News for Friday, February 18, 2011

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12 Southern Crescent wrestlers reach finals

In Class AAAA, Union Grove's big-three of Griffin Higginbotham (103), Alex Lazor (135) and Hunter Gamble (160) each reached the finals.

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Drew basketball teams grow up

Playing host to the Region 4AAA Tournament semifinals, both Drew girls and boys basketball programs pulled off monumental victories in the young history of the respective teams.

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Tussahaw puts on 'Living History Wax Museum'

In a crowded elementary school gymnasium, students surveyed the room, and began to gather around their favorite exhibits.

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Clayton BOC grills sheriff's office on spending

"Overspending" by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office is expected to make up more than one-quarter of the county's anticipated $8.4 million budget deficit at the end of fiscal year 2011, county officials have said.

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Jonesboro's 53-47 win called 'team effort' by unselfish players

If Jonesboro forward James White had his choice, he would have given the game ball to sophomore Daniel Peace after the 10th-ranked Cardinals 53-47 Region 4-AAAA semifinals win over Banneker Friday.

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Rep. Davis co-sponsors education reform bill

State Rep. Steve Davis (R-McDonough), and other state lawmakers, are attempting to make the statewide high school curriculum more inclusive of career, technical and agricultural courses.

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Kinship Care hosts cultural program for youth

Children quietly listened to the Kinship Care Program Coordinator, Angela Burda, Friday, as she explained the agenda for a cultural festival taking place that day.

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Couple suspected in operation of illegal business

Authorities in Henry and Clayton counties, suspect a Stockbridge couple of operating a chop shop from within their auto repair business, in Clayton.

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Locust Grove opens multi-purpose center

There is now a $2.6 million event center in the City of Locust Grove. The multi-purpose facility will double as a senior citizens center, and community center.

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Walk Georgia program coming to Henry

Registration will begin Monday, in Henry County, for a free program designed to encourage exercise, and physical fitness.

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Focused Forest Park gets 79-24 win in Region 4-AAAA tournament

Forest Park coach Steven Cole admitted to being a little nervous about his team playing for the first time after a seven-day layoff.

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Grace -- God's unmerited favor

The Holy Bible tells us, in Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast."

Thanks to the former mayor - WILL and MARGIE ROBERTSON

I would like to say "thanks" to one of Jonesboro's good citizens, who went out of her way to help us, even though we campaigned against her in the last mayoral election. We even put up a recall sign in our yard. But she was "classy" enough to still help us.

Homeowners need to step forward - JOHN TEMPLEMAN

To the editor:Are the citizens of each city in Clayton County paying attention to what's going on within their cities, and with their local officials?

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American Legion Post No. 258 to hold chapel service

The For God and Country chapel at American Legion Post No. 258, in Jonesboro, will hold a service on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., at 1480 American Legion Way, said Cecil Mullins, member of the executive board of American Legion Post No. 258.

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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.

Grace - God's unmerited favor

The Holy Bible tells us, in Ephesians 2:8-9: "For grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast."

Tussahaw puts on 'Living History Wax Museum'

In a crowded elementary school gymnasium, students surveyed the room, and began to gather around their favorite exhibits.

Clayton welcomes top ambassadors from Ivory Coast

Clayton County officials are hoping a visit from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire's ambassadors to the U.S., and the United Nations, will lead to new trade relations between the county and the west African nation.

Bedingfield, Mary Betty

Bedingfield, Mary Betty Age: 76

Wrestling gets under way at state tournament

From Staff Reports

Clayton BOC grills sheriff's office on spending

"Overspending" the Clayton County Sheriff's Office is expected to make up more than one-quarter of the county's anticipated $8.4 million budget deficit at the end of fiscal year 2011, county officials have said.

Swaney, Charlotte Phillips

Swaney, Charlotte Phillips Age: 73

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Jonesboro's 53-47 win called 'team effort' by unselfish players

If Jonesboro forward James White had his choice, he would have given the game ball to sophomore Daniel Peace after the 10th-ranked Cardinals 53-47 Region 4-AAAA semifinals win over Banneker Friday.

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