News for Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Arts Clayton, Hwy. 138 Package Store host wine-tasting

With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, local residents will soon have a chance to sample approximately 30 different wines to possibly serve with their holiday meals. Arts Clayton and the Stockbridge-based Hwy. 138 Package Store are scheduled to team up next week for their fifth annual “Holiday Reds and Whites” wine-tasting event.

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Jonesboro candidates promise city improvements

Residents press office seekers at forum

Candidates for Jonesboro’s municipal elections offered up a host of suggestions for how they could improve community offerings in the city, ranging from a skateboard park, to more youth-and senior-citizen-oriented programs, during a candidate’s forum, on Friday.

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Jonesboro prepares for playoffs with 40-19 win

Jonesboro coach Tim Floyd is fully aware of the historic perspective of his team’s 40-19 win over Banneker on Friday at Twelve Oaks Stadium. However, Floyd was reluctant to discuss the team’s best regular season record in the last 62 years.

Sunday alcohol sales generating minimal input locally

Early indications are few, whether residents in Henry County’s four cities will support alcohol sales on Sundays.

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Mount Zion ends season with loss

Friday’s battle of the Bulldogs ended with one team moving on to next week’s playoffs and the other ending its season with a seventh loss.

Hampton Road closes for movie shoot

The Georgia Department of Transportation has authorized the closing of a portion of Ga. Highway 20, in Hampton, to accommodate the filming of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” according to Capt. Derrick Austin, of the Hampton Police Department.

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Sconiers, defense help North Clayton clinch playoff spot

North Clayton senior fullback Marquis Sconiers scored a pair of second half touchdowns, and its defense held as the Eagles clinched the final playoff spot in Region 4-AAAA with a 14-8 win at Creekside.

Gang members suspected in sex crime

The Clayton County Sheriff's Special Investigation Unit has arrested a teenager in connection with a statutory rape that appears be part of a gang initiation.

Parks, Doris

Doris Parks, 94, of Stockbridge, died Oct. 30, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Judson, Don

Don Judson, of Forest Park, passed away on Nov. 4, 2011.

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Sconiers, defense help North Clayton clinch playoff spot

North Clayton senior fullback Marquis Sconiers scored a pair of second half touchdowns, and its defense held as the Eagles clinched the final playoff spot in Region 4-AAAA with a 14-8 win at Creekside.

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Jonesboro prepares for playoffs with 40-19 win

Jonesboro coach Tim Floyd is fully aware of the historic perspective of his team’s 40-19 win over Banneker on Friday at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

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Mount Zion ends season with loss

Friday’s battle of the Bulldogs ended with one team moving on to next week’s playoffs and the other ending its season with a seventh loss.

Hellinger, Fred

Fred Hellinger, 68, of Locust Grove, died Nov. 3, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Mulligan, Carl S. Jr.

Mr. Carl S. Mulligan, Jr., 84, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 3, 2011.

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Golfers hit the links to honor Daly

Friday's weather seemed tailor-made for the golfers who turned out to honor the memory of slain Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly at a tournament at Lake Spivey.

Arts Clayton, Hwy. 138 Package Store host wine-tasting

With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, local residents will soon have a chance to sample approximately 30 different wines to possibly serve with their holiday meals.

Sunday alcohol sales generating minimal input locally

Early indications are few, whether residents in Henry County's four cities will support alcohol sales on Sundays.

Gang members suspected in sex crime

The Clayton County Sheriff's Special Investigation Unit has arrested a teenager in connection with a statutory rape that appears be part of a gang initiation.

Hampton Road closes for movie shoot

The Georgia Department of Transportation has authorized the closing of a portion of Ga. Highway 20, in Hampton, to accommodate the filming of the AMC series "The Walking Dead," according to Capt. Derrick Austin, of the Hampton Police Department.

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