News for Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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Starr steps down from county policy position

Wade Starr gave up one of the two hats he has recently worn in Clayton County government, this week, but his reason for doing so remains clouded in mystery, according to the chairman of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

Morrow High School PTSA to meet tonight

Morrow High School's Parent-Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria at the school, which is located at 2299 Old Rex Morrow Road, in Morrow. For more information, call (404) 362-3865.

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Former coach inspires North Clayton in tournament win

When former North Clayton coach Kimleon Turner went into the Lady Eagles' locker room during halftime, the players knew it wasn't going to be a pretty scene.

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Local teams advance at Region 4-AAA tournament

Stockbridge basketball player Dante Campbell is the Tigers' go-to-guy.The man head coach Duane Kelley wants handling the basketball when the Tigers need a spark.

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CSU women pull off triumph at rival Columbus State

Fresh off being ranked No. 1 in the nation in Division II, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team put that ranking to the test on Wednesday and passed with a 64-54 Peach Belt Conference victory at in-state rival Columbus State.

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Hot-shooting first half lifts Columbus State past Clayton State men

Aiming to get a more solid footing on second place in the Peach Belt Conference West Division, the Clayton State Laker men's basketball could not get over the hump on Wednesday at in-state rival Columbus State, dropping a 74-64 decision to the Cougars at the Lumpkin Center.

100 years of Reagan - Will Durst

Hold up. Slow down. If you wait a half a second, there'll be time for me to hop on the Ronald Reagan 100th birth-anniversary bandwagon, onto which I plan on leaping with both feet.

Why we need romance - Tom Purcell

We sure could use some more romance right about now -- particularly among our younger people.

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Commissioner hosts workshop on bullying

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton will host a workshop, this week, at Mundy's Mill High School, in Jonesboro, to address issues of bullying among youth in the county.

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Collegiate singers and musicians perform at CSU

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Gordon College to add English, history degrees

Beginning this fall, Gordon College will offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, and in History, according to Gordon College Public Information Specialist Tamara Boatwright.

Conference addresses transportation, development issues

Business leaders, regional planners, elected officials and others spent time Tuesday networking and educating themselves on transportation and economic-development issues in the south-metro-Atlanta region, at the "9th Annual South Metro Development Outlook" conference.

Adams, Doris T.

Adams, Doris T. Age: 88

Stephens, Sue Heard

Stephens, Sue Heard Age: 86

New approach ahead for governing Stockbridge

The City of Stockbridge is in the process of transforming the way it conducts its business.

'Dark side' of couponing: A cashier speaks out - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I am a cashier in a grocery store and am writing to you about the dark side of coupon use. You don't have a concept of the abuse we go through daily at the hands of our coupon-clipping customers. I am amazed at the number of people who feel it's acceptable to make copies of Internet coupons and try to pass them off as legitimate. Clipping off an expired expiration date, then screaming at the cashier because she won't take it is also unacceptable. Tying up a checkout lane so you can buy 75 jars of spaghetti sauce with coupons is rude to other shoppers. Calling our corporate office because the cashier would not accept 30 of the same bread coupons, when each coupon states, ‘One per customer.' Your phone call just put a single mother out of work, even though she was correct in not allowing you to use those coupons.

Hooked on Stitching

Students of a crochet class, at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, patiently awaited their instructor, on Tuesday morning.

CSU expands social networking efforts with YouTube

Clayton State University is joining the so-called "YouTube revolution," school officials have announced.

Cooper, Robert "Bob"

Cooper, Robert "Bob" Age: 75

Randolph, Constance Patricia

Randolph, Constance Patricia Age: 78

CSU women No.1 in national basketball poll

So far this season, everything has gone right for the Clayton State women's basketball team.

BOC to honor senior center membership contracts

Senior citizens, who have been fighting increased membership fees at Clayton County senior centers, won the battle over their pre-2011 membership contracts on Tuesday, but an overall victory remains elusive in their fee war with the county.

Price, Purvis W.

Price, Purvis W. Age: 92

Stephens, Frank Taylor Jr.

Stephens, Frank Taylor Jr. Age: 69

Keeping an eye on Congress - Peter Funt

A recurrent cry among Republicans during their successful campaign to take control of the House of Representatives was for greater transparency in the workings of Congress. Frequently citing the closed-door process which elements of the health-care legislation were approved, newly elected members pledged to make their deliberations more open to public scrutiny.