News for Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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THOMAS: GOP needs to put on a happy face

Too great for small dreams. What an inspirational line. Reagan believed the strength of America was not in Washington, but in the people. If the people can catch that larger vision, he believed, they could fulfill their greater dreams.

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RENJE: Running on empty

We all go through seasons of life where we are drained spiritually, where lethargy begins to set in, often in very subtle ways that we don’t even recognize until it’s too late.

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Mundy’s Mill looks to secure title

JONESBORO — In its 11-year history, Mundy’s Mill has only clinched two playoff berths, with its last one coming in the 2007 season.

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Clayton County teams put added emphasis on special teams units

Teams put added emphasis on special teams units

JONESBORO — As the Mundy’s Mill football team went through its pre-practice ritual of special teams work, offensive coordinator walked the sidelines telling everyone within earshot of the importance to detail.

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Receiving trio stepping up for Riverdale

Riverdale opponents have faced a big dilemma when drawing up a game plan.

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Canty has ‘good visit’ to Minnesota

Riverdale WR Rashad Canty likes visit to Minnesota

Community Calendar - Oct. 30, 2013

Georgia State Fair

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Ex-Forest Park City Manager John Parker denies retiring, says he was forced out by Mayor David Lockhart

Mayor counters with his own version of events

FOREST PARK — Former Forest Park City Manager John Parker said this week he didn’t retire in June but was forced out by Mayor David Lockhart.

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Former Morehouse College football player treated to homecoming game

Lindsay Harrison thought his game days were over

A former Morehouse football player living out his golden years at a Jonesboro senior living center returned recently to his alma mater.

A fruitless search for perfect pie

I was born in St. Louis and lived there until I was about 11 or 12.

Be safe during Halloween season


Lucille O’Neal fashion show will raise money for Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business mentoring program

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business mentoring program will receive a portion of the proceeds from a fashion show featuring Lucille O’Neal, mother of retired NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, this weekend.

Safety tips for trick-or-treats and Halloween decorations

Halloween is just around the corner. The most important part of Halloween is keeping it safe for children.

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Clayton County Head Start students campaign against drugs during Red Ribbon Week

Clayton County Head Start program celebrated Red Ribbon Week recently with a parade, proclamation and parents.

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A look at Clayton County fire Chief finalist Wilmond Meadows

He brings paramedic, management experience

Wilmond Meadows is the only Clayton County fire chief finalist who has not worked for a fire department in the county at some point in his career, but residents shouldn’t take that to mean he’s a stranger to the Atlanta area.

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Riverdale municipal election advance voting underway

Ward 3 incumbent Wanda Wallace challenged

Advance voting is underway to determine who will occupy the city council seat in Riverdale’s Ward 3.

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County rivals meet

No. 1 ELCA, Strong Rock meet on the field

LOCUST GROVE — Whenever rivals meet, you can throw out the records. And although top-ranked Eagle’s Landing Christian defeated Strong Rock soundly, 46-6, the contest was an opportunity for these Region 5-A foes to meet on the field for county bragging rights.

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Clayton County safe Halloween events abound this year

Clayton County parents will have plenty of trunk-or-treat options to take their children trick or treating if they feel uneasy about taking them door-to-door in their neighborhoods.

Clayton County school board looks to 1-cent SPLOST V sales tax vote Nov. 5

Proposed sales tax projected to collect $280.25 million for education

School board members heard a positive report of the district’s financial statement and education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax audits Monday.

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Local nonprofits honored by area bank

Three Clayton County nonprofits were honored by Wells Fargo team members recently with $1,000 Days of Giving donations. The charities gifted were Bridgeway College Fund, Secur’Us House — Clayton County Association Against Family Violence and Sisters Empowerment Network. Pictured are, from left to right, Kevin Parrish and Derrick Blakely of Wells Fargo, Veda Brown of Sisters Empowerment Network, Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Mayor of Riverdale, Pat Altemus of Secur’Us House and Casey Lee of Bridgeway College Fund during the Wells Fargo Days of Giving event at Clayton State University in Morrow. (Special Photo)

Clayton County church bulletin

A list of happenings in the Clayton County faith community.