News for Wednesday, February 9, 2011


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Students raise big bucks for cancer research

Lee Street Elementary School students recently raised enough money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Pennies for Patients" program to fund more than a week's worth of research on blood cancers, according to an official with the society.

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Man found guilty in Little Caesars murder

A Clayton County Superior Court jury found a 24-year-old man guilty on charges of murder, aggravated assault, and weapon possession during the commission of a crime, in the 2009 slaying of Brian Patterson at a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant, in Morrow.

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New IRS app gives taxpayers helpful tool

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently revealed its first smartphone application for iPhone and Android users.

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Southern Crescent Chorale coming to Spivey Hall

The Southern Crescent Chorale will spend the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 27 performing a "mass" at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall concert facility.

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Headquarters library to host hair maintenance program

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a one-night program on "How to Maintain Your Natural Hair Texture" on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 7 p.m., to 8:45 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro.

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Man killed in Riverdale house fire

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services officials were investigating a fatal fire, that happened at a Riverdale home, on Wednesday.

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Tuskegee Airmen reaching out to local youths

A piece of American history will be on display this weekend, as a pair of war heroes use their experiences to reach out to young people.

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Piedmont touts experience with hospital affiliations

A leader at one of two candidates for an affiliation with Henry Medical Center (HMC), said changes in health care nationally, could translate into benefits for local patients.

Shedding my David Cassidy hair

First-wave baby boomers will begin turning 65 this year, and they're STILL imposing their ways on younger people, such as tail-end boomers like me.

A new view

The historic 1881 chapel at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., burned down last October, which left an obvious need that can't be put off for very long.

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Clayton, Lander in women's tussle for top spot

The Clayton State women's basketball team has been to a Final Four.

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Battling the elements provides excitement at games

They can be houses of horror for their opponents. A big, raucous student section can give the home team a homecourt advantage.

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CSU men look to end losing streak

The Clayton State men's basketball team enters tonight's game desperately needing a win.

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Firearms thief sentenced

A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to federal prison, along with 12 co-defendants, on charges related to the theft of firearms.

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CSU basketball teams face Lander University Thursday

The Clayton State University women's basketball team will face Lander University, of Greenwood, S.C., on Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at the university's Athletic and Fitness Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. CSU's men's team will play Lander University at 7:30 p.m. At half-time of the men's game, CSU's Homecoming King and Queen will be announced. For ticket prices, call (678) 466-4678.

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Excitement building for big CSU basketball game

Tobi Adedayo says the excitement for Clayton State University's upcoming women's basketball game against Lander University has been building for the last two weeks on the school's main campus in Morrow.

Henry holds annual competition

Potential scientists, and engineers-in-the-making, were among the 200 young people, who recently filled a community gymnasium in Locust Grove.

Younger, Franklin

Younger, Franklin Age: 95

Tanger donates to Henry public safety efforts

A local outlet mall recently showed its support for the work done public safety personnel, through donations to the Locust Grove and Henry County police departments, and the Henry County Fire Department.

Hands of Hope doctor retires

Dr. Michael Podobnikar said he has enjoyed working in a free clinic in Stockbridge, because it enabled him to help people in need.

HMC extends affiliation talks

The Henry Medical Center (HMC) is closer today –– than it was nine months ago –– in deciding the health-care entity with which it expects to establish a partnership in providing services.

Walker out as Clayton Schools' safety chief

The man responsible for overseeing the safety of more than 50,000 pupils in Clayton County Public Schools, is no longer holding that job, a school system spokesman has confirmed.

Bennett, Annie Christine

Bennett, Annie Christine Age: 90

Snyder, Dwayne

Snyder, Dwayne Age: 42

Man accused in wife's murder waives preliminary hearing

A Jonesboro man accused of strangling and killing his wife, waived his preliminary hearing in Clayton County Magistrate Court, on Tuesday.