News for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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North Clayton’s Manns bound for success

Danica Manns said she knows exactly what she wants to be in life.

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Sky’s the limit for Riverdale’s Wilson

Kalyn Wilson, 18, said she was taken by surprise when she found out she had been selected as the STAR student for Riverdale High School.

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‘The Great White Way’ in Johnson’s plans

Mt. Zion High School's STAR student hopes to, one day, see her name in lights on Broadway, preferably in a hit, long-running musical.

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Writing, singing are passions for Ali

Jonesboro High School's STAR student sees her future as a creative writer, churning out her own songs.

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Waller looking forward to future success

D’Andre Waller sees himself, in 10 years, with a master’s in mechanical engineering and settled down. But for now, he is focused on attending a local university.

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Math, art share attention of Forest Park’s Lam

Thanh Lam says math is his favorite subject in school, because it stimulates his brain with problem-solving tests. But, he plans to study art in college.

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Jessica Ofor, ambitious, goal-oriented

Jessica Ofor, 18, volunteers her time in the mother/baby unit at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale on weekends.

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Math is everywhere around Morrow’s Hollyday

There are two primary ways that Michael Hollyday uses his free-time: Playing video games, and solving math problems. But, math is the subject that dominates much of his thoughts every day.

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Point guards are key to playoff teams’ success

They control the tempo and the flow of the game. Ask any coach about the importance of good point guard play in the postseason, and they will tell you it’s paramount to any team’s success.

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Forest Park ‘excited’ about return to playoffs

In the waning moments of Forest Park’s 48-44 loss to Lovejoy in Region 4-AAAA Tournament consolation game, Panthers coach Antonio Wade saw something in his team that he had seen before, but hoped he wouldn’t see again.

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Clayton’s brightest STARs to shine today

While eight Clayton County Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Students will venture down separate paths, once the 2011-2012 school year ends, they all share a common interest in being the best students at their respective schools.

Bradford, Charles E. ‘Charlie’

Charles E. "Charlie" Bradford, of Rex, passed away on Feb. 21, 2012.

Officials: Former kennel owner’s case closed

The case against a former Henry County kennel owner has been closed, according to state and local officials.

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Whitney Houston remembered by local fans

Southern Crescent fans of Whitney Houston signed a memory book at Lemon Funeral Home, in McDonough, that will find its way to members of the singer’s family.

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Atlanta signs contracts for shops at international terminal

More than 20 retail concession outlets will be included in the new international terminal at Atlanta’s airport, according to an airport spokesman.

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COUPON QUEEN: Shopping with one eye on the other guy’s cart

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Slip slidin' away — Peter Funt

Voters judging the presidential candidates must dig through a growing list of imprecise utterances these days to determine whether the remarks should be taken seriously. Was it a flub or fib? A slip or a flip-flop? Maybe a gaffe? Even the smallest quips make it to the Internet and cable-TV, and many need deciphering.

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The problem with too many debates — Lee Hamilton

There’s no question that presidential debates have some value, but there can be too much of a good thing.

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Rotarians, Boy Scouts plant 50 pine trees

Approximately 20 Clayton County Rotarians, Clayton County Parks and Recreation employees, and local Boy Scouts got to spend Monday afternoon playing in the dirt, while also helping improve their environment.

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Martin’s Restaurant in Morrow damaged by fire

Many of the light blue, light-up letters which spelled out “MARTIN’S” on the front of Martin’s Restaurant in Morrow, turned black Monday afternoon, after a fire caused extensive damage to the roof of the eatery.

CSU School of Nursing seeking more Hispanics

Will host information sessions

The Clayton State University School of Nursing is pushing to increase diversity in the nursing profession, by recruiting more Hispanics, according to John Shiffert, director of university relations.

Water customers will get ‘paid’ for study

The Clayton County Water Authority will select 1,000 customers to participate in a study that will help officials understand usage patterns, and be more efficient.

Airport holds international terminal Twitter contest

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will choose 30 of its Twitter followers for a restricted tour of its new international terminal, according to an airport spokesman.

Clayton Board of Health launches new program

Aims to assist at-risk mothers, babies

It was earlier this month that officials with the Clayton County Board of Health introduced a new initiative: the “Parents as Teachers (PAT), Born to Learn” curriculum, which is operated through the board’s home visiting services program.

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