News for Friday, February 12, 2010

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Newspaper delivery may be delayed

Due to complications from the snow and freezing rain that blanketed the South-metro area Friday into Saturday, newspaper delivery may be delayed, today, for some subscribers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. To report any other problems with delivery, call the circulation department at (770) 477-7323.

The evolution of racism - Todd Dionne

We are One Blood. That's what Ken Ham, Carl Wieland and Don Batten conclude concerning the human race in their book "One Blood: The Biblical Answer to Racism."

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'Queen of Hearts' crowned at Benton House

Faye Kirk said she was "shocked" to be named by her fellow residents at the Benton House assisted-living facility in Stockbridge as their "Queen of Hearts."

God's presence is our personal treasure - James Bell

I had the pleasure of spending time with several of my long-term friends this past week. One is now 86 years old and doing very well, considering he is almost blind.

Power company concerned over metal thefts

Metal thefts on the Southside have prompted electrical companies to meet with law enforcement officials.

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Winter storms increase the need for blood

The LifeSouth Community Blood Center in McDonough managed to achieve its daily average donor count on Friday with the blood donation of Stockbridge resident, Brandon Dubbs.

Qualifying ends for Morrow special election

Three people, who have either worked for the City of Morrow at some point or have volunteered for city-sponsored events and programs, have qualified to run for a seat on the City Council, Morrow officials said on Friday.

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Local man satisfies entrepreneurial urge

On a recent, clear and crisp Monday morning, James Renfroe, Jr., the owner of Express Oil Change and Service Center in Ellenwood, was overseeing his employees in the oil-change bay. A light honk was heard from a vehicle passing by on Panola Road.

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Pair wanted in shoplifting case

Police are investigating a theft at a Henry County Radio Shack store.

Clayton library seeks teens' input on web site

Seventy-eight Clayton County teenagers made their voices heard, by responding to a survey conducted by officials from the Clayton County Library System in December and January.

GHSA cancels wrestling sectionals; basketball teams adjust

The Georgia High School Association has decided to cancel the Sectional Tournaments for traditional wrestling and left guidelines for basketball teams to conclude their regular season, which left some Southern Crescent teams and schools scrambling to adjust their schedules.

Clayton State continues PBC road swing

The Clayton State men's and women's basketball teams will attempt to dodge the snow flakes by retreating to South Carolina Saturday as the second half of the road swing through the Palmetto State continues Saturday.

Region 4-AAAA teams vie for spot at state tournament

North Clayton boys and Dutchtown girls basketball teams can now sit back and watch the rest of the teams in Region 4-AAAA play their way into a state tournament berth.

God's presence is our personal treasure - James Bell

I had the pleasure of spending time with several of my long-term friends this past week. One is now 86 years old and doing very well, considering he is almost blind.

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.

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.

'Queen of Hearts' crowned at Benton House

Faye Kirk said she was "shocked" to be named by her fellow residents at the Benton House assisted-living facility in Stockbridge as their "Queen of Hearts."

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.

Jonesboro Streetscape project under way

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

Clayton library seeks teens' input on web site

Seventy-eight Clayton County teenagers made their voices heard, by responding to a survey conducted by officials from the Clayton County Library System in December and January.

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.

New hotel opens near airport, convention center

modations near Atlanta's airport now have an option not far from Hartsfield-Jackson's new Rental Car Center and the Georgia International Convention Center.

Forest Park girls upset by Griffin

From Staff Reports

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.

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.

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.

Riverdale doctor closing practice to battle cancer

"Knock, knock," said the doctor.

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