News for Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Son testifies in father's trial, about mother's death

In an unusual occurrence, testimony in Henry County Superior Court was highlighted Thursday by a father on trial for murder, cross-examining his own son.

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Fifth-graders dominate county spelling bee

Tara Elementary School fifth-grader, Brittany Chopra, is no shyster, but she does know how to spell the word.

Business leaders urged to increase school involvement

In remarks to local business leaders on Thursday morning, Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley spent much of his time talking about student accomplishments and looming financial challenges facing the district.

Dutchtown High hosting Governor's Honors interviews

Some 700 students from around the state will converge on the Dutchtown High School campus in Hampton on Saturday, to take part in interviews for the annual Georgia Governor's Honors Program.

Meth lab discovered in Riverdale

On Wednesday, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive/Tactical Investigation Unit arrested a man who was, allegedly, operating a meth lab in his Riverdale home.

Indictment issued in check-cashing armed robbery

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with an alleged armed robbery of a Morrow check-cashing store last June.

Small business loans up state-wide over last year

While traditional bank lending remains tight for small businesses, the Georgia district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that guaranteed lending to small business has jumped 83 percent in Georgia, from 224 loans in fiscal year 2009 to 410 loans in fiscal year 2010.

Metropolitan Opera hosting auditions at Spivey Hall

Thirteen rising opera stars will perform in Morrow this weekend, for a chance to sing on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera.

320 pounds of marijuana seized by authorities

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit seized twelve bundles of marijuana, weighing approximately 320 pounds, total, Thursday, at an Ellenwood shipping company, according to spokesperson, Sgt. Sonja Sanchez.

The ghosts of Southerners past - Ronda Rich

When our friendship was new and still most interesting, Poet sought to impress me. But when the new wore off, Poet cast me into the ring with his other friends who are familiar and comfortable, so there is no longer a need to impress.

Just another night on Bourbon Street - Curt Yeomans

If you've ever heard someone say it's always Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you should believe them, because it's true -- at least, on Bourbon Street.

What's with all the Tebow haters ?

Let's get one thing clear, I'm not a Florida Gator fan.

Misfortune aside, Ola regroups with something to prove

Charlie Smith and Kody Arnold make sure to end every Ola wrestling practice and every match with a team prayer. They didn't use to do that. They use to come in, get to work, punch the clock and head home. Another day, another step toward a state title.

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