News for Wednesday, January 25, 2012


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Clayton State shut down 2-time player of week, cruise 70-53

The Clayton State men’s basketball team came out with a sense of urgency Wednesday against Lander, the Lakers knowing that the last thing they needed was yet another close Peach Belt Conference defeat.

Clayton County deputy on leave after arrest

Alicia Nicole Parkes, 33, of McDonough, has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending an internal investigation, after she was arrested Tuesday for failure to appear in Superior Court.

Rainy forecast, potential severe weather ahead

Some rain is expected to reach Georgia late Thursday, with the potential for thunderstorms.

Trammell, Albert Allen

Albert Allen Trammell, 70, of Riverdale, died Jan. 24, 2012.

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A hair behind — Tom Purcell

In the modern era, in which the roles of men and women are blurry and changing, bald fellows don't have a prayer.

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A tempestuous wind blows through the GOP Primary — Joe Gandelman

The Republican Party is in a new era where the conventional wisdom has been upended, its former presumptive front-runner is on the run and the party's traditional establishment seems about to be evicted.

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The Barack H. Obama 2012 State of the Union Drinking Game — Will Durst

Too bad you didn't know about comedian and writer Will Durst's interactive party game for those watching Tuesday night's State of The Union Address.

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North Clayton High partners with youth organization

Sam Collier, founder of No Losing Inc., a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, has made it his priority to try to reshape the minds of youngsters, and help bring them one step closer to their dreams.

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McDonough family to appear on ‘Family Feud’

For the third time in two years, a Henry County family — this time, the Skelton family, of McDonough — is set to appear on a popular game show, competing for money and prizes.

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Jonesboro hits the floor to sweep North Clayton

Sometimes, the way up is down.

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Win keeps Forest Park alone in first place

Looking defeated and deflated after last Friday’s home loss to Jonesboro, the Forest Park Lady Panthers rebounded in a big way — literally — dominating the glass and paralyzing Mundy’s Mill’s offense for much of the night in a 49-43 victory that kept Forest Park in first place in Region 4-AAAA.

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Morrow dominance ends losing skid

After four straight close and agonizing defeats, what the Morrow Lady Mustangs and head coach Yolanda Jenkins needed the most was a good pick-me-up. They got it on Tuesday night.

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‘Remarkable’ spurt leads Jonesboro girls

Victoria Florence scored 16 of her game-high 33 points in a 2-minute, 15-second span of the fourth quarter, rallying the Lady Cardinals to a 65-58 victory Tuesday in a Region 4-AAAA game at North Clayton.

‘Plane-fit’ testing complete at international terminal

Though construction continues at the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, “plane-fit” testing was recently completed there, said a spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

More Southwest flights arriving in August

Airline to convert 22 airports, cancel AirTran routes

Southwest Airlines recently announced two new services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, said airline officials.

Two sentenced in 2006 death

Two Massachusetts men, who already endured two hung juries in a 2006 murder, pleaded guilty Monday in Clayton County Superior Court.

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Morrow City Council approves ‘Internet cafe’ restrictions

The Morrow City Council took a step toward keeping gambling parlors out of the city on Tuesday, by voting unanimously to approve an ordinance that lays out strict guidelines that a business must follow to call itself an “Internet cafe.”