News for Friday, December 10, 2010

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McQueen's big fourth quarter too much for Jonesboro

Mundy's Mill guard Brianna McQueen didn't score a point in the third quarter as Jonesboro pulled back into Friday's Region 4-AAAA game.

No height, no problem for Union Grove

The one characteristic of Union Grove that will dictate its style of play the entire season is its lack of size. Wolverines coach Russ Atkins said his entire roster is a collection of guards. Some are only 5-foot-7. None are taller than 6-foot-4.

CSU teams back in action this week

Finals are over and now it's time to put away the books for a couple of weeks.

Huge second period carries Luella past Cougars

Early in the second quarter the visiting Newnan Cougars and the Luella Lions were knotted at 12 in a low-scoring battle.

Morrow holds off Mt. Zion

In a local battle of two teams needing a victory any way possible, the visiting Morrow Lady Mustangs used a fourth-quarter rally and edged rival Mount Zion 50-47 in a Region 4AAAA clash on Friday night. Morrow ended a three-game losing skid and now improves to 4-3 overall, while Mount Zion falls to 1-5 with its fourth straight defeat.

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Youths served by charities, enjoy Christmas cheer

Several metropolitan Atlanta charities received some much needed money, from a local charity at the Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) Thursday.

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Police crack $1.6 million 'pot-growing' ring

Henry County Police officials expect to make additional arrests in an ongoing investigation that has, so far, uncovered more than $1.6 million in drugs. County officers, joining forces with federal narcotics agents, made six arrests in the investigation, and uncovered 50 weapons, ranging from hand guns to assault rifles.

GDOT to expedite transportation projects

The State Transportation Board, which determines policy and provides general governance for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), recently voted to expedite work on 33 transportation infrastructure projects valued at $400 million, to create and save jobs for Georgia's troubled highway construction industry.

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Arrests follow two-hour crime spree

Police in the City of Hampton made three arrests, in a pair of cases, which occurred in the same area this week, within less than two hours of each other.

Clayton BOE to hold winter retreat

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to meet Saturday for a morning retreat, where it will discuss issues such as the school district's accreditation, and its budget.

McFarlane found guilty in murder trial

On the eve of what would have been his wedding day, a Gwinnett County man was convicted of murdering his fiancee.

Local students excel on state writing test

Students in Clayton and Henry counties caught up with -- and in many cases, surpassed -- the state's overall performance on the Georgia High School Writing Test this fall, data released this week by the Georgia Department of Education shows.

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Locust Grove boy to dance in 'Nutcracker'

Young Alex Millhollin will participate in an annual Christmas tradition when he dances in four performances of the Atlanta Festival Ballet's (AFB) "The Nutcracker."

Let's have 'love and laughter' during Christmas season - James Bell

A good friend of mine had this theme of "love and laughter" in his life, and he tried to live it out to the best of his ability.

DAR's homemade blankets to benefit residents

Members of the Augustin Clayton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution call them "love blankets."

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Locust Grove boy to dance in 'Nutcracker'

Young Alex Millhollin will participate in an annual Christmas tradition when he dances in four performances of the Atlanta Festival Ballet's (AFB) "The Nutcracker."

Let's have 'love and laughter' during Christmas season - James Bell

A good friend of mine had this theme of "love and laughter" in his life, and he tried to live it out to the best of his ability.

Clayton firefighters are world champions. Again!

If sevens are indeed lucky, then the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services department hit the jackpot, at this year's World Firefighter Combat Challenge, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Police crack $1.6 million 'pot-growing' ring

Henry County Police officials expect to make additional arrests in an ongoing investigation that has, so far, uncovered more than $1.6 million in drugs. County officers, joining forces with federal narcotics agents, made six arrests in the investigation, and uncovered 50 weapons, ranging from hand guns to assault rifles.

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