News for Thursday, March 3, 2011


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Hear new interim pasor at First Baptist Morrow

The First Baptist Church of Morrow, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), is inviting the public to hear Dr. Peter Rhea Jones preach at its worship services on Sunday morning, at 11 a.m. Jones is the church's new interim pastor, and serves as Professor of Preaching at McAfee School of Theology, at Mercer University, in Atlanta.

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Adamson unsure about longer school day

Clayton County Board of Education Chairperson Pamela Adamson said on Thursday that she still needs to be convinced to get behind the idea of cutting 37 days from Clayton Schools academic calendar, while tacking two extra hours onto each school day.

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Arrest made in slaying at Econo Lodge

One of two suspects in a robbery-homicide at the Econo Lodge hotel in Jonesboro, last month, has been arrested, according to Clayton County police.

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Jonesboro Streetscape work nearing end

The end is seemingly in sight for construction on the first phase of Jonesboro's Streetscape project, the city's Mayor, Luther Maddox, said on Thursday.

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Bright future ahead for Jonesboro athletic programs

Busy preparing his team for today's Class AAAA quarterfinals game against Hardaway, Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman has had little time to think about the future of his basketball program.

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Francis returns to sideline as Lovejoy plays in Elite Eight

Wednesday's Class AAAA second round playoff win was very difficult for Lovejoy coach Rick Francis.

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Drew basketball team grows up fast-Doug Gorman Column

There's something special happening at Drew.

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Jonesboro stays perfect in baseball

onight head coach Dan Maehlman will lead the Jonesboro basketball team into a quarterfinal matchup against Hardaway for the right to go to the Class AAAA Final Four.

Gas prices: The true enemy of travel - Curt Yeomans

I once saw a female gas pump, in full dominatrix gear, whipping a naked Uncle Sam.

Gone visiting - Ronda Rich

One night back in the summer, Louise, Rodney and I stopped to see Russell and Neva, whom we have all known in one way or the other for decades. Yet, we go ages without seeing each other. It's a crying shame, as Mama would say.

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Thousands expected for hunger walk

Thousands expected for hunger walk -Walk/Run steps off, March 13

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"What's in a name?" a famous playwright asked in one of his most-celebrated plays. Well, obviously a lot when you get it wrong, as we did in the Wednesday, March 2 edition of the Clayton News Daily. The error occurred in the caption on this photograph, which incorrectly identified a well-known county commissioner as "Name."

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Locals to sing in Griffin Masterworks concert

Kelly Roberts, of Hampton, will join McDonough couple Kate and Justin Evans, Thursday, as part of a concert put on the Griffin Choral Arts Community Chorus.

Crotts, Margaret Elizabeth

Age: 88

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Kinship Care, Links Inc. to fight obesity

Clayton County's assistance program for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, is teaming up with an Atlanta area volunteer service group, to bring home Michelle Obama's national campaign against obesity.

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Jonesboro gets impressive 83-51 playoff win over Thomas County Central

Going into the fourth quarter, Jonesboro was holding a comfortable 19-point lead over visiting Thomas County Central Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Lovejoy facility offers chiropractic solutions

Seventeen-year-old Giovonte Ortiz, a wrestler at Lovejoy High School, recalled that recently, he was wrestling an opponent during a semi-finals wrestling tournament.

Alleged drive-by shooter captured quickly

McDonough police believe an ongoing spat between teens, led to a midday shooting in the City Square subdivision, Tuesday, that police are calling an attempted drive-by.

Avoid computer hackers, viruses

munication, research and information are more accessible in the 21st century, thanks to the internet, according to the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc.

BOC implementing hiring freeze for county

Clayton County's government was put under a hiring freeze this week the county's Board of Commissioners, as a way to help deal with the possibility of a multi-million-dollar budget deficit, when the current fiscal year ends this summer.

Cancer benefit Saturday for McDonough resident

Friends of a Henry County woman are banding together this weekend, to assist her in fighting against a deadly disease. A walk-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday, for Cynthia Ouya, at Wesley Lakes Elementary School in McDonough, from 10:30 a.m., to 4 p.m.,