News for Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Mid-Term Report

At the beginning of the season, the Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald sports staff chose its first annual Southern Crescent Twelve Most Wanted list. With the regular season halfway over, the staff takes a look about at the selections to see how they have been performing.

A win and ray of hope for Mundy's Mill

Mundy's Mill coach Peniel Dany crouched on the sideline near midfield as the meaningless portions of the Tigers' 26-7 win over Jonesboro on Thursday played out.

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4-H organization now 106 years young

Clayton County 4-H, a branch of the University of Georgia and the Clayton County Cooperative Extension, recently celebrated the 106th anniversary of the 4-H Youth and Development Organization, as part of National 4-H Week.

Suspect arrested after leading police to body

Clayton County Police made an arrest, Thursday, on charges of murder, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another, after a suspect allegedly led authorities to a body, in Jonesboro.

'Spot' shooter receives life sentence for murder

A Jonesboro man was found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison, on Thursday, for the 2008 murder of a College Park man at a Clayton County bar, according to an assistant district attorney who prosecuted the case.

Little kids receive fire safety, prevention tips

Children from three daycare centers quietly gathered at the Riverdale Library to receive vital lessons on fire safety and prevention.

Yule Forest opens for seasonal tours

Paulette Brown guided her 19 young students from one attraction to the next at Stockbridge's Yule Forest.

Pumpkins on display at Stockbridge hospital

Pumpkins line the south entrance to the Henry Medical Center, but none of them is carved like traditional Jack O Lanterns. Instead, they are painted to resemble storybook characters -- in an effort to promote literacy.

Faith Notes: Providence Baptist holds Community Fall Festival

Providence Baptist Church, located at 1773 Hawthorne Ave., in College Park, will hold its annual Community Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m.

School board chairperson: 'I was misquoted.'

To the editor:

CSU to talk E-mail discovery during litigation

So, what exactly does a person do with one billion E-mails?

Short-term relief seen for gas prices

The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in metro Atlanta continues to rise, but prices are expected to hit a plateau by early next week, according to officials with AAA Auto Club South.

Self-exams, mammograms cancer-fighting tools

The Georgia Department of Community Health continues to implore the state's women -- and men -- to take charge of their breast health, particularly during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), according to a spokesperson for the department.

Witnesses: Murder trial victim was quarrelsome

Defense witnesses in the Charles Edward Brown murder trial contend that the man Brown is accused of killing -- Gregory Ryan Gilliam -- threatened them weeks before his death outside the Irish Bred Pub, formerly in McDonough.

Forest Park man indicted in attempted murder

A Forest Park man has been indicted by a Clayton County grand jury, in the alleged attempted murder of a woman, who is reportedly his wife.

Europe is still safe for a vacation - Curt Yeomans

There is no reason to fear the recent travel advisory for Americans traveling to Europe. Just remember to be cautious, is all.

Delivering magic on ordinary days - Ronda Rich

When I had the privilege of delivering a keynote address to the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) in Anchorage, Alaska, I spoke on the joy that comes in the form of a card or letter.

School board chairperson: 'I was misquoted.'

School board chairperson: ‘I was misquoted.'

A win and ray of hope for Mundy's Mill

Mundy's Mill coach Peniel Dany crouched on the sideline near midfield as the meaningless portions of the Tigers' 26-7 win over Jonesboro on Thursday played out.

'Spot' shooter receives life sentence for murder

A Jonesboro man was found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison, on Thursday, for the 2008 murder of a College Park man at a Clayton County bar, according to an assistant district attorney who prosecuted the case.

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