News for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Twenty-one finish on top at legal spelling bee

Clayton County Board of Education Member Michael B. King announced the 21 local students who received prizes at the Michael B. King Legal Spelling Bee, which was held on Saturday at the National Archives at Atlanta, in Morrow.

Headquarters library to host fitness challenge

With a new year right around the corner, the staff of the Clayton County Public Library System's headquarters branch is extending an invitation to local teenagers to come by the library next week to learn how to "Get Ripped!"

Lady Tigers prove its more than luck

As Tandrea High trotted to the Mundy's Mill bench with 2:42 left in the Lady Tigers' game, fans rose from their seats and an applause spread throughout the stands. High's night was done and Mundy's Mill's mission was accomplished.

Oxendine, Red Cross urge holiday safety

Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner John Oxendine urges Georgians to use caution while cooking during the holidays, and to take general fire-safety precautions.

Ralph Kressel is an airport customer-care representative

Ralph Kressel's voice can be heard over the bustling crowds at the world's busiest airport, directing passengers to security checkpoint areas.

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Holiday displays light up Clayton

Traveling down one of Clayton County's main thoroughfares, motorists this holiday season are catching glimpses of reindeer, elves and Santa himself.

Library to enhance web site's teen area

In an effort to attract and engage more teen readers, the Clayton County Library System is planning to renovate its web site to include more interactive areas and resources for young adults. Until the end of January, the library system is soliciting input from local teens in order to shape the final product.

Douglas brothers give back to community at Christmas

It wasn't that long ago, Harry and Toney Douglas were star athletes at Jonesboro High School.

Reader mail: Bright ideas for stockpile storage

This week, I'll answer two e-mails from readers with stockpiling issues.

BOC threatens to remove Turner as police chief

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has given Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner until Monday to respond to an internal audit, which calls into question his ability to lead the department.

Durham's key shot lifts Dutchtown to tourney title

Dutchtown forward Courtney Durham is usually counted on for her defense and rebounding, but after Tuesday night, she might have earned an offensive reputation.

A dysfunctional family Christmas - Jason Smith

I love the Christmas season. It's a time when families gather together, exchange gifts, watch classic holiday movies and, of course, eat large amounts of food.

Martha's big adventure -- A blank slate

There is a phenomenon in life I call "the blank-slate moment," and I've hit this rare place once again.

Durham's key shot lifts Dutchtown to tourney title

Dutchtown forward Courtney Durham is usually counted on for her defense and rebounding, but after Tuesday night, she might have earned an offensive reputation.

Martha's big adventure — A blank slate

There is a phenomenon in life I call "the blank-slate moment," and I've hit this rare place once again.

Library to enhance web site's teen area

In an effort to attract and engage more teen readers, the Clayton County Library System is planning to renovate its web site to include more interactive areas and resources for young adults. Until the end of January, the library system is soliciting input from local teens in order to shape the final product.

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