News for Thursday, October 4, 2012


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Drew, Mundy's Mill open subregion with wins

Mundy's Mill and Drew open their Region 4A-AAAA schedule with wins on Thursday night.

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With the season at the midway point, the Clayton News Daily sports staff takes stock of area teams in terms of meeting preseason expectations and goals.

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Previews of Friday's football games involving Southern Crescent teams.

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MAHONE: Next few weeks will shape region races

Former NFL coach Dennis Green once went on a 45-second tirade after a loss and uttered the infamous words: “They are who we thought they were!”

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Riverdale, Griffin battle for top spot

Riverdale and Griffin will find out how much they’ve learned about themselves from tough losses.

Woman charged with stabbing baby’s father

emeka Vontrell Riley has been charged with stabbing her baby’s father to death Sunday. It isn’t the first time she’s been in trouble with with law.

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Spahos honored by state Family Violence Commission

A former Henry County Solicitor has been honored with a “Moving the Work Forward Award.”

Man indicted in stabbing of sister’s boyfriend

Police say suspect fled, is charged with murder

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a Pennsylvania man Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a Jonesboro man to death. Dustin J. Cotton is accused of killing Tyrris Turner with a 10-inch kitchen knife during an argument.

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Fight over gun causes death

Morrow man indicted for manslaughter

A Morrow man was indicted by a Clayton County grand jury on several charges, including involuntary manslaughter.

EDITORIAL: Who will have a say in the future?

Time is quicky running out for anyone who intends to vote in the Nov. 6 general election but has not yet registered to vote.

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Mount Zion’s Holder commits to Jacksonville

After Mount Zion’s Jarius Holder finishes his senior year, the Bulldogs standout will head to Jacksonville University in Florida to continue his basketball career.


Clayton News Daily Letters To The Editor for Oct. 5, 2012

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Travel tips from your federal government — Curt Yeomans

Most people probably don’t realize this, but one of the most convenient places to get tips for international travel is the U.S. State Department’s website.

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Do we suffer from a lack of empathy? — Ronda Rich

Of all the things I see or hear, I am most saddened by the lack of empathy that some folks have. I had it, too, in my ignorant youth. I saw things only from my point of view and criticized soundly, often eloquently. Life changed that in me. It whipped me around, taught me the frailty of life and showed me how, despite our very best efforts, we can still get in terrible jams.

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Clayton State students unswayed by presidential debate

Wednesday night’s debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, did little to move the needle on which way Clayton State University students plan to vote next month.

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Humane Society ready for ‘great sale’

Hundreds of items will be sold for animal care

The Humane society’s fall yard sale will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the vocational building parking lot at Jonesboro High School, 7728 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro.

BOC chair never signed county manager’s contract

Is Wade Starr in charge?

Is Wade Starr the county manager or not?

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Clayton hosts 20-team tournament

When thinking of Historical Black Colleges and Universities, the last thing that may come to mind are tennis teams — at least that’s what Florida A&M University head coach Carl Goodman says.