News for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Juvenile charged in slaying of teenage girl

Clayton County police responded to a phone call, early this week, regarding the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl.

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Those at jail honored for saving inmate's life

Clayton County Sheriff's Office correctional officers, and members of CorrectHealth were recognized, Tuesday, for their quick-thinking and collective effort in saving a Clayton County Jail inmate's life, last month.

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BOC aims to curb personal attacks

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is working on creating a policy that would stop members of the public from launching attacks at the commissioners during their meetings.

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Clayton's shooting STARs to shine today

While eight Clayton County Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Students will venture down separate paths, once the 2010-2011 school year ends, they all share a common interest in being the best students at their respective schools.

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Man hit, killed, fleeing police

A man attempting to flee an officer, after he allegedly failed sobriety tests, was struck and killed by a tractor trailer on I-75 southbound.

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CSU continues Black History celebrations

Clayton State University will hold various events that are free, and open to the public, as part of its "2011 Black History Month Celebration," at the university, located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

Can shoppers go coupon-crazy? - Jill Cataldo

Last week, we discussed the behavior of a small percentage of coupon users who become so deal hungry that they chase down every deal in sight.

Learning where I come from - Jason Smith

I've been thinking a lot about looking up my family history.

Democracy in the Middle East - Martha Carr

This has been the winter of the Middle Eastern discontent.

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Salute to the Champions

Seven high school wrestlers from the Southern Crescent reached the pinnacle moment of their sport Saturday at the GHSA Traditional Wrestling Tournament.

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ELCA beats Bowdon in Class A play-in

The Eagle's Landing Christian boys basketball team is moving on.Tuesday night the Chargers beat visiting Bowdon 57-41 in a Class A play-in game to officially advance to the first round of the state tournament.

George who? What happened to Washington's birthday - Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

"If we do this [change the date of the Washington holiday celebration], ten years from now our school children will not know what Feb. 22 means.

Records, seeding don't matter in state playoffs-Derrick Mahone

For the 256 teams that qualified for this weekend's state basketball tournament, it is a new season.

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Clayton State women retain No. 1 ranking in USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25

For the second straight week, the Clayton State Lakers remain No. 1 in the nation in Division II women's basketball.

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Ministry breaks ground on community garden

Officials with 4 Rivers Ministry International, Inc., a non-profit entity, have announced the ground-breaking for a community garden.

Lower, Duane Fredrick

Age: 81

Records, seeding don't matter in state playoffs-Derrick Mahone

For the 256 teams that qualified for this weekend's state basketball tournament, it is a new season.

Boehmig, Robert Laird

Boehmig, Robert Laird Age: 91

George who? What happened to Washington's birthday - Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

"If we do this [change the date of the Washington holiday celebration], ten years from now our school children will not know what Feb. 22 means. They will not know or care when George Washington was born. They will know that in the middle of February, they will have a three-day weekend for some reason. This will come." Theses prophetic words, passionately argued Tennessee Congressman Dan Kuykendall over 40 years ago have come true. Ask most school kids today why Feb. 22nd is special, and they will probably give you a blank stare.

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