News for Saturday, February 25, 2012


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Crystal to the rescue for 84th Academy Awards show

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal's host routine remains a crowd-pleaser.Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, the show's producers, are laughing off the challenges: "Comedy is the direction we're going

Oscar foreign directors not daunted by kid actors

LOS ANGELES (AP) The director of "A Separation" dished that the biggest diva on the set of his Oscar-nominated film was none other than his daughter.Asghar Farhadi joked during a panel discussion with directors vying for the foreign-language film Oscar at Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards that his

Oscar turns up the star power for final rehearsal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Academy Awards are a big deal even to A-listers. That's why a parade of stars came through the theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center Saturday to run through their lines and prepare to address their peers in front of a worldwide audience of millions.MUPPET REHEARSAL

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Jonesboro’s first-round victory over Griffin could be costly

Jonesboro’s boys basketball team thought it was having a bad day Friday, as it slogged through a first-round victory over Griffin in the Class AAAA playoffs.

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VaShawn Mitchell earns 6 Stellar Awards

Has joined BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ show

Mitchell, the director of worship and arts for both locations of Higher Living Christian Church, recently captured international attention with his mega-hit CD entitled “Triumphant,” which features the song “Nobody Greater,” and generated 10 Stellar award nominations, winning six.

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North Clayton’s pressure too much for Dutchtown

North Clayton forward Marcus Hunt can remember a time when defense didn’t exactly pique the Eagles’ interest.

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Dawkins’ defense helps Jonesboro swat down Woodland

Woodland kept issuing challenge after challenge to Jonesboro center Kim Dawkins. She kept rising to meet it with an outstretched hand.

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Hephzibah’s rally ends Drew season

Making their second straight appearance in the Class AAA state tournament, the Drew Lady Titans aimed to advance deep and contend for the championship in only their second season as a varsity program.

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Former News Daily reporter releases religious book

Former Clayton News Daily education reporter Jacqueline Holness' book, entitled, “After the Altar Call: The Sisters’ Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship With God,” elaborates on a variety of issues some black women face, such as being married three times, being a famous Christian, or leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith for mainstream Christianity.

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Basketball Playoff Roundup

Jermaine Hough scored a team-high 17 points as No. 10-ranked Lovejoy held off No. 3 Fayette County 63-57 on the road in a Class AAAA first-round playoff game.

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National Archives featuring exhibit of slavery artifacts

Brunswick resident, Denise White Fields, believes African Americans who feel ashamed to be descended from slaves, should take a different approach to how they see the lives of their ancestors.