News for Friday, December 11, 2009


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'Windies,' locals celebrate movie's anniversary

From Dec. 13 through Dec. 15 in 1939, Hollywood's biggest stars flocked to Atlanta for the premiere of "Gone with the Wind," the famous movie inspired by Margaret Mitchell's popular novel of the same title. This weekend, longtime fans, as well as those new to the film, are descending on the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro to celebrate the film's 70th anniversary.

Curry convicted in Henry shootings

A Henry County judge on Friday convicted a Stockbridge man of four of the six charges against him in the 2007 shooting deaths of two teenage girls.

Big third quarter propels Forest Park to win

For the first two quarters of its game against visiting Forest Park Friday, Jonesboro's girls' team was able to keep pace with the Panthers in a keep region matchup.

Stockbridge takes control of Region 4-AAAA with win against Ola

The Stockbridge Tigers look like a team hungry to win a Region 4-AAAA basketball title.

Tribunal recommends Clayton teacher's firing

A Clayton County Public Schools tribunal panel decided on Friday that a Mundy's Mill High School special-education teacher, who allegedly asked a 17-year-old student at the school to perform a "hit" on a 16-year-old classmate, should be fired.

Morrow, Mundy's Mill split games

Morrow and Mundy's Mill split key Region 4-AAAAA basketball contests Friday evening at Morrow, with the boys pulling away for a 65-56 win after the Mundy's Mill girls took a 68-58 win in the opener.

CSU women put No.8-ranking on the line against Carson-Newman

Now that first-semester finals are out of the way, the Clayton State women's basketball team can get back to the business of playing ball.

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Henry officials meet with local lawmakers

The Henry County legislative delegation is preparing for the start of the 2010 session, and hearing the wish lists of county leaders.

Lovejoy knocks off Riverdale

The Lovejoy Wildcats defeated Riverdale 71-61 Friday night in Region 4-AAAAA action.

Former Jonesboro star Hosely leads Waycross College to fast start

Former Jonesboro standout Brandon Hosely scored 35 points, grabbed five rebound, five assists and five steals Thursday night for Waycross College in a win over St. John's River Community College.

Dutchtown doubles up Griffin

The Lady Bulldogs from Dutchtown continue to impress in the early going of the 2009-2010 season, riding the Strickland twins to a 64-47 victory over the Griffin Lady Bears at Dutchtown Friday night.

Georgia appliance rebate program approved

The U.S. Department of Energy recently approved Georgia's plan for the State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program, and awarded the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) $9.3 million to put it into place.

Clayton BOE to hear uniform-dress update

Less than a month after 1,500 Clayton County high school students protested Clayton County Public Schools' uniform-dress policy by refusing to come to school in designated attire, school system Superintendent Edmond Heatley will discuss the policy before the county's school board.

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Sketch released in Clayton robbery case

Clayton County police have released a sketch of a suspect who allegedly robbed an elderly man at gunpoint Tuesday, in the victim's Morrow home.

Health officials continue to urge H1N1 vaccination

Health officials are urging Georgia residents to continue to seek vaccination against the H1N1 influenza virus.

Clayton Police Department seeking accreditation

The Clayton County Police Department is expecting a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) to begin a four-day site visit today, as the department seeks to gain accreditation.

The right time for a miracle - James C. Bell

Thanks to the "faith" program, my two friends and I were now a team.

Suing Santa - Chester Cook

The holidays make some people stark raving mad.

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.

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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.