News for Thursday, August 1, 2013


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ROBINSON: We should thank Edward Snowden

The order that Snowden leaked — compelling a Verizon unit to cough up data on the phone calls it handled — was one of only a few to come to light in the court’s three decades of existence. Now there are voices calling for all the court’s rulings to be released. We’re talking about these issues. You can wish Edward Snowden well or wish him a lifetime in prison. Either way, you should thank him.

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QB battle highlights Lovejoy camp

Long before now, Lovejoy coach Al Hughes would like to have his quarterback position settled.

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Kim achieves goal of state title

Like most youngers, Hannah Kim was trying to find her niche in the sports world. She gave tennis a try, but it just wasn’t what she was looking for.

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Herrod still getting adjusted to new position

RIVERDALE — There were already a lot of people looking forward to the September 20 matchup between Dutchtown and Riverdale — especially on the Riverdale side.

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What do you geek? — SHERRY TURNER

How to navigate living in a pet lover’s world

If you look anywhere , you will see that many individuals “geek” their pets.

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Around and around the sick people go

In a way, the spinning teacups at Walt Disney World are kind of like the perfect torture device.

We honor you Sgt. Lawson

Death of soldier gives us pause

Death of soldier gives us pause

Jonesboro pool, spa builder among nation's best

A Jonesboro-based pool and spa builder is getting some top national recognition for its work.

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Clayton health officials nuture breastfeeding awareness

The Clayton County Board of Health is kicking off August by highlighting that special little bit of mommy-baby time known as breastfeeding.

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Crochet Club: Once stitch at a time

Members of the Crochet Club in Clayton County have been busy making more than 100 pairs of baby booties for a local pregnancy center.

Residence halls filling up at CSU

Students received an alert this week about this fall’s high demand for campus housing at Clayton State University.

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Arts Clayton opens exhibit of vintage Loew's Grand movie posters

Arts Clayton opens exhibit of vintage movie posters

Arts Clayton Executive Director Linda Summerlin was a bit modest about people seeing the naked “man” standing in the middle of her organization’s gallery Wednesday.

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New teachers arrive in Clayton

There are 220 individuals to participating in Clayton County Public Schools’ new teacher orientation this week.

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Tomato Sandwich Party highlights weekend events

Scores of tomatoes will make the ultimate sacrifice this weekend to help uninsured Clayton County residents get medical care.

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Morrow resident a leader at national VFW Ladies Auxiliary convention

When Georgia’s delegation met at the 100th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. this month, it had a Clayton County resident leading the way.

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Cowboys, Dolphins ready for first test in Fame game

In the NFL’s initial 2013 preseason contest — the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Fawcett Stadium — the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys will be looking for something more important than a win after the kickoff Sunday at 8 p.m. (ET). Most established veterans will see minimal action — perhaps one or two series — and Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is not scheduled to play at all as he works his way back into shape following offseason surgery.

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Drew RB should see stats increase

Drew's healthy Terry to see numbers increase

RIVERDALE — Coming into spring practice, Drew coach Jarrett Laws was comfortable with the running back spot.

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Stately Oaks experiences 'Victorian mourning' with special tours

Death has come to Stately Oaks Plantation.