News for Monday, November 14, 2011

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Friday Night Stars

These players had superb performances for their teams in the first round of the playoffs.

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Clayton State opens season with 80-64 win

Clayton State coach Gordon Gibbons admitted that he was a little concerned about his team opening the season against Tennessee Temple on Monday night.

Jonesboro Council OKs Sunday alcohol sales

In other business: Grant-writing group fired

This weekend will mark the first time people will be able to buy packaged alcohol on Sunday, within the Jonesboro city limits, according to city officials.

Sunday alcohol sales start Sunday in McDonough

Henry County’s other cities must wait

McDonough will be the first city in Henry County permitting Sunday, package alcohol sales. The county’s remaining three cities are working to determine when to begin allowing Sunday alcohol sales in their areas.

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Babb Middle Principal holds distinguished title

Felicia Brown named ‘Principal of the Year’

Felicia Brown, the principal at Babb Middle School, underwent a rigorous interview process, in hopes of being selected as Clayton County’s 2012 Principal of the Year.

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Clayton County nearing Work Ready status

Clayton County’s goal of becoming a “Work Ready Community” may become a reality by next year, according to the local Work Force Development specialist.

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Henry seventh-grader wins water essay contest

Brooke Amero is the Henry County winner in the 10th Annual Clean Water Campaign/“I’m In” Essay Contest.

Shiflett, Dorothy L.

Dorothy L. Shiflett, 90, of Forest Park, a former Roman, passed away on Friday evening, Nov. 11, 2011, at the residence in Forest Park.

Shipp, Amos Jerald

Amos Jerald Shipp, 66, of Baker, Fla., passed away Nov. 3, 2011.

Smith, Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Olin

Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Olin Smith, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away on Nov. 1, 2011, at his home in Young Harris, Ga.

Brooks, W. "Jean" Green Nelson

W. "Jean" Green Nelson Brooks, of Riverdale, passed away at the age of 81 on Nov. 13, 2011.

Hiett, Sr., Donald Horace “Pappy”

Donald Horace “Pappy” Hiett, Sr., 82, of Hampton, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

Michael, Wilma

Wilma Michael, 90, of Jonesboro, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.

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Alleged ‘Felony Lane Gang’ member caught

Secret Service targeting identify-theft ring

The United States Secret Service and the Hampton Police Department are trying to apprehend members of an identity-theft ring known as 'Felony Lane Gang.'

Suspects allegedly stole copper from Stockbridge house

Henry County police arrested three people over the weekend, for allegedly stealing copper from a Stockbridge home.

Gas prices remain steady, oil nears $100

Typically, when crude oil prices rise, so does the retail price of gasoline, but in recent weeks, that hasn’t been the case, according to AAA Auto Club South Spokeswoman Jessica Brady.

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GOP field in flux — Michael Reagan

Election Day 2012 is a long way off, and in American politics, only one thing is certain — that nothing is certain.

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Congress: Still working hard at being ineffective useless seat-warmers - Tina Dupuy

I asked an Occupier in Washington, D.C., named Rob Wohl, why the movement he's a part of is resonating with people. But the question isn't, "Why are there so many people sleeping in parks?" The question is, "Why aren't there more?”

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Henry's climate draws international attention

Henry County leaders are working to develop stronger ties with southern Asia, to enhance economic opportunities locally.

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Alleged 'Felony Lane Gang' member caught

The United States Secret Service and the Hampton Police Department are trying to apprehend members of an identity-theft ring.

Sunday alcohol sales start Sunday in McDonough

When the Atlanta Falcons take the field Sunday to face the Tennessee Titans, McDonough fans who have not bought that six pack or case of beer for the event, now will be able to do so.

Congress: Still working hard at being ineffective useless seat-warmers - Tina Dupuy

I asked an Occupier in Washington, D.C., named Rob Wohl, why the movement he's a part of is resonating with people.

Clayton State opens season with 80-64 win

Clayton State coach Gordon Gibbons admitted that he was a little concerned about his team opening the season against Tennessee Temple on Monday night.

GOP field in flux - Michael Reagan

My Dad would be beaming with pride over the behavior of Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain in Saturday's debate, where there were polite discussions over the issues that concern us all.

Suspects allegedly stole copper from Stockbridge house

Henry County police arrested three people over the weekend, for allegedly stealing copper from a Stockbridge home.

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