News for Friday, October 29, 2010


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Fire damages downtown Jonesboro building

Fire investigators were working -- in the wee hours of Saturday morning -- to determine the cause of a blaze that resulted in extensive damage to the main administrative building of a special-needs agency in downtown Jonesboro.

Tigers end playoff drought

Stockbridge coach Kevin Whitley spent all Friday leading up the Tigers' game worried. Three of his players, all seniors, were late to a meeting, so they did not start. Another got in trouble in class.

ELCA keeps record perfect with win

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Chargers will play at Wesleyan next Friday for the Region 5-A title.

Lovejoy clinches Region 4-AAAA championship with win over Creekside

FAIRBURN-- Friday's Lovejoy-Creekside game was throwback to the days when teams relied on hard-nose defense and a pounding running game.

Trojans triumphant against Mount Zion in 7-6 overtime victory

In a game played for pride and plagued by penalties, the Banneker Trojans escaped with a 7-6 overtime victory over the Mount Zion Bulldogs.

Hill keys Luella Lions win

The Luella Lions haven't enjoyed a wonderful 2010 season.

Dutchtown survives against Woodland

Jamal Watkins caught a 43-yard touchdown pass as time expired to help Dutchtown survive for a 20-14 victory over Woodland at home Friday in a Region 3A-AAAA game.

Union Grove still alive at state softball tournament

The Union Grove Lady Wolverines are one game away from playing for the Class AAAA state softball title.

Rosie Jones supports local tourney

Eagle's Landing Country Club today announced the 2nd annual Grassroots Classic to be held November 8, 2010.

Clayton State's Robinson selected preseason All-PBC for men's basketball

MORROW, Ga. - The Peach Belt Conference released its 2010-11 preseason All-Conference team for men's basketball on Thursday, and selected to the squad was Clayton State's Brandon Robinson.

Sixth-ranked Lakers, Bearcats square off on "Senior Night" at Laker Field

What has been brewing as the potential "Game of the Year" for men's soccer in the Peach Belt Conference is here on Saturday as the Clayton State Lakers play host to the Lander Bearcats at 7:30 p.m. at Laker Field.

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Hospital welcomes youngsters to annual Halloween event

Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and fairy tale characters showed up at Henry Medical Center (HMC) in Stockbridge, for the fifth annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat gathering.

3 are write-in candidates in Clayton

Three local residents are seeking to pull off upsets in the Nov. 2 General Election, as write-in candidates, in races that seemed to be finished after the primaries three months ago.

Stockbridge students get treats, safety tips

Some students will remember Mark Alarcon for his recent trip to their school.

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Seniors receive screenings, information at health fair

The Clayton County Senior Services Department hosted a "one stop shop for wellness" health fair for senior citizens, on Friday.

Second teen nabbed in McDonough burglaries

McDonough Police arrested a second teenager in a case involving alleged break-ins at area homes.

Clayton Schools to close on election day

Clayton County public school students will get a day off on Tuesday, while county residents exercise their right to vote.

Tanger community mourns death of founder

Stanley K. Tanger, the founder and director of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., died Oct. 23, at the age of 87. Officials with the company are reporting that Tanger's death was due to natural causes.

Henry judges, solicitor unopposed in Tuesday's elections

While other political candidates are jockeying for votes in Georgia, six prominent figures in Henry County's judicial system are set to retain their seats.

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Merchants create prize-winning scarecrows

As Halloween approaches, the winners of a seasonal scarecrow contest have been chosen from competing merchants in the Main Street McDonough District.

Why are some people reluctant to accept Jesus Christ as Savior? - James C Bell

I have met a number of people over the last 20 years, who felt they were not ready to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Burnham, Lucille Potts

Burnham, Lucille Potts Age: 98

Henry judges, solicitor unopposed in Tuesday's elections

While other political candidates are jockeying for votes in Georgia, six prominent figures in Henry County's judicial system are set to retain their seats.

Humphries, Larry R.

Humphries, Larry R. Age: 73