News for Friday, February 25, 2011

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Forest Park rolls past Ware County for first-round win

A year ago, the Forest Park Lady Panthers snuck up on some teams on their way to the Class AAAA Final Four.

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'Olde Towne Morrow' riddled with problems

A myriad of problems, including financial struggles, city fire code violations and a lack of pre-planning, brought the curtain down on the City of Morrow's troubled "Olde Towne Morrow" commercial development, city officials said on Friday.

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Holston gets North Clayton going

On any given night, North Clayton's girls basketball team can predict, with near certainty, how much production it will get from center Miranda Cantrell, the Region 4-AAAA player of the year, and guards Destiny Tejada and Ariele Thomas.

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Henry BOC proposes election changes

The Henry County Board of Commissioners (BOC) wants to make changes in the way its members are elected.

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Gas prices spike at pump

Area residents may be hard pressed to find a gallon of gas for less than $3, these days.

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Learning center dedicated to College Park official

A digital learning center for youth, in College Park, recently opened and has been named in honor of a city council member.

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Conley man arrested for cardboard theft

A Conley man, already in the Clayton County Jail, was in Henry County Magistrate Court this week, to face charges of allegedly stealing cardboard from a home improvement store.

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Mundy's Mill girls get milestone win in first round

Mundy's Mill's girls basketball team won their first state playoff game in school history with a convincing 82-48 victory at South Effingham in the first round of the Class AAAA tournament Friday.

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Convicted child abuser's now in prison

A McDonough man, who was found guilty of abusing his two children, has begun serving a 15-year sentence.

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Housing Authority awaits decision on HUD applications

The Housing Authority of Clayton County recently applied to serve as a local administrator of two rehabilitation programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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CSU to host 'Money Management' Series

Clayton State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a "Money Management Series," which will help small business owners with the fundamentals of maintaining positive money practices, and strengthening their operations.

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Drew boys win in overtime, girls fall

Playing as host in their first state tournament games in school history, Drew's boys and girls teams made it a theatrical night.

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Wole Ralph on readers' minds

Grace Gods unmerited favor continued - James C. Bell

Last week, we discussed Ephesians 2:8- 9. Today, we will finish these great verses, beginning with the phrase "and that not of yourselves."

Jonesboro baseball team beats Henry County

It's going to be busy weekend for Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman.

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Here is a look at local boys basketball teams first-round playoff games

Here is a look at first-round boys playoff games

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Gas prices spike at pump

Gas prices spike at pump -AAA offers advice for conserving fuel

Delauter, Betty Jane Leatherman

Age: 84

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Visitors Bureau shares county's tourism impact

Clayton County is among the top five counties within the state of Georgia, in terms of total economic impact in direct spending, according to the president and CEO of the Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Who's my people - Ronda Rich

When Robert, a devout reader of this column, who also happens to be an accomplished researcher in matters of family lineage, offered to trace my family roots, I accepted faster than kudzu can grow on a hot summer's day.

Morrow approves organizational chart changes

Morrow officials said they expect department moves approved this week, the Morrow City Council, will help streamline operations in the city.

Bostic gets life, plus 5 years in murder

A man found guilty of murder, slowly walked into the courtroom in Clayton County Superior Court, on Thursday, looked at his son's mother, and nodded his head, as he waited to receive his sentence in the case.

Selling the friendly skies with sex - Curt Yeomans

Airlines have long used a variety of advertising gimmicks to get us to use them for our flying needs. There's been the jingles about what they do to help customers, the service-themed taglines, humor-filled advertisements, and even the occasional cartoon ads. The airlines have run the gamut of what they'll do to get our business.

PSC's Echols promotes alternative-fuel sources

missioner Tim Echols said he bought a second-hand, 1999 Honda Accord that runs on compressed natural gas last year, because he felt he needed to live the energy-efficient lifestyle he was promoting on the campaign trail.

Why Congress is less than the sum of its parts - Lee Hamilton

With an unexpectedly productive lame-duck session behind it and a new majority in the U.S. House, Capitol Hill is an energetic place at the moment. The question on everyone's mind — and not just in Washington — is whether this energy will amount to anything.

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