News for Thursday, February 11, 2010

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BOE chairwoman: Clayton schools not cheating

Clayton County Board of Education Chairperson Alieka Anderson said she has every confidence that teachers and administrators in the Clayton County Public School System are not cheating on a state test -- even as state officials raised concerns about answer changes at some schools.

CSU students get lecture on Hungarian economy

A little over 100 Clayton State University business students gathered at the school's Harry S. Downs Continuing Education Center on Thursday evening, and got a lesson in Hungarian economics.

Man pleads guilty in double-murder case

The man accused of smashing windows out of an adult-club dancer's car -- and shooting to death two people inside, and wounding another -- pleaded guilty to two counts of malice murder Thursday.

Hospital moving to electronic health records

By this time next year, the Henry Medical Center expects to have a new, computerized system for maintaining its patient records.

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Riverdale doctor closing practice to battle cancer

"Knock, knock," said the doctor.

Jonesboro Streetscape project under way

After years of planning, the City of Jonesboro has begun its long-awaited Streetscape project.

The peoples choice

Abby Balduff almost didn't have a choice in becoming Peoples Baptist Academy's girls basketball coach. The private Christian school searched and searched for a candidate, offering the position to several people within the administrative staff. Don't have enough time, they all said.

Scout groups planting trees around Clayton

As part of the celebration of the Boy Scouts of America's 100th anniversary, members of the Boy Scouts' Atlanta Area Council will plant 100 pin oak trees around the metro area, according to Lee Harper, district executive for the Tara District of the Atlanta Area Council.

Snow expected in south-metro region today

Weather forecasters expect the south-metro, Atlanta region to get about an inch of snow today through the evening.

Forest Park girls upset by Griffin

Few could have expected for the Forest Park girls basketball team that a late-season game against Griffin would hold as much significance as it did Thursday night.

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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.

Going down to 'Margaritaville' - Curt Yeomans

Last week, I asked readers to submit places they want to see, so I could write about those places for this week's column.

Southern grits meets Las Vegas glitz - Ronda Rich

Like any self-respecting Southerner, it's hard for me to pass up reading a well-written obituary. Especially when it runs in the Wall Street Journal and begins with she was "a dash of Southern class in a raucous old boys club."

Happy Valentine's Day - Martha Carr

Valentine's Day was not one of my favorite holidays when I was a twenty-something looking for love.

Happy Valentine's Day - Martha Carr

Valentine's Day was not one of my favorite holidays when I was a twenty-something looking for love.

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.

Understanding Presidents Day - Tom Purcell

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

Going down to 'Margaritaville' - Curt Yeomans

Last week, I asked readers to submit places they want to see, so I could write about those places for this week's column.

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.

When sinuses attack, the misery index rises

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

Henry Players to stage 'The Women'

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

'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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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