News for Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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Henry Players to stage 'The Women'

The Henry Players' latest offering is all about "The Women."

Victim shot in Morrow, suspects get away

A juvenile was shot in his left arm on Tuesday, while driving away from a black male, who attempted to rob him and two other passengers in his vehicle, according to Clayton County police.

State lawmakers discuss C-TRAN funding

Members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, and other state lawmakers, vowed to fight for Clayton County's C-TRAN bus service during a public hearing at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

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State Roadeo Champs

Clayton County Public Schools proved its special-needs bus drivers are some of the best-trained in the state by taking first place last weekend in the 2010 State Special Needs Roadeo.

State BOE to vote on Lewis Academy's appeal

Lewis Academy of Excellence Founder Patricia Lewis stood before a state Board of Education committee on Wednesday morning and said it was not her school's fault that it was denied a 10-year charter from the Georgia Charter Schools Commission two months ago.

'I felt like I had been violated'

A former Forest Park police officer drove a woman behind a building in the middle of the night, got out of the patrol car fondling himself, opened the back door and told the woman that, if she did what he said, everything would be all right, the alleged victim in a police officer rape trial testified Wednesday.

Riverdale officer fires on suspects

A Riverdale police officer fired on a car multiple times Wednesday morning, after the driver struck a construction worker and turned the vehicle in the officer's direction, authorities said.

CSU students promoting theater to high schoolers

It took Sydney Partee a few minutes to understand the bell, but she eventually realized why it was being rung every few seconds.

When sinuses attack, the misery index rises - Valerie Baldowski

I have reached that point in my life where my body has started playing tricks on me.

Understanding Presidents Day - Tom Purcell

"I thought the purpose of Presidents Day was getting steep discounts on furniture and linen."

My two cents - Will Durst

I'm only guessing, but a major problem with being president has to be people around you being more likely to stick their face in a cast iron, oscillating fan than tell you the truth.

How to stockpile for the long haul

"I am enjoying your columns so much. I must tell you about my experience with Yes detergent. I have been using it for years. I only buy on sale, and I had a lot in the garage. Last month, I saw that I was down to 5 packages of Yes. It hasn't been on sale in a long while, so I looked at the store to see the current price. I couldn't find any Yes on the shelf, so I called the manufacturer and found out that it was discontinued – in November of 2007! That's how long it's been since I last bought detergent. I do dread looking for a new brand, but if I hadn't stockpiled, I would have been without my favorite brand long ago. Thanks for your great columns."

Former Clayton NAACP official faces theft charges

A former treasurer of the Clayton County branch of the NAACP is awaiting her day in court after being charged with stealing from the organization.

Qualifying for Morrow special election starts today

Qualifying for candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term of Morrow City Councilman Charles Sorrow will begin today at the Morrow Municipal Complex.

Mundy's Mill slows the pace for region win at Lovejoy

It took nearly three minutes of basketball before either Lovejoy or Mundy's Mill could score a point in their Region 4-AAAAA contest Tuesday night.

Former cop on trial in rape case

A former Forest Park Police officer admits to having sex with a woman he had just ticketed during a traffic stop, but his attorneys argued Tuesday that the sex was consensual, not rape.

Regular season winding down for local basketball teams

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Seniors 'get down' in line-dancing class

A group of approximately 20 local, female, senior citizens go to the Frank Bailey Senior Center in Riverdale every Tuesday afternoon to shuffle, shimmy, and cha-cha together for a couple of hours.

Southern Regional partners with wildlife hospital

Fund-raising efforts are currently underway for the GROW Wildlife Hospital of Georgia, which, when constructed, will be the first specialized wildlife veterinary hospital in the state.

Dutchtown girls get revenge against Forest Park

Here came the exact scenario No. 7 Forest Park hoped to avoid storming down the court. Dutchtown senior guard Brittney Strickland drove the length of the court. A Forest Park timeout to establish its defense before the Lady Bulldogs inbounded the ball to their speedy leader couldn't stop it. Neither could the four Lady Panthers in pursuit.

GBI conducts 'real-life' disaster drill at AMS

Jamie Jones, a special agent-in-charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, held a flashlight in a cave at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He was monitoring his subordinates.

Schools hosting Black History Month events

A group of nine female Babb Middle School students stood before a parent assembly at the school on Monday night and, one by one, recited quotes from famous African-American women like Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey.

Regents name Hynes as CSU's permanent president

After nine months at Clayton State University, the word "interim" no longer applies to Tim Hynes.

BOC revokes The Spot's business license

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday to formally revoke the business license of "The Spot" restaurant at 8514 Ga. Highway 85 in Jonesboro.