News for Tuesday, January 19, 2010


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Football star leads North Clayton to big region win

Clarence Jackson is use to making headlines for North Clayton, but this time it wasn't on the football field.

Reader mail: Where's the beef for coupon shoppers?

"I've been Super-Couponing for about four months now, and I am amazed at how many things I'm getting for free. I don't think we will ever have to buy another tube of toothpaste or bottle of shampoo again! I have a question on meats, specifically. How can I save more on these, too?"

Pair suspected of breaking into vacant house

A 49-year-old Riverdale woman, and a Jonesboro man of the same age, were arrested last week in Henry County, after police said they found the pair at a vacant home in McDonough.

Dutchtown sweeps Mt. Zion in battle of Bulldogs

Just when it looked like nobody was going to be able to cool off the Mt. Zion boys basketball team, Dutchtown rewrote the script with a 64-47 Region 4-AAAA victory Tuesday night in McDonough in the battle of Bulldogs.

CSU clinic offers lower-cost dental option

Lisa Page, of Forest Park, was one of several people who received free oral screenings at Clayton State University's Dental Hygiene Clinic Tuesday.

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New conference center opens in Morrow

After six months of construction, the City of Morrow has converted what was once an abandoned property at Southlake Mall into a 28,000-square-foot, internationally certified conference center.

Red Cross unveils new bloodmobile

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region, this week, unveiled its new bloodmobile, to be used throughout metro Atlanta.

Jail expects to serve hot meals this week

Since late last year, inmates in the Clayton County Jail have not had access to full, hot meals, due to cracks and loose seals on three industrial-sized food kettles in the jail.

Lady Golden Eagles take big step toward first

Eagle's Landing girls basketball coach Lisa Horton walked into her team's locker room after their game against Jackson and screamed for joy. Seconds later, after Horton was done praising her team, one player shouted out the sentiment that held the Lady Golden Eagles together through a tenuous game: "We had to win that game."

Morrow knocks off No. 1-ranked Westlake

The Westlake boys basketball team entered its game with Morrow ranked No. 1 in the Class AAAAA Coaches Poll.

County pushes forward on Gateway Village project

After nearly five years of inactivity on the Gateway Village project, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) -- on Tuesday -- adopted an 18-month plan to develop the area and prime it for new construction.

Were you born in a barn? - Denese Rodgers

Before everyone had air conditioners, we all had screened doors. In theory, screened doors let the cool air in, and kept the bugs out. In reality, there was always a kid, like me, running inside and outside, and inside and outside.

Another holiday disaster averted, thanks to Dad - Jason Smith

Sometimes, it takes an unwanted event to remind us of some very important lessons in life. In my case, the catalyst of my latest life-lesson was another verse in a song I've heard too many times in recent years.

Why not use our own natural resources? - James Lee

Looks like the price of fuel (automotive and heating) is on the rise again. Here we are, living in the nation with the largest proven resources of oil, gas and coal in the world, and we are dependent on foreign countries for 70 percent of our energy.