News for Monday, November 2, 2009


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Weekend flurry of region meets

The cross country region championship meets come in a flurry the weekend before the GHSA state meet. At stake is a team's or individual's qualification for the state meet, which takes place at Carrollton High School.

Clayton State soccer teams split at Lander

With a possible Peach Belt Conference regular season championship at stake, the Clayton State Laker men's soccer team could not cash in on key opportunities on Saturday, dropping a tough 1-0 decision at rival Lander.

North Clayton seeks third-straight shutout

The North Clayton Eagles have a chance to close out the regular season with a 9-1 record Friday night when they play at Dutchtown.

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Local group donates blankets for children

The Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated 20 blankets -- which members of the group made from patterned fabric -- to the Clayton County Police Department on Monday, to be given to traumatized children. Members of the organization presented the fleece blankets to Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner, in conjunction with Project Linus.

Laurel Park receives national award

Henry Medical Center's (HMC) Laurel Park has been recognized, nationally, for the services it provides seniors.

Belk to host fall Charity Sale

Belk's Charity Sale, on Saturday, Nov. 7, will benefit local charities, schools, and nonprofit organizations throughout the company's 16-state market area. Belk's previous Charity Sale, on May 2, raised more than $5 million for hundreds of participating nonprofit organizations, the company said.

Local paintballers win big in first season

A McDonough paintball team in its first year of competition, has walked away with the Georgia Field Owners Association's 2009 Division-5 Championship.

BOE postpones vote on legal-services pool

The Clayton County Board of Education decided on Monday to table discussion on using a pool of law firms to handle its legal services, after board members could not agree on how many firms should take the lead, or how work would be distributed among multiple law firms.

Lake Spivey Road Race this weekend

Hundreds of runners are expected to converge on the Lake Spivey community this Saturday for the second annual Lake Spivey Road Race.

Wing Nuts opens in Morrow

The tropical shades of green, blue and yellow paint on the walls of one Morrow restaurant have been replaced with black, red and white. A menu of burritos and tacos has been replaced by wings, burgers and seafood selections.

Silent boos - Joel Hall

I've always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, I enjoyed the mounds of candy and the Halloween television specials, such as "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and "Garfield's Halloween Adventure."

A fresh change and a new beginning? - Mike Reagan

Today, voters across the nation will take to the polls in the first elections since President Obama's inauguration.

Thanks to all for a great event

On Oct. 17, the Clayton County Water Authority and Keep Clayton County Beautiful teamed up for the 10th Annual Rivers Alive/Stream cleanup. We hosted the event at Panhandle Park, and we cleaned Hurricane Creek.

Suspect robs Tara Boulevard bank

Clayton County Police released surveillance photos Monday of a suspect, who allegedly robbed a bank on Tara Boulevard Monday morning, and fled the scene on foot.

Forest Park candidates file election complaint

The head of Clayton County's Democratic Party has filed a formal complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State on behalf of three Forest Park candidates, who say they believe some voters are unfairly being denied the right to vote.

Clayton Humane Society launches online store

Area residents can now help the Clayton County Humane Society by buying from its online store.

CSU hosting lecture on James Bond

To shake, or not to shake? That is the question.