News for Friday, November 12, 2010

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Lovejoy's stellar year falls apart

As Glynn Academy punter Ben Fendig fell to the ground, knocked over well after he had let forth a kick that would give Lovejoy the ball with enough time for a game-winning drive, the referee's flag went up. Glynn Academy's sideline erupted in celebration. Lovejoy's sideline stood in stunned silence.

Kay boots five field goals to lift D-town to upset

The Dutchtown Bulldogs first trip ever to the playoffs turned into the school's biggest win ever as it knocked off No. 10 Thomas County Central 15-0 on the road Friday.

Clayton State advances in NCAA Tournament

Talk about redemption for David Duot.

ELCA takes care of business in first round of Class A playoffs

Eagle's Landing Christian coaching staff had reason to be concerned about their first round Class A matchup with Washington-Wilkes on Friday.

North Clayton falls short in 22-12 loss to Ware County

t was a field-goal frenzy Friday night at Southern Crescent Stadium as the Ware County Gators upset the North Clayton Eagles 22-12.

Locust Grove's Brown signs baseball scholarship to Mercer

Dawson Brown must believe in keeping it in the family.

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Elementary students celebrate science

Harper Elementary School first-grader, Janiyah Stroud, 7, studied a tiny light bulb that was powered by a couple of wires and a battery, as she held it only inches from her face.

Henry Schools offers new math prep course

Henry County Schools is offering a new type of course to aid high school juniors, who are struggling with math.

Father found guilty in murder of son

A Clayton County Superior Court jury has found Jamall Decarlos Mathis guilty on all charges against him -- except malice murder -- in the 2009 death of his young son.

McDonough expands water capacity

The City of McDonough's public works department is constructing a 1-million-gallon water tank to meet increasing demand, and to have water available for future growth.

Crime, jobs, taxes top Holmes' agenda

Stockbridge resident, Bruce Holmes, will have a different view of the Henry County Board of Commissioners' chambers beginning in January. Holmes was elected, by a slim margin this November, to represent District V on the board.

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Mattie's Call issued for missing man

Clayton County Police have issued a Mattie's Call, in the search for a missing man.

Artwork on display at Performing Arts Center

A group of local artists is ushering in the holiday season by taking part in a competition to showcase their creations.

Austin gets promotion at Hampton Police Department

The No. 2 man at the Hampton Police Department has a new title to add to his list of accolades, and to further his career.

CSU official: Spring semester registration up

Just days ago, the University System of Georgia reported that Clayton State University's fall 2010 semester enrollment is the highest ever for a CSU fall semester.

Local area kicks off shoe box drive

The goal is to collect 6,200 shoe boxes at Pinecrest Baptist Church, in McDonough, among the more than 25,000 in anticipated collections, from churches around the Southern Crescent.

Older residents get retirement benefits advice

The advantages or disadvantages of early retirement; what the "full-retirement age" is for different segments of the population; and how working after retirement may affect benefits, were just some of the topics explored by local residents, who gathered recently at the Heritage Senior Center in McDonough for a Social Security Retirement Benefits seminar, presented by the Covington Social Security office.

Can America survive these evil times? - James C. Bell

Today, we hear of so much crime and evil happening all over our country. People are stealing everything they can get their hands on, from money, to anything they can sell or pawn. Robbers are driving stolen cars into high-end clothing stores and grabbing all the expensive items they can carry.

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Arts Clayton hosts annual wine-tasting event

The smell of wine filled the strategically-lit gallery, which added to the warm and inviting environment inside Arts Clayton, in Jonesboro, for the 50 or so patrons who were in attendance.

Mattie's Call issued for missing man

Clayton County Police have issued a Mattie's Call, in the search for a missing man.

Crime, jobs, taxes top Holmes' agenda

Stockbridge resident, Bruce Holmes, will have a different view of the Henry County Board of Commissioners' chambers beginning in January. Holmes was elected, a slim margin this November, to represent District V on the board.

Locust Grove's Brown signs baseball scholarship to Mercer

Dawson Brown must believe in keeping it in the family.

Vickers, Derek

Vickers, Derek Age: 39

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