News for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Mt. Zion forfeits opens door for others

They are no longer in the playoff hunt, but Mount Zion can have a say in which team gets the final playoff spot in a Region 4-AAAA race that will probably come down to the final week.

ELCA ran into flawless Holy Innocents

In the immediate aftermath of Eagle's Landing Christian's compelling five-game loss to Holy Innocents in the Class AA/A quarterfinals Saturday, coach Jim Barlow had few complaints about the Lady Chargers' performance.

Rex Mill Middle School snags Clayton County football crown

The trophy case at Rex Mill Middle School might be getting a little crowded.

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Clayton's International Park opens Halloween site today

Michael Jackson warned you that "something evil's lurking in the dark." He said the evil "under the moonlight" would be so frightening that "you try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it."

Clayton Schools welcomes 72 community 'principals'

Despite fighting crime every day, one of Clayton County's top prosecutors admitted that she found a new level of fear on Tuesday morning -- a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Quality Assurance Review team.

Partnership to provide intramural league for Riverdale

The Georgia Sports Alliance, a non-profit organization, recently announced a new partnership with the City of Riverdale.

Eagle's Landing graduation rate reaches record high

Each high school cohort aspires to achieve more than its elder classes by chanting louder in school assemblies and pep rallies, or by achieving the highest milestone available to a high school student in graduating.

Body of Clayton teen recovered from lake

Clayton County police, along with several other agencies, have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy, who drowned at Clayton County International Park and Beach, in Jonesboro, over the weekend.

Commissioner to host reception for Chief Porter

County District 2 Commissioner Gail Hambrick will host a meet-and-greet gathering, Thursday, on behalf of newly installed Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter.

Datebook: Amputee Action Coalition holds meeting today

There will be an Amputee Action Coalition meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the Education Department of Southern Regional Medical Center, 11 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale.

Calendar contest supports ailing infants

Locust Grove photographer, Jacquie Rives, is hoping her talents will yield support for the March of Dimes Foundation.

Store logos on coupons raise reader's ire - Jill Cataldo

Q: "What is it with some manufacturers that put a store name on their coupons? A manufacturer coupon is a promotion offered by the product's manufacturer and shouldn't be tied to a particular store. This week in the coupon inserts there were a lot of manufacturer coupons with store logos on them, but the coupons state that they are manufacturer coupons. Shouldn't I be able to use them at any store I choose?"

Groanings of a disgruntled viewer - Jason A. Smith

It's amazing what kinds of revelations can come to you, when you're sitting in front of the television.

The incredible shrinking women - Tina Dupuy

If you happen to mention the name Hillary Clinton to my grandmother, she'll pause, lock her jaw and declare, "That woman ... ambitious." That's all she has to say about Clinton because, after all, Granny's polite. Also, the first female Speaker of the House's name is akin to a curse word -- something you say when you stub your toe. "Ah! #*&% Pelosi!"

Field of Means - Peter Funt

The headline at the University of California's Berkeley campus this fall is: Baseball Strikes Out. But in making hard decisions to benefit higher education, and perhaps to influence the thinking of administrators across the nation, Berkeley has hit a home run.

Rettig, Barbara A.

Rettig, Barbara A. Age: 78

Store logos on coupons raise reader's ire - Jill Cataldo

Q: "What is it with some manufacturers that put a store name on their coupons? A manufacturer coupon is a promotion offered the product's manufacturer and shouldn't be tied to a particular store. This week in the coupon inserts there were a lot of manufacturer coupons with store logos on them, but the coupons state that they are manufacturer coupons. Shouldn't I be able to use them at any store I choose?"

Clayton Schools welcomes 72 community 'principals'

Despite fighting crime every day, one of Clayton County's top prosecutors admitted that she found a new level of fear on Tuesday morning — a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Quality Assurance Review team.

Eagle's Landing graduation rate reaches record high

Each high school cohort aspires to achieve more than its elder classes chanting louder in school assemblies and pep rallies, or achieving the highest milestone available to a high school student in graduating.

Jones, Perry Hugh

Jones, Perry Hugh Age: 68

Clayton's International Park opens Halloween site today

Michael Jackson warned you that "something evil's lurking in the dark." He said the evil "under the moonlight" would be so frightening that "you try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it."