News for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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CSU headed to NCAA title game

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The Clayton State Laker women's basketball team is heading to the NCAA Division II National Championship game.

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Hambrick hosting public-input session Saturday

Residents in Clayton County Board of Commissioners District 2 will have an opportunity for a face-to-face, one-on-one meeting with Commissioner Gail Hambrick, and voice their concerns about the county this weekend.

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CSU Cox selected Russell Athletic/WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- With his team in a strong run at a possible NCAA Division II national championship, Clayton State head women's basketball Dennis Cox received the highest possible honor that a coach can at any level.

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Clayton Schools to fight gangs with 'Midnight Ball'

You know how colleges have "Midnight Madness" to kick off their basketball seasons?

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Longtime UPS driver recognized for safety

It was a chilly morning at the UPS Forest Park Hub Center, in Forest Park.

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Average gas prices flat-line

Average gas prices are steady this first week of spring, although energy and industry officials anticipate seasonal increases as the summer driving season approaches.

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BOE to hold March work session

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a work session on Monday, March 28, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

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Why honey bees swarm: A primer

Residents of Clayton and Henry counties may soon begin to hear the buzzing sounds of honey bees swarming nearby. But they should not panic, according to experts.

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Area dentist earns service, learning recognition

Stockbridge resident Wayne Kerr attests to a life of learning and community service.

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Jada

Jada is a 3 year old Sealpoint Siamese

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CSU to offer free tax assistance

Clayton State University's accounting students are offering their assistance to eligible, area taxpayers who would like help preparing their income tax returns, as part of a national effort known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Simon

Simon is an 8 month old black and white domestic shorthair Manx (little or no tail).

A Cowboy Poem - Tom Purcell

Well, Mr. Harry Reid, leader of the U.S. Senate majority,

The remaining legislative days will be busy - Glenn Baker

March 16th marked the 30th legislative day of the 2011 session. Known as "Crossover Day," this critical day marks the last chance that most House bills will have to pass the House and make their way to the Senate. If a House bill has not passed the House by the end of Crossover Day, it has little chance of becoming law this year.

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Local players named to the GACA all-state team

Ten players from the Southern Crescent were named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's All-State team. Jonesboro senior Rasham Suarez was named the Class AAAA South Player of the Year, which was selected among players from Regions 1-4.

Humphreys, Harry A.

Age: 83

Monge, Jorge Araya

Age: 65

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Anti-Defamation League, schools campaign against bullying

Incivility, intolerance, and intimidation can often be evident in schools where students grapple with peer pressure, and self-identity. Left unchecked, school officials contend, students can easily fall prey to bullying, or become bullies themselves.

Washington, Ronnie

Age: 62

Holt, Tracy

Tracy Holt, 48, of Barnesville, Ga., died Monday, March 21, 2011. He was born in Fayettville, N.C., to Herbert J. and Carolyn Holloway Holt. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a member of Rock Springs Church. Mr. Holt is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Turner) Holt, of Barnesville; mother, Carolyn (Holloway) Holt, of Stockbridge; sons, William Lee Holt, of Stockbridge; Mark Holt, of Stockbridge; Mitch Holt, of Stockbridge; Stephen Washington, of Woodland, Ala.; daughter, Crystal Cofield, of Roanoke, Ala.; six grandchildren; sisters, Deborah Locklear and Sandra Hanes. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 25, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Roy Hammond officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 24, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.

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Clayton Schools to fight gangs with 'Midnight Ball'

You know how colleges have "Midnight Madness" to kick off their basketball seasons?

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