News for Monday, January 2, 2012

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CSU looking for ‘identity’ going into PBC sked

As the Clayton State women’s team prepares to dive back into its Peach Belt Conference schedule today, the Lakers have put last season’s championship run into the distant past.

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Confident Forest Park seeks to break rare slump

Forest Park hasn’t lost three consecutive girls basketball games since 2009, and that’s what the Lady Panthers will try to avoid tonight in their first game of 2012.

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Teams prepare for region schedule

For the last two weeks, local boys basketball teams have been preparing themselves for their upcoming region races with competition in holiday tournaments.

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Clayton State men brace for conference crush

Now comes the tough part for the Clayton State men’s basketball team: three Peach Belt Conference games in a five-day span, beginning tonight at the Athletics and Fitness Center against North Georgia.

Nordmark, William G. “Bill”

Mr. William G. “Bill” Nordmark, of Riverdale, Ga., passed away on Dec. 29, 2011.

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Clayton fire chaplain Ron Little there through it all

Ron Little was inducted into the public safety brotherhood his first night as chaplain for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services.

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Jonesboro officials prepare to begin new terms

Jonesboro officials expressed some nervousness after they were sworn in to their elected offices Friday, even though it was not the first oath of office some of them had taken.

Jonesboro Kmart to close

Sears Holding closing six stores throughout state

According to a Sears Holdings document, the corporation will close six stores in the state of Georgia, including a Kmart located at 7965 Tara Blvd., in Jonesboro.

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New era begins at Piedmont Henry Hospital

Henry Medical Center, on Sunday, officially became Piedmont Henry Hospital. Executives from Piedmont Healthcare met with their newest employees at the Stockbridge hospital, to welcome them into the larger health-care organization, which now includes five community hospitals.

Chairman Mathis outlines upcoming county address

Budgetary concerns and development prospects are among the highlights Henry County’s top government leader plans to address in her annual speech to county residents.

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‘Kindness Works’ blanket drive for needy continues

Will end Jan. 5

The pile of blankets has been expanding on a table at the McDonough Public Library. The warm covers will not be there for long, however.

Local food pantry outlines new year needs

The needs continue for Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Food Pantry, which must replenish its equipment and supplies to be able to continue its operations.

Program aims to emphasize youth activities

Youngsters in Clayton County will have plenty of activities to keep them busy in the new year.

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Happy New Year — Martha Carr

It’s time for my annual New Year’s tradition, where my readers and I get to take a different kind of look at the big picture of our lives.

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The Best, Worst and Most of 2011 — Joe Gandelman

Here's our modest annual list looking at 2011 — a list that might help guide us in 2012.

Spence, George Edward Jr.

Mr. George Edward Spence, Jr., 86, of McDonough, Ga., passed away Jan. 1, 2012.

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Where to discard live Christmas trees

Clayton, Henry provide free chipping, mulch

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Those three words are often used to encourage people to take care of the environment.

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