News for Tuesday, January 4, 2011


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Bulldogs take pair from Wolverines

The Dutchtown Lady Bulldogs rallied from a ten-point deficit in the fourth to edge the Union Grove Lady Wolverines 48-44 in overtime. and the Bulldogs continued the home team's momentum by holding off the Wolverines in the nightcap by a 68-60 final score. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in region 3-A AAAA play, while Union Grove's girls drop to .500 (5-5 overall) and 1-3 in region play. Union Grove's boys had been undefeated in region play, falling to 6-4 overall and 3-1. Dutchtown upped its record to 5-8 overall and 3-1 in 3-A AAAA.

Forest Park rolls past Riverdale in sweep

The Panthers overcame a slow second quarter Tuesday night at home against the Raiders to escape with a 55-52 victory.

Make it eight straight victories now for the Lady Tigers of Mundy's Mill.

Playing its first game since Dec. 21, Mundy's Mill overcame a sluggish start and rusty play on Tuesday as the Lady Tigers pulled off a key 52-47 Region 4AAAA victory over Tri-Cities. Mundy's Mill is now 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the region since the season-opening defeat against North Clayton.

Jonesboro survives with 52-42 victory

Jonesboro showed it doesn't necessarily have to play at its best to win.

Starters get the message, and win, for Eagle's Landing

As they sat on the bench for the final minutes of the third quarter, Eagle's Landing's understood. They had given up too many points to Stockbridge and in the process surrendered a double-digit lead.

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Not your average soda fountain

Passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport can now enjoy 106 regular, and low-calorie, Coca-Cola brand beverages from one interactive fountain machine.

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Seniors await word today on center fees

Several senior citizens sneered at members of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night, after waiting over an hour for information about fee increases at the county's senior centers, only to be told that information would be given to them today.

Board of Health volunteers help with emergencies

Emergencies and natural disasters require the assistance of many people, in order for the public response to them to be handled quickly and efficiently.

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Solicitor's office donates supplies to Clayton Schools

More than 20 boxes of school supplies were presented to the Clayton County Public Schools, Tuesday, by Clayton County Solicitor General Tasha Mosley. Superintendent Edmond Heatley accepted the gift, just as school officials believe items donated in the fall are starting to run out.

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Rapper Wacka Floca Flame surrenders to police

Wacka Flocka Flame, a well-known rapper whose given name is Juaquin James Malphurs, was in the Henry County Jail, Tuesday, after surrendering to police, Monday, on drug and weapons charges.

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Anna Marie meets Cinderella

Nine-year-old Anna Marie Dingess got to live a little girl's dream recently, when she paid a visit to Disney's fairy tale princess, Cinderella.

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College Park installs new police chief

The City of College Park has appointed a familiar face as its new chief of police.

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CSU genealogy group holding family history workshops

Figuring out how to organize Uncle Darby's Vietnam War draft records, and pictures of Grandma Ruby building airplanes during World War II, will be the focus of an upcoming, free, two-day workshop that will be hosted by the Clayton State University Genealogy Group.

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Delta providing Aeromexico codeshare flights again

Delta Air Lines recently announced it will reinstate codeshare flights operated by Aeromexico, which is a partner with Delta's SkyTeam, according to officials of Delta Air Lines.

Arts Clayton showcases work of juried-show winners

Arts Clayton will have a "Celebrating Art-Juried Show Winners Past & Present" exhibit, from Wednesday, Jan. 5, to Jan. 28, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro.

Coupon craze leads to newspaper theft - Jill Cataldo

"I get the newspaper delivered every week. Some weeks the coupons are so good that I head to the store and buy extra copies to get more coupons.

The new water cooler - Martha Carr

There was a time when gathering information was a chore that was boxed in by where we lived, who we had access to and the age of our parents' set of encyclopedias. My parents had a set that predated me. I think Hawaii was still listed as a territory.

2011 Precap - Peter Funt

No one was more surprised by the way 2010 turned out than this reporter, except possibly the 69 Democrats who lost their seats in Congress,

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Officials kick-off 'Bring One for the Chipper'

Once again, area residents are being asked to dispose of their live Christmas trees in an environmentally responsible way.

Clayton State rolls to victory over Tennessee Temple

The Clayton State men's basketball team tuned up for Saturday's Peach Belt Conference showdown at Georgia College with an 86-68 victory against Tennessee Temple Monday afternoon inside the Athletics and Fitness Center.

Pfouts, Samuel Harris

Pfouts, Samuel Harris Age: 28

Shults, Patsy Lynn

Shults, Patsy Lynn Age: 58

Jonesboro City Council OKs 2011 budget

The Jonesboro City Council approved its 2011 budget on Monday, but an outcry from residents over a planned property-tax increase means the battle may just be starting.

Lovejoy baseball, softball complex to hold opening

There is a room, with a queen-sized bed inside the office of a former Major League Baseball player. It is there as a place of respite, rest, and solitude for David Elder.

Cleveland, Bertha Rosa Jeffries

Cleveland, Bertha Rosa Jeffries Age: 91

Officials kick-off 'Bring One for the Chipper'

Once again, area residents are being asked to dispose of their live Christmas trees in an environmentally responsible way.

Clayton Police investigate deadly triple shooting

At least one person is dead following a triple shooting at a Morrow apartment complex late Monday night, according to a Clayton County Police spokesman.

Late second-half spark keeps CSU women perfect

The Clayton State women's basketball team started 2011 much like they ended 2010 — with a win.