News for Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Lake Ridge student wins county spelling bee

Lake Ridge Elementary School fourth-grader, Makhi Simpson, was filled with nervousness, moments before he threw his fists in the air in a show of victorious celebration, at the Clayton County Spelling Bee, on Thursday.

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City officials share economic development plans

Officials -- representing cities in Clayton County -- were eager to share their updated plans for economic development with one another, and community and business leaders, during the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's "SunTrust Early Bird Breakfast," on Thursday.

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Riverdale High students receive lessons on crime

A group of ninth-graders at Riverdale High School received a strong message, this week, from representatives of the Clayton County District Attorney's Office, and the Clayton County Juvenile Court, about the severity of penalties for delinquent offenses.

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Dixon Grove to host youth celebration

Dixon Grove Baptist Church will host its inaugural Youth Celebration, on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Marquez T. Harris, a student at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, will be the guest speaker. The church is located at 7690 Fielder Road, in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 471-1021, or (770) 378-0182.

Gezzo's to celebrate Chinese New Year Saturday

Henry County will get a taste of Asian culture this weekend, thanks to the owners of a McDonough restaurant.

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National association names Singleton to arts group

The National Association of Counties has selected a new vice chairperson for its Arts and Culture Commission: Clayton County District 1 Commissioner Sonna Singleton, of Rex.

Young players overcome inexperience to make big impact

Aaron Horton knew what he was getting into as he got ready for his junior year on the Eagle's Landing boys basketball team.

Region rivals square off in games that matter

The Lovejoy Wildcats put their No. 3-ranking in the Class AAAA Gasports.com coaches' poll on the line tonight when they travel to nearby Mundy's Mill for a Region 4-AAAA contest against one of their biggest rivals.

CSU to welcome non-traditional students

Clayton State University's Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) will host two welcome sessions, next month, to share its plans for the spring semester.

What is up with this airline fee mania? - Curt Yeomans

Let me begin this by saying I am flat-out opposed to hidden fees, on anything.

The calling of a screen door - Ronda Rich

There is something about the banging of a screen door - soft, sweet and low - that warms the innards of my being.

Tina's wrong on Canadian healthcare - JOHN TEMPLEMAN

Then, I saw Tina Dupuy's column. I admire her writing skills, and I sometimes agree with her articles, but not always in their entirety.

Cook, Kay

Cook, Kay Age: 63

Tina's wrong on Canadian healthcare - JOHN TEMPLEMAN

To the editor:

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