News for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Juvenile-justice volunteers sworn in

Nine new volunteers to support Clayton County’s juvenile-justice court were sworn in Thursday by Judge Steven Teske.

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BOE candidate is ‘person of interest’ in PTA funds probe

School superintendent writes letter to police

Clayton County Police are planning to question an announced Clayton County Board of Education candidate about some “unaccounted” for funds that are missing from a local Parent-Teacher Association, a police spokesperson has confirmed.

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Kinship Care produces first college graduate

Program honored grads at ceremony

Clayton County’s Kinship Care program, better known as Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, honored its first child to earn a college diploma Thursday at its annual graduation celebration in Jonesboro.

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Local students live the rock-star dream

They made their first public performance Thursday, with a concert at the McDonald’s located at 2125 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro. The concert was recorded to later be released as their first CD

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Forest Park’s Cole switches to Georgia State

Former Forest Park girl’s basketball standout Ashlee Cole is staying in Georgia.

2012 All-Southern Crescent Baseball Team

The Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald releases the 2012 All-Southern Crescent baseball team with player, pitcher and coach of the year.

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COACH OF THE YEAR: Kelcey White

In his third season at the helm, Mount Zion coach Kelcey White helped lead the Bulldogs to their first state playoff berth in school history.

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PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Kevin Martin

Perhaps no single pitcher was more crucial to his team than Eagle's Landing Christian's Kevin Martin, who compiled a 12-1 record with a 1.20 ERA.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Corey Harmon

Mundy's Mill senior Corey Harmon was a big reason why the Tigers were in contention for their second straight Region 4-AAAA championship.

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Where is the tops for summer 2012 travel? — Curt Yeomans

When was the last time you saw commercials where people pile into a car and go on an impromptu road trip for “NEW YORK!”? Oh yeah, they don’t, because they’re too busy going to “VEGAS!”

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