News for Tuesday, October 12, 2010


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Clayton State men catapult to 10th in this week's NSCAA Division II Men's Soccer poll

The new NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches' Association of America) Men's Soccer Division II Top 25 was released on Tuesday, and the Clayton State Lakers made one of the biggest jumps in the poll out of all the ranked teams.

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Pumpkins help raise funds for local church

Before Forest Park resident, Marie Spicer's, husband passed away in August, he asked her to make two promises to him, she said.

Clayton BOC approves new speed limits

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance, on Tuesday, that makes some minor changes in the county's speed limit ordinance, mainly to reflect the opening of two new school facilities in the Morrow and Panhandle areas, and recent roadwork in Rex.

Morrow library closed today for roofing work

The Clayton County Library System will close its Morrow branch today, following unexpected water problems caused by roofing work, the system's director said.

Morrow company wins water conservation award

Conserve Georgia, a program created by Gov. Sonny Perdue, recently awarded TOTO USA, in Morrow, a Water Conservation Award, according to a manager for Conserve Georgia.

We Care Ministries works to curb hunger

The co-founder of a local charitable organization said he was "very humbled" to be recognized for his efforts to feed people in need. Donny Carden, of We Care Ministries, Inc., in Hampton, received the Circle of Hope Award Saturday, from the Atlanta-based Caring for Others, Inc., an organization that seeks to prevent homelessness and aids those without life's basic necessities.

Datebook: Chamber to host 'Business and Community Expo'

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will have its "Fifth Annual Showcase Clayton Business and Community Expo," on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the Morrow Center, 1180 Southlake Circle, Morrow. Call (678) 610-4021.

Home invasion suspect on the loose

Clayton County Police have issued a lookout for a home invasion suspect, who forced his way into the home of a 55-year-old Jonesboro man, and used a gun to threaten him, his wife, his granddaughter, and his 6-month-old great-granddaughter, according to Officer Otis Willis, III, public information officer for the police department.

Brown acquitted in pub death

A Henry County jury has found a former bouncer "not guilty" of all counts in the death of a man outside a McDonough bar.

Georgia's high court hears Charter School arguments

The Supreme Court of Georgia heard arguments Tuesday afternoon in a case that may determine the fate of charter schools throughout the state.

Henry voting to showcase express poll scanners

Voters will have an easier time voting this year, according to elections officials.

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Coupon crime, unintended and otherwise - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I read your article about coupon fraud. I never knew you were prohibited from making photocopies of a coupon printed out from the Internet. I'd never done this before a week or so ago. Should I go back to the store and offer to pay for these coupons or should I try to get in touch with the company that makes these two items and explain what happened? I, in no way, want to be dishonest. And I will never do this again. I did not know this was illegal."

A success story for children - Martha Carr

There is a pervasive attitude in the media that once a child has reached the 'tween years their patterns are pretty much set for life. If the kid has taken a troubled turn, then more bad is most likely to follow.

Getting a kick out of my little girl - Jason A. Smith

I had been waiting for weeks, to feel my baby kick, inside my wife's belly.

Birtherism: When no evidence will do - Tina Dupuy

The first encounter I had with what is now commonly known as a "birther" was right after the 2008 election. It was with one of my family members:

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Clayton County Sample Ballot

Sample Ballot for Clayton County.

Georgia's high court hears Charter School arguments

The Supreme Court of Georgia heard arguments Tuesday afternoon in a case that may determine the fate of charter schools throughout the state.