News for Monday, October 4, 2010

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Lights out - Mike Reagan

It should be called the law of unintended consequences, and Congress should learn to abide by it, taking enough time to discover whether the road they choose to follow is smooth or filled with ruts.

Trial begins in Irish Bred Pub death

A Clayton County man is on trial in Henry County Superior Court, for allegedly killing a man in a bar fight.

The moderates' lament - Tina Dupuy

The beginning of the end for the Tea Party faux revolution occurred this Sunday on ABC's This Week. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell effectively tipped his hand when asked whether the Tea Party will help or hurt Republicans.

ELCA rallies late to earn bid back to state tournament

The ELCA Lady Chargers softball team isn't use to the kind of pressure it faced Monday in the third-and-deciding game against Whitefield Academy in the Region 9-A playoff series.

Jonesboro, Ola defend county titles

The Jonesboro High School volleyball team didn't start out to dominate the Clayton County volleyball tournament.

Dutchtown puts off week to good use

An off week was just what Dutchtown needed to get ready for another Wing-T offense.

HOW THEY FARED

The Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald sports staff will pick a Top 5 each week during the regular season amond the 20 high schools in the Southern Crescent.Here's how they fared this week.

FRIDAY NIGHT HEROES

These players had superb performances for their team this past Friday.

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Brown, Howard to headline Town Center opening

Bobby Brown -- yes, that Bobby Brown -- will be one of the first artists to grace the stage of Riverdale's new outdoor amphitheater, during a grand opening celebration for the Riverdale Center for the Arts, Business and Leisure Services, part of the new Riverdale Town Center.

Clayton BOE kills T-Mobile tower proposal

A proposal to build a cell phone tower on the Clayton-Henry county line got a bad reception from the Clayton County Board of Education, on Monday.

Chamber to host Showcase Clayton expo

For the fifth year in a row, the Southern Crescent will have a chance to see exactly what the Clayton County business community has to offer, in an upcoming expo.

Volunteers sought for Clayton tutoring program

A tutoring program for Clayton County students is in danger of not taking off, if volunteers do not come forward, according to one of the program's organizers.

Bikers raise money for A Friend's House

The second annual "Ride to Break the Cycle" generated nearly $4,000 for A Friend's House, a shelter for abused, neglected or abandoned children, over the weekend, according to Nan Jenkins, director of development for the facility.

Networking mixer kicks off non-profit group

Positive Press PR will host a non-profit networking mixer, Thursday, to announce the creation of the Clayton Non-Profit Professionals group, according to a media advisory released by the public relations firm.

Stockbridge family to appear on game show

Georginna Lockett considers herself the best "Family Feud" player among her family members. "I'm good," she said. The 28-year-old recalled watching the TV game show as a 6-year-old, on a large, floor-model television set in her grandmother's den in Macon, Ga.

Pro wrestling returning to Henry County

The wrestler's adrenaline pumps as he hears the crowd from behind the front-lit curtains. "When you walk through the curtains, that's when the adrenaline hits you, and it doesn't stop until you leave the ring," said Rodney Begnaud, a professional wrestler with Universal Championship Wrestling (UCW), Inc.

Smoke detectors should be in every home

Georgia and the National Fire Protection Association wants families and individuals to be safe during these coming cold months, according to the insurance and safety fire commissioner of the Peach State.

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Bikers raise money for A Friend's House

The second annual "Ride to Break the Cycle" generated nearly $4,000 for A Friend's House, a shelter for abused, neglected or abandoned children, over the weekend, according to Nan Jenkins, director of development for the facility.

The moderates' lament - Tina Dupuy

The beginning of the end for the Tea Party faux revolution occurred this Sunday on ABC's This Week. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell effectively tipped his hand when asked whether the Tea Party will help or hurt Republicans.

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