News for Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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All-County musical takes stage this weekend

Clayton County public school students are gearing up for their rendition of "Willy Wonka," after the show was delayed by a winter storm that closed schools for a whole week.

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Adamson, Bivins picked as BOE leaders

In a shocking turn of events, the Clayton County Board of Education decided to change leaders on Wednesday, and selected someone trained by its accrediting agency to be its new chairperson.

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Aviation museum lands 10-acre home

After seven years of planning, and getting a collection started, the National Museum of Commercial Aviation now has a permanent place to call home.

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Riverdale brick campaign resumes

Brittany Kendall was enjoying a cold Wednesday evening with her 3-year-old daughter Ryquel Crumbley, near the outdoor amphitheater of the Riverdale Town Center, at 7210 Church St.

Remembering a Legend

Weymen Gray Sellers was larger than life. The former high school football coach died on Jan. 6, but not before touching and influencing the lives of those who crossed his path. Like all teachers, much of Sellers' work came in the classroom, but it was on the gridiron where many of his lessons were taught as he turned boys into young men through playing the sport of football.

These Warhawks have the missing ingredient

At this point last season, the rollercoaster that was Henry County boys basketball began its rapid descent into discontent.

Ringer hoping to return at tourney time

When Eagle's Landing sophomore center Desmond Ringer went down with a knee injury mere seconds into the Golden Eagles' game at seventh-ranked Henry County on Tuesday, he said the first thing he felt was anger.

Clayton State women still perfect

Fresh off being ranked third in the nation in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team got all it could handle at Montevallo on Wednesday.

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Riverdale library to host 'Happee the Clown'

Morrow High School's Local School Council is scheduled to meet today, at 7 a.m., at the school, which is located at 2299 Old Rex Morrow Road, in Morrow. Call (404) 362-3865.

Teen cited for running into traffic

Clayton County Police cited a 14-year-old Riverdale boy, who was hit by a car while dashing across Pointe South Pkwy., in Riverdale, early Wednesday morning.

Uncertain, for sure - Tom Purcell

Boy, is uncertainty making us uncertain.

Don't let the dialogue of democracy be victim, too - Lee Hamilton

Our first concern in the wake of the horrendous shootings in Arizona ought to be for the victims and their families; our thoughts and prayers are with them. The violence that sent Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to the hospital, killed six and injured 12 others, will scar the survivors and all the victims' families, friends, and communities for years to come.

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BBB advises dangers of junk mail

Scammers and fraud artists may be lurking through your garbage, searching for personal information in junk mail, that has been thrown away.

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Morrow City Council approves hearing ordinance

The Morrow City Council approved a new ordinance that sets up a process for the body to oust one of its members. The measure was approved, Tuesday, a 3-0 vote.

Datebook - Jan. 19, 2011

Thursday

Wildcats claw their way to victory over Morrow

Lee Wright

Cardinals cruise to 57-40 victory over Bulldogs

Joshua Kraeger

Insurance Commissioner orders leniency for customers

missioner Ralph Hudgens has issued a directive ordering insurance companies to be lenient with individuals and businesses that experienced difficulty paying premiums, because of the recent troublesome weather.

Police arrest man in burning of woman

Clayton County Police have arrested a College Park man who allegedly set his female roommate on fire, resulting in third degree burns, on more than 50 percent of her body.

Fourth-quarter rally lifts Mundy's Mill to 47-43 win

North Clayton's first game in 10 days sort of resembled the last game it played before inclement weather forced the cancellation of three games.

Stone, Lillian

Stone, Lillian Age: 79

BOC ousts Alita Knox from housing authority

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners narrowly removed –– a 3-2 vote –– a member of the county's housing authority board of commissioners, on Tuesday, five months after she raised questions about a county commissioner's use of housing authority funds and facilities.

Warhawks look crisp in win

Henry County senior Larrentis Thomas took the ball from the top of the key and dribbled the ball into the lane, saw Eagle's Landing defenders collapse on him and flipped a pass out to Phillip Staples in the corner. Staples sunk a three-pointer, igniting the home crowd.

Local gas prices average a penny over $3

While state and national averages have steadily increased this winter, average gas prices in metro Atlanta remain flat at $3.01 per gallon for regular unleaded, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Cargoitalia to begin scheduled services at airport

Another international carrier can be added to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's list of cargo haulers.

Brown, Louisia "Beth"

Brown, Louisia "Beth" Age: 72

'Drumline' cadence writers motivate young musicians

Ten-year-old Caleb Beach is fascinated with percussion instruments.

Pneumonia vaccination initiative brings honor to HMC

Henry Medical Center (HMC) has been recognized for its efforts to protect the public against the dangers of pneumonia.

Don't let the dialogue of democracy be victim, too - Lee Hamilton

Our first concern in the wake of the horrendous shootings in Arizona ought to be for the victims and their families; our thoughts and prayers are with them. The violence that sent Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to the hospital, killed six and injured 12 others, will scar the survivors and all the victims' families, friends, and communities for years to come.

CSU faculty,staff, students, seeking change

A future world filled with nonviolence, peace, and acceptance is not only a dream, but an obtainable reality in the minds of students, and faculty and staff members at Clayton State University, in Morrow.

Wilson, Birdie Lou

Wilson, Birdie Lou Age: 75

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