News for Monday, December 14, 2009

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Lady Lakers fall to Carson Newman

In an early Southeast Region showdown on Saturday, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team suffered its first defeat of the 2009-10 season, dropping a close 65-62 decision against Carson-Newman at the Athletics and Fitness Center.

Ex-GBI investigator pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A former GBI investigator has pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide, involving a Dec. 2008 automobile crash that killed an elderly Forest Park man.

Registration underway for Holiday Explosion

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is providing local children, who might normally be stuck at home for the holidays, with a productive way to spend their winter break.

Man charged in teen's shooting death

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with last week's shooting death of a teenager at an Ellenwood apartment complex.

Lawmakers seek guidance on C-TRAN

The Clayton County legislative delegation is seeking direction from the Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on the future of C-TRAN, and other topics, as it heads into the next legislative session.

Tigers roll past Dutchtown

Rare is the game when Stockbridge boys basketball coach Duane Kelley can sit content and silent in his chair on the sideline. He is animated. How animated, though, is usually dictated by his team's defensive performance.

School board member hosts annual spelling bee

Clayton County Board of Education member, and lawyer, Michael King, recently announced that he will hold his eighth-annual Michael B. King Spelling Legal Bee on Saturday at 9 a.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta.

Seven local wrestlers win titles at South Metro Tournament

Henry County wrestling coach Marty Hutsell says the 2009-10 Warhawk squad is rebuilding.

No early release for dress-code violators

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley said Monday that any students who violate the uniform-dress policy on Friday will have to spend an extra three and half hours in school, rather than start their winter vacation with their classmates.

Man arrested in cable-equipment thefts

An investigation is underway centered on the home of a McDonough businessman where authorities said they found more than $1 million in stolen cable equipment.

North Clayton, Ola set for Region 4-AAAA basketball tilt

North Clayton coach Martisse Troup does not believe that it is too early in the season to label a game important.

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Brown Elementary rewards readers with special party

Brown Elementary School fifth-grader, Marcus Aqui, said his favorite reason for reading books is "just being able to do it."

Harry Reid, uncensored - Mike Reagan

On the Senate floor last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid abused the dignity of his position with yet another desperate attack on Republicans and other Americans who understand the dangers of President Obama's flawed health-care proposal.

Pick up your ax - Joel Hall

From the first time I gave a third of what I made that month to a landlord, just so I could have a roof over my head, I realized that the world can be a harsh and unforgiving place.

Don't land on Santa's naughty list

To the editor:

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