News for Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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Charlotte J. McGarity

Charlotte J. McGarity, of Kennesaw, formerly of Forest Park, passed away on Sept. 1, 2012.

Mrs. Evelyn Louise Henley Tilghman

Mrs. Evelyn Louise Henley Tilghman, 80, of McDonough, passed away Sept. 1, 2012.

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ELCA moves up while Lovejoy moves in

There was plenty of movement in this week’s Associated Press poll involving teams from the Southern Crescent area.

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ELCA moves up and Lovejoy moves in

There was plenty of movement in this week’s Associated Press poll involving teams from the Southern Crescent area.

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Several players in the Southern Crescent area had standout performances for their teams. Here is a list of some of the top performances from last weeks games:

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Hughes expects ‘playoff atmosphere’ at Colquitt

In Lovejoy coach Al Hughes’ mind, Friday’s matchup against No. 10-ranked Colquitt County is a tune up — for the postseason.

County, management company agree on airport contract

County leaders agreed Tuesday on 30 years of contracts for AvPORTS Management LLC to manage Atlanta South Regional Airport in Hampton.

BOC wants audit of Jonesboro Housing Authority

Group accused of poor work, misuse of funds

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday night to spend upto $9,500 to perform an audit of the Jonesboro Housing Authority.

Teachers chime in on Heatley

‘Leading is not shoving things down people’s throats’

Educators offer opinions on Edmond Heatley's tenure.

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Clayton County sheriff's race heats up

Surprise! Hill will have challenge in November

With a stroke of a pen and a well-placed legal ad, Garland Watkins qualified Tuesday to run against would-be sheriff-elect Hill as a write-in candidate in November. Hill is facing a 37-county felony indictment for crimes he allegedly committed during his term in office, 2005 to 2008. He is set to go to trial Nov. 26 — 20 days after the election that could change the course of the county.

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Former Clayton teacher pens Tolkien-inspired fantasy novel

Elizabeth McCraw, a former technology education instructor at Morrow Middle School and one-time teacher of the year in DeKalb County, says she’s “living the dream” now as a writer. Her first self-published novel, “The Chosen: Angelic Warrior,” is a mash-up of everything she loved growing up as a teenage fan of science fiction, Tolkien, and the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

Jonesboro may annex towing company

City leaders will decide next week whether they will annex a towing company located on the southeast edge of Jonesboro.

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Eligibility guides for lunch program

The Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc., announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the centers listed, and will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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Massive crowd at Seafood & Beer Festival

Festival headliner Klymaxx woos crowd

The city of Riverdale partnered with Kiss 104.1 FM to host the event, which featured live entertainment including singer Noel Gourdin and headliner recording artist Klymaxx.

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Domestic calls lead to police standoff

Suspect threatened to ‘shoot anyone who came inside’ apartment, cops say

A 35-year old College Park man engaged in a four-hour standoff with Clayton County police Saturday morning after he allegeldy took the mother his three children and five youths hostage at the woman’s apartment, authorities said.

Fall kicks off at Southern Belle Farm

Glenn said this year marks the seventh fall season at the farm, whose offerings have grown each year to include a seven-acre cornfield maze, a pumpkin patch, a pedal kart track, a kiddie korral, a hayride, a jumping pillow, a Cow Train, a corn cannon, miniature swimming pig races and farm animals.

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Trickle-down economics is a pyramid scheme — Tina Dupuy

What didn’t work in the Bush years to strengthen the middle-class (evident by their Lost Decade), they tell us will work this time!

Police used force to stop erratic behavior

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting

Clayton County Police were called to a home in 6000 block of Yellow Wood Court in Riverdale at 4:48 p.m., Monday, in response to a “demented person call,” according to Clayton County Police spokesperson, officer C. Ashmore.

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Riverdale opens with 21-0 win over North Clayton

Raiders breaks five-game losing streak to rival