News for Monday, November 30, 2009

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Fire officials: Electrical problems caused apartment fire

A blaze that destroyed 10 units at a Forest Park apartment complex Sunday was likely the result of electrical problems, according to authorities.

The rest of the story - Joe Thompson

You died just four years ago. But it seems like a lifetime has passed since that tragic Humvee wreck on that hot, Iraqi day.

Clayton Schools sees dip in writing scores

A year after Clayton County Public Schools saw all of its high schools make gains on the Georgia High School Graduation Test Writing Assessment, the district saw a slight slip backwards in this year's results, according to figures released by the school system.

Alleged police impersonator faces additional charges

A man, who was recently charged with impersonating a police officer in Jonesboro, now faces additional charges of forgery and making a false ID.

Delta museum offers trip back in time

Visitors to the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum may find themselves jumping back in time, thanks to an array of historical airplanes and a variety of exhibits.

Don't forget to be thankful - Joel Hall

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday of the year. In addition to being a time for families and friends to catch up, and to gorge themselves into food-induced comas, it is also a time for reflecting on God's grace and the good things He has provided for us.

Clayton Schools to host mentor meeting

Clayton County Public Schools will host its second "500 Men Standing in the GAP" meeting on Saturday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Jonesboro High School, which is located at 7728 Mt. Zion Boulevard, in Jonesboro.

Gas prices remain at August levels

McDonough resident, Brian Wilson, said he was stunned to see that gas prices are still at levels seen during the summer, and higher than they were a year ago.

Alzheimer's disease advocates seek public's help

A holiday campaign, which kicks off today, is aimed at generating money to fight Alzheimer's disease.

NCCA wins CAA state title in first year

The New Creation Christian Academy football team from McDonough enjoyed its first year in the Christian School Athletic Association, posting a 9-1 record and winning a state championship.

Dutchtown meets J-boro in region tussle

As much as Dutchtown's girls basketball team is fixated on advancing to the Final Four of the state tournament, another goal looms. It is an endeavor that eluded the Lady Bulldogs three times last season. It is an endeavor they use to measure their own ability and potential as a state contender.

North Clayton's Hackney excited about Eagles' future

The season didn't end like North Clayton had hoped, but second-year coach Rodney Hackney can point to several positives from the just completed football season.

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Clayton library to open winter book fair

With the Christmas shopping season officially under way, Harry Potter, Curious George, Strawberry Shortcake and the Transformers will go on sale at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System.

Don't forget to be thankful - Joel Hall

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday of the year. In addition to being a time for families and friends to catch up, and to gorge themselves into food-induced comas, it is also a time for reflecting on God's grace and the good things He has provided for us.

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