News for Tuesday, December 14, 2010


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Stockbridge picks up energy, then upset

Stockbridge coach Duane Kelley was frustrated. The Tigers were overwhelmed by No. 7-ranked Henry County in the first minutes, unable to score and unable to defend.

Luella pulls off upset against Westlake

The opponent may have been one of Georgia's elite, but the Luella Lions were having none of it on Tuesday night.

No. 2 Lovejoy escapes with 52-38 win over Forest Park

Lovejoy coach Rick Francis would be the first to point out that Tuesday's 52-38 victory at Forest Park wasn't a thing of beauty, but it still counted as a win to keep the second-ranked Wildcats unbeaten heading into the holiday break.

Foes on the field, friends off, Clinch County presents game ball to Eagle's Landing Christian

They battled it out until late in the fourth quarter on a cold and dreary Friday night.

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The Spirit of the Season

The Clayton County Board of Education aimed to help three needy families with its recent food drive, but got a little extra assistance from the community, and was able to help four families instead.

Morrow weighing councilman's removal hearing

The City of Morrow has taken the first step in possibly removing City Councilmember John Lampl. An ordinance has been introduced that outlines a procedure for conducting hearings for city officials the city council believes should be removed from office.

More online services available to Georgia drivers

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced the addition of eight Internet services through the Georgia Department of Driver Services, geared to aid motorists and identification-card holders.

Center seeks building, furniture after fire

The Clayton Center Community Service Board, also known as the Clayton Center -- with the assistance of the county's school system and board of commissioners -- is looking for a new building for the center's administrative staff, following a fire in October.

U.S. Postal Service's airport location to close

While passing through the South Terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Melissa Nicely, an Atlanta resident and frequent flier, stopped at the post office and used the Automated Postal Center to weigh her package, before mailing it.

Troy West gets early release from jail

Troy Dale West, the Poulan, Ga., man accused of beating an U.S. Army reservist in a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Morrow last year, has been let out of his six-month jail sentence just 43 days after taking a plea deal in the case, according to the sheriff whose jail was tasked with holding him.

Weaving driver leads police to methamphetamine

Police found an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Stockbridge. Henry County Police said two men and one woman, all with Clayton County addresses, denied having the drugs in their possession.

Women's awareness and self-defense class Thursday

The Literacy For Youth Foundation is accepting donations for its clothing and food drive, on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The Jonesboro non-profit organization is accepting items such as clothes, shoes and toys to benefit the "7 Bridges to Recovery" ministry.

Non-profit group taking 'Stand To Get Fit'

Officials with the non-profit 4 Rivers Ministry International, Inc., plan to take a stand in the fight against obesity by urging young people to adhere to a healthy diet, and develop a regimen of physical fitness, to get -- and stay -- in shape.

East Lake collects coats for needy

Regan Troy, and Sydney Steele, said they were excited to be participants in an effort to collect winter coats for needy children.

Bikers rev up Christmas for area family

Forty-two bikers took a break from the highways, recently, to extend a hand of generosity to a needy family at Christmas time.

Coupon victories: The best things in life are free! - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I have to confess, I was never a coupon shopper. I have been reading your column for months and marveling at your stories of savings. I finally decided about three months ago to really try to do this. I got your Super-Couponing class DVD and started saving all of my coupon newspaper inserts. Since that time, I have to say I am amazed. You have made it so easy to save. I never thought about good and bad times to buy things at the store, and I am driving my husband crazy with all the free products I am bringing home. Just this week, I got a bottle of body wash that was $3.99. With a $4 coupon, it was free! Would you share some of the things you never pay for?"

Out of ideas? Call for a 'simple solution' - Tina Dupuy

Americans are now in a global economy. We're citizens of the world. We're engaged in delicate diplomacy made all too apparent by Wikileaks. Our markets are complex. Foreign markets are complex. Economics are complex. Communications are complex.

Passing down the gift of love - Jason A. Smith

When my mom would show me a piece of clothing, or furniture, she was given by someone else, I'd often snub my nose at it, as if I was better than using something previously owned by someone else.

Take a chance - Martha Carr

There's a pithy saying that's been around for awhile that says congratulations are in order when someone is laid off, because greater things must be in store for them. That whole idea of feeling good in the middle of something miserable must be wearing a little thin for everyone right about now.

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ELCA's Walls headed to the University of California

Recruiting can sometimes be a nasty business filled with late-night phone calls from college coaches, nagging questions from well-meaning friends and family members tryng to get the inside track on where a player might end up once he signs his college scholarship.

Officials don't live in the real world

Officials don't live in the real world

Hospital executive raises funds for United Way

Adam Stanfield used the Japanese martial art of karate, against an inanimate opponent, to raise money for charity.

No respect for Morrow citizens

No respect for Morrow citizens

Average gasoline price in Georgia rises, again

The average, retail gasoline price in Georgia has increased approximately 5 cents in a week, but should remain the same throughout this week.

Atwater ignites fourth-quarter comeback

With the game on the line, Dutchtown turned to its most experienced player for some leadership.

Elmore, Elijah "Eli" Xavier

Elmore, Elijah "Eli" Xavier Age: 2 months

BBB warns of Wi-Fi scams at airports

Hackers are currently taking advantage of airport passengers, who want to stay electronically connected to the rest of the world.

Out of ideas? Call for a 'simple solution' - Tina Dupuy

Americans are now in a global economy. We're citizens of the world. We're engaged in delicate diplomacy made all too apparent Wikileaks. Our markets are complex. Foreign markets are complex. Economics are complex. Communications are complex.

Woodland right on schedule

From Staff Reports

Finances tight in Henry County Schools

The laces remain tight on finances in the Henry County School System, according to school officials, who are anticipating additional state funding cuts this school year.

Lakers offense goes cold late, but holds on for win

The Clayton State Lakers (7-2) knocked off Edward Waters (3-10) 73-66 Monday night.

U. Grove wins fifth South Metro title

From Staff Reports

BOE may seek local ethics law repeal

According to school board officials, the Clayton County Board of Education may soon ask local legislators to repeal an ethics law, passed just two-and-a-half years ago, to control what school accreditors deemed a "dysfunctional" school board.

The lesson: Lifesaving driving techniques

Six students, each behind the wheel of their respective family vehicles, whizzed back and forth between orange safety cones set up in an empty parking lot at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

Walls to announce college choice

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy senior football player Avery Walls will anounce his college choice at 9:45 a.m. today.