News for Thursday, December 10, 2009


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Stately Oaks hosting 'Christmas Through the Years'

While the spirit of Christmas hasn't changed over the years, many of its customs have shifted drastically from decade to decade. Stately Oaks Plantation, and the Jonesboro chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), will give visitors a chance to learn about the traditions of the past during "Christmas Through the Years."

PSC will investigate Clayton teacher fight

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted Thursday to open investigations into the actions of two female Clayton County teachers, who allegedly fought in front of students over a male co-worker in October, according to an official with the commission.

Mall bomb-scare suspect out on bond

A Morrow man who allegedly caused a bomb scare at the Santa Claus display at Southlake Mall last week -- while dressed as an elf -- has been released on bond from the Clayton County Jail.

Padres restaurant seeking faithful following

Ana Ferrera is hoping that her new restaurant will attract diners from an increasingly diverse area.

Ambles goes to Hawaii for all-star game

Henry County senior wide receiver is continuing to rack up the awards even after playing his last official high school game with the Warhawks.

Forest Park to float two adult ordinances

The Forest Park City Council voted Thursday to enact a 30-day moratorium on the acceptance of permit applications for adult-entertainment establishments. During that time, the city will draft two separate versions of a new adult-entertainment ordinance for the city, one of which the council could adopt early next year.

College coaches flock to Southern Crescent for football recruiting fair

Coaches from the area were armed with plenty of DVD tapes, transcripts, player bio information, a television monitor and their sales pitch.

Tease photo

Morrow Elementary students shop at school

Morrow Elementary School fourth-graders and twin sisters, Daysha and Domanic Daniels, showed each other some ceramic figurines, candle holders and jars on Thursday morning, in an effort to find just the right gift for their grandmother.

Clayton courts receive state honors

The Clayton County Superior and State courts have been awarded the Program of the Year Award by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators, for their Online Interpreter's Scheduling Program, according to Jamie Carlington, public relations officer for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

Ola-Stockbridge boys take winning streaks into Region 4-AAAA showdown

The Ola Mustangs and Stockbridge Tigers' boys basketball teams are both riding high after putting together early-season winning streaks.

Student faces charges in fight with educator

Riverdale Police Chief Samuel Patterson said students should be discouraged from challenging the authority of teachers and school administrators, after the arrest of a 16-year-old, male, Riverdale High School student who allegedly cursed at, threw punches at, and bit his physical-education teacher on Tuesday.

Finding American pop culture in Europe - Curt Yeomans

I knew the world loved American pop culture when I got to Paris, France, turned on the television, and immediately found "Night Stalker," a show starring Stuart Townsend that ABC canceled a few years earlier after only handful of episodes aired.

The Angel and The Poet - Ronda Rich

It wasn't intended to be a long conversation, but I should have known better than that. No call to Poet is ever abbreviated.

Taxpayers on strike - Martha Carr

As a sign of the end of the Great Recession, or as the heralding of the roots of the next one, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s investment bank, are set to hand out $30 billion in combined bonuses to employees this year.

CSU women move into NCAA Division II Top-10

From Staff Reports

Two local softball players named to GACA all-star game

Two Southern Crescent players have been selected to participate in the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-star game this summer, and eight others were named to their respective classification all-state teams.

Are Mustangs ready for next step?

For the last few years, wrestling in Henry County has been dominated by two teams with two coaches well-established in the Southern Crescent. Union Grove coach Joey DiNino and Henry County coach Marty Hutsell have had annual state title contenders and multiple individual state champions. Success has almost been a foregone conclusion.

Region 2-AAAAA and Region 4-AAAAA teams

From Staff Reports