News for Thursday, November 11, 2010


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All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Win Advisory : The Southern Crescent has been under a severe (football title) drought.

For the last 22 football seasons, the area has gone without a championship. Some 8,264 days have passed since Morrow won a state championship in 1987. There are six teams that are trying to break the drought and bring home a championship. Staff writer Derrick Mahone takes a look at the title drought forecast to see if a chance of a championship celebration can occur as the postseason begins tonight throughout the state.

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Forest Park honors veterans at City Hall

Veterans, from all branches of the Armed Forces, celebrated the 92nd observance of Veterans Day in Forest Park, Thursday. They did it in speeches, prayers and songs.

Just say 'NO' to a giant Ferris wheel - Curt Yeomans

Look, I love the London Eye, but the concept of a giant sightseeing Ferris wheel would not work when all you have to look at from the top is a bunch of Plain Jane concrete and glass buildings, and a congested interstate.

The chat-maker - Ronda Rich

When a friend and I were planning a winter-time trip to London, we were discussing -- as women tend to do -- what clothes we were packing.

Red Cross campaigns for more blood donations

The American Red Cross is pushing to increase the amount of blood donations collected from now through the end of the holiday season.

CSU announces Coke as Spivey Hall sponsor

While some people want to buy the world a Coke, the Coca-Cola Company wants to buy several future years of success for Clayton State University's Spivey Hall, the Morrow-based school has announced.

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Local students honor veterans with songs, arts

When a person is coming up with a patriotic song, he or she can always turn to Beyonce for inspiration.

Henry honors veterans at Wall of Honor

More than 250 residents, many of them veterans, turned out to pay tribute to soldiers during the county's annual Veterans Day Celebration.

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Stockbridge celebrates Veterans Day at City Cemetery

The City of Stockbridge chose an historic site for holding a Flagpole Dedication Ceremony to remember soldiers on Veterans Day.

Faith Notes: Divine Faith hosts 'Sensational Saturday'

Midway Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to attend the 11th Anniversary Concert of the Edward S. Reynolds Community Choir, on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m.

Southern Belle collecting for food pantry

Southern Belle Farm, to end its two-month long fall season, is planning to host a "Give Thanks Weekend" event, Nov. 13-14.

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.

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.

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.

Harper Elementary to host 'Science Night'


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.

Wagner, Robert

Wagner, Robert Age: 39

Anderson, Rick

Anderson, Rick Age: 67

Lakers advance to NCAA Sweet 16

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

CSU's enrollment 'steady' in new report

Fall enrollment figures released 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.

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.

Just say 'NO' to a giant Ferris wheel - Curt Yeomans

Look, I love the London Eye, but the concept of a giant sightseeing Ferris wheel would not work when all you have to look at from the top is a bunch of Plain Jane concrete and glass buildings, and a congested interstate.

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.

Jonesboro's White signs with UALR

As he signed his name, James White felt lighter.

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:

Bateman, Jean

Bateman, Jean Age: 74