News for Friday, January 7, 2011


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Museum exhibits display aviation's rich history

History continues to grow at the National Museum of Commercial Aviation, in Forest Park, not far from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Arts Clayton kicks off 25th anniversary celebrations

A quarter of a century of arts programs in the Southern Crescent all began with a local resident asking, "Where are the arts in Clayton County?" in the mid-1980's.

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Snow may delay semester start at Clayton State

The beginning of Clayton State University's spring semester may get snowed in by winter weather next week, officials at the university said on Friday.

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McDonough resident gets state executive appointment

McDonough resident, Bert Brantley, said he is prepared for the next step in his life's journey. That next step will include a stint at helping program Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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Local Farm Bureau offices aid in hunger fight

The smallest amount of loose change collected over a period of time can help provide meals to dozens of families, according to Lori Miller, executive director of Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Food Pantry in Stockbridge.

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Stabbing victims turn up on Riverdale Road

Clayton County Police are trying to piece together details regarding the stabbings of two men, on Riverdale Road, Friday morning.

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Three suspects arrested in drive-by shooting

Clayton County Police have arrested three suspects who were allegedly involved in the shooting of two people, on a ramp to I-75, near Tara Boulevard, in Jonesboro.

Hunt's 47 sinks No. 7 Jonesboro

Marcus Hunt refused to let North Clayton lose on Friday. The 6-foot-5 junior showed why he is one of the top-rated underclassmen in the nation as he scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Eagles to a 79-78 upset over No. 7 Jonesboro in a Region 4-AAAA contest.

Lady Panthers return to dominant ways

When all else fails for Forest Park -- when its shooting is inconsistent, when only 39 percent of its free throws are made, when turnovers spoil offensive opportunities -- its defense remains reliable.

Fourth-quarter rally gives Lady Patriots win

For a time, it looked like the ELCA Lady Chargers were going to waltz out of rival Strong Rock Christian's gym with an easy Region 9-A victory.

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Tigers keep rolling with win over Forest Park

Mundy's Mill got 10 points apiece from Devanti Bagley and Khari Hobbs and came back from a nine-point third-quarter deficit for a 54-45 win at Forest Park in a Region 4-AAAA game.

Eagle's Landing earns 8th win over Locust Grove

It was supposed to be a walk-over for the Eagles Landing Golden Eagles. On paper, that is.

Lovejoy's late basket lifts them to 50-48 victory over Banneker

Friday night at Lovejoy the fourth quarter seemed to hold an upset in the making, but it was the Wildcats who were triumphant over the visiting Trojans 50-48.

Williams dominates as Alcovy rolls past Dutchtown

The Dutchtown Lady Bulldogs got a dose of what the rest of Region 3AAAA girls basketball is going to have to deal with over the next couple of seasons when playing the Alcovy Lady Tigers - Ashley Williams.

Clayton State returns to conference play at Georgia College

Clayton State women's basketball coach Dennis Cox's team must have some sort of magic formula when it comes to winning basketball games.

How can one be successful in life? - James C. Bell

This is a question many people ask, and spend most -- or perhaps all -- of their lives seeking to achieve. The true answer can be found in knowing what one wants and how much he is willing to give to realize success.

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Delta offering winter travel assistance

Passengers whose flight plans could be affected by harsh winter weather across the Northeast this weekend will be able to make one-time changes to their flights without fees, said officials of Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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Citi Trends opens Jonesboro location

Citi Trends has opened its fourth location in Clayton County.The new location for the family apparel retailer is at Pointe South Shopping Center, at 8494 Highway 85, Jonesboro, said Bruce Smith, Chief Financial Officer for Citi Trends, Inc. The store is open Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m., to 8 p.m., and Sundays, from noon, to 6 p.m.

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