News for Friday, November 19, 2010

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ELCA 35-21 win over GWA advances the Chargers to quarterfinals

All Eagle's Landing Christian needed was a yard. It was fourth-and-one from the George Walton Academy's 27-yard line with 1:40 remaining in the contest. A first down would essentially be enough for the Chargers to run out the clock and escape with a seven-point victory in the second round of the Class A playoffs.

Curl helps ELCA field championship defense

Offenses win games, defenses win championships.

Dutchtown does just enough to move on

As Glynn Academy faced fourth-and-three at its own 27 with 3:45 left in the game, Dutchtown felt confident it knew which play the Red Terrors would choose to extend their final chance to score.

Ola opens hoops season with pair of wins

The opening game of a basketball season is rarely a thing of beauty, and the Northgate at Ola games were no exception to that rule. However, the Ola Lady Mustangs opened with a surprisingly comfortable 35-24 win over the Northgate Lady Vikings, and the Mustangs followed with a big comeback that resulted in a 40-38 overtime victory.

Three straight! No. 21 Clayton State women roll past Lynn 106-46

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - November 19, 2010 - Hitting the road for the first time this season, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball turned it up a notch on Friday with an impressive 106-46 rout over Lynn at the Chick-Fil-A North Georgia Tip-Off Classic.

Record-setting game for Greene as Clayton State men roll 113-44

To say that Torrin Greene was in a "zone" was a understatement on Friday night for the Clayton State Laker men's basketball team.

Clayton State cross country gears up for championships

After two weeks of preparation, the big moment of the 2010 season has arrived for the Clayton State Laker men's and women's cross country teams as they will compete this weekend in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region championships in Charlotte.

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Native Nations celebrates Native American Heritage

Students began to sing along with Vaughnda Hilton, as she treated them to a tribal ballad known in native American culture.

Forest Park residents show support for councilwoman

More than a dozen Forest Park residents, and human rights advocates, gathered outside Forest Park City Hall Friday morning to proclaim their support for a councilwoman, who is alleging that other city officials are discriminating, and retaliating, against her.

Riverdale Public Safety Department holds expo today

Today Clayton County residents will have an opportunity to educate themselves on how to live a safe and healthy lifestyle, said a fire safety educator for the Riverdale Public Safety Department.

Details unfold in Henry ID fraud case

Henry County Police have released additional details on how the agency focused on a Decatur man as a suspect in several alleged frauds in the area.

Attempted robbery suspects' cases bound over

A criminal case will go forward for four men suspected of trying to rob a McDonough bank at gunpoint.

Clayton NAACP chapter elects new president

The Clayton County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) elected C. Synamon Baldwin, of Morrow, as its new president on Thursday, with the voting taking place at its headquarters in Jonesboro.

Advance voting kicks off for runoffs

Advance voting begins Monday for the mid-term, run-off elections, which include two state judicial seats up for grabs.

Sheriff's Office apprehends top ten fugitive

The Fugitive Unit of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office apprehended a suspect, Thursday, who was on the agency's top-ten most wanted list.

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South Point adding Academy Sports + Outdoors

The slab is set for construction of the latest addition to the South Point retail and entertainment center in McDonough, according developer, Jim Baker.

The not-so-lost symbol - Chester Cook

I finally got around to reading Dan Brown's newest book, "The Lost Symbol."

Don't miss the treasurers of the Bible - James C. Bell

Just after I became a Christian at the age of 17, I was invited to go with a friend and his father to a Bible study class at the Atlanta Bible Institute.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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."

Sheriff's Office apprehends top ten fugitive

The Fugitive Unit of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office apprehended a suspect, Thursday, who was on the agency's top-ten most wanted list.

Don't miss the treasurers of the Bible - James C. Bell

Just after I became a Christian at the age of 17, I was invited to go with a friend and his father to a Bible study class at the Atlanta Bible Institute.

Games to Watch

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Attempted robbery suspects' cases bound over

A criminal case will go forward for four men suspected of trying to rob a McDonough bank at gunpoint.

Wrestling returns to the Southern Crescent

Universal Championship Wrestling is back with "Super Brawl," featuring two locally grown professional wrestlers. McDonough residents, Nikki Diamond and Terry "T.K." Parker, are scheduled for the lineup of wrestlers competing Saturday, at Ola High School in McDonough.

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Delta museum hosts annual holiday sale

Historic Hangar 2, of the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta, was recently filled with vendors selling a variety of unique items, including handmade crafts, jewelry, home decor and Christmas decorations.

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.

McDonough teen competes in regional pageant

Shannon Wells is prepared to win pageant gold.

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