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Teen Maze helps with life choices

Teens are invited to get found in a maze of life Saturday in Riverdale.

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Lake City remembers its celebrity artist

Internationally known artist, television art instructor and author Norma Jean Poulos passed away recently at 83, Lake City Mayor Willie Oswalt has announced.

Habitat for Humanity gets AARP repair funds

Habitat for Humanity gets AARP repair funds

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People First hosts Walk-A-Thon

McDONOUGH — The Fifth Annual People First of Henry County Walk-A-Thon was held Saturday, July 20, in McDonough and more than $14,000 in donations poured in to benefit the programs for people with disabilities.

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Developing young minds is a family affair for NFL brothers

For Dwight Johnson, the key to success boils down to one thing: whether a big brother can lead his little brother to do the right thing.

Sports staff wins nine awards

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports staff won nine awards from two news organizations.

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GHSA boys track meet placers

There were several track and field participants that scored during the first two days of the state meet in Jefferson.

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Luella baseball gets revenge against Lovejoy

Damion Fondren pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Lions to a 10-0 victory over Lovejoy in five innings in a Region 2-AAAAAA game Friday.

PREP ROUNDUP: Woodland's Smith strikes out 12 in win

A look at high school sports results from Wednesday night.


Dutchtown got another big night at the plate from Michael Warren and Alex Johnson to hold off the Raiders for a Region 4-AAAA victory at home.

PREP ROUNDUP: Ola baseball scores big region win

A look at high school baseball results from Friday night.


A few highlights from Monday night's Southern Crescent baseball action.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Locust Grove's Phillips gets 100th career win

A look at high school sports from Friday night.

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Forest Park girls advance with 51-44 overtime win

Forest Park reaches the semifinals for the third time in four seasons.

Morrow's season comes to an end

Morrow can't get past North Cobb.

Jonesboro boys come up short at Statesboro

Jonesboro's state title chase is halted by Statesboro.

Morrow advances with win over Newnan

The Morrow Mustangs overcame an early deficit and built an 11-point halftime lead behind the hot shooting of Anthony Calloway on their way to posting a 63-54 victory over Newnan in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

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Eagle's Landing football coach relives day he hooked a defibrillator to Golden Eagles basketball star Eric Wortham Jr. to help save his life


Paul Sellers scored 19 points to lead North Clayton to a 75-69 win over Stockbridge on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 4-AAAA tournament at Woodland High.

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Clayton County football signees

There were 29 former football players from Clayton County that signed college scholarships on Wednesday.

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McElrath leads Forest Park to 42-25 victory

Breasia McElrath scored a game-high 14 points and added seven rebounds to pace Forest Park to a 49-25 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win over Mundy’s Mill on Tuesday.

Clayton wrestlers excel at area tournaments

17 wrestlers qualify for state sectionals

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PREP ROUNDUP: Luella girls gaining momentum with win at Morrow

A look at high school basketball action on Friday night.

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Check out Tuesday night's hardwood action from around the Southern Crescent.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Wallace's shot gives ELCA girls a 33-31 victory

Catie Wallace hit a short jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining to send Eagle’s Landing Christian to a 33-31 victory over visiting Gallaway on Friday.

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Forest Park defeats Mundy’s Mill 35-24

Junior Kayla Potts, playing in only her third game of the season, had 12 points to lead Forest Park to a 35-24 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win at home Friday.

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January helps Riverdale secure overtime win

Basketball Roundup

Basketball Roundup.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Cacok leads Drew boys to 49-45 win over Ola

Devonta Cacok scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Drew to a 49-45 win over Ola on Friday to extend its winning streak to three games.

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J.R. Holder scored a game-high 24 points and added six assists as Mount Zion cruised to a 75-45 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win over Forest Park on Tuesday at home.


Clune leads Dutchtown against Locust Grove

Dominique Clune 21 scored a game-high 21 points to lead Dutchtown to the Region 4-AAAA, Div. A win at home.

Jonesboro sweeps Griffin

Michelle Smith scored 16 points to lead two other Jonesboro players in double figure scoring as Jonesboro defeated visiting Griffin 53-48 in a Region 4-AAAA, Div. B contest on Friday.

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HOW THEY MATCH UP: No. 3 Eagle's Landing at No. 9 Jonesboro

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports staff breaks down the Eagle’s Landing-Jonesboro match-up position-by-position (and even further) to see who has the edge. Hint: It’s pretty even.

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Boys midseason report

Area boys teams prepare for second half of season

The first half of the season is in the books. Most teams spent the recent holiday break playing in local and out-of-town tournaments. In between the break and tournaments, they also found a little time to practice as the second half of the season begins tonight. Here is a look at some teams heading into tonight’s action:

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Girls mid-season basketball report

Teams prepare for second half of season

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There were triumph victories and near misses. Some local athletes played on the big stage of a high school state championship and one who made it to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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There were triumph victories and near misses. Some local athletes played on the big stage of a high school state championship and one who made it to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Clayton State captures Peach Belt title

For the first time in three seasons, Clayton State women’s basketball team captured the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship to remain undefeated on the season.

2012 All-Southern Crescent Football Team

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald pick the best high school football players this season

Hobbs leads Dutchtown boys to first win

Kalvin Hobbs scored a game-high 18 points to lead Dutchtown to its first win of the season.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Woodland upsets Jonesboro girls

Close contests dominate Tuesday's high school basketball action.

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PREVIEW: High school football quarterfinals

A look at high school football state playoff games in the Southern Crescent

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Southern Crescent basketball roundup

A look at local high school basketball action.

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Southern Crescent state playoffs capsules

There are four teams in the Southern Crescent still alive in the state playoffs.

2012 All-Southern Crescent Volleyball Team

The best volleyball players from Clayton and Henry counties this season.

Riverdale’s season ends in loss to Cairo

It was a special night Friday for the Cairo Syrupmakers, and especially sweet for head coach Tom Fallaw.

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State playoffs capsules

Five teams from the Southern Crescent will play tonight in the opening round of the state playoffs.

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QB CLUB: The best of the county's quarterbacks

A look at six of the county's best signal callers.

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Decision 2012: Clayton County by the numbers

Clayton County voters supported Victor Hill for sheriff, Barack Obama for president and alcohol sales for Sundays on Election Day Tuesday.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Sutton’s four TDs lead Jonesboro

A look other high school football results around the Southern Crescent.

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Locust Grove stuns Eagle’s Landing in unlikely fashion

Locust Grove defeated Eagle’s Landing 35-34 in arguably one of the strangest finishes of the season Friday night.