News for Friday, May 20, 2011

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Clayton's State's season of champions

Q&A A look back

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Swint, Harmon named top players in Region 4-AAAA

All-Region 4-AAAA Team

Thanks Thrashers, I'm going to miss you

Column by Doug Gorman

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Hundreds support International Day at Head Start

Last year's International Day parade got rained out, so parents and teachers were grateful Friday that the sun shined on Clayton County Head Start's annual salute to nations.

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Hill's former spokesman faces criminal charges

A Clayton County special grand jury has indicted the man who once served as former Sheriff Victor Hill's spokesman, for allegedly stealing $30,000 in county money, the county's district attorney confirmed late Friday.

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Clayton Police: Lovejoy student gave false statement

Clayton County police arrested a female Lovejoy High School student, and charged her with giving a false statement, on Wednesday, after she allegedly admitted to lying to police, and in court, about what she saw during a recent food fight at the school, according to the police department.

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Retirees honored for service in education

Marie Marrero's voice cracked, and tears welled in her eyes, as she spoke about leaving a more than 40-year career as an educator.

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Forest Park cheerleaders hope to fight diabetes

Forest Park High School Cheerleaders want to help prevent juvenile diabetes from getting a tighter grip on their community.

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Driver in expressway tie-up, subject of Silver Alert

The Henry County Police Department has released the identities of the drivers involved in a four-car accident on I-75, which shut down lanes of the interstate for two hours, Monday.

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Officer completes safety training

Clayton County Police Officer Bret J. Bell completed an advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement course, taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

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Partnership offers incentives for recycling in McDonough

The City of McDonough is working to educate its residents on the benefits of recycling, through a partnership with a recycling company that offers discounts on purchases at area venues.

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Local pair face federal human-trafficking charges

A Jonesboro woman, and a man with ties to Clayton County, face federal charges of human sex trafficking, kidnapping, and transporting women across state lines for prostitution.

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Say WHAT?! - See what's on your neighbor's minds

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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News of the Weird 5-21-2011

Unclear on the Concept; Can't Possibly Be True; Zero Tolerance?; Cavalcade of Rednecks; Inexplicable; Least Competent Criminals

Abundant - Susan Bennett

The gospel of Luke records a parable that Jesus told about a fig tree that would not bear fruit. The man who owned the vineyard came and saw that this tree was bare, and told his gardener, "For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?"

A man of Christian integrity - Jim Bell

One of the best qualities any person can have is integrity. This word describes a person who is honest and trustworthy, one who respects and obeys the law, and one who appreciates his fellow man and seeks to live in peace with his neighbors.

Laney, Sidney C.

Age: 72

Thanks Thrashers, I'm going to miss you

Hockey is a game played on frozen water and not always appreciated or understood in the South.

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Hill's former spokesman faces criminal charges

A Clayton County special grand jury has indicted the man who once served as former Sheriff Victor Hill's spokesman, for allegedly stealing $30,000 in county money, the county's district attorney confirmed late Friday.

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Say WHAT?! - See what's on your neighbor's minds

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites –– www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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Clayton's State's season of champions

Editor's Note: It's has been a terrific year for Clayton State athletics. Highlighting the magical 2010-11 year for the Laker program was winning the national championship in women's basketball. The Lakers, led head coach Dennis Cox brought home the school's first national title in any sport with a 69-50 victory over Michigan Tech. The CSU women's tennis team made it to the Final Four and the men's soccer team advanced to the Elite 8. The CSU men's basketball won 19 games and just missed the NCAA Tournament , and several CSU runners were honored. Long-time CSU athletic director Mason Barfield sat down to talk with Clayton News-Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports editor Doug Gorman on Friday about the past year and his goals for the future as the bar has been raised to the highest level ever for the Lakers.

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