News for Monday, February 8, 2010

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The rematch: Forest Park, Dutchtown battle for region championship

For the past 27 days, Dutchtown players have done their best to convince you that they haven't been thinking about its 74-55 loss to Forest Park.

Area wrestlers earn state tournament berths

When the area traditional wrestling meets were done Saturday, two teams extended runs of dominance and one made history.

CSU rolls to sixth win in a row

With first place on the line in the Peach Belt Conference's West Division, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team left nothing to chance on Saturday at in-state rival Georgia College.

Lakers drop Peach Belt contest

Up against the 21st-ranked team in the nation, the Clayton State Laker men's basketball appeared in great shape for an upset at in-state rival Georgia College on Saturday.

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Six apprehended in mall smash-and-grab

Morrow Police have arrested six suspected gang members in connection with a brazen smash-and-grab robbery at Southlake Mall early Sunday morning.

New animal, golf cart ordinances adopted

For several months, the use of golf carts and the ownership of chickens have been topics of debate in the City of Jonesboro. On Monday night, the Jonesboro City Council adopted ordinances addressing both.

Jonesboro advances to state mock trial contest

Jonesboro High School, which already holds the record for the most state mock trial championships, will compete for an unprecedented seventh title next month.

Clayton Schools to go on Winter Break

Clayton County's public school students will get three days off from school later this week, and early next week, when the Clayton County Public School System closes for its annual Winter Break.

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Police searching for hit-and-run robber

Clayton County Police are looking for a man who allegedly rammed an elderly woman's car, and then knocked her down and stole her purse when she got out to exchange insurance information.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on guard

Before imported commercial goods enter the United States, import specialists for U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspect the shipments to ensure they are in compliance with customs laws and import and export regulations, according to Robert Lynch, a supervisory import specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Atlanta.

Gas prices fall as dollar rises

Travel experts anticipate gas prices to continue on a downward slope through the middle of March, barring any unforeseen events which would affect the cost of crude oil.

The value of a flexible spirit - Joel Hall

Sometimes, people can really surprise you.

The winds of political change - Mike Reagan

This week, the State of Illinois concluded its primaries for its soon-to-be-open United States Senate Seat. This seat, President Obama's until he won the presidency, has gained infamy with former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich's efforts to "sell" the seat to the highest bidder.

The beginning of the end of the recession - Dr. Ali Dadpay

After months of suspense, it is uplifting to review America's fourth-quarter economic performance. The economy has grown for the second successive quarter, and the 5.7 percent rate outpaced the 2.2 percent rate recorded for the third quarter.

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