News for Monday, July 25, 2011


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Solomon taking JUCO route

By Derrick Mahonedmahone@news-daily.comAfter graduating from Lovejoy High in 2010, Cameron Solomon signed with High Point University in North Carolina with high hopes of competing for playing time.

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Carter passes Lovejoy girls torch to Dillard

By Darryl Maxiedmaxie@news-daily.comArthur Carter is turning the reins of the Lovejoy High girls basketball program over to Leon Dillard.

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CSU women signs four to basketball squad

From Staff ReportsFresh off winning the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship, Clayton State women's head basketball coach Dennis Cox announced on Monday the Lakers' recruiting class for the 2011-12 season.

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Chamber of Commerce extends Leadership Clayton deadline

Although the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce initially required applications for its 2011-2012 Leadership Clayton program to be turned in last Friday, the group has announced people have a couple more days to sign up.

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Lovejoy to implement millage rate this year

For the first time, Lovejoy's business and home owners will have to pay property taxes, according to a Lovejoy city councilman.

Crandall, Milton Rhoda “Billy”

Age: 98

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Woman charged in revenge plot

A Las Vegas woman was arrested Saturday on charges she posted her ex-boyfriend's 12-year-old daughter's photo and contact information on various web sites for the purpose of offering the child for sex.

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Standoff ends peacefully

A College Park man wanted for murder in Florida held off Clayton County police early Monday morning, barricading himself inside an apartment with a woman and her four children.

Riley, Jerry

Age: 61

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Number of Georgia schools making AYP down this year

Clayton County Public Schools was part of the trend of fewer schools in Georgia making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, according to the State Department of Education's preliminary results.

Crouching Lurkers - Will Durst

Run for the hills, everybody! Armageddon is imminent! The sky is beyond falling; it's anvil-plummeting! Onto our heads so fast the clouds are whistling the love theme from the movie "2012."

Accused killer committed to the state at 13

A Riverdale teenager charged in the shooting death, last week, of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy was deemed a threat to the community at 13, and was sent away for almost two years, according to his lengthy juvenile record.

Jonesboro roads to be closed Thursday

Several streets in the City of Jonesboro will be closed most of the day, Thursday, to accommodate the throngs of people expected to attend the funeral of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

Teen motorists learn the hazards of driving

Some local high school students are learning from law enforcement officers how to become safe drivers.

Southern Crescent Tech Foundation formed from mergers

Southern Crescent Technical College officials recently announced the two foundations that support the technical college will merge to form a consolidated group.

Gas prices expected to rise through August

Unsettled debate on how the nation should handle its debt may have an immediate, and unfavorable, impact on what Americans pay at the gas pump.

Are cigars endangered? - Tom Purcell

Are premium cigars next on the federal government's hit list?

Clayton health officials seeking higher diabetes awareness

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death for Clayton County residents, according to a spokesman for the county's health department.