News for Thursday, June 20, 2013


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High schools to incorporate CPR, AED training

High schools soon will have to provide students training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

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Maehlman takes different offseason approach

Good thing Dan Maehlman isn’t a lazy coach, or else the current offseason for Jonesboro basketball would be enough to drive him nuts.

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Mundy’s Mill headed South for 7-on-7 tourney

The Mundy’s Mill football team will soon see if its string of good summer fortune will continue in the uncharted waters known as South-of-Macon football.

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STOVALL: Summer offseasons aren’t just a football fad

Basketball is alive and well this summer in the Southern Crescent side of football country.

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Charlotte Patricia Nash Adamson

Charlotte Patricia Nash Adamson, 83, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away June 20, 2013.

Barry F. Marler

Barry F. Marler passed away peacefully June 17, 2013, at 84. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Organizations promote summertime reading


Piccadilly Restaurants is encouraging children to read with its new Back to Books summer reading program. It rewards a free kid’s meal to kids who complete a reading log of ten books.

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Where next? Boston, DC or Philadelphia? — CURT YEOMANS

Vacation is approaching in just over a week, and I don’t know where I should go this time.

Two indicted in strip club burglaries

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted two men in separate alleged burglaries of shuttered Forest Park strip clubs.

Summer begins as ‘Steel Magnolias’ ends

This weekend will bring the final chances to see the Front Porch Players’ production of “Steel Magnolias.”

Ex-cop sentenced to federal prison for taking bribes

A Stockbridge man who used to work as an Atlanta police officer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a federal prison for taking bribes.

Disruption of murder trial threatened

Defense denied continuance, mistrial

The trial of a woman accused of killing her mother in June 2011 took an explosive turn Thursday morning as a plot to disrupt the proceedings was uncovered.

Employee seeks $200,000 in lawsuit

A Clayton County sheriff's employee who was videotaped in the bathroom by a co-worker has filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the sheriff's office, alleging she was humiliated and embarrassed.

County replacing damaged, worn out police cars

Clayton County will spend $175,000 to replace five police cars that were declared unsafe by law enforcement officials.

Hill defense wants DA out

State petitions for witness

Defense attorneys for Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill want the elected district attorney officially removed from case proceedings.

Sponsors still needed for Arts Clayton golf tourney

Clayton County children will be able to learn about the arts in part because of 30 golf teams signed up for the 10th Annual Allan Vigil Golf Classic Invitational, but those lessons could be boosted.

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Jonesboro library leads children to ‘Oz’

A witch threatened a lion, a tin man and a scarecrow in Jonesboro Thursday but a group of munchkins saved the day by screaming and waving their arms.

Summer is here with ‘popcorn’ thunderstorms

Residents received an abrupt start to summer this past week. High winds and heavy rainfall left some trees toppled and streets flooded throughout metro Atlanta.

Who says there is nothing to do?

Young people should not be left idle

Young people, especially teenagers, need something to do.