News for Friday, November 13, 2009

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Running game fuels N. Clayton to victory over Bainbridge

At times the North Clayton offense stalled, but it was hardly ever fully stopped.

Defense lifts ELCA to first-round Class A victory

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Chargers are moving on to the second round of the Class A state football playoffs.

Union Grove improvises and prevails

Without starting quarterback Ty Moore available for the playoffs, without much knowledge of its first-round opponent, Union Grove didn't know what to expect facing Windsor Forest on Friday night.

Williams headed to Mercer on basketball scholarship

A year ago, Briana Williams helped lead the Henry County girls basketball team to the Class AA Final Four.

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Monks, Riverdale residents spar over property's use

When driving past 1315 East Fayetteville Road in Riverdale, the observant motorist can catch a glimpse of nearly 30 statues, some big and some small, dotting the highly-wooded property.

Suspects surrender in Henry card-fraud case

Two suspects accused of making fraudulent purchases on a soldier's credit card have surrendered to authorities in Henry County.

Officials: Henry hospital revenue increased

Henry Medical Center officials say a slow economy has resulted in a slight drop in inpatient volume, but that the hospital has seen an increase in surgeries and emergency room visits during the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The hospital's revenue is also up, according to Henry Medical Center President and CEO Charlie Scott.

Calendar contest to raise funds for United Way

The deadline is drawing near to submit your pet's picture to appear in the inaugural United Way Tri-County calendar.

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Henry sheriff's captain retires after 13 years

After years of tending to the needs of jail inmates in Henry County, sheriff's Capt. Sandra Cook said she is leaving her post to focus on a much smaller group of people -- her two grandchildren.

Tattoo shops pledging support for cancer research

A string of area tattoo parlors has pledged support in the fight against cancer.

Clayton BOE to discuss K-8 school re-districting

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to discuss the redrawing of attendance boundaries for elementary and middle schools in southern Clayton County, at a work session on Monday.

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Harper students, parents explore science

Every time Harper Elementary School kindergartner, Trey Jones, tried with all of his might to blow a large bubble with some soapy water, it quickly burst after a small dome started to appear.

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Local nurse combining profession, military service

Henry Medical Center Registered Nurse Donna Johnson said she is taking the opportunity of a lifetime. She is joining the United States Air Force Reserve.

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Woman arraigned in deadly, 2007 motel fire

Sheree Dionne Murphy, 47, pleaded not guilty in Clayton County Superior Court Friday, to charges in the deaths of five people, killed in a 2007 Riverdale motel fire.

Is Baptism essential for salvation? - Jim Bell

Baptist believe people should be baptized soon after they repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

What would you do? - Todd Dionne

We are a nation of immigrants, unless, of course, you are Native American. It is likely that someone in your family passed through the immigration lines at Ellis Island, or some of you may even be able to trace an earlier arrival to this great continent.

Charging into playoffs again

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy football team has become a regular visitor to the playoffs.

QB Johnson ready for playoff debut

Dennis Johnson is only a sophomore, but his North Clayton teammates can hardly tell by his poise and demeanor on and off the field.

Henry County ready to open playoffs

The last three years have been pretty special for the Henry County Warhawks football team.

Woodland unfazed by first playoff game

Reporters from Cairo have called Woodland football coach Scott Schmitt all week. They've wanted to know how a three-year old program making its first state-playoff appearance feels going into a match-up with the defending Class AAA state champion Syrupmakers, and Schmitt told them all the same thing.

Livecche closes in on Wendy's Heisman

In 2002, when Woodland football coach Scott Schmitt was an assistant at McIntosh, he watched a kicker named Robert Huefner win the Wendy's High School Heisman award. Huefner went to New York, was honored during ESPN's nationally televized ceremony of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy, eventually went to Harvard and got free food from Wendy's for a year.

Mt. Zion's Aull ready to experience playoffs as head coach

Jaime Aull has experienced the playoffs as both a player and assistant coach.

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