News for Friday, January 20, 2012


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Standing in the GAP conference today

Getting more men involved in the schools

The Five Hundred Men Standing In the GAP, a group of men in the Clayton County School System and local community, hosting their second annual conference, and it will be held, from 9:30 a.m., to noon, at Mundy's Mill High School

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Drug Court grad tells history of abuse

Trien Nguyen a litany of upheavals, changes in schools, arrests, and drug use, that started with marijuana, and escalated to cocaine, in his speech during graduation from Clayton County Drug Court.

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Real Tuskegee Airmen share history with students

Members of the Henry County Middle School community, joined by state and local dignitaries, will honor three members of the Tuskegee Airmen Monday, during a special program at the school, called “Red Tails Revisited: History vs. Hollywood.”

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Hill bonds out of Gwinnett jail

GBI query of Clayton deputy begins

Former Clayton County sheriff, Victor Hill, bonded out of the Gwinnett County Jail Friday afternoon as a reported state investigation into another Clayton County deputy started.

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I-75 traffic stop yields drug arrest

Police find cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana

A Florida man allegedly fought with police as he reportedly tried to escape being taken to jail on drug charges.

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Bedell wins Buster Dickerson Award for volunteering

Ginger Bedell, of Stockbridge, was recently honored by Speedway Children’s Charities, with the second annual Buster Dickerson Award. The accolade is named for a former member of the charity group’s executive board, who passed away in 2009.

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Neighbor’s watch effort helps nab burglary suspect

A Stockbridge man received a $25,000 bond after he “struggled” with police during a burglary arrest.

Small groups planned to discuss McDonough LCI

Business owners, and other parties interested in downtown McDonough, will have an opportunity to weigh in on redevelopment prospects for The Square, and its surrounding areas.

Clayton State recycling program flourishes

Clayton State University recently announced that 18.7 tons of recycled items were collected on campus between May and November of last year, as part of the university community’s “single-stream” green initiative.

Hamilton State Bank acquires Stockbridge bank

Hamilton State Bank, a Georgia banking institution based in Braselton, has acquired certain assets and deposits and other liabilities of The First State Bank of Stockbridge, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in its capacity as receiver.

Fisher, Betty J.

Betty J. Fisher, 80, of Hampton, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

Lively, Grady Thomas

Grady Thomas Lively, of Hampton, passed away Jan. 19, 2012.

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You are an expert witness! — Susan Bennett

Evangelism … some folks would just rather not! Yet Jesus makes it clear that sharing his love and truth are the basis of our calling as Christians. So where do we begin?

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Friends are God’s way of taking care of us — Jim Bell

Sometimes, the Angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings.

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Smart Shopping

Car buyers checking web before visiting dealerships

Rather than buying on impulse, or hearing a pitch from a salesman first, some car buyers are more cautious and knowledgeable, before setting foot in a dealership, according to a AAA spokeswoman.

CSU president gives pupils ‘word’ about college life

Brown Elementary preparing students for future

An assembly of fifth-grade students at Brown Elementary School got an earful of advice regarding education and their future success, from Clayton State University President Thomas J. Hynes.

32 Clayton schools named Distinguished Title 1 Schools

The Clayton County School System recently got news worth shouting about, from State School Superintendent John Barge: 32 of the district’s schools were among the 824 in the state recognized as being Title 1 Distinguished Schools for the 2011-2012 school year. That is roughly half of the schools in the district.

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Confident Jonesboro faces No. 7 Forest Park

Earlier this season, Jonesboro coach Michael House said his team’s only shot at earning state-wide respect would be to defeat a ranked opponent.

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Maehlman: Forest Park better than record

Dan Maehlman knows that records can be deceiving.

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Milestone win for Gibbons as Clayton State rolls

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The Clayton State men’s basketball team got Teondre Williams back in his offensive rhythm on Thursday night, and in turn, also got head coach Gordon Gibbons a long-awaited milestone.