News for Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Chamber golf event still accepting sponsors

Though the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce has surpassed its sponsorship expectations, it's still accepting sponsors for the "Fourth Annual Heritage Cadillac Golf Invitational," said chamber officials.

State BOE adopts governance, ethics standards

In the wake of accreditation problems in Clayton County and other parts of the state, Georgia has become the only state in the nation to adopt state-wide standards for local school board governance, and a model code of ethics with which all boards of education will have 90 days to comply.

Judges train police on domestic violence

Members of the Henry County Police Department recently participated in a training program for the agency's Special Victims Unit, which was formed in January to address cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

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Longtime taxi driver a regular at airport

Anthony Sims heads to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on frequent business trips, of sorts, but not to catch departing flights.

Inaugural golf tournament to benefit youths

The Kem Kimbrough Foundation, named for Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, Sr., will hold an inaugural golf tournament, next month, to benefit the foundation and the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes.

McDonough Naval officer recaptures passion for riflery

United States Navy Ensign Jafar Ali recently rediscovered his passion for competitive range shooting.

Group sees value of kindergarten readiness

The Preschool Study Group, commissioned by Henry County Schools Superintendent Michael Surma earlier this year, has returned an eight-page "executive summary" that addresses the availability of preschool services in the county.

Hearing scheduled in teen's death

A hearing date in the homicide case of a McDonough woman, who was killed while away at college, has been set for the fall.

Lampl beaten out for Albany developer job

An ongoing investigation into Morrow City Councilman John Lampl's treatment of a city employee may have cost him a job as Albany's next downtown manager.

Local gym offers extra dose of motivation

Barbara Barnes and Laurel Schaeffer lost a combined total of 190 pounds working out at a Stockbridge gym. The ladies said what kept them motivated was a small monitoring device mounted on each piece of exercise equipment they used.

Your article misled readers about our business - YVONNE ROBINSON

I am writing to inform you of legally destructive statements made about my dairy farm business in an article written by one of your reporters ... as well as some quotes made by me that were taken out of context, to the point that I am now implicated as violating state law as a regular business practice!

The train - Ronda Rich

When the yearning for a weekend trip to New Orleans appeared, much like the late-night craving for a bag of potato chips, it took no persuasion to convince Poet to meet me there.

Burning of the Quran would embarrass Jesus - The Browns

Rev. Terry Jones is the pastor of a small church with big ambition. While his flock only numbers 50, he calls his ministry "Dove World Outreach Center." Located in Gainesville, Fla., Jones decided he would like his name and his ministry to forever linked with book-burning.

Custis' TD powers Lovejoy to OT win over N. Clayton

What started off as a mistake-prone, penalty-filled game, ended in what some might consider an instant classic.

CSU cross country teams set to open

When it comes to approaching an upcoming season, Clayton State men's and women's head cross country coach Mike Mead approaches it no different than the previous season. To him, it's all about where the teams are at the end of the season compared to the beginning.

For 22 years, no one has been a bigger fan of Henry County High School sports than Jim Daniels

The man sitting on the bus was a legend, but to Mike Rozier, he was a stranger. Maybe he was a friend of the bus driver, Rozier thought. So he gave the man nothing more than a passing glance on the way to Rozier's first game as head football coach at Henry County in 2000.

Hildreth gets BOE nod for superintendent

It is official. Dr. Ethan Hildreth will become the next superintendent of Henry County Schools.

Great debut for Little and Georgia State in Ga. Dome

Sometime after the first drive, Georgia State quarterback Drew Little found the familiar rhythm of football in the midst of 30,000 raucous fans at the Georgia Dome, in the midst of walking straight into the unknown, in the midst of making history.

N. Clayton, Lovejoy battle for Region 4-AAAA supremacy

The only guarantee about tonight's Region 4-AAAA matchup between North Clayton and Lovejoy is that it can't end in a tie.

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.

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.

Changing of the guard: Strong Rock ranked in Class A poll

There has been a changing of the guard among Class A softball teams here in the Southern Crescent.

First fans come together again

Fifty years ago, the United States was in the middle of the Cold War.

ELCA needs healthy Green

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy has already proven itself to be a good football team this season. The Chargers entered the season ranked for the first time in school history, defeated North Florida Christian, a Class A power in Florida, and defeated Henry County on Friday, a program first.

Custis' TD powers Lovejoy to OT win over N. Clayton

What started off as a mistake-prone, penalty-filled game, ended in what some might consider an instant classic.

Hearing scheduled in teen's death

A hearing date in the homicide case of a McDonough woman, who was killed while away at college, has been set for the fall.

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