News for Friday, September 28, 2012


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Morrow changes course on haunted house

City grants occupancy, but owner eyes McDonough

MORROW — The owner of a haunted house in Morrow late Friday afternoon got the city’s permission to open, following a Clayton News Daily report on the city economic development director’s urging the business move out of the city.

Bell: SACS warning for residents, not BOE

Chairman says voters can reshape board

MORROW — Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell said he sees the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ warning letter to Clayton County school system officials as more of a message to county residents, than their school board members.

Forest Park mulls pay raises

City to update medical leave policy

FOREST PARK — The Forest Park City Council is mulling over giving city employees a two-percent pay raise, but the mayor pro-tem is not so sure about one of the suggested methods.

Two home invasion suspects apprehended in same week

Indictment includes four men in burglary

JONESBORO — The fourth man suspected of being involved in a Jonesboro home invasion has joined three suspected accomplices behind bars.

Fort Gillem a done deal for Forest Park

City Council approved guaranteeing sale

FOREST PARK — Forest Park unanimously agreed Friday to give the federal government notice that the city is now ready and able to purchase Fort Gillem. And the city is ready to put its money where its mouth is.

Mr. Ted Key

Mr. Ted Key, of Jonesboro, passed away Sept. 27, 2012.

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Anthony Joe (Tony) Terrell

Anthony Joe (Tony) Terrell died in his home in Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

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Clayton County loses beloved historian

Ted Key remembered as popular educator, engaging storyteller

Clayton County historian Ted Key, 73, succumbed to a heart attack Thursday morning, while enjoying a family trip in the North Georgia mountains, said Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. President Barbara Emert.

McDonough hosts benefit fall festival, concert

Organizers are planning a fall festival in McDonough partly to benefit a project to build an aquatic center.

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God knows what He's doing in affliction — Gabriel Stovall

I feel like I need to tell somebody (including myself) to hold on. Don’t give up. The struggle is meant to strengthen you. Regardless of the pain, the hurt, the misunderstandings, the mistakes, the tension and the turmoil, know that God is on your side.

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The unstoppable mustard seed — Susan Bennett

We can see the growth of the kingdom of Heaven in our own lives, and in the life of the Church. It may not always be dramatic, but there’s no force on earth that can stop it.

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Will everyone go to Heaven one day? — Jim Bell

Many today think that because God is a loving God who cares for every human being on this earth, He would never send anyone to hell, into the lake of fire and eternal punishment. Would it surprise you if I told you this statement is true?

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Hampton Fall Fest this weekend

Hampton’s annual Fall Festival is back and ready to celebrate with all Southern Crescent residents.

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‘Very Important Ducks’ celebrated before race

These “ducks,” actually representatives of the 27 corporate sponsors of Clayton County CASA’s annual Darlin’ Duck Derby, were gathered for one last party before the fundraising race takes place this weekend.