News for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Freshmen spark Jonesboro to key region win

Jonesboro guard Jesse Gardner couldn't explain why the Cardinals came out in the first half flat in such a big region game against Alcovy Tuesday night.

Man faces third trial in wife's death

A Stockbridge man accused of killing his wife told a jury, Tuesday, that the state has "no proof" he committed the crime. He has told police he was in Florida at the time of her death.

New plan keeps East Clayton Elementary open

East Clayton Elementary School is no longer facing the prospect of being closed next year.

Lady Tigers make it 10 straight

Tandrea High had 13 points and Mundy's Mill held on for a 57-50 victory over Morrow in a Region 4-AAAAA girls basketball game Tuesday night.

Henry County splits games with Putnam

The Henry County Ladyhawks were decked out in pink uniforms Tuesday night in an effort to bring awareness to breast cancer, and in the process the team from McDonough knocked off Putnam County 70-56 in a key region game.

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Left in stitches

Conley resident, Candace Winfield, let her 1-year-old daughter, Monet, sit in her lap and hold the G-Hook needle as Candace practiced the slip stitch at the Clayton County Public Library system's headquarters branch on Tuesday.

Search for Hinton's granddaughter remains active

The spring semester began this week at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., as students and employees waited to hear new word on a group of missing students and faculty, including the granddaughter of McDonough businessman Zack Hinton.

'If I can't have you, no one else can'

Shantae Morgan demonstrated a choke hold on Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson in court Tuesday. Assistant District Attorney Mike Thurston had asked Morgan to show the jury how defendant, Christopher Durr, allegedly attacked Morgan's sister, Rashae Alicia Morgan, whom Durr is accused of stabbing to death in June 2005.

South metro leaders talk growth and development

Local economic experts and industry leaders identified the Southern Crescent as having the potential to become the next great growth area of the metro region, during the 2010 South Metro Development Outlook Conference.

Electric vehicles patrol Hartsfield-Jackson

On electric, three-wheeled chariots, police officers at the world's busiest airport can zip by passengers to the scene of any emergency at Hartsfield-Jackson.

Rumors were true: Collins leaves Union Grove

Since 2000 when Union Grove opened, the Wolverines have made six playoff appearances, posted five winning seasons and four seasons of at least eight wins, and had four head coaches.

Riverdale tightens booting, garbage-fee rules

The Riverdale City Council voted unanimously this week to rewrite its ordinances regarding companies using wheel clamps within the city limits. As of this week, companies seeking to boot illegally-parked vehicles will be monitored by the city's Community Development department.

Is it selfish to stock up?

I received lots of feedback from readers concerned about advice I passed on: to maximize savings by purchasing as many sale items as possible with your coupons. Here's one letter:

Martha's big adventure -- Moving my feet - Martha Carr

When I was a kid I thought that at some magical old age like 50 I'd be able to rest on my well-earned laurels and coast for the rest of my days. Fifty seemed like it was on the crest of retirement with some gray hair and maybe a little more around the middle.

The key to good politics? Good communication - Lee Hamilton

Not long ago, I was speaking to a group of high school students when one raised his hand, declared that he wanted to run for Congress, and asked what he should study in order to prepare. I suspect my answer surprised him. I told him to study English.

Ethics is government a joke - WILLIAM E. MITCHELL

I heard the new leader of the Georgia House being interviewed, and he was asked, "What are you going to do about the members who have not paid their state taxes?" Well, now it quickly became apparent that he was a lawyer. The speaker's answer was, "We are going to look into that."

Martha's big adventure — Moving my feet - Martha Carr

When I was a kid I thought that at some magical old age like 50 I'd be able to rest on my well-earned laurels and coast for the rest of my days. Fifty seemed like it was on the crest of retirement with some gray hair and maybe a little more around the middle.

Clayton libraries offer new career-resource tools

As local unemployment levels continue to hover above the national average, more people have turned to the county's libraries, in order to search for job opportunities, according to library officials.

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