News for Saturday, January 8, 2011


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Tigers keep rolling with win over Forest Park

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Citi Trends opens Jonesboro location

Citi Trends has opened its fourth location in Clayton County.

Brown, Elzie Charles

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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 winter weather next week, officials at the university said on Friday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Landers, Shirley Anne

Landers, Shirley Anne Age: 61

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.

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.

Murray, Jewell B.

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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.

Toney, Pearl

Toney, Pearl Age: 78

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.

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.