News for Wednesday, May 30, 2012


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Tommy Ray Thomas

Tommy Ray Thomas, 66, of Rex, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

June Parham Greer

June Parham Greer, 72, of Forest Park, died May 29, 2012.

William “Bill” John Childs Jr.

William “Bill” John Childs Jr., 71, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, May 28, at Doctors Hospice in Fayetteville.

Charter TV to offer more HD Channels on June 26

Adds 27 new HD channels in Henry

Charter is adding 27 new high-definition (HD) channels for customers with HD service throughout Henry County and surrounding communities on June 26, including Butts County, Lamar County, Clayton County, Monroe County and Rockdale County.

‘Grassroots leadership’ space still available as deadline looms

Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute officials are announcing there is still a little bit of time left to sign up for the institute’s 2012 leadership class, before the application deadline arrives.

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Family returns from vacation, finds home burned

A Riverdale family came back from spending Memorial Day in Orlando to find the top of their house gutted by fire.

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Three companies considering move to Fort Gillem

Experts talk logistics at Clayton State conference

Three businesses that may bring several thousand jobs to Clayton County are in talks to move to Fort Gillem, according to the head of Fort Gillem’s redevelopment authority.

CLAYTON FAITH NOTEBOOK/ May 30, 2012: 56th homecoming celebration

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will hold its 56th Homecoming Celebration at 3 p.m. Rev. E.W. Lee of Shiloh Baptist Church in McDonough will speak.

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Summer day one 2012 — Will Durst

Disregard the almanac. And the calendar. Forget whatever the meteorologist or the astrology charts or your next-door neighbor with the hair growing out of a mole shaped like the state of Delaware on his nose told you. The true wormhole opening to summer is not the upcoming solstice on Wednesday, June 20; it is, has been, and forever shall be the last Monday of May — Memorial Day.

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Only label that counts — Tom Purcell

The only way people should be classified is this way: American-minded or not American-minded.