News for Friday, April 2, 2010

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Henry teen charged with child molestation

Henry County Police say a Locust Grove teenager charged with child molestation played "strip blackjack" with the 14-year-old alleged victim.

Woman found dead after Jonesboro house fire

Clayton County fire investigators, on Friday, were trying to determine what caused a fire that may have led to the death of an elderly Jonesboro woman on Thursday night, a spokesman for the fire department said.

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School media workers celebrated in April

Lee Street Elementary School Media Specialist James Campbell wears many hats.

One dead, one injured in Clayton shooting

Clayton County police are looking for leads in a Thursday-night shooting that left one man dead and a teenager injured.

Easter, the most holy day - James Bell

One might argue that Christmas, the day we celebrate as the birthday of Christ, is the most holy day of the year and they would have a good basis for their point of view.

Southern men and new clothes for Easter - Ronda Rich

Years ago, before fuel conservation became popular and trendy, I was a forerunner to saving gas by combining errands. When I go into town, I spend several hours doing errands that I have been waiting to do. It saves both gas and time.

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Area faithful observe Good Friday

Local worshippers gathered at churches across the Southern Crescent Friday afternoon, to observe an integral part of their faith.

Suspicious device found in Henry home

Henry County sheriff's deputies serving an eviction notice on Friday discovered what they said appeared to be an explosive device in a cabinet in the home, authorities said.

Health officials urging H1N1 vaccination

State health officials are encouraging all residents to consider getting vaccinated against the novel Type-A H1N1 influenza virus.

Clayton prison: More inmates wanted

According to Clayton County Prison Warden Frank Smith, the county's prison has more beds than it has inmates, and officials could use the extra labor for duties throughout the county.

E. Landing, Union Grove win county track championships

For a sport that she "just does" to stay in shape, Eagle's Landing junior Mia Adams is starting to make a name for herself on the track.

Gwaltney's hat-trick leads Wolverines

Union Grove senior forward Clay Gwaltney had just four games under his belt after returning from a hamstring injury and was battling a virus Friday night, according Wolverines coach Mark Matthews. He'd tallied four goals since his return, but was still rounding into form.

Woodland middle school celebrates undefeated girls basketball season

Success has come quickly to the Woodland Middle School athletic department, and they have the trophies to prove it.

Rush paces Georgia Tech to sweep of Virginia Tech

Former Eagle's Landing Christian pitcher Hope Rush fired a no-hitter in the first game of an ACC doubleheader as Georgia Tech defeated Virginia Tech 15-1 in five innings. Rush struck out seven and walked just three en route to the victory in game one.

Spring break means plenty of baseball for local squads

Spring break often times means trips to the beach, or some other getaway with family and friends.

Solomon headed to High Point University

The recruiting odyssey is over for Clayton News Daily Southern Crescent Player of the Year Cameron Solomon.

Dutchtown eyes first undefeated regular season

The Dutchtown boys soccer team doesn't have another match until April 14 against Stockbridge. That's when it will resume its quest for an undefeated regular season, which would be the first in school history.

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Sweetheart jewelry a symbol of love, pride

Through writing letters from the front, soldiers serving during World War I and World War II stayed in touch with loved ones back home.

Gwaltney's hat-trick leads Wolverines

Union Grove senior forward Clay Gwaltney had just four games under his belt after returning from a hamstring injury and was battling a virus Friday night, according Wolverines coach Mark Matthews. He'd tallied four goals since his return, but was still rounding into form.

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Ola High fair promotes cultural awareness

Students at Ola High School crowded into the school's gymnasium to see some of their peers sing an international tune, and dance to music native to another country.

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