News for Thursday, November 4, 2010


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Season Rewind

The crowds, the contenders, the upsets, the big hits. This season has had it all. Staff writer Brian Paglia takes a look back at the biggest moments of the past 10 weeks.

Local teams, runners could be among cross country contenders

There will be eight teams from the Southern Crescent trying to capture the area's first cross country championships this weekend in Carrollton.

Grantham incident should remind us it's just a game

When the Todd Grantham story broke earlier this week, I didn't have too much of a reaction.

Henry County eighth grade team captures county title

Henry County eighth grade football coach Troy Baker saw something special in his team two years ago when they were just seventh graders.

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Clayton DA: 45 arrested in drug crackdown

More than $10 million worth of drugs were seized during the recent takedown of a major Mexico-based drug cartel's local distribution cell, Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson said on Thursday.

Suspect charged in missing teen's murder

Clayton County police confirmed that they have the person they were seeking in the murder of missing Morrow teenager, Monica Ambriz. Her body had been found in a vacant Jonesboro office building.

Public Safety toy-collection drive underway

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has begun its annual collection of toys for needy children, according to the director of public information for the department.

Airport hosts appreciation lunch for cargo employees

It was a cloudy and windy Tuesday afternoon in October, but cargo employees managed to meet outdoors for an event on South Cargo Drive in Atlanta, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Water Authority has record cleanup turnout

The Clayton County Water Authority had a record number of volunteers come out to its recent "2010 Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup," said officials of the Water Authority.

Chinese delegates experience the City of Jonesboro

The Road to Tara Museum and the City of Jonesboro welcomed 25 delegates from the Chinese province of Tianjin, Thursday.

CSU names Crafton as permanent provost

After serving as Clayton State University's interim provost and vice president of academic affairs for the last 15 months, Michael Crafton has been officially appointed to the position on a permanent basis, the university announced this week.

Group helps youths express themselves artistically

Some strutted down the runway, and a few were involved in preparing meals for patrons, while others were content to showcase their art work.

Four-Given to hold CD release concert

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, will host its annual fall barbecue, on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m., to 6 p.m.

Looking at America's 'meanest' airline

Ha! So, you thought that since I went two weeks without writing a column, my dribble must have been stopped. Not so fast, folks, because I am back.

A long line of know-it-alls

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know, for we know it all. Or so we believe.

McGovern, Francis

McGovern, Francis Age: 79

Fuller, Sr., Jay Michael

Fuller, Sr., Jay Michael Age: 72

Johnson, Thomas W. “Tommy”

Johnson, Thomas W. “Tommy” Age:

Looking at America's 'meanest' airline

Ha! So, you thought that since I went two weeks without writing a column, my dribble must have been stopped. Not so fast, folks, because I am back.

Collier, Irene Mary

Collier, Irene Mary Age: 74