News for Friday, December 3, 2010


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All hands on deck for Lady Panthers

When the Forest Park girls basketball team met the end of its season in the Class AAAA semifinals last spring, it was against a Southwest DeKalb team with a deep inventory of talent that allowed for multiple starting lineups.

Fourth-quarter rally lifts Union Grove past Griffin

Union Grove boys basketball coach Russ Atkins had a clear-cut message for his basketball team heading into the fourth quarter of Friday night's game against Griffin.

North Clayton coach credits defense for win

With a team that is a little less experienced, and not as tall as last season, North Clayton realizes that it must win this season with defense.

Woodland survives against Dutchtown

It was a tale of two halves.

CSU aims for Division II Men's Cross Country All-American honors

Three years ago, Fidelis Mutiso set foot on the Clayton State campus with two goals in mind - earn his degree and earn NCAA Division II All-American honors in men's cross country.

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Traffic delayed as Jonesboro Streetscape winds down

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said the city's Streetscape project should be nearly complete by the end of this month. It is still scheduled, he added, to be finished by February, which is when the construction contract for the project is set to expire.

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Hospital celebrates season with annual tree lighting

Jane Phillips sat her four children down on the sidewalk in front of the south tower entrance to Henry Medical Center (HMC), and gave each of them a hot chocolate.

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Arts Clayton celebrates big anniversaries at gala

For 10 years, the Jonesboro-based Arts Clayton Gallery has been painting the community red -- and green -- and blue.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation announces semifinalists

Hampton resident, Jerrel Baker, at 17, is the youngest of four children. However, he said, he was the first among them to make it to his senior year of high school. And he plans to be the first to graduate.

Police warn against holiday vehicle break-ins

In light of a recent arrest, Henry County authorities are urging residents to keep a close watch on their belongings during the holiday season.

Henry Arts Alliance celebrates Christmas with performances

The Henry Arts Alliance will present its 17th annual "Christmas With The Arts" program.

Festive, holiday activities take over The Square

In anticipation of Christmas, a full day of events is planned for the McDonough Square today, when the first of three "Santa Saturdays" gets underway, according to Casey Case, media relations spokesperson for the City of McDonough.

Unidentified remains at center of police investigation

Police in Henry County are working to identify a deceased woman, whose remains were recently discovered in Stockbridge.

GDOT awards $4.7 million project for Clayton, Henry

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) awarded 17 contracts valued at approximately $48 million for road improvements across Georgia, on Friday, according to a spokesperson for the department.

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Mother and daughter strive for nursing degrees

Like mother, like daughter. Forty-eight-year-old Laura Hinshaw, who has been a registered nurse for 28 years, is back in school, working to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ - James Bell

It is said that God's grace is more than His gentleness and kindness toward us: It means His undeserved favor. This means He owes nothing to us, and we deserve nothing from Him.

De Wafelbakkers poised to open in McDonough

McDonough city officials say they are anticipating the official opening of a new De Wafelbakkers manufacturing and food processing plant that will add 242 new jobs to the Henry County economy. And they expect it to happen in less than a year.

Phillips-Van Heusen takes root in Henry

A property swap has helped lure a Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation distribution center to Henry County.

Officials confirm that twisters touched down

McDonough resident, C.J. Singh, recalled dashing to the front door of the County Line Package Store as it swung open. It was forced outward the power of the wind.

Clayton delegation outlines legislative goals

Public transportation and economic development top the concerns of members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation as they prepare for the 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly which convenes in January.

Library celebrates Mitten Tree Day for children

Mitten Tree Day will be celebrated at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, in Jonesboro.

Clayton BOC collecting toys for needy children

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is asking for the community's help to make sure needy children have a chance to clutch a new doll, or action figure this Christmas.

BOE to swear in returning members Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education is set to break with traditions it set in 2008 and 2009, taking a page from the playbooks of previous versions of the school board. It will swear in recently re-elected members before their new terms actually begin.

Two men indicted in robbery of restaurants

Two men, both 22, have been indicted a Clayton County Grand Jury in connection with armed robberies of several Waffle House restaurants, and aggravated assault against a restaurant employee, Clayton County Superior Court documents show.

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