News for Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Clayton State extends winning streak to four

The Clayton State Lakers are starting to look a lot like the team that was predicted to finish second and maybe even challenge for the Peach Belt Conference crown when preseason predictions were made public.

CAN HIS WAY FIX FOREST PARK?

The challenge of rebuilding the Forest Park football program back into respectability is what lured Nick Mrvos from a comfortable assistant position.

Local officials express legislative wishes

Representatives of county agencies, local municipalities, courts, and the county school system sought support from the Clayton County Legislative Delegation during its annual breakfast forum at Clayton State University on Wednesday.

BOE to select vice chairperson next week

The Clayton County Board of Education will open the new year on Monday by deciding who will be its second-in-command for the coming year.

Two arrested in home burglary

Clayton County Police have released the identity of a second man arrested in connection with the alleged burglary, Tuesday, of a home in Forest Park.

Police search for missing man

Henry County Police are looking for a 49-year-old Morrow man who has been missing for a month.

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Battle Creek Idol coming to headquarters library

Just as Humpty Dumpty landed on his head after "a great fall," local students will attempt to turn the world of Mother Goose rhymes upside down during the Clayton County Library System's Battle Creek Idol.

New Year's resolutions, fed-style - Tom Purcell

Get this: The federal government is offering tips on New Year's resolutions.

Kids' birthday parties are fun, lots of work - Valerie Baldowski

Planning a kid's birthday party gives me new respect for what my mom went through every Feb. 5.

CSU establishes partnership with Georgian university

Officials from Clayton State University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Georgian American University, that will establish the Morrow-based university's presence in Georgia.

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Hazel

Hazel is a 2 and a half to 3 year old Black Angora mix.

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Katie

Katie is a brown, spotted tabby, and she is approximately 5 and a half years old.

Seniors seek strikes at local lanes

The sound of bowling balls on freshly waxed lanes interrupted the buzz of chatter during competition at Fun Bowl in McDonough.

Kids' birthday parties are fun, lots of work - Valerie Baldowski

Planning a kid's birthday party gives me new respect for what my mom went through every Feb. 5.

Officials warn: Use extra caution when driving

Although Georgia has been suffering abnormally cold, dry weather for the past few days, state officials are mobilizing for wetter wintery conditions expected later this week.

Couponers share the wealth with local pantries

I received an e-mail from a reader with a great idea about how to share couponing expertise for the good of our communities:

New Year's resolutions, fed-style - Tom Purcell

Get this: The federal government is offering tips on New Year's resolutions.

Wolverines turns up pressure on Ola

The critical point in the game for Union Grove — indeed, what has become the critical point in every game this season — arrived right on schedule under familiar circumstances. Four minutes remaining. The Wolverines led Ola on its home court by just two points. Mustangs leading scorer Tim Mason out of the game with five fouls.

Creekside knocks off Lovejoy in overtime

By Phil Albert

Fugitive arrested, charged in shooting

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit and Tactical Warrant Unit have arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Ellenwood.

Forest Park officials to discuss garbage services

With the City of Forest Park's sanitation contract with Waste Management set to expire in May of this year, city leaders are expected to discuss whether to renew the contract, bid out the service to other companies, or get into the business of garbage collection themselves.

ELHS sweeps Rutland in routs

Eagle's Landing head coach Clay Crump wasn't happy with the way his team played defense before the holiday break.

Classics Illustrated: Literary comics on display at Forest Park library

A new display at the Forest Park branch of the Clayton County Public Library System shows that classic "literary" authors, such as Samuel L. Clemens, Jules Verne, and Daniel Defoe, all appreciated comic books, too.

Judge dismisses ex-Jonesboro police chief's petition

A Clayton County Superior Court Judge has dismissed a petition by former Jonesboro police chief Brad Johnson, which sought to appeal his suspension and subsequent firing from the job.

Freshman's defensive pressure helps defending region champs win

Jonesboro guard Cameron Sutton did not score any points in Tuesday's game over Stockbridge, but the freshman guard played a huge role in the Region 4-AAAA win.

Local parole office gets new chief

The Jonesboro office of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles has a new chief.

Turner placed on unpaid leave

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners placed Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy Director Jeff Turner on unpaid leave on Tuesday, pending an administrative investigation into new accusations that the former county police chief improperly used police surveillance equipment.

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