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TSA coordination center is safety hub

If a suspicious passenger was to be discovered going through a security checkpoint area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport armed with a knife, or with a knife in his luggage, Transportation Security Administration officers would report the incident to their on-site deputy manager. The manager would then make a call to personnel at the TSA's coordination center at the airport to inform them of the situation.

Assistant principal serving suspension in video incident

Mundy's Mill High School Assistant Principal Shakira Rice is scheduled to complete her Georgia Professional Standards Commission-issued suspension -- nearly a month from now -- for allegedly not confiscating a copy of a video of three students engaged in sexual acts, when she had an opportunity to do so.

Wetlands center to host educational festival

During the Newman Wetlands Center's 10th annual Wetlands and Watershed Festival, Clayton County residents will be able to learn where rainfall, like the kind that has caused flooding across metropolitan Atlanta over the past few days, goes after a storm.

Morrow may ease alcohol restrictions in 'Olde Town'

The City of Morrow tabled a proposed ordinance Wednesday, which if approved, would extend the hours of alcohol consumption within Olde Town Morrow and allow drinks to be carried anywhere within the boundaries of the property.

Their King leads

In the midst of the zenith of Mt. Zion's miraculous playoff run a year ago, Jarrell King, the Bulldogs' veteran quarterback, was jogging off the field hanging his head as he'd told his teammates never to do. Marist was ahead 21-0. King was feeling the blunt prospect of a season's end after throwing an interception.

Laws wins annual Rotary Club of Clayton County Crying Towel

Jarrett Laws has been around the coaching block.His resume includes a successful stint at Mt. Zion, featuring last year's trip to the Class AAAA playoffs, an 8-5 record and a near upset of state power Marist.

Morrow graduate McDonald has knack for coaching football

Morrow High School graduate Mike McDonald is making a name for himself on the sidelines as a head coach. In three seasons as a head coach at Union Grove (2004-2006) McDonald guided the Wolverines to two trips to the playoffs, going 9-3 in 2005 and 7-5 in 2006. McDonald left Union Grove in 2007 to become an assistant head coach at Newnan. This season he was promoted head coach of the Cougars after Robert Herring retired after 10-years at Newnan. McDonald is off to a 4-0 start this year, including a 47-0 victory over his alma mater Morrow on Friday.

North Clayton flies past Ola

Last year, North Clayton couldn't have made the play it did with 6 seconds left in the first half Thursday night. On Ola's 30-yard line, Eagles quarterback Dennis Johnson lofted a pass over Ola's secondary into the left corner of the end zone. Kyle Taylor caught it. North Clayton erupted on the field and on the sidelines

Dutchtown stops Jonesboro

The Dutchtown Bulldogs improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 4-AAAA action with a 20-0 victory against Jonesboro Thursday night at Tara Stadium.

Game 3 game notes

The Mt. Zion Bulldogs and the North Clayton Eagles have set the stage for an interesting Region 4-AAAA match-up when they get together on September 25 at Tara Stadium.

Banks raising money to battle childhood cancer

By Jason A. Smith

Police ID pedestrian killed in car accident

By Curt Yeomans

AMS to host blood, marrow drive

By Johnny Jackson

Local mom starts sock campaign

By Johnny Jackson

Obituaries - Sept. 24, 2009

Joseph Roy Baker, Sr.

School Notebook - Sept. 24, 2009


Morrow may ease alcohol restrictions in 'Olde Town'

By Joel Hall

Speaking of lying - Tom Purcell

With all the accusations about lying of late, I thought it a good idea to see what some great minds had to say on the subject.These quotes shed some interesting light:

My impatience a force with which to be reckoned - Valerie Baldowski

Over time, I have become an increasingly impatient person.

Local lawmakers to host C-TRAN public meeting

By Joel Hall

Darfur democracy and genocide - Martha Randolph Carr

Al-Jazeera has been doing some interesting interviews lately with rebels from the Sudan region who wanted to get something off their chests. They want to let everyone know that they are liars who exaggerated the death and rape tolls among the women and children in the Sudan, in order to get free stuff.

Proud to be dim - Will Durst

Remember back in grade school, when all learning came to a screeching halt while the teacher stopped to explain what was going on to the slow kids?