News for Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Several CSU organizations celebrate World AIDS Day

Clayton State University organizations celebrated World AIDS Day through information sessions, games, food and music, on Wednesday.

Clayton cop: Promotions based on discrimination

A Clayton County police officer is alleging that officials in the county's police department passed him over for a job transfer, and offered a spot on the department's narcotics squad to two other officers earlier this year, based on their race and gender.

Clayton Schools security chief facing bribery charge

The man tasked with ensuring the safety of more than 50,000 Clayton County school students is still on the job, despite facing allegations that he attempted to bribe a judge last year, a school system spokesman has said.

Local church hosts free gospel concert

Divine Faith Ministries International is hosting its 2010 free gospel concert, which will include a lineup of national and local gospel artists, for an evening of joyful praise and worship through music.

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Flash

Flash is a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier.

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Pandora

Pandora is a one and a half year old Birman mix.

CSU operations normal after bomb threat

A lock-down at Clayton State University -- instituted because of a telephoned bomb threat earlier in the day -- was lifted by early evening, and operations at the Morrow school returned to normal, according to university officials.

CSU internet radio switching to holiday playlist

A person could arguably never get enough "Jingle Bell Rock" during the holidays.

CSU operations normal after bomb threat

A lock-down at Clayton State University -- instituted because of a telephoned bomb threat earlier in the day -- was lifted by early evening, and operations at the Morrow school returned to normal, according to university officials.

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Red Kettle Christmas Campaign underway

Jessica Benefield-Smith has volunteered as a bell ringer in The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas Campaign for eight years now. The localized campaign is part of a national effort by The Salvation Army to help provide a Christmas to needy families.

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Stockbridge treats residents to yuletide celebration

More than 250 adults and children packed the Merle Manders Conference Center in Stockbridge, to usher in the Christmas season, as the city held its ninth annual Holiday Festival on Tuesday.

Clayton students to perform 'The Piano Lesson'

Clayton County Public Schools' Fine Arts Magnet High School theatre students will perform a play, entitled "The Piano Lesson," on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center,

Jonesboro girls' coach likes team unity

Jonesboro girls coach Michael House knows that this season could be a roller coaster-type season for his young squad. The Lady Cardinals do not have any seniors this season.

Clayton State ready to open PBC slate this weekend

After winning eight games in a row and leaping into the NCAA Division II poll in the No. 9 spot, the Clayton State Lady Lakers (8-0) will find out plenty about themselves Saturday when they plunge into their Peach Belt Conference opener on the road against UNC -Pembroke.

Hate crime charges sought in Cracker Barrel case

A group of community activists is trying to get a federal hate crime prosecution, and an explanation of the plea-deal arrangement, in the case of a white man, who attacked a black woman, at a Morrow restaurant last year.

Bad 'feelings' at the TSA - Tom Purcell

I feel bad for them, if you want to know the truth.

Don't taze my junk, Bro - Will Durst

One thing you can say about this whole TSA, enhanced, pat-down mess: Nobody will ever board Virgin Airlines again without ruefully grimacing.

Storms produce high winds in Southern Crescent

Road signs twittered and shook in the wind as rain pelted parts of Central and North Georgia.

Hotel Equities opens Courtyard in McDonough

An additional 102 rooms of hotel space is available now for travelers to, and through, Henry County.

Nature preserve to hold annual holiday celebration

At the end of every year, local residents can usually count on certain holiday traditions to continue.

Henry farmers vie for federal disaster loans

Georgia farmers are now eligible for federal, low-interest, emergency loans to recoup losses suffered this summer, during dry, hot weather, according to a report the Governor's Office of Communications.

Two suspects caught in Jonesboro pawn shop robbery

Two masked men, one of whom allegedly brandished a gun during a robbery of a

Man says former Riverdale officer tortured him

A Griffin man is seeking an apology, and financial compensation, from the Riverdale Police Department –– and one of its former police officers –– for alleged brutality the man claimed he endured at the hands of the former patrolman.

Ola High acquires Air Force JROTC Unit

Ola High School will be the latest facility in the Henry County School System to have an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Program, school officials confirmed Monday.

Bad 'feelings' at the TSA - Tom Purcell

I feel bad for them, if you want to know the truth.

Hart, George W.

Hart, George W. Age: 83

Don't taze my junk, Bro - Will Durst

One thing you can say about this whole TSA, enhanced, pat-down mess: Nobody will ever board Virgin Airlines again without ruefully grimacing.

State BOE member coming to Jonesboro

Local residents will soon have a chance to hear from, and address, a member of Georgia's State Board of Education in person, about public-education issues in the state.

Lovejoy takes second at Tara Classic

From Staff Reports

Time to think about some high school basketball

Football season has officially come to an end in the Southern Crescent with both ELCA and Dutchtown getting knocked out of the playoffs last Friday.

McDonald's transformed into 'chic, modern' eatery

A McDonald's restaurant owner has given his Morrow franchise a $1.8 million makeover.

Lady Lakers stay perfect with eight-straight wins

From Staff Reports

Nahmias, McFadden win Ga. court races

RAY HENRY

LifeSouth dispels blood donation myths

As blood donations in Georgia reach a relative lull, a local supplier organization is working to debunk myths which often prevent potential donors from participating.

J-Boro wins as coach reaches milestone victory

Four games into the season, and the Jonesboro's boys team has perfect record.

Dutchtown, ELCA continue the trend upward

Who knows how long this will last.

Dutchtown, ELCA put together year to remember

Dutchtown

Wortham, 'D' step up for Eagle's Landing in second half

Eagle's Landing did not have the same luxury as its opponent going into Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles did not have two regular-season games under their belt and did not have a victory over a top-10 team. Woodland had both.

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