News for Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Gibson receives coaching honor

Clayton State notebook

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McHellon makes big impact Ola softball

Former Mundy’s Mill star helping Lady Mustangs contend

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GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK SIX

Here is a look at the upcoming games this weekend involving area teams:

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MAHONE: Can Tigers stop the Griffin jinx?

Stockbridge is the latest Southern Crescent team to take its shot at longtime nemesis Griffin when the Tigers make the trek to Memorial Stadium this evening.

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SAFETY NET

Drew coach Jarrett Laws has never had any need to purchase a kicking net.

Praying For Paws gets Thundershirt grant

McDONOUGH — Homeless dogs in Henry County are receiving a helping hand, thanks to a grant for a local rescue group.

EDITORIAL: It's the adults, not the kids

Children suffer because the entire local educational system is once again under a cloud, school administrators on edge, teacher morale is likely on the decline and quality educators could not be blamed if they begin looking for employment with a credible school system.

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Boy, what rotten parents I had — Ronda Rich

A look at all the ways my rotten parents turned out to be ... well ... maybe not quite as bad as they sounded at the time.

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The bias against America’s Italian restaurants — Curt Yeomans

It will be hard for any Italian restaurant in America to top what has to be my favorite restaurant in Italy.

Forest Park attorneys say no ethics violation by mayor

City ethics board to meet Oct. 8

Forest Park city attorneys are recommending that ethics complaints filed against the Forest Park mayor be dismissed.

Test call for Riverdale CodeRED warning system

City will start notifying residents Friday at 10 a.m.

For the first time in the history of Riverdale, city officials are scheduled to conduct “test calls” Friday, using home phones, cell phones and the Internet to alert residents of potential emergencies. The City of Riverdale will be using its CodeRED Emergency Notification System to call the entire community to announce and promote the new system.

Neighbors rattled over Jonesboro annexation request

Residents fear towing service will expand if property added to city

Residents are concerned about the city’s possible annexation of the Tara Wrecker property on Turner Road because they fear the owners will use it as an opportunity to expand the area where the business keeps impounded cars, thereby lowering property values and their quality of life.

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Clayton SAT scores a mixed bag

Four of Clayton County’s high schools reported gains in SAT scores in 2012, according to data released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education.

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Haunted house not welcome in Morrow?

City’s economic developer accused of stonewalling business

Morrow’s head of economic development says a haunted house — which donates a portion of its proceeds to help care for sick children — is not welcome in the city.

Clayton’s last accreditation crisis had long-lasting effects

Clayton County Public Schools is still recovering from its last brush with education infamy, more than four years after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked the district’s accreditation.

Clayton Police search for Roxbury Drive killer

Investigators canvas neighborhood for evidence

A man was shot and killed while unloading groceries from his car Tuesday, said police.

Four face murder indictment in armed robbery

Four people were indicted on felony murder charges Wednesday by a Clayton County Superior Court grand jury.Three adults and a juvenile were indicted on felony murder charges Wednesday by a Clayton County Superior Court grand jury.

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Melodies from Africa

Children’s choir entertains the Southern Crescent

Music was in the air, and the sound of harmonic vocals filled each corner of the room at First Macedonia Baptist Church in Riverdale, Tuesday night.

SACS chief: Sky not falling in Clayton

Says group trying to be ‘proactive’ with concerns

Clayton County Public Schools is not yet at the point where it could lose its accreditation, but things could get really bad if politics are not removed from the district’s environment, said the head of the school system’s accrediting agency.

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