrate ‘Older American Month’

The Clayton County Senior Services Department will host its annual Mayfest celebration, in recognition of Older Americans Month.

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Region looking for some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

After the first round of last season’s Class AAAA baseball playoffs, teams from Region 4-AAAA were done.

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Baseball state tournament

The slates have been wiped clean.

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Bun admits shooting Daly, but claims innocence

Veasna Johnathan Bun slouched in the witness chair, exhibiting disinterest, combativeness and sarcasm, as the third day of his murder trial — in the shooting death of Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Daly — proceeded Thursday.

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Attorney arrested for terroristic threats toward client’s husband

Hale seeking protection order on Friday

A Riverdale attorney, Loletha Denise Hale, was in Henry County State Court this week, defending herself against charges that she made terroristic threats against the husband of a woman she was representing in a divorce case.

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Bun told investigators he shot Daly, considered suicide

Veasa Johnathan Bun considered taking his own life, in a shed, while law enforcement officers searched for him in the hours after Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Daly was shot and killed on July 20, 2011, a video of his initial interview with investigators showed.