News for Friday, April 27, 2012

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IT’S THEIR TIME

Class of 2013 football prospects step into spotlight

Here’s a look at some of the top rising seniors in Clayton and Henry counties, and a few players you might not know, but should.

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ELCA, Landmark meet for Region 9A title

Last Tuesday, Eagle’s Landing Christian senior pitcher Kevin Martin put the eighth-ranked Chargers in a position to play for the Region 9-A championship with a win over No. 9 Landmark Christian.

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New track format to get first test

If the old Georgia High School Association track and field format was in place this season, Jonesboro hurdler Taurean Ferguson would already have been set for the upcoming state meet in Jefferson.

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Dutchtown, Forest Park ready for rematches in state playoffs

Dutchtown and Forest Park are quite familiar with their first round opponents in the boy’s soccer state tournament.

Local residents named Democratic National Convention delegates

The Democratic Party of Georgia has announced that Marion Ray, along with State Sens. Gail Davenport and Donzella James (who is from the Fulton County side of College Park), Clayton County Democratic Party President Kevin Thomas, and Hampton resident, Maurice Madden, will be national delegates this year.

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Seniors’ fitness center celebrates one-year anniversary

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the center, staff members hosted a carnival in the parking lot, on Friday.

CSU Athletics Department teeing up for tournament

Registration for Clayton State University’s annual “FAN-Raiser Golf Tournament,” is under way. The event, hosted by the unversity’s athletics department, will take place Monday, May, 14, at the Lake Spivey Golf Club, located at 8255 Clubhouse Way, in Jonesboro.

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Buffalo Bills draft Riverdale grad Cordy Glenn with 41st pick

Former Georgia offensive lineman is highest ever from the Southern Crescent to be picked in NFL draft.

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Jury finds Roberts guilty of 2006 murder

A fingerprint turned out to be enough for a Clayton County jury Friday to convict an Atlanta man for the 2006 murder of Morehouse College student Carlnell Walker.

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Autism run, walk upcoming at Nash Farm

For the second straight year, organizers of a local fund-raiser are hoping to generate awareness about the prevalence of autism in children.

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Workplace violence transforms employee into fugitive

A one-time employee at a McDonough small-engines business, is now a fugitive, wanted by police.

Mrs. Edythe Brooks McClung

Mrs. Edythe Brooks McClung, 93, of McDonough, passed away April 26, 2012.

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Gordon looks to recognize State College status

The Board of Regents has requested Gordon’s input on altering its name from Gordon College to Gordon State College to recognize its state-college status.

More deals coming as NFL draft continues?

The second round of the NFL draft begins Friday night with St. Louis on the clock. Unless, of course, the Rams and the rest of the teams are still in a trading mood.

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