News for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Congregation receives support after arson fire

The pastor of a Morrow church destroyed in what authorities believe was an arson fire said his congregation will be meeting, temporarily, at a local funeral home.

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Arts Clayton offering holiday crafts program

Six-year-old Kaylee Jernigan, of Fulton County, leaned against the table full of paint brushes, pens, markers, artificial flowers and construction paper. After carefully gluing several tongue depressors together into a frame, she painted them in rich pink and purple colors.

Space still available for driver's-education class

There is still room for up to 15 Clayton County residents to sign up for the Safe America Foundation's next two-week, driver's-education course, which is scheduled to begin Monday at Jonesboro High School, according to the executive who oversees the courses for the organization.

Mobile Medic Bike Team rides through airport

On a recent Friday, one of the busiest days of the week at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a passenger began suffering from cardiac arrest, according to Jimmy Gittens, chief of Emergency Medical Services for Atlanta Fire Rescue at the airport.

Back on the winning side of high school football

As North Clayton prepared for the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs last week, coach Rodney Hackney and offensive coordinator Demarco Mitchell shared a laugh. The two were reflecting back on their seasons as head coaches during the 2006 and '07 seasons where they had a combined record of 2-37-1.

Thankful for characters

Thanksgiving is a time to come together and celebrate a family's beloved characters, the ones who give us many stories to declare, and laughter to share.

Better Business Bureau provides tips for safe shopping

The holiday shopping season is here, and many eager consumers are keeping a look out for the best bargains, whether they're in a store, or online.

Happy Thanksgiving

Once again this Thanksgiving, I'm asking everyone out there to support our men and women serving in the military with messages from home. The Postal Service has changed the rules since last year, so pay attention, because letters addressed to "Any Service Person" will no longer be delivered.

For Thanksgiving -- Pass the civility

It's bound to happen at Thanksgiving tables across America: A progressive liberal Democrat discovers he's sitting next to a conservative Republican.

Church to offer Thanksgiving meal today

Members of a local church are preparing to extend a hand of generosity to area residents today, by providing food for those who are less fortunate.

Clean old-fashion hate

Call it Clean-old fashion-hate, or the series the University of Georgia has dominated in the past (59-39-5), but one thing is for sure, the Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets don't like each other.

Former CSU coach Nastopoulos passes away

Chris Nastopoulos, the women's head basketball coach at Clayton State University from 1994-1997 and also a former men's basketball assistant at Clayton State, passed away over the weekend. He was 48.

Perrymond resigns at Forest Park

Forest Park football coach Rod Perrymond resigned after 2-8 and 1-9 seasons, first reported by internet sources and confirmed Monday by Panthers athletic director Steven Cole.

Eagles have visions of playing in Georgia Dome

As the North Clayton football players made their way to the weight room Monday, a couple of them stopped by the bulletin board and pointed at the Class AAAA bracket.

Local high school hoops heats up

It's Thanksgiving week, a good time to stuff yourself on turkey and high school basketball.

Clayton State men roll to victory in season opener

The Clayton State Lakers opened the 2009-10 men's basketball season with an 87-63 victory against Edward Waters College Sunday afternoon .

House set to lead Jonesboro

When the Jonesboro players met their new coach a few weeks before the start of preseason drills, he left a lasting impression on the team.

Expectations high for CSU men

A year ago, the Clayton State men's basketball team started the season with a 9-0 record and a spot in the national rankings.

Union Grove's Moon steps into quarterback role without a hitch

At the penultimate point of the season, with a first-round playoff game against Windsor Forest four days away, Union Grove was searching for a quarterback.

Chargers, Red Devils ready to clash again

Many people don't know too much about the small city of Lincolnton, located a little less than three hours away from the Southern Crescent.

North Clayton defense to face challenge

After watching his North Clayton defense put up a goalline stand against Riverdale just before halftime in both teams' season-opener, Eagles coach Rodney Hackney had a good feeling about his defense.

Clayton State falls to Baseline USA in exhibition game

The final tune-up for Clayton State will likely serve as a learning experience the Lakers would like to quickly forget as they prepare to open the season in three days.

CSU's Mutiso set to run in NCAA Division II cross country championships

Fidelis Mutiso had never heard of Clayton State University until he got on-line and surfed the net.

When talent returns, expectations rise

Talent returns in droves for teams in Henry and Clayton counties. Nine teams return their top scorer from last season. Four first-team All-Southern Crescent players return, five second-team players return, as does the reigning Henry County player of the year, Stockbridge's Chris Davis.

On road to Final Four, every little thing counts

For the Dutchtown Lady Bulldogs, a possible Final Four appearance came down to one simple, yet crucial error.

Then there were three.....

Three Southern Crescent teams survived the first round of the state playoffs to remain in the title hunt.

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Kong

Kong is a black and white domestic shorthair.

For Thanksgiving –– Pass the civility

It's bound to happen at Thanksgiving tables across America: A progressive liberal Democrat discovers he's sitting next to a conservative Republican.

Union Grove's Moon steps into quarterback role without a hitch

At the penultimate point of the season, with a first-round playoff game against Windsor Forest four days away, Union Grove was searching for a quarterback.

Clayton State Lady Lakers tip off season tonight

When the Clayton State Lady Lakers take the floor at home tonight against Albany State in a 7:30 p.m. tip off, it will be with high expecations.

Lovejoy girls cruise to win in Morrow Thaksgiving Tournament

Some ice water on the gym floor was the only thing that was able to cool off Lovejoy Tuesday in the Wildcats opening game of the Morrow Thanksgiving Tournament.

CSU's Mutiso set to run in NCAA Division II cross country championships

Fidelis Mutiso had never heard of Clayton State University until he got on-line and surfed the net.

Turkey Holocaust Day '09

I'm itching like a volleyball-playing nudist in a field of poison oak to inflate the first four-story-tall balloon and kick-start the national parade of giving thanks down Main Street, because Turkey Holocaust Day couldn't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned.

There's more to Thanksgiving than turkey, or football

As I think back on a year that is rapidly coming to a close, I have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

'Super' debate: Do everyday low prices beat couponing

Last week I touched on a topic that's of intense interest among my Super-Couponing students: Where do shoppers get the best deal, at a supermarket or a supercenter?

Giving thanks is the right thing to do

The other day, I saw my first Salvation Army bell ringer of the holiday season, which, combined with what tomorrow represents, reminded me once again how much I have to be thankful for.

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