News for Thursday, February 17, 2011


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Wrestling gets under way at state tournament

The first day of the GHSA Traditional Wrestling Tournament at the Arena at Gwinnett Center offered few, if any, surprises Thursday as several Southern Crescent wrestlers expected to contend for a state title took care of business in the round of 16.

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Motivated Hunt sparks North Clayton to win over Forest Park

North Clayton coach Martisse Troup acknowledged that his entire team contributed to the Eagles 55-47 win over Forest Park in the Region 4-AAAA tournament quarterfinals, but it was junior Marcus Hunt who stood out the most in the closing minutes.

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Mock Trial team prepares for state competition

Jonesboro High School juniors, Jezreel Amica and Attallah Ali, say they, and their mock trial teammates, are being driven this year by how the team finished its season last year.

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Jonesboro wants to track foreclosed homeowners

Jonesboro city leaders want to know who owns foreclosed houses in the city, in case the buildings, and the property they occupy, become public eyesores.

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Murder charges bound over for Jonesboro man

A Clayton County Magistrate Court judge ruled, Thursday, that there was probable cause to bind over to Superior Court, the case of a man accused of killing his stepfather, stealing the victim's car, and stealing a gun from a neighbor's vehicle.

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Faith Notes: Christian Academy to host open house

Greater Works Baptist Church is celebrating its Fourth Year Church and Pastor/First Family's Anniversary, on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m.The Rev. Nathaniel Lee, pastor of Zion Baptist Church, of Hampton, is the guest preacher for the occasion.

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Region 4-AAA tournament resumes tonight

The remaining teams in the Region 4-AAA basketball tournament can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

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HMC earns second Presidential Honor Roll designation

Henry Medical Center (HMC), for the second straight year, received a statewide recognition for patient care.

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CSU Archives in need of nursing program items

The Clayton State University Archives needs a variety of items, to begin building a collection surrounding the history of the university's nursing program.

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ABAC unveils four-year degree program

Dozens of area students make the trek south to the small, rural town of Tifton, Ga., to pursue a post-secondary education at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC).

This is not your father's jumbo jet - Curt Yeomans

The luxury may have finally been put back into the airplane, or at least back into one airplane.

The life-changing experience of fatherhood - Jason Smith

My life has changed so much in the last month-and-a-half.

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Passengers in vehicle charged with trafficking ecstasy

"The traffic stop was initially for speeding," Torbush explained. "When I stopped the vehicle, the driver ... jumped out of the car and took off on foot, into the wooded area along the interstate."

Morrow High School PTSA to meet tonight


McCall, Shirley

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Trio convicted in Riverdale murder, assault case

A Clayton County Superior Court jury found three men guilty, Wednesday, on various charges, for involvement in the Oct. 2008 murder of a Riverdale video store owner.

Evans, Mary Alice

Evans, Mary Alice Age: 89

Hollywood comes to Rex Village for movie

Tiny, historic Rex Village got to experience the glamor of Hollywood for just one day, when it was transformed into a movie set, on Wednesday.

Hearts seeks volunteers for 'Work Party'

Hearts to Nourish is hosting a "Work Party" this weekend, and is in need of volunteers to help with painting, cleaning and routine maintenance of its new facility, which is expected to open in March.

This is not your father's jumbo jet - Curt Yeomans

The luxury may have finally been put back into the airplane, or at least back into one airplane.

Rogers, Patricia, Yvonne

Rogers, Patricia, Yvonne Age: 45

Airport creates opportunities for Clayton, Henry

The world's busiest airport's continuous growth and expansion has created economic development opportunities to counties in south-metro Atlanta –– and beyond.

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.

Law firm facing federal malpractice suit

Spokesmen at a prominent law firm, which represents three of the four cities in Henry County, as well as other major government entities, have little comment about a federal lawsuit charging a partner in the firm with malpractice. The suit alleges that the action contributed to the failure of an area bank.

Growers keep watchful eye on weather

Thomas Singley, a Locust Grove farmer, said he is hoping the upcoming season of growing crop is better than last.