News for Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Getting Charged

Humble beginningsNot long ago, ELCA was playing its football in the Georgia Independent School Association. The Chargers were a successful program in the league, winning the 1996 title and playing for the '97 title. In '05, ELCA made the jump to the GHSA where it has reached the playoffs each season. The only drawback has been that the Chargers have never advanced past the second round of the playoffs.

Bulldog Builder

Humble beginnings Dutchtown went through the usual growing pains young schools encounter when the Hampton school opened in 2004.

Clayton State looks to get past Elite 8 against Rollins

When Clayton State soccer coach Pete Petersen sat down to talk about his team at the beginning of the season, there was confidence in his voice.

Games to Watch

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Clayton Water Authority earns more distinctions

Clayton County is the home of the "Wastewater Collection System of the Year," according to the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, a state group that also decided that the county's water authority has the "Public Education Program of the Year for Large Systems."

Jonesboro mayor: Cuts affect 'every department'

Everything from personnel in the Jonesboro Police Department, to the city's giant Christmas tree, have reason to fear possible budget cuts, according to city officials.

Teacher pleads guilty in beating of child

A Fayetteville woman, who was charged with simple battery in the beating of a child at a Riverdale daycare, entered a guilty plea in Clayton County State Court, on Wednesday.

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Father Christmas, carolers headed to Stately Oaks

You know, when it comes to handing out presents in December, Santa Claus is the new kid on the block.

Armed men rob Jonesboro store

Clayton County Police were searching, Thursday, for four to five men -- two of whom were armed -- in connection with the robbery of a Jonesboro sex shop.

RoadSafe Traffic Systems opens in Forest Park

RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc., a traffic safety services provider, opened its new branch location, at 312 Cash Memorial Blvd., Forest Park, according to a company spokesperson.

Clayton man suspected of cocaine trafficking in Henry

McDonough Police have charged Edrie Monta Bussie, 36, of Jonesboro, with trafficking cocaine, after he was reportedly found with two pounds of cocaine in his possession.

First Baptist Jonesboro hosts crafts, yard sale

Divine Faith Ministries International is inviting the community to "Sensational Saturday," which will take place on Nov. 20, from 7 a.m., until 4 p.m., at the South campus.

Clayton Schools closing for Thanksgiving break

Clayton County Public Schools will close its schools and administrative offices next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the district has announced. Offices and schools are expected to be closed from Monday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 26, according to a press release.

University system chancellor, professor to address CSU grads

The leader of the University System of Georgia, and a retiring, senior member of Clayton State University's faculty will deliver keynote addresses at the Morrow-based university's Dec. 11 fall commencement ceremonies, the school has announced.

McDonough teen competes in regional pageant

Shannon Wells is prepared to win pageant gold.

Travelers: Atlanta is mid-pack at best - Curt Yeomans

Well, Travel + Leisure magazine recently posted the results of its 2010 America's Best Cities reader survey on its web site, and it was not pretty for Georgia's capital city.

Women who need help - Ronda Rich

In a moment of not perfectly clear thinking, I agreed to sit on a panel composed of several women for a television show. The idea was that we so-called "experts" would answer questions posed by guys who wanted to know about the inside thinking of a woman.

Gifford, Jeremy

Gifford, Jeremy Age: 28

Hoard, Clay Michael

Hoard, Clay Michael Age: 44

Widney, Linnie Everett

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Moore, William Harold

Moore, William Harold Age: 80

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