News for Friday, February 4, 2011

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Forest Park winning streak hits 11 with big win at Mount Zion

By the end of the first quarter Friday at Mount Zion High, Ashlee Cole had already put in a full game's work as fourth-ranked Forest Park was on its way to keeping its 11-game winning streak in place with an easy win over the Lady Bulldogs in a Region 4-AAAA game.

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Third-quarter surge helps Henry County clinch No. 1 seed

Henry County boys basketball coach Vincent Rosser gave the Warhawks one specific goal in the locker room during halftime Friday at Stockbridge. Rosser wanted his team to clamp down on the Tigers defensively and hold them to 12 points in the third quarter.

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Griffin sweeps Dutchtown

The Dutchtown Bulldogs' fourth-quarter comeback effort fell just short Friday night against Griffin.

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Riverdale holds on for win against Mundy's Mill

There is one word that best describes the Riverdale Raiders these days - resilient.

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Wolfpack celebrates senior night with wins over Ola

Woodland High School celebrated just its second senior night for basketball with a pair of wins over the Ola Mustangs.

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Cardinals stun Mustangs with 58-50 comeback victory

The Jonesboro Cardinals put a damper on the Morrow Mustangs' senior night by coming back in the second half to secure a 58-50 road victory Friday night.

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Hunt leads North Clayton to 63-62 victory

Marcus Hunt made a three-point play with 20 seconds remaining as visiting North Clayton defeated Banneker 63-62 Friday in a Region 4-AAAA game.

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Arts Clayton opens annual juried art show

Dan Garcia said his colored-pencil drawing, "Chichimeca," embodies everything he likes about drawing pictures of Native Americans.

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Henry Sheriff's Office gets reward

The Henry County Sheriff's Office earned a big reward for helping to take millions of dollars of drug money off the streets.

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Morrow Elementary named 'School of Excellence'

Morrow Elementary School Principal Tim Foster says his teaching staff's dedication to education is the main reason why his 510-student school receives so many academic accolades.

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U.S. Rep. Westmoreland visits McDonough

The economy, jobs and the federal deficit were the main topics for Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, of Georgia's Third District, during his visit with constituents in McDonough Friday.

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Clayton parent seeks bullying reforms

A Lovejoy mother wants to take a stand against bullying, saying it nearly derailed her daughter's educational career, over a two-year period.

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Rice to become Henry Chamber board chairman

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will officially welcome a new chairman to lead its board of directors.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with Clayton State

"A Valentine Murder Mystery Dinner," a "Massage for Couples," and "Romantic Cupcakes and Cookies" are all part of a unique experience Clayton State University (CSU) is offering the public, in celebration of Valentine's Day.

Some humorous thoughts for today - James C. Bell

I was at my desk this morning doing some badly needed cleaning and sorting out old "stuff" that should be pitched, when I ran across a copy of "The Care Connection," published in 2006 in Wooster, Ohio.

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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 ARC-CREATE (Atlanta Regional Commission) for the 2010 Local Government Innovations Award, in the category of Environmental Sustainability.

Social networks may expose social security numbers

Though most people don't knowingly expose their social security numbers while taking part in online social networks, they do share personal information that could provide the clues resourceful criminals need to figure out those vital nine digits.

McMichael, Betty B.

McMichael, Betty B. Age: 79

Pedestrian struck by van, killed

Friends and neighbors stood at the entrance of a Jonesboro apartment complex, in shock, after a 23-year-old man was struck a vehicle and killed, Thursday morning.

Henry Sheriff's Office gets reward

The Henry County Sheriff's Office earned a big reward for helping to take millions of dollars of money off the streets.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Clayton State

"A Valentine Murder Mystery Dinner," a "Massage for Couples," and "Romantic Cupcakes and Cookies" are all part of a unique experience Clayton State University (CSU) is offering the public, in celebration of Valentine's Day.

Arts Clayton gearing up for 'Arté Gras'

Students. Teachers. Artists. Resources. Supporters.

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.

Cook, Ellis P. "Pete"

Cook, Ellis P. "Pete" Age: 77

Sanvidge, Mildred "Millie" Eppinger

Sanvidge, Mildred "Millie" Eppinger Age: 90

Morrow Elementary named 'School of Excellence'

Morrow Elementary School Principal Tim Foster says his teaching staff's dedication to education is the main reason why his 510-student school receives so many academic accolades.

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.

Suttles, Willis Lee

Suttles, Willis Lee Age: 64

'To Kill a Mockingbird' continues through Sunday

A well-known tale of racial tensions continues tonight, in the latest production the Henry Players.

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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