News for Friday, March 19, 2010

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Clayton BOE to review strategic plan

On Monday, the Clayton County Board of Education will review a key component to the school system regaining full Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation.

County says 'no' to cell tower in backyard

The Henry County Board of Commissioners has closed the door on a request to place a cell tower in a residential location, and the cellular service provider said it is pondering what to do next.

Are you at peace with God? - James Bell

Many people today are in conflict with God, because they are trying to live their way, rather than His way.

Real Love - Chester Cook

I find this list a good tool to use when evaluating whether I am practicing agape (love). I recommend memorizing Corinthians, chapter 13. According to Paul, the attributes of LOVE are:

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Spring Springs!

After several snow storms and heavy amounts of rain this winter, the time has come for green thumbs to rejoice -- and allergy sufferers to lament.

Tara Elementary speller finishes sixth in state

There is always next year. And the year after that. And, for what it's worth, there's also the year after that as well.

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Grad-coach jobs saved amid budget cuts

Once believed by teachers and administrators to be the targets of budget cuts by the Henry County Board of Education, graduation coaches will retain their positions for the 2010-11 school year, according to Anna Arnold, coordinator of Henry County's Family Resource and Graduation Coach Program.

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Police hunt hit-and-run driver

A Forest Park woman struck by an SUV while walking across Jonesboro Road Friday morning wants the driver -- who reportedly stopped briefly, apologized, then drove away from police -- to be prosecuted.

Laurel Park among nation's top nursing homes

The head of the Laurel Park nursing home is crediting the dedication of her staff and the "quality of care" they provide, as the reasons for the facility recently achieving national recognition.

Empowerment seminar aimed at single moms

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton, along with the University of Georgia Archway Partnership Program, will sponsor a workshop, next weekend, intended to provide single mothers with tips on coping with the challenges of staying healthy, improving their education, parenting without the help of a spouse, and time management.

County leaders honor Henry Fire Explorer group

Jared Story, of Stockbridge, was excited to be recognized by Henry County government leaders, for accomplishments he and 14 other young men achieved at a recent competition for budding firefighters.

Clayton State's Binfield ties for low medalist in one-round tri-match

With the prestigious Bobcat Invitational on the horizon next week, the Clayton State Laker men's golf team got a tune-up round in on Friday with a tri-match against Division I opponents Georgia State and Akron at the Berkeley Hills Country Club.

Long ball dooms Stockbridge

Two home runs were too much to overcome for Stockbridge in a 12-2 defeat in five innings to Alcovy in a Region 4-AAAA game Friday.

Woodland continues strong start

Playing its second game in three days against a playoff-caliber opponent was demanding enough for the Woodland boys soccer team. But it also was without three players who were inactive due to injuries and facing Eagle's Landing, an area rival and a team ranked at one point this season.

Jonesboro takes pitching duel in 3-1 win over D-town

It was a classic pitching duel between Jonesboro's Antonio Allen and Trey Nelson of Dutchtown.

Ola squeezes out 3-0 win against North Clayton

The first four innings of Friday night's baseball game between North Clayton and Ola was an old-fashion pitchers' duel between the Eagles' Justin Brown and the Mustangs' Mike Venturelli.

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Clayton State breaks ground on science annex

The common joke, made by Clayton State University officials outside the school's Business and Health Sciences Building on Friday afternoon, was that the university community decided it could not wait on its leaders for the beginning of construction on a new classroom annex.

County says 'no' to cell tower in backyard

The Henry County Board of Commissioners has closed the door on a request to place a cell tower in a residential location, and the cellular service provider said it is pondering what to do next.

Laurel Park among nation's top nursing homes

The head of the Laurel Park nursing home is crediting the dedication of her staff and the "quality of care" they provide, as the reasons for the facility recently achieving national recognition.

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