News for Friday, November 27, 2009


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State to retry murder defendants after mistrial

Prosecutors say they plan to retry two men in a double-murder case in which a mistrial was declared Wednesday, due to a hung jury.

Forest Park candidates gear up for runoff

With the top vote getters separated by only a few ballots, city council candidates for Forest Park's Ward 1 and Ward 2 seats will compete in a runoff election on Dec. 1.

Residents urged to prepare for colder winter

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign is advising residents to be ready for the possibility of colder temperatures across the state this winter, in light of a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prediction.

Locust Grove planning Christmas parade

Locust Grove will host its fifth annual "Christmas In The Grove" celebration Dec. 5, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., in the city's downtown area.

Juveniles arrested in McDonough burglary case

Authorities in McDonough have charged two juveniles -- one male and one female -- in connection with a recent break-in at a home in the city.

Campaign for cancer research continues

The campaign to raise money to fight cancer is a never-ending effort, according to local Relay for Life organizers.

Do you know God loves you? - Jim Bell

I have written many times, in this column, about my conversion experience.

Mothers, daughters to bond over tea

Mothers and daughters will have an opportunity to learn how to reach out to one another, and create new bonds, during a "Mother and Daughter Tea" event on Dec. 5.

CSU plays Valdosta State

Saturday's Georgia-Georgia Tech football game isn't the only contest between state schools on the sports calender.

Tease photo

Christmas tree merchant optimistic about holiday sales

Jesse Akins stood in a field of Christmas trees at Yule Forest in Stockbridge, admiring a fraser fir he was considering.

Toys for Tots campaign gears up in Henry

Area businesses in Henry County are being asked to support this year's Toys for Tots collection.

Clayton Schools hosting K-8 redistricting meetings

Clayton County Public Schools will hold two public-input meetings in the coming days to gauge community response to the proposed redistricting of boundaries for schools in the panhandle region.

Henry schools compete in driver-pledge program

Four Henry County high schools are among 400 schools, nationally, participating in the American Family Insurance-sponsored Teen Safe Driver Pledge Program.

If we all help a little ...

It seems a little harder to say thanks this year. Not because I am not thankful, and not because I don't have a million things for which to be to be thankful.

Morrow sweeps Jackson

In their first three games of the season, Morrow boys and girls teams have gone threw many different experiences.