News for Thursday, January 6, 2011

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CSU to launch new business lecture series

Clayton State University's School of Business will kick off its inaugural Dean's Distinguished Lecture series later this month, with a free presentation on entrepreneurism, the university has announced.

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Breaking Bread

Clayton County, and its people, have been lifted up in prayer.

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BOC 'evaluating' higher senior center fees

Senior citizens, who use Clayton County's senior centers, wanted answers earlier this week about fee increases at the centers. But when the county's senior services director responded Thursday, little new information was provided.

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Truck driver charged in accident with police officer

A 32-year-old truck driver has been arrested in connection with a wreck Thursday morning, that seriously injured a Clayton County police officer, on I-675.

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Philos Brass Quintet to perform at Spivey Hall

With their own version of "Little Red Riding Hood," the Philos Brass Quintet, a group of conservatory-trained musicians, will teach children about instruments of the brass family next week.

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Flowing River Fellowship hosts 'The Love Dare'

Is your marriage FIREPROOF?

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Successful New Year's Eve drive reported

McDonough resident Chad Butterfield has been a regular blood donor for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for about five years.

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Partnership brings books to children

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL), are partnering in an effort to provide free books to the state's youngest readers.

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Police investigate drive-by shooting

Clayton County Police were in the process Thursday of getting arrest warrants for three people they believe were involved in a drive-by shooting at the Forest Park exit ramp off of Interstate 75.

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Saturday memorial services set for zebra

The public is invited to a memorial service for "Evidence," the Zebra who died at Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Homes, located at 712 L.G. Griffin Road in Locust Grove.

The Match Up

The scouting report: The 6-foot-6, 214-pound junior is a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and the fifth-best prospect in the Class of 2012 in Georgia. His natural spot on the floor is small forward, but he can play four positions. Few players in the Southern Crescent, if any, can score like Hunt.

The way we see it

The way we see it

Basketball teams renew rivalries

Here is a look at some key high school basketball games Friday night in the Southern Crescent: Girls games start at 7 and boys at 8:30 unless noted:

Mundy's Mill faces 'big challenge' in showdown with Forest Park

In the first game of the season, Mundy's Mill had what first-year coach Julius Omotayo called a "reality check" for his girls' basketball team.

Four teams host area duals

The duals state meet is the first chance for a state title in the high school wrestling season, and the first step toward one begins today.

Remembering the VERY friendly skies - Curt Yeomans

God bless YouTube.

Ola's Pippens shines at Gridiron Classic

Ola defensive back Ra'Chard Pippens was busy New Year's Eve playing with elite football prospects, blocking extra-points and winning academic awards.

Rediscovering Mama - Ronda Rich

It is my strong and abiding philosophy that good springs forth from the midst of whatever bad happens to us.

We're all in this together

To the editor:

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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.

We're all in this together

We're all in this together

Purvis, Doris

Purvis, Doris Age: 66

Williams, David E.

Williams, David E. Age: 75

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.

Ola's Pippens shines at Gridiron Classic

Ola defensive back Ra'Chard Pippens was busy New Year's Eve playing with elite football prospects, blocking extra-points and winning academic awards.

Sellers, Weyman Gray

Sellers, Weyman Gray Age:

State lauds 6 Clayton schools' improvements

Six Clayton County schools were honored 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.

Humphreys, Sr., Robert H.

Humphreys, Sr., Robert H. Age: 82

National Archives displaying Mississippi Civil Rights photography

Doris Derwas 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.

Successful New Year's Eve drive reported

McDonough resident Chad Butterfield has been a regular blood donor for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for about five years.

Morrow man arrested in quadruple shooting

Investigative work 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.

Stull, Denver Eugene

Stull, Denver Eugene Age: 91

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.

Mundy's Mill faces 'big challenge' in showdown with Forest Park

In the first game of the season, Mundy's Mill had what first-year coach Julius Omotayo called a "reality check" for his girls' basketball team.

BOC 'evaluating' higher senior center fees

Senior citizens, who use Clayton County's senior centers, wanted answers earlier this week about fee increases at the centers. But when the county's senior services director responded Thursday, little new information was provided.

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.

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