News for Thursday, January 20, 2011


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Second Helping of 'Love'

Sometimes, you just cannot get enough love.

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Two drive-by shooting suspects get hearings

Details of the alleged involvement of three suspects in the drive-by shooting of a male and female, on an entrance ramp to I-75 in Jonesboro, unfolded Thursday, in a Clayton County Magistrate Court hearing.

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Students inducted in technical honor society

A room used mostly for school board meetings was filled with excited high school pupils from various Clayton County Public Schools.

No Second Fiddle

Miranda Cantrell never saw herself as an inspiring violinist. She became interested in the violin while watching her older sister participate in the orchestra. Once she reached sixth grade at North Clayton Middle School, Cantrell decided to expand her musical taste to that of Mozart or Beethoven.

Ranked local teams return to the court tonight

Twelve high school boys and girls basketball games are on the docket Friday night in the Southern Crescent, including games that will renew some long-time rivalries.

Morrow Lady Mustangs help fight breast cancer

The Think Pink Charity Basketball Game is an initiative to bring breast cancer awareness and unity in the Morrow community.

Lakers fall at Montevallo

Offensive woes plagued the Clayton State Laker men's basketball team on Wednesday as the Lakers dropped a 59-48 Peach Belt Conference decision at Montevallo on Wednesday

Whitley rewarded for Tigers' turn around

For leading Stockbridge to the state playoffs for the first time in 27 years, Tigers coach Kevin Whitley was named coach of the year in Region 4-AAA as selected by the region's eight coaches.

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Divine Faith Ministries hosts 'Winter Faith Conference'

Clayton County public service agencies, churches, and other faith-based groups will gather to engage, educate, and empower the local community thorough informative sessions and outreach programs. The Community Faith Forum, which is a multi- and non-denominational event, will take place, on Jan. 22, from 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., at the Morrow Center, at 1180 Southlake Circle, Suite 100, in Morrow. Call (404) 391-0633.

Man seriously injured in hit-and-run

The City of Morrow Police Department was searching, Thursday, for the driver responsible for an apparent hit-and-run, near Morrow City Hall, that left a man injured, lying in the roadway.

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IRS delays handling certain deductions

Internal Revenue Service officials announced Thursday that the agency has a later-than-normal start in processing paper, and e-filed returns, which claim certain itemized deductions.

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AMS appeals to gun fans this weekend

More than 3,000 firearms enthusiasts are expected to converge at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) in Hampton this weekend, for the GunRunner Shows exhibit.

HCWSA Cares contributes to local charities

The Henry County Water and Sewerage Authority and its employees are kicking off a campaign to deliver monetary support to local charities.

Playing the anticipation game with airfare - Curt Yeomans

First off, I want to say I'm disappointed in you readers out there.

Judy, the sad girl - Ronda Rich

The other day, I took a short cut down a back road, the likes of which I had not seen since I was a child in petticoats and Mary Janes and rode the big, yellow school bus.

Teen cited for running into traffic

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

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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.

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 a winter storm that closed schools for a whole week.

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 its accrediting agency to be its new chairperson.

Wilson, Gene

Wilson, Gene Age: 78

Gravitt, Bobby

Gravitt, Bobby Age: 72

Jones new chairman of Henry delegation

State Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Ellenwood) — recently elected chairman of the Henry County Legislative Delegation — vows to make educating young people a top priority during this legislative session under the Gold Dome.

Genealogical Society helps unearth family histories

McDonough resident, Pat Rosser, told the story of a retired educator who was born and raised in Texas, knowing he had lineage somewhere in Georgia.

Hayes, Guy M.

Hayes, Guy M. Age: 66

Whitley rewarded for Tigers' turn around

For leading Stockbridge to the state playoffs for the first time in 27 years, Tigers coach Kevin Whitley was named coach of the year in Region 4-AAA as selected the region's eight coaches.

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.

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.

Clayton State women still perfect

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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.

Webb, Willie Mae

Webb, Willie Mae Age: 80

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.