News for Thursday, January 14, 2010


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American Airlines employees win Customer Cup

American Airlines employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport won the airline's Customer Cup award for the third quarter of 2009, for earning outstanding scores on a customer-service survey.

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Senior home stages fashion show for residents

Eight female residents of the Golden Crest Assisted Living Community in Morrow took to the runway on Thursday, in an effort to give Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks a run for their supermodel money.

Red Cross seeks aid for Haiti after quake

The American Red Cross is trying to galvanize support for relief efforts in the disaster-stricken nation of Haiti.

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Girl Scouts cookie campaign under way

Girl Scout Troop Leader Angela Hollander is looking forward to seeing how many cookies her group of fourth- and fifth-graders will sell in 2010.

Clean Air Force encourages early emissions testing

With the new year comes new rules for Georgia motorists.

One killed, one injured in I-75 crash

An early morning crash on I-75, southbound, Thursday -- between the Forest Parkway and Tara Boulevard exits -- left one man dead, and another in critical condition, according to Clayton County Police.

More indictments issued in alleged gambling operations

Three alleged gambling-parlor operators were indicted on commercial gambling charges by a Clayton County grand jury this week.

Area school to target gifted students

Lesley Dinoff and her husband, Lee, are taking a gamble. It is a gamble the couple hopes will pay off for their daughter, and others in the Southern Crescent area.

Clayton Police respond to pair of home invasions

Clayton County Police are investigating two early morning home invasions that occurred Thursday on Commons Drive in Jonesboro.

The allure of full moons - Ronda Rich

For some reason, I've always loved full moons. Every time I see one, I stop in my tracks, fully absorb and appreciate its beauty, and then thank the good Lord that I lived to see another beautiful full moon.

Chilling with the ghosts of Charleston - Curt Yeomans

Why do so many ghost tales in Charleston, S.C., end with a woman being "satisfied?"

Wolverines finding comfort, consistency and success

When Union Grove boys basketball coach Russ Atkins became the Wolverines new head coach last season, he knew his coaching philosophies were dramatically different from those the roster he inherited developed under. Everything changed, from how his players acted on the bench, to how they handled their emotions on the court, to how they conducted a drill during practice.

Davis' life story ready for big screen

Kelvin Davis' life story is perfect for the silver screen.

Dutchtown visits J-boro in key region contest

As far as Jonesboro coach Michael House is concerned last month was more like the start of basketball season for his team.

Clayton Police destroy millions in seized drugs

After securing court orders allowing the destruction of assorted drugs that had been seized earlier, the Clayton County Police Department recently conducted supervised burns of illicit drugs with a street value of approximately $12 million, according to a police spokesperson.

CSU splits game against Columbus State

From Staff Reports

All-county musical to open Friday


Spivey Hall, string quartet launch 3-year partnership

Daniel McDonough, the cellist in the Boston, Mass.-based Jupiter String Quartet, explained to local middle and high school students at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall on Wednesday that he bops his head around during performances, as his way of getting down to the music.

Davis' life story ready for big screen

Kelvin Davis' life story is perfect for the silver screen.

Turner's civil service board appeal denied

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner may not get the chance to go before the Clayton County Civil Service Board and ask to have his old job back.

Church streams Sunday services online

munity Bible Church is expanding its ministries into cyberspace.

Ripples of Kiffin's move reach McDonough

The news broke at 7:07 p.m. on Tuesday night that the SEC's most volatile personality — Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin — agreed to become Southern California's next football coach in the wake of former Trojans coach Pete Carroll leaving to coach the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.

Five teams head to state duals meet

Everything had to go just right for Locust Grove, which almost never happens for a first-year wrestling program. The Wildcats' top wrestlers had to pin their opponents instead of merely win their matches at the Area 4-AAA duals meet Monday. They had to overcome forfeiting three weight classes, for few first-year programs have that luxury.

Middle school collecting supplies for Haitian relief

Forest Park Middle School sixth-grader Stevens Estime's thoughts are on old friends and family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, these days.

Remembering a Trusted Friend

Life is fragile.

Tara Field may become site for film studio

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution this week allowing Executive Aircraft Storage, LCC, to use space at Tara Field, the county-owned airport, as a site for the production of movies.

Henry's County's Williams focused on the present

Now that Briana Williams has her future all secured, the Henry County guard is focusing on the present.

Gallery showcases 2-D, 3-D images

Throughout January, the Arts Clayton gallery in Jonesboro will host exhibits that bring new dimensions to two-dimensional photography.

Clayton fugitive arrested, jailed

The Fugitive/Investigation Unit of the Clayton County Sheriff's Department