News for Monday, January 18, 2010

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Clayton Schools to open Academic Gallery

Officials from Clayton County Public Schools will open the doors of the system's main office complex this week, to allow the public to see the work students are doing on a daily basis.

Something to play for

After winning the Region 4-AAAA championship and advancing to the semifinals last season, there were high expectations for the Jonesboro girl's team this season.

County eases restrictions on weapons in parks

In a recent move, the Henry County Commission has removed some former restrictions against carrying weapons in county parks.

Mt. Zion finally reaching its potential

One thing Chris Jones learned from his old high school basketball coach was to take advantage of the holiday tournament season. That was the time, Jones learned, to expose your team to a diverse group of opponents that would reveal what flaws needed refining before the second half of the season began.

Special election to fill Sorrow's seat in Morrow

Morrow City Councilman Charles Sorrow has resigned, due to health complications. In two months' time, the city will hold a special election to fill his unexpired term on the council.

Henry marks Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Henry County's annual parade in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., drew more than 800 attendees and participants, according to organizers.

Warhawks take third at Class AA Duals

The Henry County Warhawks wrestling team finished third in the Class AA State Duals Saturday.

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Clayton County residents celebrate life of King

More than half a century ago, an Atlanta preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr., became the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, which eventually led to the end of many segregationist policies that had been in place since the nation's founding.

Teen ejected in crash dies from injuries

An 18-year-old teenager, who was ejected from a vehicle during an automobile crash in Riverdale Friday, has died as a result of his injuries, according to Clayton County Police

Haiti: A country in need of our help - Mike Reagan

As you have no doubt heard, a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near her capital of Port-Au-Prince on last Tuesday afternoon. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Haiti since 1770, and two of its aftershocks were nearly as intense.

One story out of Haiti - Martha Carr

I have written a few times about the charity, Mercy & Sharing, which has been working exclusively in Haiti for more than 15 years. Susie Krabacher and her husband, Joe, an attorney in Colorado, have done amazing work for the children in Haiti.

The importance of pants - Joel Hall

On more than one occasion, I have expressed the opinion that reality television programing has contributed to a breakdown of values and morals in our society. However, every once in a while, a reality show strikes gold, and serves as a valuable teaching tool.

Former teacher pleads guilty in molestation case

A former DeKalb County middle school teacher, who was arrested in July for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in Clayton County, has pleaded guilty to charges in the case.

Special election to fill Sorrow's seat in Morrow

Morrow City Councilman Charles Sorrow has resigned, due to health complications. In two months' time, the city will hold a special election to fill his unexpired term on the council.

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