News for Friday, March 12, 2010

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Veteran recalls World War II battle

This is the second year that George Sweat, Sr., will not be planning on a reunion with other members of his World War II Marine unit. Survivors from his unit have dwindled to four, he thinks.

Clayton parents indicted in separate cruelty cases

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a Hampton man who, authorities allege, beat his 17-month-old son so severely the child was put on life support, and ultimately died.

Officials laud tax advantages for higher education

Georgia taxpayers stand to benefit, long-term, on post-secondary education this tax season, according to tax officials.

Mistrial declared after alleged Facebook request

A man accused in a 2006 Clayton County shooting death is back in jail, after his bond was revoked over a Facebook message he allegedly sent to a juror hearing evidence in his trial.

Do you know where you are going? - James C. Bell

I heard a story recently about Rev. Billy Graham's 90th birthday.

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Students continue Haiti relief effort

Truckloads of aid and money are being shipped to Haiti this month, as a result of charitable efforts at eight local school communities, who gave in spite of harsh economic times.

Trio to perform Schubert at Spivey Hall

Franz Schubert's piano trios in B-flat major and E-flat major are considered, by many musicians, to be among the most technically challenging pieces in all of piano-trio literature. On March 20, concert pianist, Wu Han, and one half of the Grammy-award winning Emerson String Quartet -- cellist, David Finckel, and violinist, Philip Setzer -- will perform them at Spivey Hall.

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Donation to provide paramedics with wireless ability

Up until now, cardiologists receiving heart attack and stroke victims at Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) would have to wait until the patient arrived at the Emergency Department to review vital diagnostic information.

Spa shut down amid prostitution allegations

Police raided a Henry County spa Thursday, arresting employees for what authorities described as prostitution offenses.

Southwest takes third historic Class AAAA title

DULUTH - With two minutes remaining in the Class AAAA girls' championship game, administrators at Southwest DeKalb started passing out championship T-shirts on the bench.

Southwest DeKalb's road leads to a dynasty

DULUTH - Each senior took their turn. First Kayla Lewis, who was in foul trouble after all, a convenient opportunity to pull her in the waning moments of a victory already ensured. Then Chancie Dunn, the one who carried Southwest DeKalb when Lewis lingered on the bench. Then Chyna Miley, who collapsed into the arms of her coach, overcome by the historic moment.

CSU ends season as Tusculum rallies to beat Lakers in NCAA Tournament

GREENWOOD, S.C.-- Playing in its sixth straight NCAA Division II National Tournament, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team could not stop a late rally by Tusculum on Friday as the Pioneers knocked off Clayton State 69-63 at Lander's Horne Arena.

Southwest DeKalb's road leads to a dynasty

DULUTH – Each senior took their turn. First Kayla Lewis, who was in foul trouble after all, a convenient opportunity to pull her in the waning moments of a victory already ensured. Then Chancie Dunn, the one who carried Southwest DeKalb when Lewis lingered on the bench. Then Chyna Miley, who collapsed into the arms of her coach, overcome by the historic moment.

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