News for Friday, December 4, 2009

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Ola boys knock off Dutchtown in overtime thriller

Ola boys basketball coach Curt Miller wasn't happy with the way his team was playing late in the fourth quarter against rival Dutchtown.

Stockbridge 'keeps sawing' and winning

Stockbridge's boys basketball team's emergence in Region 4-AAAA and run into the state tournament last season was largely free of the burden of expectations from outside sources. But that was before it had a reigning player of the year and legitimate Division I prospect, before a state ranking once prognosticators awakened to the Tigers' talent.

North Clayton splits games with Douglass

The North Clayton boys started strong and finished the game that way in its win over Douglass while the school's girls had a reverse scenario in its loss Friday at home.

Echols Night Nets ELCA Split With Knights

Julia and Taylor Echols were superb for the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Chargers in their games against the St. Francis Knights. Julia Echols scorched the nets for 35 points, carrying the Lady Chargers to a 60-35 victory.

Camden going for repeat

Camden County will try to become the third Class AAAAA to win consecutive titles this decade. The Wildcats (12-2) will take on Region 1-AAAAA champion Northside-Warner Robins next week in the championship game at the Georgia Dome.

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Holiday displays bring signs of the season

While some local residents show their Christmas spirit with outdoor lighting displays, others prefer to keep the festivities indoors. But whether they are found outside, or inside, holiday decorations are popping up across the Southern Crescent.

Forest Park weighs new adult ordinance

The Forest Park City Council is scheduled to host a public hearing Monday, on a proposed revision of the city's controversial adult-entertainment ordinance. The City Council is then expected to vote on whether to accept the changes, which include the addition of a preamble listing examples of the "secondary effects" of adult establishments on various communities around the country.

Clayton BOE to vote on legal services

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to decide on Monday whether it wants to go with two legal services providers, or a pool of six law firms, according to School Board Chairperson Alieka Anderson.

Jonesboro worker pistol-whipped, robbed at gunpoint

Clayton County Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Jonesboro insurance business, in which a worker was pistol-whipped Thursday.

Henry accepts public-safety grants

More than $256,000 in grant funding for Henry County's police department, and emergency management agency, will help in efforts to fight crime and respond quickly to emergencies, county officials said.

Citations issued in Clayton alcohol-to-minors sting

Early into a sting operation Friday night, Clayton County Police had already issued four citations to businesses that allegedly sold alcohol to minors, according to Lt. Tina Daniel, a public information officer for the police department.

Jonesboro teen shot by mother's fiance

Clayton County Police say a Jonesboro man shot his fiancee's teenage son in the leg Friday, after the teen allegedly threatened the man with a knife.

State gets recognition for data-keeping system

Officials with the Georgia Department of Education announced recently that the state has received high marks for its use of technology in measuring student achievement over time.

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Summit Racing to host 'Toys for Tots' benefit

Automobile enthusiasts, and others, are encouraged to bring their cars and their holiday spirit to McDonough, Saturday, to support a well-known charity geared toward children.

Restaurant to raise money for military families

The sacrifices made by local members of the U.S. military, and their families, will be spotlighted Monday during a fund-raiser held at the Truett's Grill in McDonough, from 5 to 9 p.m.

How does one 'repent' of his or her sin? - James C. Bell

I heard a story one time about a country preacher who was preaching a revival and had not been able to get his message of repentance across to his audience.

Hope: It's more than a campaign slogan - Rev. Todd Dionne

During the last presidential campaign, the word "hope" was used as part of a slick and savvy campaign slogan. Seeing the response to it, it is obvious that the candidate struck the heart strings of many people.

Summit Racing to host 'Toys for Tots' benefit

Automobile enthusiasts, and others, are encouraged to bring their cars and their holiday spirit to McDonough, Saturday, to support a well-known charity geared toward children.

Hope: It's more than a campaign slogan - Rev. Todd Dionne

During the last presidential campaign, the word "hope" was used as part of a slick and savvy campaign slogan. Seeing the response to it, it is obvious that the candidate struck the heart strings of many people.

How does one 'repent' of his or her sin? - James C. Bell

I heard a story one time about a country preacher who was preaching a revival and had not been able to get his message of repentance across to his audience.

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