News for Friday, October 15, 2010

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Ross, North Clayton run away with region win

North Clayton running back Michael Ross doesn't know how fast he is. He can't recite an impressive 40-yard dash time with which to his prove his speed. Eagles coach Rodney Hackney can only guess.

ELCA dominates in Region 5-A win over rival Landmark Christian

Ask any Eagle's Landing Christian player to give you their assessment of Friday's Region 5-A South win over Landmark Christian and they will say it was a hard-fought game.

Last second touchdown lifts Lovejoy to 21-14 win over Jonesboro

Lovejoy seemed to have met its match Friday night at Twelve Oaks stadium against the Jonesboro Cardinals, but thanks to late-game heroics, the Wildcats walked off with a 21-14 victory over the Cardinals.

Mundy's Mill spoils Forest Park's homecoming for second win in a row

The Mundy's Mill Tigers (2-6) wouldn't want to file away the 2010 season into their memory banks, but the past two weeks have been pretty special.

Newnan wins 'Catfight' at Luella

It was a cat fight in Region 2-AAAAA.

Babb still alive to defend county title as semifinals are set

The Babb Middle School Bulldogs have lost only one game in two years, and the defending Clayton County champs find themselves in the semifinals this time around.

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School raises awareness, honors cancer survivors

The students created a wall of pink as they paraded around their school, celebrating the survival of their teachers, and raising awareness of the disease those teachers survived.

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Rex bridge closure riles business community

For the past few years, Clayton County officials have been working hand-in-hand with the Rex business community to redevelop the historic Rex Village. Some residents say, however, that recent moves by the county to bar vehicles from traveling on a one-lane bridge, leading into the village, may work to derail those efforts.

Lewis Academy to stay closed this year

Lewis Academy of Excellence will remain closed this year, while officials of the embattled school work on a new charter petition that addresses concerns from local and state officials, according to the academy's founder and chief executive officer.

Police arrest woman in pawn shop robbery

Lovejoy Police arrested a Roswell woman, at Diamond Pawn and Gun, in Lovejoy, for the alleged robbery of the store.

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BP robber sought in Henry County

Police in Henry County are attempting to identify and locate a man, who reportedly robbed a gas station, and hit a clerk.

Farm Bureau accepting scholarship applications

The Georgia Farm Bureau recently announced it is accepting applications from high school seniors, whose families are members of the organization, for scholarships that could reach up to $3,000.

Henry County offers day camp, Nov. 1-2

Youngsters will have a place to be active when schools take a recess for the upcoming Nov. 2, elections. The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department plans to host a two-day School Break Day Camp, Nov. 1-2, for school-aged children.

Alleged car thief charged with robbery, assault

A $20,000 bond was set for a Stockbridge man suspected of pushing a woman out of her moving vehicle. Police have determined that robbery was the motive for the crime, according to Henry County Police Maj. Jason Bolton.

Tickets still on sale for 'Fashionatta'

According to Morrow officials, more than 100 tickets are still available for the Morrow Business and Tourism Association's (MBTA) "Fashionatta," a benefit for Clayton County Family Care, which assists low-income residents with rent-and utility-assistance programs.

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Schilling educates women about breast cancer

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, area residents were invited to learn more about a local doctor who specializes in caring for women.

Our great God works in wonderful ways to bless us - James C. Bell

When word first came that 33 miners were lost in the cave-in of the San Jose Mine in Chile, their families were shocked and scared.

Foundation, SECURUS House start breast health partnership

The Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation and SECURUS House, a non-profit organization for victims of family violence, celebrated the launch of a formal partnership, on Thursday.

Jonesboro undercover fficers make drug arrests

Jonesboro Police have arrested three suspects for the alleged sale of methamphetamine to an undercover officer.

Gas station gambling leads to citations

The Riverdale Police Department, with the assistance of the Clayton County Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at two gas stations in Riverdale, this week, leading to citations for alleged gambling.

Bikers for Barkers Poker Run this Saturday

Hundreds of bikers will gather this weekend at Harley Davidson of Clayton County –– and ride, in order to make life easier for the animals living at the Clayton County Humane Society shelter.

Sorority to host arts show, wine-tasting

The Henry County chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host Crimson Culture Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. The fourth annual function will be held at Alexandria Hall, located at 103 Jonesboro Road in McDonough.

Henry carjacking suspect caught in Clayton

A manhunt Henry County police Thursday, on the ground, and from the air, has resulted in the capture of a carjacking suspect.

Community rallying for 'Maddie'

Students and staff at Ola Elementary School are wearing purple and gold today in support of a cheerful 7-year-old they call Maddie.

Striking up the music for breast cancer

The effort to make the public more aware of breast cancer will have a musical tone this weekend, thanks to a participant in Henry Medical Center's (HMC) annual campaign.

Mundy's Mill spoils Forest Park's homecoming for second win in a row

The Mundy's Mill Tigers (2-6) wouldn't want to file away the 2010 season into their memory banks, but the past two weeks have been pretty special.

Showcase Clayton puts businesses on display

The Morrow Center, one of the county's newest facilities, served as the setting for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Showcase Clayton Business and Community Expo.

Tickets still on sale for 'Fashionatta'

According to Morrow officials, more than 100 tickets are still available for the Morrow Business and Tourism Association's (MBTA) "Fashionatta," a benefit for Clayton County Family Care, which assists low-income residents with rent-and utility-assistance programs.

Damon's participating in annual cancer fund-raiser

In observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a local hair salon is giving the color pink some added significance.

Jonesboro shoots down millage-rate increase

Some members of the Jonesboro City Council predict hard times ahead for the city, following a recent council decision to keep the city's millage rate set at zero.

Newnan wins 'Catfight' at Luella

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Local emergency responders receive FEMA funds

Emergency medical responders from seven local agencies, and private companies, are set to have their cardiac monitoring systems upgraded, due in part, to a federal grant that the Clayton County Board of Commissioners accepted earlier this week.

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