News for Friday, August 26, 2011


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Conditional $100,000 bond set for Abbate

Businessman must be monitored at all times

William Leonard Abbate, a Henry County businessman recently arrested on child molestation charges, was scheduled to be released from the Henry County Jail on a $100,000 bond, with conditions.

Three pedestrians hit, two killed

Two people are reportedly dead, and one seriously injured after the pedestrians were hit by a car in Stockbridge Thursday.

Qualifying for municipal elections on horizon

Public office hopefuls file paperwork next week

The question of who will be seeking public offices in seven Clayton County cities will be answered next week when the candidate-qualifying period for this year’s municipal elections arrives.

Police say man offered teen money for sex

A College Park man became agitated and proclaimed his innocence, Thursday afternoon, in Clayton County Magistrate Court, after hearing details of sex charges filed against him.

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‘AYP Jubilee’

Pointe South Middle, Elementary plan big celebration

It’s been a tumultuous few years for Clayton County Public Schools: From the district loosing it’s accreditation in 2008, to being on probation, to finally regaining that important status earlier this year, to having nearly half of its schools not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) this year.

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At the beginning of each season, coaches find themselves having to replace top quality players. This season is no exception as the 2011 season is set to begin tonight. Derrick Mahone takes a look at players that have big shoes to fill this season in replacing former all-star caliber teammates.

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Locust Grove, Drew, Union Grove all make trips outside the metro area for their season openers

Drew coach Jarrett Laws is not as worried about how long of a trip his team will take for tonight’s season opener at Cairo, but he wants to measure how far they have come in the last three seasons.

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Union Grove defeats Ola in region game

Union Grove junior Megan Betsa provided the Wolverines with some offensive firepower and stellar pitching in a key Region 3-AAAA, Div. A win at Ola Thursday.