News for Tuesday, October 23, 2012


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Each week the Henry Daily Herald will track the progress of potential high school football player of the year candidates throughout the season. Here is an updated ranking of who’s in the running based on last week’s performances:

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Union Grove, Mundy's Mill jockey for first place in Region 4A-AAAAA

What awaits Union Grove and Mundy’s Mill on Friday night is what each team’s coach says is the beauty of high school football.

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Here are some of the best high school football performances from last Friday:

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Lovejoy wins defensive battle, advances to title

Lovejoy avenged its earlier loss to Mundy's Mill when it counts.

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Rex Mill goes through Roberts to title game

When M.D. Roberts looks back on its semifinal loss to Rex Mill Middle, the Rams may consider themselves to be a greater adversary than the Yellow Jackets.

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Drew's Laws faces old team in Mount Zion

Drew coach Jarrett Laws ready face the familiar against Mount Zion.

Recycle! Reuse! Rebound!

Clayton State collecting used athletic shoes

Clayton State University is holding a Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive until Oct. 31 to benefit Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe Program.

Education PAC rejects Heatley supporters

Group claims incumbent BOE members struggled to explain policies

At least three Clayton County Board of Education members can’t explain policies they put into place at the advice of former Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley, leaders of a local education political action committee alleged this week.

Clayton State raising health awareness flag

Clayton State University’s Health Services departments wants people to know “life’s a roller coaster” and that they should “have a safe ride.”

CSU’s Baker to lead southeastern librarians

The next leader of the Southeastern Library Association is a long-time fixture in the Southern Crescent’s library scene.

Eleanor Johnson White

Eleanor Johnson White, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 20, 2012.

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Shopping + education = cool schools

It turns out teenagers can further their education by hanging out in the mall.

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Local turns passion into a business

RIVERDALE — If you had told Riverdale resident Marissa Kelly back in high school that she would become a cupcake connoisseur, she might have frowned in disbelief.

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Mega stars inspire future leaders

McDonough gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell’s voice resonated throughout the Fox Theater in Atlanta, as he performed his hit songs “Nobody Greater,” and “Turning Around For Me.”