News for Friday, November 26, 2010

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ELCA unable to hold late lead in 34-27 loss

Homerville -- As his players slowly made their way back to the locker room following an emotional postgame talk and brief senior ceremony, Eagle's Landing Christian coach Jonathan Gess remained upbeat despite his team's 34-27 loss to top-ranked Clinch County Friday in the Class A quarterfinals.

Dutchtown overpowered by Cougars' offense

ALPHARETTA -- The breaks came far too late. The 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and the onside kick recovery. The third-down conversions and the defensive stops.

Lakers off to fast start on basketball court

The Clayton State Lakers men's basketball team heads into Saturday's game at Valdosta State feeling pretty good about itself.

Strong Rock makes history

The Strong Rock Christian Lady Patriots made a little history earlier this week with their first Georgia High School Association win ever.

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Thousands of English learners in Clayton, Henry schools

G.P. Babb Middle School eighth-grader, Thao Nguyen, 13, said she spoke little English when she came to the Forest Park school, from Vietnam, a year and a half ago.

Grammy nominee will perform at Spivey Hall

A Grammy award nominee, Jubilant Sykes, may sweep listeners off their feet with his rich baritone voice at Spivey Hall, next month.

Santa Cruise is coming to town

Classic cars enthusiasts are invited to participate in a fund-raiser aimed at providing Christmas gifts for children. Summit Racing Equipment, at 20 King Mill Road in McDonough, will host the fifth annual Toys for Tots Santa Cruise, Dec. 4, from 12 p.m., to 4 p.m.

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Official: 'Hunger doesn't take a holiday'

Directors of area food banks and food pantries are praising supporters in local communities for their help in meeting the profound needs of the holiday season.

A successful life must include God! - James C. Bell

There are probably as many definitions of a successful life as this article would hold -- and then some.

Burglary charges mount for jailed suspect

Hampton police have arrested Cardiss Jartez Brownlee, a 26-year-old resident, and allegedly linked him to the theft of copper wiring from 12 to 15 vacant homes in the city.

Holiday mailing season underway

Business is ramping up for the holiday season at area United States Post Offices.

Hampton seeks compliance with liquor sales vote

The City of Hampton recently passed an "emergency ordinance," in order to comply with an approved liquor-sales referendum. By a count of 823 to 815, voters narrowly passed the new liquor law, during the general election earlier this month.

Tree lightings coming to HMC, McDonough Square

The skies in Henry County will soon carry a holiday glow, above the Henry Medical Center, and the McDonough Square.

ELCA mission team to host 5K fund-raiser

A team of students, and staff members, at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, are raising money for a mission trip to help construct an orphanage in Martha Brae, Jamaica.

Shiloh Baptist celebrated Thanksgiving early, with meals

Sarah Billups, of Stockbridge, donned an apron and wielded a pair of tongs as she took her place in the serving line, ready to help load plates of food for hungry people.

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Official: 'Hunger doesn't take a holiday'

Directors of area food banks and food pantries are praising supporters in local communities for their help in meeting the profound needs of the holiday season.

Operation Chefs United

Troops visiting the United Service Organizations (USO) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have been enjoying meals from a volunteer program since 2004, according to the executive director of the American Culinary Federation Greater Atlanta Chapter, Inc.

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