News for Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Ralph DUI case moved to Fulton State Court

Questions linger about handling of charges

A driving under the influence case involving Clayton County Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph was bound over to Fulton County State Court, from Atlanta Municipal Court, on Thursday.

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Ladies paint McDonough pink

A sea of pink enveloped downtown McDonough, as women displayed their support for the fight against a deadly disease.

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Fund-raiser aims to help breast cancer survivors

A Stockbridge boutique is hosting an event to raise money for breast cancer survivors.

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New fall festival to make debut in Rex

Those looking for unique finds may be in luck this weekend.

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Final transportation SPLOST list approved

An Atlanta Regional Commission roundtable, after months of debating, cutting, and receiving public input, has finalized the metropolitan-Atlanta area’s $6.14 transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) project list.

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Clayton County police celebrate accreditation

The Clayton County Police Department is celebrating its status as an accredited law enforcement agency with an open house, and other community events on Saturday, but got the festivities started on Thursday morning with a flag-raising ceremony.

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Predicting the Lovejoy, Jonesboro game

Staff writers Darryl Maxie and Derrick Mahone weigh in on the Jonesboro vs. Lovejoy game with their predictions.

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Jonesboro, Lovejoy meet in key region game

It's not just that Lovejoy and Jonesboro are undefeated, or that the winner of tonight's game controls their destiny in Region 4-AAAA. Hype has swelled over the individual matchup between Lovejoy's Rico McWilliams and Jonesboro's Cameron Sutton, two of the area's most explosive players are set to go head-to-head.

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‘Teacher of the Year’ seeks to encourage others

While Melissa Sloan, a fourth-grade teacher at Lake City Elementary School, was delivering her math lesson to her students, one day last week, she had no idea what was about to happen.

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State commission yanks licenses for Atlanta educators

A state commission voted Thursday to yank the teaching licenses of eight teachers and three school administrators in the Atlanta Public Schools, imposing the first sanctions in the nation's largest-ever school cheating scandal.

Faith Notes - October 14, 2011

Fall fashion show Saturday in Hampton

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Students see real world through mock interviews

Some 400 juniors and seniors took part in Locust Grove High School’s Second Annual Mock Job Interview Fair, held this month in the school’s media center.

The growing power of lobbyists - Lee Hamilton

Back in 1982, Mississippi’s powerful U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis faced a tough re-election fight. Advisers told him he had an ace up his sleeve: as chairman of the Armed Service Committee, he could raise bundles of campaign cash from defense contractors.

Dixie Divas - The kindness of kindness

Larry, an aspiring writer, wrote me the other day and asked if I would read a synopsis of a book he is working to complete. Like me, he writes of Southern people, especially those who rise up from the crooks and hollows of the mountains.

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'Teacher of the Year' seeks to encourage others

While Melissa Sloan, a fourth-grade teacher at Lake City Elementary School, was delivering her math lesson to her students, one day last week, she had no idea what was about to happen.

Missing Forest Park children returned to mother

Four children, believed to have been kidnapped a month ago from their Forest Park home by their father, are back in Clayton County after an ordeal that took them across international borders, according to a spokesman for the Forest Park Police Department.

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Jonesboro, Lovejoy meet in key region game

It's not just that Lovejoy and Jonesboro are undefeated, or that the winner of Friday's game control their destiny in Region 4-AAAA. Hype has swelled over the individual matchup between Lovejoy's Rico McWilliams and Jonesboro's Cameron Sutton, two of the area's most explosive players set to go head-to-head. Sports editor Derrick Mahone goes inside the matchup to see who has the edge.

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Southern Crescent youngsters jumping for fitness

This week, youths around the Southern Crescent joined their peers from around the country in order to achieve a world record.

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Predicting the Lovejoy, Jonesboro game

Darryl Maxie says

The growing power of lobbyists - Lee Hamilton

Back in 1982, Mississippi's powerful U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis faced a tough re-election fight. Advisers told him he had an ace up his sleeve: as chairman of the Armed Service Committee, he could raise bundles of campaign cash from defense contractors.

New fall festival to make debut in Rex

Those looking for unique finds may be in luck this weekend.

Rhonda Brock's special day, special cause

From Staff Reports

Spivey Hall offering ticket discount to educators

Local teachers with a love of music can now enjoy concerts at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall at a steep discount, the school announced on Wednesday.

Fund-raiser aims to help breast cancer survivors

A Stockbridge boutique is hosting an event to raise money for breast cancer survivors.

Fire Explorers compete, train at annual event

Firefighters, and other first responders, were youngsters once, and many were "Fire Explorers," like the ones recently hosted by the Henry County Fire Department.

Dixie Divas - The kindness of kindness

Larry, an aspiring writer, wrote me the other day and asked if I would read a synopsis of a book he is working to complete. Like me, he writes of Southern people, especially those who rise up from the crooks and hollows of the mountains.

Missing Forest Park children returned to mother

Four children, believed to have been kidnapped a month ago from their Forest Park home by their father, are back in Clayton County after an ordeal that took them across international borders, according to a spokesman for the Forest Park Police Department.

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Pumpkin-Picking Time!

Local church selling pumpkins until Nov. 5

It was a misty, foggy Wednesday afternoon, but that didn’t stop 7-year-old Aderes Brantley from picking his pumpkin at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church.

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