News for Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Miller saves Hawks

All signs pointed towards the seventh grade middle school championship football game between Henry County and Ola heading to overtime.

CSU women begin season ranked 13th

With its first preseason game just days away, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team received some more good early season news on Tuesday. For the third straight year, the Lakers are preseason nationally-ranked in the official Division II Top 25 Coach's Poll.

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Taz

Taz is a one and a half year old Terrier mix.

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Piper

Piper is a calico domestic shorthair.

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Kinship Care hosting fashion show

Several local grandparents, and the grandchildren they care for, will walk together down the catwalk this weekend during Clayton County's first-ever Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Fashion Show.

SACS: Schools closer to full 'operational' status

Clayton County Public Schools has reached "operational" status in all but one of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' original nine mandates for improving the district.

Clayton pastor charged with impersonating officer

The pastor of a Jonesboro church was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer after he allegedly flashed a phony badge, recently, when stopped by a Georgia State Trooper in Douglasville.

Dealership partners with youth football teams

Efforts by Terry Cullen Southlake Chevrolet in Jonesboro are helping to make the season a little better for youth football teams and cheerleading squads at Rum Creek Park.

Police: Woman lied about child abduction

Clayton County Police said Wednesday they arrested a woman for allegedly filing a false report, stating that her daughter had been abducted. The claim led to a Levi's Call, which was later canceled.

Cold weather? I'm accustomed to it - Valerie Baldowski

Now that Halloween is over and the weather is getting seriously cooler, with the hint of winter just around the corner, I am reminded of the comparison between how Southerners handle cold weather, and how Yankees handle it.

Bad idea on tap - Tom Purcell

Here's a shot to the beer gut: Government bodies across America are looking to increase taxes on beer.

Peter Kagi: Gate Gourmet executive chef

Before airline passengers can take their pick of entrees, each meal is created and tested to ensure that the taste buds of travelers are satisfied.

Home invasion reported in Ellenwood

Clayton County Police are investigating a home invasion in which a man and a woman were reportedly tied up, beaten and robbed at gunpoint, early Wednesday morning in Ellenwood.

Snapping Shoals linemen take first at rodeo

Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation recently honored several of its linemen for bringing home the top co-op prize at the 26th Annual International Lineman's Rodeo and Expo in Kansas City, Mo.

Cold weather? I'm accustomed to it - Valerie Baldowski

Now that Halloween is over and the weather is getting seriously cooler, with the hint of winter just around the corner, I am reminded of the comparison between how Southerners handle cold weather, and how Yankees handle it.

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