News for Monday, February 7, 2011


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Forest Park City Council seeks 'removal' reform

The Forest Park City Council voted 4-1, on Monday, in favor of a resolution to ask the Georgia General Assembly to reduce the number of votes it takes, on the council, to remove a member of the city's governing body from office.

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Boothe acquitted on 2 counts in murder case

A Clayton County Superior Court jury came to a split decision, Monday, regarding the trial of a man accused of the 2007 death of a Jonesboro woman.

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Clayton Fire Services gets new public affairs chief

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services has named a long-time employee as its new interim Chief of Technology, and Public Affairs.

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Congressman Scott nominates pupils for military academies

Seven young people, from Clayton and Henry counties, were among a group of 21 teenagers nominated by U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) for U.S. military service academies.

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CSU to host poet for writers series

Clayton State University will begin the spring 2011 slate for its Visiting Writers Series, at the end of this month, with a reading by poet, Andrew Zawacki, according to a news release from the school.

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Teens charged with burglary of Riverdale home

Clayton County Police, along with officers from the Riverdale Police Department, have arrested two teens who allegedly broke into a home and stole juice, snacks, and a laptop, on Monday morning.

A Chicago sports weekend - Martha Carr

My hometown of Chicago was busy a few weekends ago. We had a couple of big games going on -- with mixed results. The Bulls won against the Dallas Mavericks at the United Center in the last minutes of the game, and then on Sunday, the Bears literally threw the ball to the Green Bay Packers, our arch rivals, in the form of a pass interception in the last minutes of the game. It was Midwestern manners at its best.

Christianity has evolved ... too - Tina Dupuy

Christians were not always opposed to evolution -- mainly because Christianity has progressed and made slow, significant changes over time.

An energy policy that makes sense - JAMES LEE

I wonder how many taxpayers noticed that when the Bush tax cuts were extended during the Lame Duck session of Congress last December, the bill also included $7 billion for ethanol subsidies.

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Area players named to the GACA all-state team

Eight players from the Southern Crescent were recently named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-state team in their respective classification.

Plenty of depth: Forest Park's second five getting valuable experience

A SECOND STARTING FIVE: As Forest Park coach Steven Cole sees it, his top reserves could probably start for most teams.

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Ola pulls upset to win Area 3-AAAA title

Considering that when Joey Di Nino built the Union Grove wrestling program from scratch 11 years ago it took three seasons for the Wolverines to win an area title, he seems ahead of schedule in his first year at Ola.

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Forest Park looks to clinch region's top seed

During its current 10-game winning streak, Forest Park girls have won by an average of 30 points per game.

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Forest Park looks to clinch region's top seed

During its current 10-game winning streak, Forest Park girls have won an average of 30 points per game.

Barfield, Charlotte

Barfield, Charlotte Age: 72

Fowler, Margaret Sue

Fowler, Margaret Sue Age: 85

Hughes, Sr., Robert

Hughes, Sr., Robert Age: 79