News for Friday, February 11, 2011


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Drew puts the clamps on Stockbridge

The focus for Drew leading up to Friday's game at Stockbridge was on fine-tuning its defense. That came in handy with 5.3 seconds left in overtime in a hostile venue.

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Free throws aside, Lovejoy coach pleased with 72-57 win

As Lovejoy coach Rick Francis gave a quick assessment of his team's 72-57 win at North Clayton Friday, he was pleased with the defensive effort and offensive production.

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Palmer scores 25 to lead Lovejoy to win over North Clayton

Lovejoy senior Keyashu Palmer scored 25 points to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 70-66 come-from-behind win at North Clayton Friday in a Region 4-AAAA game.

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Four juniors named to GACA all-star game

Although no senior made the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star game, the Southern Crescent will be well represented in the junior game this season.

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CSU holds Carribbean-cruise-themed casino night

A day after Clayton State University's women's basketball team knocked off the No.1 team in the nation, members of the school's community relaxed, with a bit of faux "casino" fun, and a touch of Carribbean flair.

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Fourth suspect caught in home- invasion robbery

A Decatur man was in the Henry County Jail without bond Friday, for alleged involvement in a New Year's Eve home-invasion, in which another suspect in the incident, was shot and killed by police.

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Stockbridge mayor, council settle their dispute

The ongoing feud between the City of Stockbridge's mayor, Lee Stuart, and city councilmembers, appears to have subsided -- for now.

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Clayton Schools' academic gallery fosters learning

For one night every few months, the halls of the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex are crowded with visitors, and dozens of students get to be academic Cinderellas for a couple of hours.

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Pair sought in McDonough theft, forgery case

The Henry County Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating an unidentified man, and woman, who allegedly bought items at a Walmart store, using stolen credit cards.

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Clayton State tabs O'Sullivan as new Laker women's head soccer coach

Throughout his soccer coaching career, Gareth O'Sullivan has built a strong reputation when it comes to developing teams into championship-caliber programs. He proved that with an NCAA Division II national championship at Christian Brothers and aims to bring that same desire to the Clayton State Laker women's soccer program.

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H&R Block provides free audit support

H&R Block At Home 2011, a product of H&R Block, Inc., provides free tax audit support for users, and it's the only online and software tax preparation program to do so, according to a spokesperson.

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EcoLab grants help schools meet needs

A McDonough manufacturing plant is working to ensure that Southern Crescent-area schools have some of the "extra" tools educators say they need, in producing successful students.

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Men charged with stealing 107 cases of liquor

Henry County police arrested two men for allegedly stealing dozens of cases of liquor from a McDonough distribution center.

Christians are to obey and love God

I was 17 when I became a Christian, and I really loved the Lord Jesus, and wanted to obey Him.

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CSU offers study abroad opportunity in Guadalajara

Clayton State University (CSU) is offering its first-ever study abroad trip to Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Preserving history at Nash Farm Museum

History enthusiasts will soon have a new place to surround themselves with memories of the past.

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Still more to play for at CSU-Doug Gorman Column

It's no longer a secret.

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Victims identified in fatal Riverdale fire

Riverdale police have released the identities of the victims in the Chateau Forest Apartments fire, which occurred last week in Riverdale.

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Can anybody challenge Forest Park in region tourney?

They have taken their blows, but no one has been able to take them down.

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Coaches: Region 4-AAAA tournament wide open

Lovejoy has spent the majority of the season ranked in the coaches' poll. The Wildcats climbed as high as third at one point during the season.

Sholar, Ivy J.

Sholar, Ivy J. Age: 76

H&R Block provides free audit support

H&R Block At Home 2011, a product of H&R Block, Inc., provides free tax audit support for users, and it's the only online and software tax preparation program to do so, according to a spokesperson.

Where have all the armrests gone? - Curt Yeomans

Delta Air Lines made headlines this week with news about several upcoming changes to its flights.

Communities can submit transportation 'wish lists'

The Planning Division of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has told local governments they have about two months to put any transportation projects they would like to see developed into the hopper for consideration.

Mamas and their babies - Ronda Rich

One morning when I went for a run, the good Lord blessed me with such a joy, though simple it was.

Bishop, George William

Bishop, George William Age: 91

Stallings, Jesse Morgan "Bud"

Stallings, Jesse Morgan "Bud" Age: 84

Loper new Henry Development Authority chairman

The new chairman of the Henry County Development Authority Board of Directors, said she hopes to bring new businesses to the county, and to improve educational opportunities in the area.

Morrow hair salon to hold coat, blanket drive

Abused victims of family violence, and children waiting for a place to call home, will be the recipients of a coat-and-blanket drive today, in Morrow.

CSU women knock off No.1-ranked Lander

The No. 2-ranked Clayton State University women's basketball team might just be the best NCAA Division II team in the country.

'Drumline' program teaches skills, productive living

Children at McDonough's Shiloh Baptist Church are taking advantage of an opportunity to develop skills in music, playing drums. Instructors hope they can help them in other areas of life, too.

CSU to begin offering philosophy degree

Clayton State University students can now earn undergraduate degrees in the teachings of philosophers from across the ages, ranging from Socrates and Plato, to René Descartes and John Locke.

Skelton, Annie Ruth

Skelton, Annie Ruth Age: 88