News for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Southwest continues to add flights during transition

Southwest Airlines, and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways, continue to make changes, according to a Southwest spokesman.

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Pets of the Week - Taylor

Taylor is a 5 and a half year old Oriental Shorthair.

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Pets of the Week - Simon

Simon is a one and a half to two year old black and white domestic shorthair Manx (little or no tail).

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ELCA’s Green commits to UCLA

It only took a conversation with new UCLA football coach Jim Mora to convince Eagle’s Landing Christian junior Keyante Green that Los Angeles should be his future destination.

Datebook - February 23, 2012

‘Top Jr. Chef’ competition at Faith Open Doors Inc.

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Defenses prepare to deal with high-octane foes

Seldom does a 1-3-1 defense earn play-of-the-day status on SportsCenter. Maybe the occasional blocked shot, but even then, it’s usually in a subservient role to the fast-break jam that punctuates the highlight.

Trio convicted in 2009 double homicide

It took a Clayton County jury about two hours, Wednesday morning, to convict three local men in the shooting, stabbing, and beating deaths of two apparent drug dealers.

Morrow man indicted in murder

A Morrow man, who allegedly shot his neighbor multiple times in the face, was indicted Wednesday for murder.

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Southern Crescent’s Nine Players to Watch

The Southern Crescent has produced several top baseball players throughout the seasons. This group of seniors appears to be another talented crop. The Clayton News-Daily/Henry Daily Herald takes a look at some of the top seniors entering the 2012 season.

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Ex-NBA player arrested in Riverdale

Riverdale police arrested former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, Wednesday, for speeding and obstruction of an officer.

Tip leads authorities to fugitive

An anonymous tip led Clayton County Sheriff's Fugitive Unit investigators to a Hampton man wanted for several felonies.

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What a concept for U.S. automakers — Tom Purcell

I'm an American, and I love cars. I'd love to see American automakers earn back a reputation for making the world's finest and coolest cars.

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The 2012 Political Animal Awards — Will Durst

With the Emmys, Oscars and CMAs right around the corner, this might be the perfect opportunity to weigh in with the most consequential of them all: the 2012 Political Animal Awards. Note: No tuxes have been bruised in the creation of these awards.

Forest Park adopts ‘saggy pants’ ordinance

The Forest Park City Council has joined a handful of cities in adopting a "saggy pants" ordinance, but took it a step further to include droopy skirts.

Applebee’s restaurants celebrating ‘Coaches Week’

Coaches at 7 schools to get free meals

Gov. Nathan Deal has declared Feb. 20-26, as the fourth annual “Coaches Week” in Georgia. In keeping with that declaration, Applebee’s restaurants in the metro area are celebrating athletic coaches this week, for being positive role models in the lives of youths.

Car insurance companies face billing for fluids cleanup

Office space to be leased for undercover cops

Motor vehicle insurance companies will now have to pay money to Clayton County every time a car they insure is involved in an accident in the county.

School Notebook - February 22, 2012

Clayton schools’ ‘Star Student’ luncheon, today

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