News for Monday, February 15, 2010


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Williams takes anti-bullying message to Henry schools

When Jim Williams talks about bullying, he speaks with a voice young people seem to understand.

Forest Park extends adult-business moratorium

The Forest Park City Council voted Monday to extend a moratorium on issuing permits to adult-entertainment establishments until March 15.

Man pleads guilty in 2007 triple shooting

A Conley man, who police say shot three people on Thanksgiving Day 2007 -- killing two -- pleaded guilty to two counts of malice murder on Monday in Clayton County Superior Court.

Kroger patrons donate $600,000 for Haiti

Kroger customers in the Atlanta Division donated more than $600,000, in 23 days, to benefit the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti. The money will provide food, water, clothing, cleaning supplies and other necessities for victims of last month's earthquake.

Gas prices decline, despite crude oil hike

A. W. Powell said he is smart about getting the best deal on gasoline.

Slain teacher was 'Daddy's princess'

Richard Byrd said the man charged in his daughter's murder had never exhibited any physical signs that he would ever harm her.

Juvenile assaulted in Morrow apartment

A 16-year old female was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning at a Morrow apartment complex, according to Clayton County police.

Florida man faces molestation charge

A 23-year-old Florida man has been charged in Henry County, after the grandfather of a 14-year-old girl reportedly caught the man naked in his Jonesboro-area home in the company of the girl.

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Riverdale pharmacy celebrates 40 years in business

Heart Pharmacy, in Riverdale, opened on Feb. 14, 1970, but one of its owners, Marvin Griffin, Sr., insists the name is not a special nod to the fact that the business opened on Valentine's Day.

Ola gets shot at first state playoff berth

Ola coach Curt Miller held a practice Monday morning, hours before his team's first Region 4-AAAA tournament game to make a few adjustments.

Seniors lead Woodland past Maynard Jackson

Before the boys basketball game between Woodland and Maynard Jackson on Monday night, seniors Elliot Davis and Darius Tookes were two of the final players honored during the senior night ceremonies. They walked down the court with their escorts, nearly 2,000 points scored between them for their careers

Eagle's Landing High celebrates Senior Night with easy wins

The Eagle's Landing High School basketball teams were supposed to celebrate Senior Night last week.

Frankly, this is a Tom and John deal

For those of you experienced at divorce, you realize that soulful reunions usually don't work, no matter how hard a twosome may try.

Rush starts off college debut on high note

When Hope Rush was playing for the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy softball team, she was, well, simply dominating.

Clayton State men get back on track with PBC win

Aiming to rebound from Thursday's disappointing defeat at Lander, the Clayton State Laker men's basketball team had one of its better shooting performances of the season on Saturday and rolled to an 81-70 Peach Belt Conference victory at Francis Marion.

Clayton State rally lifts Lady Lakers to thrilling victory

Just when it appeared the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team was left for dead on Saturday, it found new life.

Snowpocalypse - Joel Hall

It seems like I have been running away from snow for my entire life, but, somehow, it always seems to find me.

Time to revolt against the revolution - Mike Reagan

Last Thursday, marked the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Iranian leaders, including the state's religious leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, decided to commemorate this anniversary by vowing to deliver a powerful punch to the West.