News for Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Metaphor madness - Tom Purcell

"Now that I've had a chance to think about it, I probably could have used a different metaphor."

Tiny, but perfect - Jason A. Smith

She's here. After all the waiting and anticipation for the arrival of my little girl, she is finally here.

Replacing Ringer is key for Eagle's Landing

Since Eagle's Landing sophomore center Desmond Ringer went down with a knee injury on the first play against Henry County on Jan. 18, much has changed in how the Golden Eagles operate on the court. Not much has changed in the result.

No. 2-ranked CSU wears down Armstrong Atlantic

Fresh off being ranked No. 2 in the nation in Division II, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team was once again put to the test on Wednesday night at Peach Belt Conference rival Armstrong Atlantic. However, the Lakers pulled away in the second half for an impressive 87-65 victory at Alumni Arena.

Clutch shooting lifts CSU men to thrilling 61-57 victory

Whenever Clayton State and Armstrong Atlantic square off in men's basketball at Armstrong Atlantic's Alumni Arena, expect the game to be close and down to the wire.

That's the way the cookie crumbles

Ben Rothlisberger opened his season in Milledgeville, chasing a Georgia peach through the back rooms of a night club. It cost him a suspension, but he made up for it when the Pittsburgh Steelers called his number Sunday, and now they're in the Super Bowl again.

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Steele

Steele is a three and a half year old gray and white Domestic Shorthair.

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Jaxon

Jaxon is a 5 year old Shih Tzu/Bichon mix.

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CSU's new LAB building offers 'breathing room'

"It buys us two, to three years of breathing room," said Clayton State University President Tim Hynes.

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CSU soars to new enrollment record

A preliminary spring enrollment count at Clayton State University shows there appears to be more people attending the 41-year old Morrow-based university this semester than ever before, school officials announced on Wednesday.

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Event to kick off Relay For Life

Plans are already brewing for a much-anticipated relay event occurring in four months.

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County spelling bee to be held today

The Clayton County Spelling Bee will be held today, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-2875.

Woman struck by car on highway

A Union City woman was struck by a vehicle on I-285 westbound, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, after authorities say she ran into traffic to flag down officers.

Taxes, taxes, taxes -- That's the way it's going to be - RICK YONCE

What's Jonesboro's elected official's motive for more taxes?

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Local comedy group draws on life experiences

Four budding entertainers are hoping to tickle the funny bones of area residents, by putting a humorous spin on everyday life.

Jonesboro gets 47-37 region win with big defensive effort

As he headed to the locker room following Jonesboro's 47-37 win over North Clayton Tuesday, Cardinals forward Jordan Enadeghe was consistently congratulated by his teammates and the school's student body.

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CSU women ranked second in the country

The Clayton State Laker women's basketball team have reached a new high in its storied history - No. 2 in the nation.

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Woodland, Union Grove split region games

When new high schools are formed, new rivalries can develop.

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Lady Tigers make progress in loss

Mundy's Mill girls basketball coach Julius Omotayo walked out of the Lady Tigers' locker room without the dejected countenance that can come with a loss.

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Stockbridge falls to Spalding in region battle

Just when the Stockbridge Tigers looked as if they had successfully come from behind and prevailed in overtime on Tuesday against visiting Spalding, Davin White had one final answer.

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Riverdale runs away with 65-53 win over Creekside

Riverdale came out strong Tuesday night at home against Creekside and the intensity never ceased as it defeated Creekside 65-53.

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Riverdale High student crowned Miss Elite

A Riverdale High School teen is the winner of the Second Annual Miss Elite of Clayton County Pageant.

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Dutchtown chorus to perform at Savannah conference

Ziara Greene said she is prepared to take the stage. The 14-year-old is scheduled to perform Thursday, with the Dutchtown Middle School Advanced Treble Choir, in front of an audience of music experts.

Councilman receives Certificate of Achievement

Riverdale City Councilman Wayne Hall has received the Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute, at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Annual Mayors' Day Conference.

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Cub Scout Pack 543 to celebrate 50th anniversary

A local Jonesboro Cub Scout pack will soon celebrate 50 years of history.

Taxes, taxes, taxes –– That's the way it's going to be

Taxes, taxes, taxes –– That's the way it's going to be

That's the way the cookie crumbles

Ben Rothlisberger opened his season in Milledgeville, chasing a Georgia peach through the back rooms of a night club.

Clayton Schools prepare for countywide redistricting

Clayton County school officials will spend the next 18 months reviewing, and redrawing, attendance zones for all of their 61 schools, to evenly spread out more than 50,000 students, Superintendent Edmond Heatley said this week.

Henry's elementary kids eligible for buses next year

More elementary school students, including those living within a mile of their assigned schools, will be eligible to board school buses, effective next school year.

Gillespie, Mildred Crawford

Gillespie, Mildred Crawford Age: 95

Mobile 'Vision Van' serves local youngsters

Caleb Watts pressed his chin forward, as he answered the doctor with a robust confidence.

Health Board needs volunteers for emergency exercise

About 60 volunteers are needed for an exercise designed to test the local response to a dirty-bomb radiological attack.

King Elementary's national honor a distinction, indeed

How many elementary schools hold a wedding ceremony for the letters "Q" and "U," just to get students to understand the relationship between the first two letters in words, such as "queen," "quantum," and "quagmire?"

CSU will host Google interactive workshop

Small business owners will be given the opportunity to receive information, which could, potentially, catapult them into the next level of technology.

Johnson, Dorris Roberts

Johnson, Dorris Roberts Age: 81

CSU's new LAB building offers 'breathing room'

"It buys us two, to three years of breathing room," said Clayton State University President Tim Hynes.

Replacing Ringer is key for Eagle's Landing

From Staff Reports

Teen saves neighbors from chimney fire

Sixteen-year-old Austin Nelson, of McDonough, said he does not "feel like a hero," for helping to save his elderly neighbors from a potential disaster at their home.

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