News for Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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Lakers advance to NCAA Sweet 16

The Clayton State men's soccer team is heading to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16.

First-round playoff games ready to kickoff

The playoff brackets have been set. Six teams from the Southern Crescent will be apart of the postseason. Here is a look at the opponents of the area teams:

Jonesboro's White signs with UALR

As he signed his name, James White felt lighter.

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Celine is a three and a half year old calico domestic shorthair.

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Autumn is a 4 year old calico domestic shorthair.

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For those who serve, and have served

At least one member of the U.S. armed forces was sitting at each table provided, for a luncheon in College Park, Wednesday. This gave about 150 individuals the opportunity to talk to, and thank, the individual willing to risk his or her life for the well being of the nation.

CSU's enrollment 'steady' in new report

Fall enrollment figures released by the University System of Georgia on Wednesday show Clayton State University's student population has leveled out since the school saw a huge jump in enrollment a year ago.

Dance competition to raise funds for CASA

Spectators will be able to enjoy a ballroom dance competition, while assisting needy children who are part of the Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, said the brain behind the competition.

After 46 years, Vietnam vet gets diploma

Nearly five decades after he dropped out of Forest Park High School to join the Marines, William Arnold Hartness can finally put his high school diploma on display at his McDonough home.

Locust Grove students promote tolerance

Shanielle Bland noticed that the wall of notes at her school, describing intolerance, was not large enough, to contain the various declarations of experiences with bullying.

Community members lend a helping hand

Judy Rivers has an easier time using her rolling walker, from her one-story McDonough home, to her front yard, now that a group of church volunteers have built her a 25-foot wheelchair ramp.

Harper Elementary to host 'Science Night'

Alfretta A. Harper Elementary School will hold a "Science Night" event tonight, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the school, which is located at 93 Valley Hill Road, in Riverdale. For more information, call (678)479-2654.

State education agencies push college applications

Seven state education agencies and associations, including the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Education, are teaming up to encourage the state's high school seniors to apply to college this week, officials announced late on Tuesday.

Jury deliberations underway in toddler murder trial

A Clayton County father, on trial for murder in the death of his son, has testified he knew his child was severely injured last year, but said he had nothing to do with the toddler's death.

Title IX complaint filed against Henry County

Henry County Schools officials are looking into a complaint, alleging the school district, and 11 others across the country, are failing to provide high school girls with equal opportunities to play sports.

My Parents Rein in Government Spending - Tom Purcell

President Barack Obama surprised everyone when he appointed two of the country's finest money-management experts to rein in runaway government spending: my mother and father.

Not a Post-Apocalyptic Wrap-Up - Will Durst

First things first. This is a post-election wrap-up. Not a post-apocalyptic wrap-up. Yeah, the GOP did well. After a change in administrations, the minority party won a bunch of House seats in the following midterm election. Ho hum. Whoop ti-do. In itself, this is about as unusual as a piquant odor emanating from the dumpster behind a fish market.

Arts Clayton, package store to host tasting event

To taste a more European vistis vinifera wine, or to taste a more North American vinifera labrusca wine? That is the question.

Harris, Ethel Warren

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Menz, Larry Allen

Menz, Larry Allen Age: 62