News for Saturday, January 23, 2010

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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.

Jonesboro's historic 'Green House' on the market

When it was built, Jonesboro's "Green House," at 139 College St., was described by Atlanta newspapers as "the most beautiful house between Atlanta and Macon," according to local historians.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Henry gets land, home for arts

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

Lady Panthers hold off upset-minded Jonesboro

By Doug Gorman