News for Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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High School football games on tap tonight

Thursday will be a busy night for three high school football teams from the Southern as they take part in their weekly contest a day earlier then the traditional Friday night games.

Mundy's Mill's "outstanding" season comes to an end in playoffs

After the last out was recorded and his team did their postgame handshakes Wednesday, Mundy's Mill coach Patrick Smith gathered his team alone the left field foul line.

Maehlman works his magic again

Dan Maehlman could care less what sport he coaches. Billiards. Poker. Equestrian. Dog shows. He would coach anything if he had to.

Ola seniors ready for final run

They haven't shied away from the pending finality. In fact, they started talking about it over the summer. They started counting all the lasts of their senior season -- their last camp, their last home-opener, their last county tournament, their last area tournament.

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Lake City to get new public works building

With less than 700 square feet of storage space at its current public works building, much of Lake City's mechanical equipment is left outdoors to battle the elements. This week, city officials broke ground on a new public works building, which, when completed, will be nearly 10 times the size of its current facility.

Clayton BOE approves new Unidos charter

Unidos Dual Language Charter School parent, Lorraine Lynch-Bernard, said she is about five weeks away from giving birth to her fourth child, a daughter. She said she is happy that the unborn child will likely have a bilingual setting, to spend the first nine years of her education career.

Rex Village makes historic preservation list

With many of its standing structures pre-dating the American Civil War, the historic Rex Village exists as a vital link to Clayton County's past. The recent construction of a Rex Road bypass, however, has influenced the county to find ways to restore structural and economic integrity back to the area.

Homeland security official addresses Rotarians

Members of the Clayton County Rotary Club got a glimpse of all the actions, and partnerships involved in keeping the people of Georgia safe, on Wednesday, during a presentation from the second-in-command of the state's Department of Homeland Security.

VA hospital hosts Stand Down event

Help is on the way for metro Atlanta's estimated 2,000 homeless and disadvantaged veterans, according to officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Electric co-op donates to local organizations

Central Georgia EMC recently presented three Clayton County organizations with funds totaling $6,000, to go toward community and economic development activities. The electric membership cooperative is headquartered in Jackson, Ga.

School Notebook: CSU to hold health fair for men

Clayton State University's Department of Campus Life, and the Student African-American Brotherhood, will sponsor a "Men's Health Fair," on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., in the ballroom of the Student Activities Center, which is on the school's main campus, in Morrow.

Fund-raiser to honor fallen military personnel

A group of former military servicemen are organizing a fund-raiser for a pair of charities, with the hope that the event will generate awareness of, and honor, the victims of a past terrorist act.

Fort McPherson to host final Fishing Rodeo

Area youngsters, who enjoy fishing, will be able to participate in the final fishing competition at Fort McPherson, in East Point, this weekend, according to a media relations officer for the installation.

AAA: Gas prices likely to go higher

Georgia's average price for regular unleaded gasoline increased by 9 cents from last week, with a price of $2.684 per gallon, compared to $2.596 the week before, according to a spokesperson for AAA (American Automobile Association) Auto Club South.

Beltway lessons - Tom Purcell

The evidence is right under their noses, yet they ignore it.

Best generic speech ever - Will Durst

Thank you ladies, gentlemen and prospective donors, remote viewing audiences, readers, tweeters, and other platform attendees for joining me standing, sitting, lying here as your candidate for elected office, civic duty, greased chute to Swellsville.

Mundy's Mill's “outstanding” season comes to an end in playoffs

After the last out was recorded and his team did their postgame handshakes Wednesday, Mundy's Mill coach Patrick Smith gathered his team alone the left field foul line.

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