News for Monday, November 8, 2010

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No worries: Dutchtown clinched first playoff berth

The state playoffs don't officially start until Friday, but Dutchtown coach Jason Galt treated last week's regular-season Region 3-AAAA play-in game as if it was playoff contest.

LPGA takes step closer to returning to Eagle's Landing Country Club

A touch of frost still covered the greens and temperatures were a bit on the cold side Monday morning, but golf was on the minds of those who turned out for the annual Grass Roots Classic at Eagle's Landing Country Club.

HOW THEY FARED

The Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald sports staff picks a Top 5 each week during the regular season among the 20 high schools in the Southern Crescent area.

FRIDAY NIGHT HEROES

Here's a look at some of the outstanding performances from last Friday night's football games:

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Suspects in alleged drug cartel plead not guilty

Four suspects in an alleged, major, Mexico-based drug cartel pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, ranging from drug trafficking, to murder, in a Clayton County Superior Court arraignment on Monday.

BOE's food drive slow to gain momentum

Halfway through its efforts to collect food for homeless families, the Clayton County Board of Education is only one-quarter of the way toward meeting its goal of collecting enough food to fill a four-foot-tall collection box twice, according to the board's chairperson.

Riverdale teen reported missing

Clayton County Police were searching Monday for a Riverdale teen, reported missing since last week.

Organization plans to assist homeless veterans

A non-profit organization with the aim of assisting homeless veterans in getting back on their feet is underway, said the co-founder and CEO of the group.

Fire safety important during cold months

As the chill of winter approaches, fire officials are reminding residents to be prepared, and aware of fire safety, while meeting their heating needs.

Trial begins for father accused of murdering son

Opening arguments and testimony, in the trial of a man accused of murder in the death of his 17-month-old son, began on Monday.

Regents' Test no longer needed at CSU

Clayton State University officials recently announced that the University System of Georgia has decided that students at the Morrow-based institution no longer have to prove they can read or write, by passing the state's Regents' Test.

Deadline approaching for 'Miss Elite' pageant

There are only a few days left for female Clayton County high school students to sign up as contestants in the second annual Miss Elite of Clayton County Scholarship Pageant. The deadline is Friday, according to the Riverdale High School web site, clayton2.rhs.schooldesk.net/.

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Arts festival ushers in Christmas season

McDonough Arts will kick off the Christmas holiday season with a Festival of the Arts on the McDonough Square.

Repeal it, now! - Mike Reagan

Our country was founded on a revolutionary concept -- a new kind of government, both empowered and controlled by its citizens.

The mainstream media is a myth - Tina Dupuy

The mainstream media gets denounced on cable news programs, corporate talk radio, in best-selling books and behemoth blogs every day. This strangely doesn't seem to bother the mainstream media as it heroically absorbs all the jabs thrown at it from, well, itself. It's stoically unfazed. Admirable in its immunity.

Turning the tide in fight against diabetes - John C. Riley

While November is often marked as the month of giving thanks, and rightfully so, it is also National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Deadline approaching for 'Miss Elite' pageant

There are only a few days left for female Clayton County high school students to sign up as contestants in the second annual Miss Elite of Clayton County Scholarship Pageant. The deadline is Friday, according to the Riverdale High School web site, clayton2.rhs.schooldesk.net/.

Regents' Test no longer needed at CSU

Clayton State University officials recently announced that the University System of Georgia has decided that students at the Morrow-based institution no longer have to prove they can read or write, passing the state's Regents' Test.

Barger, Stetsel “Steve”

Barger, Stetsel “Steve” Age: 82

Cothran, Audrey Boozer

Cothran, Audrey Boozer Age: 94

Babcock, Twilla Renee

Babcock, Twilla Renee Age: 53

Webb, Jr., David Herman

Webb, Jr., David Herman Age: 77

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