News for Thursday, October 28, 2010

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AMS spokesperson bravely battles breast cancer

Despite more than a year of struggling with pain and suffering, Marcy Scott said her battle with breast cancer has made her stronger.

Morrow High parents upset about overcrowding

Clayton County Board of Education Member Charlton Bivins went to address Morrow High School parents, to dispel "false information" about overcrowding at the school, during a meeting of its Parent-Teacher Student Association on Thursday.

'The Three Musketeers'

They got breast cancer one at a time.

Faith Notes: Friends, family, fun at Fairview Baptist Saturday

Fairview Baptist Church, located at 1746 Ga. Highway 138 East in Jonesboro, will host its first "Friends, Family, and Fun Fall Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m., to 8:30 p.m.

Clayton Police receive grant for highway safety

The Clayton County Police Department has been awarded $91, 200, in grant funds by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (G.O.H.S). The grant will allow the department to extend its participation in the state's Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) Project for 2010 and 2011.

Overcoming Big Odds

She was wearing a striped, black-and-pink shirt and had pink accessories, including a necklace, bracelet and earrings displaying the pink ribbon logo, for breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer survivor triumphs after five years

When Hampton resident, Dayna Henry, found out she had stage-four breast cancer, her initial response was, "How long is this going to take, because I really don't have time for this," she said with a laugh.

Clayton health officials release countywide report

The Clayton County Board of Health has released its first-ever report on the state of health in Clayton County.

Health officials: 'Focus attention on early detection'

Officials with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) are campaigning to make more Georgians aware of the importance of breast self-examinations, and mammograms, in the early detection of breast cancer.

Southern Regional Foundation director recognized for service

A long-time employee of Southern Regional Medical Center, in Riverdale, has been recognized for her community outreach initiatives.

CSU decides on name for new building

After nearly two dozen submissions, the Naming Committee for Clayton State University's newest building has determined the winning moniker for the facility.

Strong Rock, Union Grove win first-round games at Columbus

Both Union Grove and Strong Rock made the most of their first-round games at the state softball tournament in Columbus Thursday with a pair of 4-0 wins.

Henry Middle School playoffs set

Dutchtown and Henry County will meet next Thursday to decide the county's eighth grade football champion.

Things We Now Know

At the beginning of the season in the Clayton News Daily/Herald Daily Herald preseason football preview guide, the sports staff asked and answered the 10 most pressing questions about the upcoming season. With only two more weeks remaining in the regular season, the sports staff takes a look at the questions to see how much has the answers changed.

Games to Watch

All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Baseball has lost some of its magic

The other night ESPN ran a great documentary on former Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela as part of its 30-30 series.

Clayton State's Tillman selected preseason All-PBC for women's basketball

MORROW, Ga. - October 28, 2010 - The Peach Belt Conference released its 2010-11 preseason All-Conference team for women's basketball on Thursday, and selected to the squad was Clayton State's Teshymia Tillman.

Think, Think, Think - Martha Carr

The upcoming elections all have one thing in common. There's a higher than average level of hysteria about what it all means. The constant analysis from every corner of the media and the steady stream of TV ads is wearing us all out. Instead of making for a richer discussion about health care, new jobs or immigration, we've gotten bogged down in mass worry.

Remembering the memorable - Ronda Rich

When news came that one of the most memorable Southern characters had passed from this world, I found myself musing back on the color, interest, and myriad conflicts he brought to the world around him.

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Car drives through Wendy's in Morrow

A Convington woman crashed into a Wendy's restaurant, in Morrow, on Thursday afternoon.

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Car drives through Wendy's in Morrow

A Convington woman crashed into a Wendy's restaurant, in Morrow, on Thursday afternoon.

Sloan. Tina Marie

Sloan. Tina Marie Age: 33

'The Three Musketeers'

They got breast cancer one at a time.

Health officials: 'Focus attention on early detection'

Officials with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) are campaigning to make more Georgians aware of the importance of breast self-examinations, and mammograms, in the early detection of breast cancer.

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