News for Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Jonesboro earns 17-7 region win over Lovejoy

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comLovejoy coach Craig Chatman could sum his team's 17-7 loss Wednesday at Jonesboro up in two works - no defense.

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Getting to Know Gareth O'Sullivan

New Clayton State women's soccer coach Gareth O'Sullivan sat down on Wednesday with Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports editor Doug Gorman to talk about his expectations for the Division II program.

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Upsets the norm in Region 4-AAAA tennis finals

By Brian Pagliabpaglia@news-daily.comThere was little drama leading up to the boys' and girls' tennis Region 4-AAAA championship matches Tuesday, as the top two teams both reached the finals.

North Clayton to retire Burnett's high school jersey

From Staff ReportsMorgan Burnett played on both sides of the football at North Clayton, lining up at quarterback, wide receiver and secondary on the defensive side of the ball.

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Morrow City Council appoints Lampl hearing panel

The Morrow City Council has chosen two Central Georgia city attorneys, and a retired city manager from Fayette County, to preside over the removal hearing for City Councilman John Lampl, according to a high-ranking official in Morrow's government.

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Former probation officer faces charges

A former state probation officer faces felony charges after a female probationer accused him of grabbing her buttocks, following a February visit at the Morrow probation office.

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Lou

Lou is an eight month old Siamese mix.

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Spivey

Spivey is a 1 year old Labrador mix.

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Dance performances to highlight culture fest

Countries such as China, Korea, India and Brazil will be represented through dance performances that celebrate the diversity of culture, during a local annual event.

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Armed robbery suspect caught in Clayton

A Fayetteville man, who is a registered Texas sex offender, according to police, was in Henry County Magistrate Court Wednesday, to answer armed robbery charges, following his arrest by Clayton County police.

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Clayton State announces commencement speakers

Officials from Georgia Power and IBM have been lined up to give keynote addresses at Clayton State University's spring commencement ceremonies next month, the Morrow-based school recently announced.

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Pinwheels for Prevention brings child-abuse awareness

Some 75 student ambassadors from Union Grove Middle School are scheduled to assist in planting 2,300 pinwheels into the ground in downtown McDonough.

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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 4-14-11

Lighthouse Accelerated Christian Academy has announced three of its students -- Jamee' Varner, Jessika Rivera, and Nicholas Powell -- received high marks for their performances at the Accelerated Christian Education's (A.C.E.) Deep South Student Convention.

Tax-time miseries - Tom Purcell

Boy, are accountants going through a rough patch now -- even rougher than we taxpayers are.

No RX for trips to the DL - Peter Funt

I'm no doctor, although I have played one on TV. But as a reasonably qualified baseball fan, I'm having a hard time diagnosing some of the maladies suffered by the nation's best-conditioned, highest-paid, and most-pampered athletes.

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BOE snared in 'messy' budget discussions

After two hours of disagreements and debate that were at times confusing, the Clayton County Board of Education approved a "final" approximately $49 million budget-reduction plan on Tuesday that leaves many key, contentious issues unresolved.

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Civil Air Patrol to hold open house

Children and adults will be able to learn more about a local program dedicated to aerospace education, leadership skills and community service.

North Clayton to retire Burnett's high school jersey

From Staff Reports

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BOC denies church expansion

Plans to expand a Riverdale church were denied Clayton County commissioners Tuesday night, with tempers flaring before, and after, the unanimous vote.

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Jonesboro man charged with animal cruelty

Robert Hohenberger bought a pellet gun six months ago to discourage wandering dogs from using his small patch of grass as a toilet.

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Arts Clayton featuring first glass-specific exhibit

It can take at least a couple of days for Karin Schwarzer to make a piece of fused glass art.

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Funding OK'd for satellite tech campus

The vacant 25-acre parcel of land near downtown McDonough may not be that way for long, according to hopeful school officials.

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Getting to Know Gareth O'Sullivan

New Clayton State women's soccer coach Gareth O'Sullivan sat down on Wednesday with Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports editor Doug Gorman to talk about his expectations for the Division II program:

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Truck driver hedges costs with fuel efficiency

James Motes has driven from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia, and from Fairbanks, Alaska, to San Diego.

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