News for Monday, May 10, 2010

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Prior powers Mount Zion to third place finish at Class AAAA meet

When Alycia Prior crossed the finish line in the last event at the Class AAAA meet in Albany, it put an exclamation point on her decorated track career.

Teen surrenders, others to follow in robbery plot

A McDonough teenager is out of the Cherokee County Jail on $22,400 bond, and more local teens were expected to surrender, for alleged involvement in what police call a robbery scheme, said Brittany Duncan, a spokesperson for the Woodstock Police Department.

Candidacy challenge filed against Murphy

Just 10 days following the qualifying period for candidates in the November 2010 election, an election challenge has been filed against Lovejoy Mayor Joe Murphy, who is running for a commission seat outside of the district in which he lives.

CSU headed to showdown with BYU-Hawaii

The Clayton State tennis team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for just the second time in school history,

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Fine arts students get 'Footloose' for musical

Clayton County Fine Arts Magnet High School junior, Tyrell Ruffin, has heard plenty of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" jokes since he took the leading role of "Ren McCormack" in the school's upcoming performance of "Footloose."

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Geranium Fun Run comes up roses

Finishing near the top in the annual Geranium Fun Run was the last thing on David Curry's mind when he, his son, and niece, entered the contest.

Clayton's student-meal debt down by $67,235

Unpaid student-meal debt in Clayton County Public Schools has declined since last November, when district officials expressed fears the mounting debt could top $200,000 by the end of this school year.

Crews fix power outage in McDonough

One hundred jurors were asked to go home Monday morning as a result of a power outage at the Henry County Courthouse in downtown McDonough.

AirTran to receive award for in-flight magazine

AirTran Airways' "Go Magazine" will be given an award of distinction when the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) recognizes it as being the best in-flight magazine in the industry, on May 11, during the association's annual conference, in Reno, Nev.

Jonesboro approves fire services agreement

After much debate, the Jonesboro City Council voted to pursue a 10-year agreement with Clayton County for fire-protection services.

ID program registers children in Stockbridge

Representatives of the Georgia Child Identification Program (GACHIP) registered more than 90 youngsters recently at the Stockbridge Masonic Lodge Hall.

Interstate 75 exit to get $50,000 facelift

Henry County officials have accepted a $50,000 grant that will be used to enhance a busy freeway exchange in McDonough this summer.

Gas prices to follow crude oil's dip

Energy analysts point to the financial crisis in Greece as a major component driving crude oil prices down, and possibly gas prices in the short term.

Missing teen found in DeKalb County

More than 48 hours after Devon Myles Swaby went missing from the Ash Street Center, Forest Park police were able to reunite the 15-year-old with his family, thanks to police and local shelter workers in DeKalb County.

Dukes headed to South Carolina-Upstate

Coaches from the men's basketball program at the University of South Carolina Upstate were at Morrow High School evaluating a potential recruit, but ended up finding another.

Lawful humiliation - Joel Hall

One of the most embarrassing and hurtful moments of my childhood happened when one person assumed the worst about me because of the color of my skin.

Loose lips can still sink ships - Mike Reagan

In days past, other nations needed a sophisticated and highly trained espionage operation to know the details of America's military might. Now, they only need a subscription to The New York Times.

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Fine arts students get 'Footloose' for musical

Clayton County Fine Arts Magnet High School junior, Tyrell Ruffin, has heard plenty of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" jokes since he took the leading role of "Ren McCormack" in the school's upcoming performance of "Footloose."

Clayton's student-meal debt down by $67,235

Unpaid student-meal debt in Clayton County Public Schools has declined since last November, when district officials expressed fears the mounting debt could top $200,000 by the end of this school year.

Gas prices to follow crude oil's dip

Energy analysts point to the financial crisis in Greece as a major component driving crude oil prices down, and possibly gas prices in the short term.

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