News for Friday, December 30, 2011

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A ‘Bountiful’ Life

Millirons looks back on 36 years of Morrow politics

Even though he needs a wheelchair to get around these days, make no mistake about it — Morrow Mayor James “Jim” Millirons is still in command of his city at the spry young age of 80.

Clayton County faces big elections in 2012

As the calendar changes, and 2011 becomes a memory, Clayton County will enter a year full of key national and county elections.

Officials: Highway fatalities declining in Georgia

Data published this month show that a total of 1,244 highway fatalities occurred in Georgia last year, a drop of 3.7 percent, or 48 deaths, from 2009.

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IRS offers end-of-year tax tips

As the new year approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering advice for 2011 tax returns, from tax credits, to retirement accounts.

Volunteers start ‘Warm Straw for Cold Paws’ program

Outside dogs targeted

Henry County Animal Care and Control is working to assist residents with keeping their outdoor dogs warm and safe this winter, by launching the “Warm Straw for Cold Paws” program.

Forest Park amends adult clubs ordinance

After considering objections from businesses, the Forest Park City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to further tighten restrictions on adult entertainment centers, also known as strip clubs, through changes in the local ordinance.

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The Year In Sports

There were milestone and historic wins, near misses and some tragedies during the year. Teams and individuals overcame some big odds to make for some exciting moments on the sports scene in the Southern Crescent. There was a national championship as well as a state championship won by a local team. The area also had some individual state champions. The sports staff takes a look at the 10 most intriguing stories that shaped the local sports scene in 2011.

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Pressure defense aids Clayton State in big win

At times during Thursday’s non-conference win over visiting West Georgia, Clayton State looked as if it deserved its No. 5 ranking.

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Lakers thwart Limestone buildup for 69-64 win

Clayton State did so many things right Thursday night in its men’s basketball contest against Limestone College, it was hard to believe that it was still a one-possession game with eight seconds to play at the Athletics and Fitness Center.

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A 'Bountiful' Life

Even though he needs a wheelchair to get around these days, make no mistake about it — Morrow Mayor James “Jim” Millirons is still in command of his city at the spry young age of 80.

Clayton County faces big elections in 2012

As the calendar changes, and 2011 becomes a memory, Clayton County will enter a year full of key national and county elections.

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IRS offers end-of-year tax tips

As the new year approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering advice for 2011 tax returns, from tax credits, to retirement accounts.

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The Year In Sports

1. Clayton State wins Div. II national title

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CSU looking for 'identity' going into PBC sked

As the Clayton State women’s team prepares to dive back into its Peach Belt Conference schedule today, the Lakers have put last season’s championship run into the distant past.

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Lakers thwart Limestone buildup for 69-64 win

Clayton State did so many things right Thursday night in its men’s basketball contest against Limestone College, it was hard to believe that it was still a one-possession game with eight seconds to play at the Athletics and Fitness Center.

Officials: Highway fatalities declining in Georgia

Georgia’s highway death toll fell sharply in 2010 for the fifth consecutive year, according to both the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and the National Highway Safety Administration.

Volunteers start 'Warm Straw for Cold Paws' program

Henry County Animal Care and Control is working to assist residents with keeping their outdoor dogs warm and safe this winter, by launching the “Warm Straw for Cold Paws” program.

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Clayton State men brace for conference crush

Now comes the tough part for the Clayton State men’s basketball team: three Peach Belt Conference games in a five-day span, beginning tonight at the Athletics and Fitness Center against North Georgia.

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Pressure defense aids Clayton State in big win

At times during Thursday’s non-conference win over visiting West Georgia, Clayton State looked as if it deserved its No. 5 ranking.

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Teams prepare for region schedule

For the last two weeks, local boys basketball teams have been preparing themselves for their upcoming region races with competition in holiday tournaments.

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Confident Forest Park seeks to break rare slump

XXX Forest Park hasn’t lost three consecutive girls basketball games since 2009, and that’s what the Lady Panthers will try to avoid tonight in their first game of 2012.

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