News for Monday, December 7, 2009

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Three arrested in Riverdale bank robbery

Three suspects are in custody following a bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon in Riverdale.

Alcohol-to-minors sting nets 16 citations

Clayton County Police announced Monday that they issued citations to 16 people, who allegedly sold alcohol to minors at convenience stores Friday night, during a sting operation.

Hartsfield-Jackson opens Rental Car Center

Area politicians and officials with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport cut the ceremonial ribbon, Monday, on the 67.5-acre airport Rental Car Center.

Students urged to pursue financial aid early

As college enrollment has grown, so has the demand for student financial aid, according to college officials.

Man robbed at gunpoint at gas station

Clayton County Police are investigating an incident, in which a man was robbed of cash and his vehicle, at gunpoint, Sunday night, outside a College Park gas station.

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Jonesboro doll maker says demand up during holidays

Pat Green started making dolls to play with when she was 5, by sewing together acorns, popsicle sticks, spoons and whatever spare fabric she could find around the house.

Clayton BOE approves two-law-firm plan

Clayton County Public Schools will move to a legal services system that features two main law firms, while authorizing Superintendent Edmond Heatley to use four additional firms as needed.

Ballet company hopes to draw sell-out crowds

Members of the Atlanta Festival Ballet are hopeful they will perform in front of sell-out audiences this weekend, during their annual production of the classic ballet, "The Nutcracker."

Teen shot, killed at Ellenwood apartment complex

Clayton County Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager that occurred early Monday morning at an Ellenwood apartment complex.

Home-buyer's forum Saturday at CSU

In order to help potential home buyers take advantage of the recently expanded Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, the office of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) will host a First-Time Homebuyer's Forum at Clayton State University.

Forest Park adult ordinance in 'limbo'

The Forest Park City Council narrowly passed a revision of the city's controversial adult-entertainment ordinance after a public hearing on Monday. But confusion over amendments to the proposed ordinance may result in the city reconsidering the vote entirely.

Lovejoy's Smith wins 50-yard freestyle

Zeelita Smith of Lovejoy was the only Southern Crescent swimmer to place first in an event at the Comin' to Town Invitational last weekend at the Steve Lundquist Natatorium. Smith won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.13 seconds at the invitational, which was jointly hosted by all nine Clayton County teams.

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In a forgotten corner classroom of Locust Grove High School, a group of 35 middle school wrestlers were silent. All eyes were on the middle circle of a wrestling mat where their future coach, Nick Fordham, demonstrated a technique.

Area teams ready to face off in basketball action tonight

It seems like the 2009-10 high school basketball season is just getting stated, but already most teams find themselves locked into region contests.

Lakers roll to conference win

Getting off on the winning note in conference play is always important, and it was to the Clayton State Laker men's basketball team on Saturday.

Relating to children - Joel Hall

I love my family, and since my parents and five siblings are scattered across the four corners of America, I rarely get to see them all in one place. This past Thanksgiving, I got to see just about everyone, including all of my nephews, for the first time in a very long while.

Getting it right? A half-hearted Afghanistan strategy revealed - Mike Reagan

As many of you will recall, in previous writings I urged President Obama to do the right thing when it came to providing Gen. McChrystal with his requested troop increases in support of the war effort in Afghanistan.

Lovejoy's Smith wins 50-yard freestyle

Zeelita Smith of Lovejoy was the only Southern Crescent swimmer to place first in an event at the Comin' to Town Invitational last weekend at the Steve Lundquist Natatorium. Smith won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.13 seconds at the invitational, which was jointly hosted by all nine Clayton County teams.

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