News for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Wade has Forest Park going in right direction

When they come out on the court for pregame warm-ups, the Forest Park boys' basketball team doesn't necessarily pass the eye test.

Dennis 'works hard' for Eagle's Landing

It was a funk. A four-day, two-loss funk, a time for introspection and changes for Eagle's Landing's boys basketball team.

ELCA boys basketball team catches fire

Just a month ago, the jury was still out when it came to figuring out how successful the Eagle's Landing Christian boys basketball team was going to be in 2010-11.

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National Archives displaying Mississippi Civil Rights photography

Doris Derby was in the middle of the racially charged atmosphere that defined life in Mississippi during the 1960's, watching it unfold through the lens of her camera.

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State lauds 6 Clayton schools' improvements

Six Clayton County schools were honored by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, and the Georgia Department of Education, on Wednesday, for making some of the state's biggest gains on standardized tests.

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Morrow man arrested in quadruple shooting

Investigative work by the Clayton County Police Department and the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force led to the arrest of a suspect who allegedly shot to death one person, and wounded three others, in Morrow.

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Clayton leaders graduate from Georgia Academy

Several community leaders in Clayton County recently graduated from the "2010 Region Three Multi-Day Training Program" of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.

The Jonesboro fat lady has sung

To the Editor:

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Headquarters library to celebrate 'Three Kings Day'

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold a "Three Kings Day Movie" event on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m., to 6:45 p.m., at the library branch.

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Help available for learning about ancestry

A neighboring county is seeking to share information on how to learn about one's ancestors, in order to "grow a family tree." In the process of sharing that knowledge, the membership of the society hopes to find more individuals who would like to join them, and share their passion for learning about the people of the past and their connections with the people of the present.

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Museum to host party for Margaret Mitchell book

The Road to Tara Museum, in Jonesboro, will host a book release party, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the 1936 release of author Margaret Mitchell's book "Gone With the Wind."

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Delta

Delta is a 7 year old tortie domestic shorthair.

African-American artifacts sought for heritage celebration

An important part of American history will be celebrated in February, but the community's assistance is needed for the realization of the event.

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IRS kicks off 2011 tax season

A lengthened 2011 tax-filing season is underway, according to officials with the Internal Revenue Service.

Will Durst's Predictions for 2011 - Will Durst

Yes, we did. Survived 2010, 365 tumultuous days of what my good friend, Elizabeth "Betty" Windsor, is wont to call an annus horribilis.

Fascinating, not famous - Tom Purcell

Every year about now, the media introduce us to the most fascinating people of the prior year.

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Poncho and Paloma

Poncho (black and white) and Paloma (blonde and white) are 8 month old Papillion/Chihuahua mixes.

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Delta providing Aeromexico codeshare flights again

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

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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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Thornton, Jane Louise

Thornton, Jane Louise Age: 57

Jonesboro survives with 52-42 victory

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

College Park installs new police chief

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

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.

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.

Two local schools among state's top performers

Henry County's Luella Middle and Union Grove High schools were among 345 Georgia public schools recognized for academic improvement and achievement during the 2009-10 school year.

Forest Park rolls past Riverdale in sweep

Joshua Kraeger

Bulldogs take pair from Wolverines

Bob Jones

Will Durst's Predictions for 2011 - Will Durst

Yes, we did. Survived 2010, 365 tumultuous days of what my good friend, Elizabeth "Betty" Windsor, is wont to call an annus horribilis. And our reward for enduring that annoying annum is this clean slate of a new year where potentially anything can happen. A position we find ourselves in now; looking flush-front blunt at an empty, unscrawled calendar embodying hope and optimism and aspiration and promise.

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