News for Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Union Grove, Strong Rock gear up for Elite 8 softball tournaments

Another state softball title could return to the Southern Crescent this weekend, but if the championship trophy is to find its way back this way, it will have a new home.

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Students learn the importance of giving blood

Students patiently waited to give blood, on Wednesday, in the media center at Jonesboro High School.

3 plead guilty to mall smash-and-grab

Three of the six people accused in a smash-and-grab burglary, involving a car driven into the Macy's store at Southlake Mall, have pleaded guilty to a combined total of 69 charges, according to the prosecutor handling the case.

Former CSU professor pleads guilty to theft

A former Clayton State University professor will spend the next five years in prison, after he pleaded guilty this week, to charges that he stole thousands of dollars from four of his students in 2007, the Clayton County prosecutor handling the case said on Wednesday.

Resource center gives sight to needy

An initiative that enables millions of needy people to dramatically improve their eyesight is being carried out in a small corner office in a McDonough distribution center. It is Luxottica's OneSight Resource Center, which opened this month.

Teen arrested for alleged sexual abuse

A 14-year-old Jonesboro boy was being held in a Clayton County youth detention center, Wednesday, accused of sexually abusing several children, all under the age of 10.

County marks completion of road project

A rural intersection in Henry County is safer after road improvements were finished, said a county official.

Body found in vacant building in Jonesboro

Clayton County Police are investigating the discovery of a female body, which was found in a vacant office building, in Jonesboro.

'Halloween H.E.A.T.' campaign kicks off in Georgia

As the Halloween weekend approaches, state and local law-enforcement agencies are working to ensure Georgia's roads are not filled with fright.

Thousands raised for childhood literacy

The Ferst Foundation of Henry County reported more than 500 people attended its Second Annual "Henry Has Talent" Show fund-raiser in McDonough.

Clayton State to teach digital marketing series

Digital marketing is growing in popularity, and its an inexpensive way for businesses to advertise themselves, said a program coordinator for Clayton State's Small Business Development Center.

School Notebook: King Elementary hosting math night, fall festival

Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School will host a Family Math Night, and Fall Festival, on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the school, which is located at 5745 West Lee's Mill Road, in College Park.

Recession? Not in Washington, D.C. - Tom Purcell

I feel guilty about it, if you want to know the truth.

Helen Keller's mushrooms - Will Durst

The precise word to explain this season's big new trend in campaign financing is obliviousness. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that everybody is allowed to give as much money as they desire to anybody they choose and absolutely nobody needs to know about it.

Helen Keller's mushrooms - Will Durst

The precise word to explain this season's big new trend in campaign financing is obliviousness. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that everybody is allowed to give as much money as they desire to anybody they choose and absolutely nobody needs to know about it.

'Halloween H.E.A.T.' campaign kicks off in Georgia

As the Halloween weekend approaches, state and local law-enforcement agencies are working to ensure Georgia's roads are not filled with fright.

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