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Holiday ices win for Bulldogs

Dutchtown forward Jalen Blye called it the most exciting game he's ever played in. When he considered all the variables at play -- the raucous opposing crowd, region standings implications and thrilling end -- he couldn't come up with a better one.

Henry County takes care of Drew without leading scorer

Henry County boys' team showed why Warhawks coach Vincent Rosser had confidence that they would play well despite losing leading scorer Larrentis Thomas to a hand injury earlier in the week.

Lovejoy goes on road, gets sweep at Mundy's Mill

The Lovejoy Wildcats just keep on winning.

Panthers prevail in 72-67 overtime win against Morrow

The Forest Park Panthers fought four quarters strong and needed one more to put away the Morrow Mustangs 72-67 in overtime Friday night at home.

Eagles take two from Tigers

It was Mia Adams for the Lady Golden Eagles in the opener, and it was balanced scoring and a furious second half comeback for the Eagles in the nightcap, and Eagle's Landing swept a pair from the host Stockbridge Tigers. Adams scored 10 in the first and 12 in the third and was a ball of energy throughout as the Lady Eagles (6-9, 5-5 in 4-AAA) handled the Lady Tigers 48-36.

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Noronha takes title again

Daniella Noronha quickly recited the letters "c-o-r-p-u-s-c-l-e."

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Clayton State announces Black History Month theme, events

Gospel music, dialogues on segregation, integration, challenges facing African Americans, as well as banquets are on tap at Clayton State University, in February, as the university celebrates "Black History Month."

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Man charged with murder of stepfather

Clayton County Police have charged a Riverdale man with the alleged murder of his stepfather, who was shot in December, but died recently.

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January birthday friends share lasting bond

Three long-time friends agree, their shared birthday month is just one of many similarities they have enjoyed for more than 30 years.

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Three arrested following fight at Mundy's Mill High

Three people were arrested following a fight at Mundy's Mill High School, surrounding a basketball game, Friday night.

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Man charged in illegal prescription-pill case

Bond was set at $50,000 for a Hapeville truck driver, after an undercover narcotics investigation allegedly revealed he conducted international drug transactions by pretending to be a missionary.

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Armed-robbery charge added for jail inmate

Henry County Police have reportedly located the man they believe to have robbed a local gas station using a machete Sunday.

Southern Crescent Toastmasters seeking new members

Clayton State University's Southern Crescent Toastmasters Club is inviting people to come out to its next meeting, and consider becoming new members, the university announced on Friday.

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Humane society sustained by loyal supporters

The Clayton County Humane Society got a new friend, "Sweet Pea," a Manchester terrier, after she was recently found locked inside a carrier, at the back of a subdivision.

In the beginning, God created a perfect world - James C. Bell

The Holy Bible says, in Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." And in verse 25b, "And God saw that it was good."

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Hartsfield-Jackson keeps its "world's busiest" title

"We are pleased that Hartsfield-Jackson has grown both its passenger and air cargo numbers in 2010, and is recognized as the world's busiest passenger airport again," said Louis Miller, aviation general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson.

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Clayton Schools to give strategic plan update

Clayton County Public Schools officials are inviting members of the public to hear an update this weekend, on how the school system is doing at meeting the goals outlined in its strategic plan.

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Dixon Grove to host youth celebration

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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.

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.

Tax credit available for certain taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and its partners, are reaching out to modest-income families who may be eligible to receive as much as $5,600 simply filing a Federal income tax form.

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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Hartsfield-Jackson keeps its “world's busiest” title

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport continues to be recognized for its high volume of passengers, air cargo, landings and takeoffs.

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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