News for Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Breakout season

For some players, the talent and opportunity is there for a big season. If they struggle, their teams could too. But if they have a breakout season, it could mean good things are in store for their team.

Time to cement identity in week two

Jonesboro second-year football coach Tim Floyd found out a great deal about his team in its opening game against Tri-Cities last week, even if it was in a 28-25 loss.

Drew High's Townsend to compete at U.S. Open

At only 14 years old, Clayton County Public Schools freshman Taylor Townsend has gained international attention as a three time tennis champion this year. Taylor earned the 2010 International Tennis Federation World Junior Tennis Finals Champion title with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) girls' team under coach Kathy Rinaldi, the USTA National Clay Court Girls' 14s Doubles Champion, and the 2010 Easter Bowl Girls' Doubles Champion while training with Donald Young Sr. of Atlanta.

Officials urge cautious holiday driving

Have fun during the Labor Day weekend, but act responsibly, is the message officials from area police departments and the Georgia State Patrol are preaching for local residents.

Hopes shot for binding MARTA referendum

When Clayton residents go to the polls in November to vote on whether they would like to see MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) operating in the county, it will most likely be taken by the Board of Commissioners as a suggestion.

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Colt Ford performs Sunday at AMS

Country-music singer Colt Ford knows he doesn't fit the mold of a traditional musician in today's music scene. Still, he said, he prides himself on his ability to be "real" with audiences.

Riverdale man guilty in false documents scheme

A Riverdale man has pleaded guilty in federal district court, to possessing equipment to make fraudulent licenses and credit cards, according to a media advisory issued by the United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Georgia.

Mass national anthem performance planned

Officials at Callaway Elementary School are inviting members of the community, to gather with students around the school's flag pole, on Sept. 14, for a sing-along of the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Families enjoy 'Read-in' at Arnold Elementary

Arnold Elementary School parent, Summer Johnson, looked her son, Joshua, in the eyes, Thursday afternoon, in the school's media center, and wanted to know the truth.

Clayton State announces holiday schedule

Clayton State University will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6, according to a press release from the university.

The enduring spirit of the American worker - Michael Thurmond

Labor Day 2010 celebrations will be muted, or non-existent, for millions of Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, or too discouraged to continue the search for work.

Find the best travel web site for you - Curt Yeomans

OK, here's a fun game. How many travel web sites can you name in 30 seconds? I'm talking about the web sites where you go and book a trip by doing stuff like buying your plane/train tickets, setting up a car rental, and making hotel reservations.

Police, State Patrol urge cautious holiday driving

Have fun during the Labor Day weekend, but act responsibly, is the message officials from area police departments and the Georgia State Patrol are preaching for local residents.

The guardian angel - Ronda Rich

There are those -- perhaps many -- who would claim that animals do not have a guardian angel. On behalf of my animals, I vehemently disagree. They have one and her name is Jill.

Construction starts on surgery center at HMC

The undeveloped, 12,000-square-foot space near the ground floor lobby of Henry Medical Center's North Tower will find its purpose within the next few months.

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