News for Thursday, March 7, 2013


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Clayton State women advance with 76-44 win

The Clayton State women’s basketball might have started slow in its Peach Belt Conference quarterfinals game against streaking Armstrong Atlantic, but the Lakers finished strong.

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New Creation boys basketball wins state title

Crusaders defeat rival Community Christian for school’s first state championship

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Mount Zion baseball continues to grow

Over the last two years, Mount Zion baseball has made history.

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Jonesboro baseball looks to turn its season around

With his team starting the season with an 0-3 record, Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman is not quite ready to push the panic button.

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Jonesboro’s Ferguson looks to end track career with state title

Tauren Ferguson keeps replaying that race over in his head.

Schools celebrate social workers


This week, March 4-8, is School Social Workers Appreciation Week.

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Winners of Hear Our Voices being tabulated

Some 45 students participated in the speaking portion of the Hear Our Voices competition Feb. 28 at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center.

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Raffle is the carrot for Arte Gras tickets

Residents who attend Arts Clayton’s Arte Gras fundraiser Saturday will have the opportunity to bid for both during a raffle held as part of the celebration.

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What about the Irish? — CURT YEOMANS

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner but I’m not feeling lucky.

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House OKs state archives transfer

Plans to give Georgia's university system control of the state archives are back on track .

Dorothy Bishop

Dorothy Bishop, formerly of Forest Park and more recently a resident of Christian City, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the age of 85, following a long struggle with cancer.

House passes airport tax ban

The Georgia House of Representatives passed legislation that would strip Clayton County of $12.6 million in annual taxes collected at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport late Thursday afternoon.

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School makes math fun, tangible for students

About 150 first-graders were focused on their good time, adding and subtracting numbers.

Man shot for looking at jacket, say police

Clayton County police said a man was shot and later died for looking at a suspected gang member's jacket inside a convenience store.

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Riverdale pupil gets taste of culinary arts

Dikita Whipple said she feels triumphant, though she was not an official winner.