News for Friday, January 22, 2010


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Clayton Schools hosts county social studies fair

Clayton County students tackled a wide range of social studies topics this year -- from how Adolf Hitler caused the holocaust, to the mysteries of Stonehenge, to whether the world will end with the conclusion of the Mayan calendar in 2012.

Investigation continues in cable theft case

The attorney for a McDonough man charged with buying and selling stolen cable equipment insists his client is innocent.

Development conference focuses on south side

Some of the leaders of Clayton, Henry, Fayette, Spalding, Coweta, Douglas and south Fulton counties will convene next week to discuss the topic of moving the south-metro area forward, during the 2010 South Metro Development Conference.

Educators to protest state funding cuts

Members of Georgia Association of Educators chapters from across the state, and their supporters, are expected to converge on the state Capitol building this afternoon, to tell lawmakers that enough is enough with funding cuts to education.

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Road work planned for key Henry intersection

Henry County officials have broken ground on planned highway improvements for Ga. Highway 81 at Keys Ferry Road. The $1.3 million project is designed to alleviate traffic tie-ups, during rush-hour commuting times.

Teen shot, killed, another injured in Riverdale

An 18-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed, Thursday, while she was driving a car on Creekstone Way in Riverdale, according to Clayton County Police.

Henry hospital offering CPR course

Registration is under way, at Henry Medical Center, for a CPR course geared toward health-care workers.

Clayton BOE to weigh budget options, redistricting

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley will update the county's school board about options for reducing spending in fiscal year 2011, when the board meets on Monday, Jan. 25.

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Henry gets land, home for arts

Henry County artists may soon have a new venue in which to display their crafts.

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Clayton Kia dealership delivers Cathy's 'special-order'

Representatives of the Kia Atlanta South Dealership, in Morrow, were present in Atlanta Friday, when Kia Motors America announced the first retail sale of a 2011 Sorento, built at the Kia plant in West Point, Ga.

Luella can't handle pressure in OT

DeAndre Stroud caught a pass at the top of the key with seconds ticking away needing to find an open look to the basket to break a tie game. He looked, hoping to penetrate to the basket, but instead found three Stephenson defenders encircled him, forcing him to take a deep and rushed 3-point shot that missed.

Ola reserve comes up big in win over Stockbridge

With the game on the line, Ola coach Curt Miller didn't have reservations in letting a reserve player take two big free throw shots.

Lady Panthers hold off upset-minded Jonesboro

The fist time No. 10-ranked Forest Park played Jonesboro this year, the Lady Panthers crushed the Lady Cardinals 76-57.

Henry suitcase drive sets local record

For its location, the Stockbridge office of Georgia Cancer Specialists collected a record number of bags and suitcases during the eighth annual Totes 2 Tots Suitcase Drive for Foster Children.

Bless the Lord, oh my soul ... - Jim Bell

We should all bless the Lord Jesus for all He has done for us. We should thank Him every day for His birth, His life, His teachings, His miracles and, certainly, for His sacrificial death on the cross.

Why we need the Bible, now more than ever - Todd Dionne

There can be no doubt about it, the Bible is the most influential book in the history of the world. It is also the most widely read book in history.

Country store a fixture in McDonough community

The small convenience store sits at the bottom of a hill in rural Henry County.

Attorney General Baker to speak in Morrow

State Attorney General Thurbert Baker, who is making a run for the Governor's office this year, will take questions from the public on Monday at the Morrow Municipal Complex Community Room.

Gordon adding degree programs in mathematics, biology

Gordon College officials hope to fulfill a growing need in the area's educational sector through the college's two, new, four-year, degree programs.

Clayton students' 'voices' heard at annual competition

Roberta T. Smith Elementary School second-grader, Jayme Fielder, looked like a one-person United Nations by the time she finished talking about the different nationalities in her family tree, during a competition at the Clayton County Public Schools Performing Arts Center on Thursday.

Forest Park girls ranked 10th in AP Class AAAA prep poll

A year ago, Forest Park girls basketball coach Steve Cole was patrolling the sidelines as head coach of the boys team.

Teacher faces termination for fight with student

A Clayton County Public Schools employment tribunal is recommending that Brian Galloway, a physical education teacher at Riverdale High School, be fired for fighting back against a student who attacked him last month.

White gets a second chance at Signing Day

Last February, on National Signing Day, Union Grove sat down seven of its football players at a long, rectangular table. They wore clean slacks, a crisp dress shirt with a tie and the baseball hat of the college that offered them the chance to continue playing football. Cameras flashed and parents stood near with beaming countenance.

Local teen charged with vehicular homicide

A Riverdale teenager has been charged with vehicular homicide, in connection with an automobile crash in which his passenger was ejected from the vehicle, and later died from his injuries.

Buckner honors locals for public service

In Clayton County, the good deeds of many individuals sometimes go unnoticed.

Region 4-AAAA race about to get interesting

A few weeks ago, Stockbridge was sitting comfortably atop the Region 4-AAAA standing.

National commander to visit local American Legion

The national commander of the American Legion will visit Clayton County American Legion Post 258 in Jonesboro on Saturday, according to Post Commander John Harper.

DeKalb district attorney to conduct Turner probe

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker said DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming has been named as the special prosecutor in the investigation of former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner.