News for Thursday, February 3, 2011


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Clayton students compete in annual speech contest

Kennedy Cleveland banged a white rubber mallet on a podium at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center on Thursday, and demanded order from the people sitting in front of her.

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Arts Clayton gearing up for 'Arte Gras'

Students. Teachers. Artists. Resources. Supporters.

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Clayton schools security chief pleads guilty

The security chief for Clayton County Public Schools has pleaded guilty to a felony bribery charge, and has been given a five-year sentence, to serve on probation, along with a $750 fine.

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College Park nominated for government award

The City of College Park has been nominated by ARC-CREATE (Atlanta Regional Commission) for the 2010 Local Government Innovations Award, in the category of Environmental Sustainability.

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Church of The Harvest International hosts Super Bowl party

The First Baptist Church of Morrow invites the public to hear Dr. Peter Rhea Jones preach at its worship services on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. Jones is the church's new interim pastor, and also serves as the J. Truett Gannon Professor of Preaching and New Testament at the McAfee School of Theology, at Mercer University, in Atlanta. The church is located at 1647 Lake Harbin Road, in Morrow. Call (770) 961-9270.

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Class of 2012 starting to catch colleges' attention

Jarrett Laws stood in the back of the Mount Zion High library as four of the school's former football players signed college scholarships.

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Lovejoy looks to rebound to clinch

A few weeks ago, third-ranked Lovejoy looked as if it would coast to the Region 4-AAAA regular-season championship.

Championship month begins for wrestling

Call it "championship month."

Crazy is as crazy lives - Ronda Rich

In my life, I've done some crazy things, things that defy reason, and in retrospect, lead even me to say, "What was I thinking?"

Super Bowl: The Untold Story - Mike Reagan

There has been a lot of media buzz about the thousands of prostitutes, strippers and pole dancers streaming into the Dallas area for the Super Bowl weekend. But what rarely gets reported is the alarming fact that hiding behind the push-up bras, false eyelashes and stilettos are children, some as young as 12 years of age, who are victims of human sex trafficking.

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Long-term parking site chosen for international terminal

Airport officials announced the location of the long-term parking facility at the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, on Wednesday.

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Kimbrough to host meet-and-greet for residents

County residents will have the opportunity to meet and greet Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, and express any community concerns they may have, on Saturdays, through the month of March.

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'Confident' Morgan signs with Western Kentucky

When Quartterrio Morgan and Georgia Tech ended their recruiting relationship last July, the former Mount Zion running back never looked back.

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Lovejoy sends 10 to college ranks

Lovejoy football coach Al Hughes called them the group that finally decided enough was enough. No more losing records. Missing the playoffs wasn't an option.

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Herrera's dream signing is birthday gift to mother

At 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, North Clayton linebacker Amarlo Herrera officially became a member of what Georgia coach Mark Richt has dubbed as the "Dream Team" for this year's recruiting class.

Corbitt, Rose

Corbitt, Rose Age: 85

Henry to get new patrol cars


Laughing not to cry - Tom Purcell

How is President Obama doing as he enters the second half of his first term?

Officials encourage emergency weather preparedness

Clayton County and state officials are encouraging residents to be prepared for any severe weather events that may blow through the area this year, weeks after much of north Georgia was shut down, for days, a severe snowstorm.

Body-mass standard lower for Lap-Band surgery

More people will soon qualify for laparoscopic gastric banding (Lap-Band) surgery, due to the lowering of the body mass index (BMI) standard for the procedure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bobolia, William C.

Bobolia, William C. Age: 87

Delegates visit Henry's emergency operations center

Former county manager, Michael Turner, returned to Henry County this week, accompanied a four-member delegation from the Republic of Georgia.

Police seek man who shot pregnant woman

The Lake City Police Department has released two sketches of a man they believe shot a pregnant woman outside her apartment last November.

Morgan, Marvin C. "Papa"

Morgan, Marvin C. "Papa" Age: 57

Boffo smash or miserable flop? - Will Durst

Once again, in terms of political theater, the president has managed to flummox both critics and angels alike. Reviews of his State of the Union address have been more mixed than a Kansas Cuisinart stuck in a tornado on puree.

Henry lawman's rapid response saves life

A Henry police officer was honored Tuesday –– during the County Commission meeting –– for quick-thinking and vital actions that saved a young man's life.

Local recruits headed off to college

Wednesday was the start of National Signing Day for athletes around the country. Here is a list of local athletes who signed their letter of intent.

Gladden , Roy Lee “Rooster”

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