News for Friday, January 21, 2011

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Jonesboro picks up intensity for 50-39 region win

Forest Park coach Antonio Wade had no complaints after his team's 50-39 loss at No. 10 Jonesboro Friday in a Region 4-AAAA contest.

Morrow cruises in second half to beat Mundy's Mill

The Morrow Mustangs turned a close two-point lead at the break into a second-half rout Friday night.

Wolverines rout finishes off night

Between half-court shooting contests, shoes sliding across the court and coordinated crowd antics the likes of which are usually reserved for Division I college basketball, Union Grove certainly had reason to believe Friday night its season is building toward something worth watching.

Riverdale girls fall in region tussle with Tri-Cities

With the "stretch run" of the 2010-11 season on the horizon, every victory in Region 4-AAAA girls basketball crucial. That's especially true on the road, and it worked well for the Tri-Cities Lady Bulldogs on Friday night at Riverdale.

Stockbridge gets region sweep at Locust Grove

Neither home floor advantage nor a 13-8 advantage in players in the girls game could help the Locust Grove Wildcats as Stockbridge easily took a pair of 4-AAA region games. In the girls contest, it was either beautiful from the start (you're a Stockbridge fan) or ugly from the start (a Locust Grove fan), and the Lady Tigers cruised to a 59-24 victory. Stockbridge is now 6-2 in 4-AAA play and 7-8 overall. Locust Grove suffered its 14th loss in its last 15 games, falling to 3-14 overall and 0-9 in region action.

Wildcats fourth-quarter comeback key to 65-61 win over Bulldogs

Lovejoy's three-game winning streak was threatened Friday night by a talented Mount Zion squad, but it was the Wildcats who emerged victorious with a 65-61 victory at home over the visiting Bulldogs.

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Passengers share winter storm experiences

While the airport had largely already returned to normal following the winter storm that rolled into Atlanta on Jan. 9, there were still some at Hartsfield-Jackson feeling its effects several days later.

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Stately Oaks receives grant for restoration

Stately Oaks will receive repairs and enhancements, due to a grant awarded to the City of Jonesboro and Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., through the Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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Fire officials take safety message to community

Henry County Fire Lt. Vince Harris recalled an incident, from last fall, in which 11-year-old Wesley Wooden helped his grandmother get safely away from her burning home.

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Jonesboro man confesses to murder of wife

A 54-year-old man confessed to the strangling and killing of his wife, in a 9-1-1 call, following a domestic dispute that allegedly occurred at their Jonesboro home.

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Marijuana-trafficking investigation yields 4 arrests

Four men will spend the next month behind bars in Henry County, while awaiting preliminary hearings on drug-related charges.

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McDonough man indicted in ranger's death

A McDonough man was indicted by a federal grand jury, for allegedly causing the shooting death of a U.S. Forest Service ranger.

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'Ready by 21' initiative launches in Henry

Education was the focus for more than 70 community leaders, who gathered to kick off a long-range project aimed at improving Henry County's public school system.

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McDonough woman indicted in armed robbery

A McDonough woman has been indicted by a Clayton County Grand Jury on charges of armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, and theft by taking.

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CSU to urge Congress' support of international education

A Clayton State University official will go to Washington this spring to help push members of the U.S. Congress to support international education programs, university officials announced this week.

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Auditions scheduled for domestic-abuse play

Experienced and non-experienced actors are needed for a play that highlights serious issues, including the negative effects of domestic abuse.

Are you receiving the blessings of God? - James C. Bell

I was talking with a young soldier at the airport the other day, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I asked him: "Are you receiving the blessings of God?"

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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.

Dixon, James E. Sr.

Dixon, James E. Sr. Age: 79

CSU to urge Congress' support of international education

A Clayton State University official will go to Washington this spring to help push members of the U.S. Congress to support international education programs, university officials announced this week.

'Ready by 21' initiative launches in Henry

Education was the focus for more than 70 community leaders, who gathered to kick off a long-range project aimed at improving Henry County's public school system.

McQuade, Edward Francis

McQuade, Edward Francis Age: 88

Peterson, Scharlene Annette "Charly"

Peterson, Scharlene Annette "Charly" Age: 26

Second Helping of 'Love'

Sometimes, you just cannot get enough love.

Two drive-by shooting suspects get hearings

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

Doty, Paul

Doty, Paul Age: 72

34 Clayton schools are now 'distinguished'

Nearly three dozen of the county's public schools were recognized for their academic prowess on Thursday, when officials from Clayton County Public Schools, and the Georgia Department of Education, announced they are Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools.

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