News for Friday, March 5, 2010

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Newspapers' parent company has new name

Southern Community Newspapers Incorporated is the new name of the parent company of the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald.

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Xpress bus system prepares for more riders

Five years ago, Ceilia Robinson, a Jonesboro resident and 13-year employee with a downtown Atlanta banking company, decided enough was enough.

Henry libraries change cash-handling procedures

Counterfeit money has made its way into the Henry County Library System, which has responded with new procedures for accepting cash.

Man sentenced in 'fight-night' shooting

A man accused in a 2007 shooting death in College Park was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus 35 years, his attorney said.

Jonesboro to investigate 'personnel' matter

In a special called meeting on Friday morning, the Jonesboro City Council voted to appoint a two-councilmember committee to investigate an undisclosed personnel matter.

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Four sought in McDonough shoplifting case

Henry County Police are attempting to identify, and locate, four suspects, who were reportedly seen taking stolen items from a McDonough department store.

Man gets life in 2004 rape case

A man already serving a sentence for rape in Ohio was convicted Friday of a 2004 rape in Morrow, after DNA evidence collected years later linked him to the attack, prosecutors said.

Eternal life is the gift of God! - James Bell

In my years of experience in witnessing for the Lord Jesus, I have heard many statements of how people feel they are going to Heaven when they die.

Henry bus plan would cut positions

The Henry County Board of Education, looking for ways to reduce crowding on school buses next year, is reviewing a proposal to create a three-tier, bus-transportation schedule which would eliminate 46 driver jobs.

Jonesboro toddler in hospital after dog encounter

A 3-year-old, Jonesboro boy was in stable condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, in Atlanta, on Friday, a day after being bitten by four family dogs at his home, according to Clayton County police.

Alleged illegal care home cited for violations

Clayton County fire, code enforcement, and planning and zoning officials have issued citations to a home that authorities say has been operating illegally as a personal-care home.

Wine tasting to benefit breast-cancer group

Champagne and sparkling wine will flow in Henry County Thursday, during an event to raise money to support the Breast Cancer Survivors Network.

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McDonough restaurant's menu talks turkey

In the culinary world of burger joints, pizza parlors and sandwich shops, AJ's Turkey Grill is in a category all its own.

ELCA rallies for win over Dutchtown

It was a night for big run-producing innings and rallies but when all was said and done, the ELCA Chargers put one in the victory column against Dutchtown, winning the non-region game 12-6.

Sweet treats gives Dutchtown motivation

FORT VALLEY -- Dutchtown gameplan against Glenn Hills was pretty simple - contain the Spartans high-scoring guard Jessica Morton, and it would have a chance for a win.

North Clayton ends season in quarterfinals

FORT VALLEY -- The instructions were clear for the North Clayton boys basketball team as Richmond Academy's Christian Nobles went to the foul line with the game tied and 4.9 seconds left. Should Nobles make one, and put the Eagles' quest to return to the Class AAAA semifinals in jeopardy, North Clayton coach Martisse Troup wanted his team to advance the ball past half court and call a timeout. There would be time left for one play to save North Clayton's season.

Forest Park overcomes cold shooting to advance

FORT VALLEY -- Forest Park coach Steven Cole saw that his team was down, but he knew they weren't out.

Jonesboro celebrates start of Streetscape project

After seven years of planning, discussion and debate, the City of Jonesboro officially broke ground, Thursday, on its long-awaited downtown Streetscape project.

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Student show displays best of 13th District

For the eighth-consecutive year, the 13th Congressional District Student Art Competition has given artistic students from Clayton, Henry, south Fulton, south DeKalb, Douglas, and Cobb counties several reasons to be motivated.

Family grieves for hit-and-run victim

Part of Ellenwood resident, Sonja Hardeman, hopes this is a bad dream that she is going to wake up from any time now.

Man sentenced in 'fight-night' shooting

A man accused in a 2007 shooting death in College Park was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus 35 years, his attorney said.

Jonesboro to investigate 'personnel' matter

In a special called meeting on Friday morning, the Jonesboro City Council voted to appoint a two-councilmember committee to investigate an undisclosed personnel matter.

Newspapers' parent company has new name

Southern Community Newspapers Incorporated is the new name of the parent company of the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald.

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McDonough restaurant's menu talks turkey

In the culinary world of burger joints, pizza parlors and sandwich shops, AJ's Turkey Grill is in a category all its own.

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