News for Thursday, November 1, 2012


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Region playoff spots up for grabs

The final two weeks of the regular season has some interesting scenarios that will help determine the playoff picture. Several teams in the Southern Crescent will be involved in shaping the outlook of Region 4-AAAAA and Region 4-AAAA. Three games involving area teams will have a big playoff implications.

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MAHONE: Top seeds, playoff positioning on the line

The next to last week of the regular season will see some interesting match-ups that will have playoff implications.

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There have been close wins and near-misses this season. Some players that were virtually unknown coming into the 2012 season are now the headliner for their respective teams. Some teams have surprised while others haven’t quite performed up to expectations.

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GOHS $90k grant for Clayton Police HEAT unit

State funds to help decrease traffic accidents

The Clayton County Police Department was awarded a state grant to help cut down on the number of people being injured or killed in traffic accidents.

Jimmy Lamar Atkinson

Jimmy Lamar Atkinson, 65, of Riverdale, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

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Elizabeth Bennett Ford

Elizabeth Bennett Ford passed away peacefully at Emory University Hospital on Oct. 31 from complications of pneumonia and a broken heart.

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Late-night fire destroys Riverdale tire store

Investigators probe cause of blaze

Clayton County fire department investigators are working to determine the cause of a late night blaze which destroyed a Riverdale tire shop.

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Son honored with same award father won

Both named Knights of Columbus’ Tara Council Officer of the Year

A third generation law enforcement officer has taken home the same award his father won two decades ago.

Goree says she sued BOE to clear her name

A Clayton County Board of Education member sanctioned last year said she filed a civil lawsuit against the superintendent and rest of the board to clear her name.

Pregnant parapro rescues teacher from crash

Heroes come in all forms.

BOE candidate arrested on bench warrant

A Clayton County Board of Education District 5 candidate wanted on a bench warrant was arrested after deputies spotted him outside a Riverdale voting site Wednesday morning holding one of his campaign signs, said a sheriff’s spokesman.