News for Thursday, November 10, 2011

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The Playmakers in the Southern Crescent

As the second season - the playoffs - begins tonight with seven teams from the Southern Crescent, each will be relying on a team effort to remain alive. However, each team has one or two players that must step up big for them to have a chance to advance. Staff writers Derrick Mahone and Darryl Maxie look at the impact players from the area that must have big playoff games.

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When restlessness strikes - Ronda Rich

When word filtered out that she was gone, just packed up and disappeared like a vapor in the broad, bright light of day, I found no surprise in it.

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What the heck is that mascot?!? - Curt Yeomans

I was thinking of what to write this week, and I started to think about the mascots for London’s 2012 Olympic games. They are really weird, really off-the-wall.

Forest Park High to host ‘Scholarship Saturday’

Helping students find money for college

Preparing for college can be a stressful time for a high school senior, with concerns over grade-point averages, entrance exams, college applications –– and perhaps the most daunting challenge of all –– finding enough money to pay the costs.

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Lovejoy’s Tuoyo heading to VCU

Justin Tuoyo is known for his defense.

Sunday alcohol expected to increase Riverdale’s revenue

Now that residents in Riverdale have voted to approve package Sunday alcohol sales, the final decision will be up to Riverdale City Councilmembers.

Faith Notes - November 11, 2011

Ministers’ appreciation dinner Sunday at Dixon Grove Baptist

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Johnson, Katie R.

Katie R. Johnson (formerly Nicholson, nee Webb), passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

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Protesters picket police department

Braving brisk temperatures and a slight breeze, Jeremy Williams paced back and forth in front of the Jonesboro Police Department, Thursday, to protest being shut out of Municipal Court proceedings.

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Deputies capture fugitive Forest Park dad

A Forest Park dad wanted in the September kidnapping of his four children was arrested Thursday morning by the Clayton County Sheriff's Fugitive Squad.

Fugitive picked up at bus station

A Stockbridge man sought by police on multiple felonies was arrested Wednesday at an Atlanta bus terminal, said a Clayton County Sheriff's spokesman.

Forest Park candidate challenges vote count

Forest Park resident, Lydia Murphy, realized too late that she cast her ballot Friday in the wrong ward.

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Dutchtown Middle’s ‘pink-out’ celebrates survivors

Dutchtown Middle School students participated in Dutchtown’s First Pink Out Day, held Sept. 27, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event celebrated the school’s cancer survivors, and demonstrated the students’ and faculty members’ support for them.

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Cancer survivor attributes early detection to God

Supports early mammograms

A year ago, Shondia McFadden-Sabari was prompted to have a mammogram. The Locust Grove woman listened to the inner voice urging her action, and she is a breast cancer survivor today.

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Women say mammograms do save lives

Low-cost screenings offered through Oct. 31

It was six years ago, during a routine check with her doctor, that Tonya Douglas, an office assistance with Clayton County Senior Services, was told there was the possibility she could have breast cancer. A lump had been discovered in her breast. Instead of letting fear overtake her, she said, her course of action was to get a mammogram, and, fortunately for her, the lump was not cancer.

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Robinson inspires others to fight

Mother of two diagnosed three times with breast cancer

Jamie Robinson is the recipient of the Diamond of Hope Award, given to her during the 2011 Atlanta Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Sept. 18. The award recognizes caregivers who have made an impact on the lives of breast cancer survivors.

Breast cancer: Men can get it, too

While women across the country are getting the word out about breast cancer awareness, those working in the field have a separate educational message for men about the disease.

Doctors recommend early screenings for prostate cancer

While men and women can get breast cancer, local doctors say men also have to be on the lookout for another type of cancer that is common — prostate cancer.

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Being A Voice Of Hope

Gilbert longtime advocate of breast cancer awareness

Mary Gilbert, a 15-year breast cancer survivor, has not had any recurrences since her 1996 diagnosis. She said she is active with the American Cancer Society, a strong advocate of breast cancer awareness, and a voice of hope for those bearing the disease.

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Wis. twins to celebrate 11th birthday on 11-11-11

A set of twins from Madison, Wis., have big plans for Friday: They will be celebrating their 11th birthday on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011.

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BOE member Goree disciplined for ‘misbehavior’

Clayton County Board of Education Member Jessie Goree has been sanctioned by her fellow board members, because of “recent conduct [that] violates our policies and state law.”

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Being A Voice Of Hope

Mary Gilbert, a 15-year breast cancer survivor, has not had any recurrences since her 1996 diagnosis. She said she is active with the American Cancer Society, a strong advocate of breast cancer awareness, and a voice of hope for those bearing the disease.

Forest Park High to host 'Scholarship Saturday'

Preparing for college can be a stressful time for a high school senior, with concerns over grade-point averages, entrance exams, college applications –– and perhaps the most daunting challenge of all –– finding enough money to pay the costs.

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BOE member Goree disciplined for 'misbehavior'

Clayton County Board of Education Member Jessie Goree has been sanctioned by her fellow board members, because of “recent conduct [that] violates our policies and state law.”

Fugitive picked up at bus station

A Stockbridge man sought by police on multiple felonies was arrested Wednesday at an Atlanta bus terminal, said a Clayton County Sheriff's spokesman.

Tanner, Thomas H.

Mr. Thomas H. Tanner, 63, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Steven Tanner, of Acworth, Neal Tanner, of Jonesboro; and a grandchild, Blaine Tanner.

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Robinson inspires others to fight

Jamie Robinson is the recipient of the Diamond of Hope Award, given to her during the 2011 Atlanta Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Sept. 18. The award recognizes caregivers who have made an impact on the lives of breast cancer survivors.

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Cancer survivor attributes early detection to God

A year ago, Shondia McFadden-Sabari was prompted to have a mammogram. The Locust Grove woman listened to the inner voice urging her action, and she is a breast cancer survivor today.

Sunday alcohol expected to increase Riverdale's revenue

Now that residents in Riverdale have voted to approve package Sunday alcohol sales, the final decision will be up to Riverdale City Councilmembers.

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Lovejoy's Tuoyo heading to VCU

Justin Tuoyo is known for his defense.

Dutchtown Middle's 'pink-out' celebrates survivors

Pink draped the shoulders of many in the 1,200-member student body at Dutchtown Middle School in Hampton.

Doctors recommend early screenings for prostate cancer

While men and women can get breast cancer, local doctors say men also have to be on the lookout for another type of cancer that is common — prostate cancer.

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