News for Monday, October 10, 2011

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Union Grove favored in Class AAAA as softball tournament opens

For everybody else, Monday might have been Columbus Day. But for those who hope to win a state softball championship, it’s Columbus Month.

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Inconsistent Jonesboro hoping for best in volleyball tournament

They were volleyball quarterfinalists last year, Eagle’s Landing Christian and Jonesboro. Despite similar results as they closed the season and head into the state tournament this week, there’s a difference in their levels of confidence.

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Lovejoy believes in its special teams

Lovejoy coach Al Hughes treats special teams with the same importance as he does the offense and defense.

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Friday Night Stars

Some players in the Southern Crescent had superb performances over the weekend.

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Jonesboro may terminate grant-writing contract

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox announced Monday night that he is seeking permission to fire a company that is employed to write, and submit, grant applications for the city — only six months after the group was hired — because of alleged communications issues.

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Arts Clayton showcases top photography entries

Photographs of a child splashing his feet in a lake, a hummingbird floating near a spider web, and several images of far-off destinations are on display this month at the Arts Clayton Gallery, in Jonesboro.

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Councilman won’t leave post, following assault arrest

Amis: ‘I haven’t been convicted yet’

A McDonough City Councilman, who is charged with assault in the shooting of his son, gave no signs he will leave his position as a result of the incident.

Middle Eastern cargo airline to start at Hartsfield

A Middle Eastern cargo airline is expected to begin two weekly flights into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Nov. 2, according to a spokesman for Atlanta’s airport.

Evans, Sylvia Joan Allen

Mrs. Sylvia Joan Allen Evans, 59, of Hahira, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.

High-tech tool helps fight crime

Henry County police will soon have software that is designed to help them track stolen goods that have been sold, or pawned.

Suspect died from gunshot wound, not crash

A home invasion suspect found dead inside a crashed truck died from a gunshot wound and not from the accident, said Clayton County police.

Man killed on Tara Boulevard

Clayton County police have not released the name of a man who died after being hit by a car early Monday morning.

Georgia’s average gas price drops another 3 cents

The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in the state of Georgia continues its downward path, according to a spokeswoman for AAA Auto Club South.

The American autumn: Children of the lost decade revolt - Tina Dupuy

The movement known as the tea party started in the mainstream media, on a national show. CNBC's Rick Santelli, fired what cable news would later dub "the shot heard around the world" in 2009, when he lamented paying for the mortgages of the "losers" who couldn't pay their bills.

Amanda Knox: A cautionary tale - Michael Reagan

From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers of turning young men and women, barely out of their teens, into innocents abroad.

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Coming together to cope ...

Sometimes, it is more than one can handle, life is not the same and reality is a harsh blow.

Suspect died from gunshot wound, not crash

A home invasion suspect found dead inside a crashed truck died from a gunshot wound and not from the accident, said Clayton County police.

Middle Eastern cargo airline to start at Hartsfield

A Middle Eastern cargo airline is expected to begin two weekly flights into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Nov. 2, according to a spokesman for Atlanta’s airport.

Man killed on Tara Boulevard

Clayton County police have not released the name of a man who died after being hit by a car early Monday morning.

Georgia's average gas price drops another 3 cents

The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in the state of Georgia continues its downward path, according to a spokeswoman for AAA Auto Club South.

Amanda Knox: A cautionary tale - Michael Reagan

From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga.

The American autumn: Children of the lost decade revolt - Tina Dupuy

The movement known as the tea party started in the mainstream media, on a national show. CNBC's Rick Santelli, fired what cable news would later dub "the shot heard around the world" in 2009, when he lamented paying for the mortgages of the "losers" who couldn't pay their bills.

Inconsistent Jonesboro hoping for best in volleyball tournament

They were volleyball quarterfinalists last year, Eagle's Landing Christian and Jonesboro. Despite similar results as they closed the season and head into the state tournament this week, there's a difference in their levels of confidence.

Lovejoy believes in its special teams

Lovejoy coach Al Hughes treats special teams with the same importance as he does the offense and defense.

Rotary Club inspires choirs to record CD

The sounds of Christmas are now available in songs by a collection of Southern Crescent church choirs.

Union Grove favored in Class AAAA as softball tournament opens

For everybody else, Monday might have been Columbus Day. But for those who hope to win a state softball championship, it's Columbus Month.

Councilman won't leave post, following assault arrest Amis: 'I haven't been convicted yet'

A McDonough City Councilman, who is charged with assault in the shooting of his son, gave no signs he will leave his position as a result of the incident.

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