News for Friday, November 5, 2010

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ELCA beats Wesleyan to capture Region 5-A title

NORCROSS--Eagle's Landing Christian coach Jonthan Gess was well into his post-game speech when he was interrupted. Behind him came athletic director and assistant coach Scott Queen squeezing through the throng of ELCA fans that had emptied onto the field at Henderson Stadium.

Dutchtown's 'beautiful day' ends with a state playoff berth

It was cold, windy and rainy Friday night and the Dutchtown players and coaches loved every minute of it.

North Clayton secures No. 2 seed with 21-0 shutout of Creekside

The North Clayton Eagles and Creekside Seminoles battled for second place in Region 4-AAAA Friday night at Southern Crescent Stadium and it was the Eagles who came up big with a 21-0 victory, securing second place and guaranteeing home-field advantage in the first round.

Tigers scare Patriots, but fall 38-26

The Stockbridge Tigers had already accomplished a huge milestone, clinching a playoff spot, but another goal was within reach.

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Arts Clayton opens two new exhibits

Is she a deceased grandmother? Or a reflection of a new mother, showing what a young woman would look like as a mournful old woman?

Search warrants yield 3 narcotics arrests

Two men, and a woman, all of McDonough, were arrested following a drug bust, in which authorities say they found more than half a million dollars worth of narcotics.

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First-year teachers get relief with grants

The teaching profession is not all "cream and butter," said early childhood educator, Japhia McKibben, of Jackson, Ga.

School evacuated due to strong odor, smoke

M.D. Roberts Middle School was evacuated for about an hour on Friday morning, after officials at the school noticed a strong odor, and smoke, in the front-hall area of the school -- and promptly called 911.

'God's Child' coming to Church Street Elementary

A new play, looking at religion through a modern perspective, is set to open at a Riverdale Elementary School next weekend.

Man attempts gas purchase with fake money

Forgery charges were leveled against a Butts County man, after he allegedly used counterfeit money to pay for gas.

Campaign promotes good deeds, acts of kindness

An effort to raise "kindness awareness" is being rejuvenated this month as local volunteers are attempting to recruit citizens to perform deeds of kindness.

Stockbridge High hosts Veterans Dinner

Stockbridge High School's Navy JROTC unit plans to host its 10th Annual Veterans Day Dinner, for students at Stockbridge High who have military veterans in their family, according to organizers.

Singing unto the Lord a new song

The choir of a McDonough church -- along with other choirs from around the area -- will raise the roof with praise, this weekend, hoping to touch the community through music.

Father, son arrested in prescriptions fraud

A father and son are suspected of forging prescriptions at area pharmacies, to conduct drug transactions for money.

Hampton Police to hire new officer

Hampton Police will soon have additional presence on the streets, as a result of a federal grant.

Deadly shooting may have been accidental

Clayton County Police said that a deadly shooting, in College Park, may have simply been a mistake.

Are we near the end of time?

With all the fighting and turmoil in the Middle East, and particularly as it affects Israel, this question -- Are we near the end of time? -- is on the minds of many people.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Dutchtown's 'beautiful day' ends with a state playoff berth

It was cold, windy and rainy Friday night and the Dutchtown players and coaches loved every minute of it.

'God's Child' coming to Church Street Elementary

A new play, looking at religion through a modern perspective, is set to open at a Riverdale Elementary School next weekend.

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.

Shumate, C.H. "Red"

Shumate, C.H. "Red" Age: 87

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.

McCullough, Marcy Moore

McCullough, Marcy Moore Age: 47

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.

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.

Airport exhibits thought-provoking photography

Many people use their cameras to simply catch moments and memories, but there are those who push the medium to the next level –– and beyond, using the camera's lens to create arresting art.

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.

Dorminy, Joann

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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.

Season Rewind

Biggest surprise (team): Stockbridge

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