News for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Lovejoy High student to perform in NYC

Lovejoy High School senior, Darrel Jones, said his interest in playing string instruments began when he was in the third grade, watching a video on string instruments in a music class.

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Forest

Forest is a 10 year old gray Poodle.

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Bonnie

Bonnie is a 4 year old black and white domestic shorthair.

DA's office receives witness assistance grant

The Clayton County District Attorney's Office has received a $77,192 grant from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, to fund three victim-witness assistant positions, according to documents presented to the Clayton County Board of Commissioners this week.

Time to change clocks, smoke-alarm batteries

Georgians should prepare themselves for standard time, and also remember to change the batteries in their smoke alarms, according to Georgia's commissioner of insurance and fire safety.

Clayton County Jail getting upgrades

The Clayton County Jail is undergoing major changes to improve the health and safety of jail inmates and staff members. According to Capt. Deeann Cash, of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, the renovations started in July, and should be completed by January.

AP reverses call in U.S. House race for Bishop

he Associated Press erroneously called Georgia's 2nd District House race for the Republican challenger after underestimating the outstanding vote count in two key counties where U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop later won by big margins.

'Holiday season good time for temp jobs'

Many retailers are increasing their number of hires during the holiday season, said the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia.

CSU students, faculty walk for AIDS awareness

A team of more than 70 members, consisting of Clayton State University students and faculty members, participated in the 20th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run, recently, at Piedmont Park, in Atlanta.

Clayton Schools to offer resume writing class

Clayton County Public Schools will offer a free class for the community, entitled "Resume Writing," on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center, at 1087 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-2795.

Diabetes health fair today at Southern Regional

Southern Regional Medical Center will host the fourth annual Diabetes Health Fair today, an event that will include free screenings, new products, and free samples of foods for diabetics, according to hospital officials.

Something to play for

Since late August, football teams have been positioning themselves for the postseason. For many, Friday will be a make or break game in determining their playoff status.

The rundown

They are top-10 teams with two of the most high-powered offenses and stingiest defenses playing for the Region 5-A title. Staff writer Derrick Mahone breaks down the match-up.

Henry County flying under the radar

Sandy Creek put up 41 points on Henry County, and that's when the Warhawks' confidence began to soar.

Lady Lakers knock off alumni in exhibition

The start of the college basketball season is still a couple of weeks away, but the Clayton State Lady Lakers tuned up for the 2010-11season with an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Missing Morrow teen confirmed dead

Clayton County Police have confirmed that the body of a female, discovered last week in a vacant Jonesboro building, is that of a Morrow teenager, who had been missing since Oct. 16.

Man charged in Stockbridge salon robberies

Warrants were issued in Henry County for a Clayton County man, suspected of robbing local salons and sexually abusing women.

Annual health expo Saturday at Heritage Park

Local residents without health insurance, will be given an opportunity to learn more about their physical well-being this weekend in McDonough.

Too good to be true? - Tom Purcell

"The Democrats were just getting warmed up, but I knew it was too good to be true."

Fear of flying - Peter Funt

Juan Williams lost his gig at National Public Radio for saying in complete candor that when he boards a plane and sees people in Muslim garb, he gets "worried" and "nervous."

Anderson beats Lakes in school board race

The race wasn't close, but it provided variety for Clayton County voters on election day.

'Holiday season good time for temp jobs'

Many retailers are increasing their number of hires during the holiday season, said the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia.

Scott defeats Buckner for State House seat

One of the most controversial former members of the Clayton County Board of Education was able to ward off a write-in campaign an outgoing state senator to win the State House of Representatives District 76 seat on Tuesday.

Kemp, Cagle, Barge win; GOP holds leads in AG race

Greg Bluestein

Clayton has strong turnout for general election

Even as the time for the polls to close got closer and closer, the line to vote at J.W. Arnold Elementary School, in Jonesboro, still wrapped half-way around the school's cafeteria, and out into the adjacent hallway.

In governor's race, Deal beats ex-Gov. Barnes

Shannon McCaffrey

Edmondson cruises to second commission term

Incumbent Clayton County Commissioner Michael Edmondson defeated Republican challenger, Lee Scott, in a landslide to win a second term on the county's board of commissioners.

DA's office receives witness assistance grant

The Clayton County District Attorney's Office has received a $77,192 grant from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, to fund three victim-witness assistant positions, according to documents presented to the Clayton County Board of Commissioners this week.

Voters send GOP's Isakson back to Congress

ERRIN HAINES

GOP sweeps Georgia commissioner races

Ray Henry

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