News for Wednesday, March 16, 2011


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Pointe South educator releases educational CD

"C-R (C-R), C-T (C-T)," is the main chant in a song Pointe South Elementary School Music Teacher Janet Johnson has written about the Criterion-Reference Competency Tests, which are also known as the CRCTs.

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DA: BOC resolution could constitute a felony

Three Clayton County commissioners may have committed a felony Tuesday when they passed a resolution to prevent county attorneys from testifying before a grand jury that is investigating the county's finance director, according to District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

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Dollar General relocates in Jonesboro

Business was flowing at a local Dollar General store, as customers were walking up and down the aisles and making purchases.

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East Clayton Elementary hosts 'Multicultural Night'

East Clayton Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will host a "Multicultural Night" on Thursday, March 17, from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the school, located at 2750 Forest Parkway, in Ellenwood. Call (404) 362-2885.

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Hampton proves herself on track at Jonesboro

Before last season, Jonesboro girls' track and field coach Tim Floyd had heard rumors about the talents of S'kayia Hampton, who was making a name for herself at the nearby middle school.

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CSU to face Bentley in Elite 8 showdown

The Clayton State Lady Lakers will face Bentley College Tuesday at the NCAA Division II Women's Elite 8 in St. Joseph, Mo.Clayton State captured the Southeast Regional with a 76-60 victory over Lander Monday night.

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Wildcats win in extra innings

Lovejoy baseball coach Craig Chatman was certainly glad his team pulled out the 7-6 victory against Tri-Cities on Wednesday night, but he knows it probably shouldn't have been that close.

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Johnson inspires, motivates young students

Ken Johnson delighted in the small crowd of students formed around him. Each came with a question about his life and career as a college basketball player, and professional football player.

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Middle-schooler collects water, combats cholera

McDonough resident Mariah Manning is determined to collect at least 20,000 bottles of water, to aid efforts to combat the cholera epidemic in Haiti. The 14-year-old is calling her campaign "Bottle Up Cholera."

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Henry, Clayton quartet face meth possession charges

Four people waived their preliminary hearings in Henry County Magistrate Court Wednesday, after they were allegedly caught with methamphetamine, and codeine in their car.

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Delta pledges cash, in-kind aid to Japan

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday that it pledged $1 million in cash and in-kind support to disaster-relief efforts in Japan, in response to a devastating earthquake that wreaked havoc on the Asian nation last week.

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Strong and robust, Thor is a great guy. This shepherd-boxer mix is also big and will need a safe place to play. He has a great personality and is very sociable. To see the mighty Thor, ask for 021711/590 at the Henry County Animal Control Shelter, at 527 Ga. Highway 20/81, McDonough. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Call (770) 288-7387 (PETS).

Madness in Mad Town - Will Durst

Best be vigilant for an inadvertent head butt as the eyes of the world recoil from that crazed leader, besieged in his own capital, defying reality while obstinately holding onto a tenuous power and attacking his citizenry through a conflicted security force.

Priorities in the wake of disaster - Jason A. Smith

It's really sad to see what it takes, to take the spotlight off celebrities.

Irish need not apply - Tom Purcell

Well, this takes the Irish cake. The Irish "need not apply" in America all over again.

Wiggins, Mr. Earl W.

Funeral Home: Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors

Stepp, Laura Mae Hadden

Age: 65

Turner, Charles Randall

Age: 65

Gordon, Zachary Lee

Age: 7

Lance, Ila Jane

Ila Jane Lance Ila Jane Lance, 70, of Forest Park, died at Doctors Hospice in Fayetteville on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Evelyn Schofield, of Riverdale; brother, Leroy Schofield, Jr., of Forest Park; and sisters, Paula Schofield, of Forest Park, and Barbara Rainwater, of Jonesboro. She is survived by brothers, Clarence Schofield, of Leander, Texas, and Mike Schofield, of Fayetteville, Ga.; sisters, Royce Mosbacher, of Lima, Ohio, Penny Altman, of Charleston, S.C,, and Anita Darby, of McDonough. Private interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park on Friday, March 18.