News for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Griffin man indicted in baby's murder

A Griffin man has been indicted, by a Clayton County grand jury, in the August 2009 murder of a 7-month-old child, Clayton County Superior Court documents show.

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Specialty store caters to cancer patients

Women who have suffered through the ordeal of cancer have a special place to go in McDonough, to meet some of their specific needs.

CSU to hold women's fitness day celebration

Some women might prefer a nice, long, nature walk to "get their fitness on."

Man reportedly confessed to shooting his uncle

Additional details are unfolding about an Alabama jail escapee who allegedly killed a man, then came to Hampton to attend a NASCAR race.

Woman cleared in near-starved children case

A former Henry County Schools special education coordinator has been acquitted of the last charges she faced in connection with the near-starving of her two grandsons in 2007, a Clayton County assistant district attorney confirmed this week.

Main Street project in motion in Forest Park

In years past, the City of Forest Park was a thriving, working-class Atlanta suburb, home to many of the employees of now-defunct businesses, such as the Hapeville Ford Assembly Plant and the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) plant in south Atlanta.

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Race fans welcome NASCAR haulers

A mixture of exhaust fumes and excitement peppered the air in Hampton Friday, as NASCAR fans gathered to welcome their favorite drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

When we all get to Heaven - James C. Bell

In our "Faith" outline, the last letter "H" stands for Heaven. I must admit that I don't know a lot about Heaven, but I know it will be a wonderful experience.

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NASCAR race fans fill area hotels

Area hotels have been busy lately accommodating guests for one of the largest sporting events in the Southeast.

North Clayton's defense puts heat on in win over Mundy's Mill

North Clayton linebacker Alex Johnson sometimes gets overshadowed by the play of teammate Amarlo Herrera, a highly recruited linebacker.

Hampton police officer injured in altercation

A Hampton police officer is recovering from injuries he apparently sustained in a fight with an allegedly drunken passenger, during a traffic stop.

Rivals run rampant in first backyard battle

Longtime rivals Mt. Zion and Jonesboro faced off Friday night at Twelve Oaks Stadium in the first Backyard Battle, with the heavily favored Mt. Zion Bulldogs defeating the Jonesboro Cardinals 7-6.

ELCA turns tables on Henry County

With 9:42 left in the game and a touchdown deficit, Henry County quarterback Chris Moody spun to avoid Eagle's Landing Christian linebacker Tanner Rogers, but he was trapped. By the time Moody got a look down field, Chargers linebacker Cole Carrera had him wrapped up and collapsing to the ground. It was the second consecutive sack by ELCA, it's fourth overall and a sign the Chargers had worn down Henry County's offensive line.

Mustangs fall under Whitewater pressure 49-19

The Whitewater Wildcats just kept applying the pressure and applying the pressure on the Ola Mustangs at the Mustang Ranch, and the visitors came away with a very convincing 49-19 victory.

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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.

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.

Griffin man indicted in baby's murder

A Griffin man has been indicted, by a Clayton County grand jury, in the August 2009 murder of a 7-month-old child, Clayton County Superior Court documents show.

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.

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Contest sets stage for annual derby

For the next three weeks, decorated ducks of all shapes and sizes will waddle their way through the Clayton business community as part of Clayton County CASA's (Court Appointed Special Advocates') Duck-O-Ration Contest tour.

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

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North Clayton's defense puts heat on in win over Mundy's Mill

North Clayton linebacker Alex Johnson sometimes gets overshadowed by the play of teammate Amarlo Herrera, a highly recruited linebacker.

CSU to hold women's fitness day celebration

Some women might prefer a nice, long, nature walk to "get their fitness on."

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."

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.

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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.

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