News for Friday, February 5, 2010

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Rose Couture offers styling expertise

Shoppers in search of unique clothing, jewelry and accessories might find more than they expected inside a small Riverdale boutique.

Merchant indicted in counterfeit case

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a former discount mall booth operator on 10 counterfeit trademark charges, involving the alleged possession of knock-off designer clothing, handbags and wallets.

Fire officials investigate car fires at Stockbridge home

Fire officials are investigating an apparent case of arson, in which two cars were reportedly set on fire in a homeowner's driveway.

Jones convicted of aggravated assault

A Stockbridge man will spend the next 10 years in prison for assaulting his wife, despite a third mistrial on murder charges related to her strangulation death.

Suspect shot, killed in alleged home invasion

Henry County Police are looking for three suspects involved in an apparent home-invasion case in Ellenwood that left a fourth suspect dead Friday morning, and the homeowners facing drug charges.

Henry drug raids net two arrests

Two cousins are in the Henry County Jail, after a lengthy narcotics investigation and a pair of drug raids.

Clayton Schools to host English learners conference

Clayton County Public Schools' Office of Second Language Learning will host its second annual Title III International Parent Conference today (Saturday), for parents who speak English as a second language.

Locals return from Haiti relief work

More than 200,000 people have reportedly died as a result of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the surrounding area on Jan. 12. Aid and medical support continue to rush into the country, as thousands more remain with serious injuries, no shelter, and little food or water.

Staff Super Bowl Picks

Be mindful of the forces at work in this game. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning grew up in New Orleans, where his father, Archie Manning, was arguably the worst quarterback in NFL history.

Local High School Call-Ins

Darius Tookes led Woodland with 20 points and the Wolfpack got a much-needed 64-59 victory over Jackson at home in a Region 4-AAA game Friday night.

CSU golf ready to defend PBC title

The quest to defend its Peach Belt Conference championship begins this weekend for the Clayton State Laker men's golf team as it competes in the prestigious Golfweek Spring Invitational at the Reunion Resort in Orlando.

Trice steps up in Dutchtown region victory

Dutchtown senior Abria Trice is sometimes overshadowed by the offensive showmanship of teammate Brittney Strickland on most nights.

Jonesboro squads rally for wins against Ola

The Jonesboro Cardinals may have played a better game during the course of the season, but in the end, Friday night's Region 4-AAAA match up against Ola might just be the type of game head coach Dan Maehlman's squad needed to get ready for the upcoming region tournament.

Free throws almost come back to haunt Eagles

That North Clayton held a slim lead at Stockbridge as the game wound down Friday night brought forth unfortunate memories of a year ago for the Eagles. Chances were the game would be decided by North Clayton's performance at the free throw line, which was the cause of 11 losses last season; and the cause of months and months of intentional effort to improve that facet of its game.

Jack Elkins' family, friends remember 'dedicated' man

Family members and colleagues are remembering Jack Elkins after his sudden death. Elkins, a Locust Grove native, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1, at age 75. He had been the president of the Henry County Farm Bureau since 1998.

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Higher Living Church's pastor installed

Pastor Ralgerald "Ral" Waltower said he hopes to further his senior pastor's vision -- to "know Christ and make Him known."

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Dutchtown hosts first-ever robotics tourney

About 100 students from around metro Atlanta will travel to Hampton this weekend to showcase their engineering talents.

What is your code of honor? - James Bell

Everyone has a code of honor of some sort. It might be knowing a great person, in your opinion, and feeling you should pattern your life after that person.

Oh Danny Boy - Chester Cook

"My only option is deportation. I'll have to let them deport me."

Soulja Boy pleads no-contest to obstruction charge

A locally-based rapper chose not to fight a charge that he ran from police officers, who were investigating a case in Stockbridge last year.

Appliance rebate program begins soon

Georgia's ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program is set to begin on Feb. 12, according to Shane Hix, a spokesman for the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA), which is administering the program.

Ohio robbery suspect nabbed in Stockbridge

Federal authorities recently arrested a man in Stockbridge, who was reportedly on the run in connection with an armed robbery case in Ohio.

City, county leaders, artists tour Atlanta arts districts

Community leaders are considering establishing an arts district in Henry County.

Local church plans 'Souper' fund-raiser

A Henry County church is planning a fund-raiser this weekend, with a sports theme.

Police: Teen shot self in head

A teenager was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after apparently, accidentally shooting himself in the head, Clayton County Police said.

Tax help offered to eligible area residents

Tax preparation assistance is now available for the area's low- to moderate-income residents, through a program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, the Internal Revenue Service, and a coalition of community organizations.

New Creation makes history

It's a good bet not even the most die-hard high school football fan knows too much about the talent on the New Creation football team.

Books aid family time at Arnold Elementary

Arnold Elementary School third-grader, Toddrick Ennis, and his father, Todd Ennis, sat on a couch, tucked away in a secluded corner of the school's media center, and read Stan and Jan Berenstain's, "The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day," on Thursday afternoon.

Jack Elkins' family, friends remember 'dedicated' man

Family members and colleagues are remembering Jack Elkins after his sudden death. Elkins, a Locust Grove native, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1, at age 75. He had been the president of the Henry County Farm Bureau since 1998.

Dozens of works featured in art competition

Abstract landscapes, classic movie stars, and the homeless were just some of the subjects featured during Arts Clayton's ninth annual Juried Art Show and Competition. The display of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art work, which premiered on Thursday, showcases the talents of dozens of artists from all corners of the metro region.

Parts start to fit for Jonesboro

Every season Jonesboro boys basketball coach Dan Maehlman encounters the same challenge. Freshman enter the Cardinals program coming from different middle schools with varying degrees of basketball knowledge.

Dutchtown girls seek second win against Alcovy in five days

Dutchtown coach Angela Williams knows about the old saying that it's tough to be a team twice in the same season. For her Bulldog squad, they will be trying to beat the same opponent in a five-day span.

Higher Living Church's pastor installed

Pastor Ralgerald "Ral" Waltower said he hopes to further his senior pastor's vision –– to "know Christ and make Him known."

King loses 2nd bid to stop his ouster

Clayton County Board of Education Member Michael King said on Thursday that he may seek a new, four-year term on the school board later this year, in an attempt to continue a legal battle that has consumed much of his current term.

Tigers keep up the fight

There's an obvious way Stockbridge's boys basketball team could handle its recent streak of losing eight of its last 10 games, a development that few could have predicted. The Tigers could have panicked at the first sign of issues, wondering where their once promising season went.

Real estate franchise settles discrimination suit

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that it has obtained a $160,000 settlement against Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty Company, Inc., and real estate agent Rodney Lee Foreman, in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

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