News for Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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Lovejoy's Nguyen receives Clayton's top pupil honor

Lovejoy High School English Teacher Zach Etheridge said he realized one of his students, Davis Nguyen, was going to be one of the biggest challenges of his educational career, less than a week into the pupil's freshman year in high school.

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Police: Ralph had 'overwhelming odor of alcohol'

Clayton County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Wole Ralph allegedly swerved back and forth across Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta last Saturday before he was arrested on a myriad of charges, including driving under the influence, according to an Atlanta police report.

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Man charged with giving gun to boy

A 21-year-old man is accused of giving a teenager a gun, which the teen allegedly used to kill a 16-year-old girl.

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Anderson Elementary PTA holds 'Black History Program'

Jewell C. Anderson Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association will host a "Black History Program" on Thursday, Feb. 24, starting at 6 p.m., at the school, at 4199 Old Rock Cut Road. Call (404) 362-3820.

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Harley and Davidson

These gorgeous babies are approximately 9 months old.

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Piper was born at CCHS on March 23, 2004.

Best games brought out best in fans-Brian Paglia Column

The game helped me believe in Southern Crescent fans again.

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Maehlman puts all he has into wearing many hats in the athletic department at Jonesboro

Dan Maehlman knew ever since he was a freshman at Archbishop Moeller High in Cincinnati that he wanted to be a high school basketball coach.

The sleeves of a vest - Will Durst

This is but a snapshot. A frozen moment in time, guaranteed to transmogrify on an hourly basis. So, knowing the situation is fluid, here's your daily budget update, and if I were you, I'd find a nice comfy chair to plop down into, because this promises to be more frustrating than translating Sanskrit into Japanese using Morse code smoke signals in the rain.

Watson for president - Tom Purcell

Watson, an artificial intelligence program developed by IBM and eight universities, including CMU, performed so well on "Jeopardy!," his supporters urged him to run for president.

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Clayton State men come up short in 84-79 defeat at North Georgia

Clayton State men come up short in 84-79 defeat at North Georgia

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PBC CHAMPIONS! No. 1-ranked Clayton State women roll 79-44, clinch regular season title

The Peach Belt Conference women's basketball regular season championship is coming back to Clayton State.

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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 a tractor trailer on I-75 southbound.

Kelley, Shelia Leigh Moss

Age: 57

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CSU continues Black History celebrations


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.

Local event to benefit Haven House

A portion of proceeds from the sale of children's items will benefit local victims of domestic violence.

Special needs students experience the 'big top'

Dozens of area special needs students were treated to the type of high-flying entertainment that only the circus could provide them.

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.

Students get crash course in adulthood

Ola Middle School eighth-graders returned from their Life 101 Project, knowing a new reality their adult parents routinely live.

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.

Smith, Randall Lamonte

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