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Top ten stories from the week of January 14 to January 21

Top ten stories from the week of January 14 to January 21

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Spring football round-up

A look around the Southern Crescent at what teams learned during spring practices.

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor

DALTON -- Police say a hospital patient shot a man who asked him for a lighter.

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor. DALTON -- Police say a hospital patient shot a man who asked him for a lighter.. Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier says that 24-year-old Andrew Paul Desimone left his room at Hamilton Medical Center early Sunday and went to his car.. Visitor

Dorothy Hubbard becomes Albany's first female mayor

When she is sworn into office next month, former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard will become Albany’s first female mayor.

Dorothy Hubbard becomes Albany's first female mayor

ALBANY, Ga. — When she is sworn into office next month, former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard will become Albany’s first female mayor.

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Jonesboro building confidence with 2-0 season start

For the first time since 1996, Jonesboro has started the season with a 2-0 record. The Cardinals, who are idle this week, have wins over Tri-Cities and Mount Zion, which are also Region 4-AAAA games.

Jonesboro Building Confidence With 2-0 Season Start

For the first time since 1996, Jonesboro has started the season with a 2-0 record.

Runge named golf coach at Clayton State

Clayton State athletics director Mason Barfield announced the hiring of Steve Runge as the new men’s head golf coach at Clayton State. Runge comes to the Laker program following a five-year stint as a certified instructor at the prestigious IMG David Ledbetter Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

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School Notebook - 6-29-11

Celebrate 'Red, White & Blue' at the library

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Gold rush in the Southern Crescent

Several area residents have been coming in this week to have their antiques and jewelry collections examined, and bought, at the Roadshow exhibit, in the conference room at Sleep Inn, 945 Ga. Highway 155 South, in McDonough.

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WWII vets to be honored Sunday

At the Veterans Wall of Honor this weekend, there will be a call to preserve, and honor, the legacy of the men and women who were among those serving the nation in WWII.

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Rail proponents continuing local efforts

Commuter-rail advocates are working against the clock, in a push to bring their long-awaited dream to the Southside.

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Local family spreads ashes of race fan

Family members of racing enthusiast Vernon Gober are scheduled to pay him tribute this weekend at the Senoia Raceway. They say it will be both memorable and historic.

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Say WHAT?! - '.... It wasn't us GET OVER IT!'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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With Miller at helm, Strong Rock believes it can move mountains

Ever since their lone playoff season in 2008, Strong Rock Christian's football gear has been stuck in reverse.

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A united Union Grove can be dangerous -- or so the Wolverines hope

Obviously, you have to be well versed in your X's and O's, and you've got to have the talent that brings those to life off the chalkboard. Every coach knows that.

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CSU assistant takes similar position at Grambling

For five years, Andy Harre has helped make Clayton State Laker men's basketball one of the top programs in the Peach Belt Conference. Now, he is taking his talents up another level.

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Assists leader signs with Clayton State

Clayton State men's head basketball coach Gordon Gibbons continued building his stellar 2011-12 recruiting class with the transfer of point guard Bradley Tumer.

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School Notebook - 8-10-11

Deadline nears for school immunization drive

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Haven House's new playground unveiled in Henry

Children caught up in, or surrounded by, domestic violence in Henry County, have a place where they can just be kids.

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Datebook 8-4-11

Arts Clayton's 'Prints by Women' exhibit Friday

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School Notebook - 8-3-11

Community members host various back-to-school events

Unrealized possibilities cannot thwart God's purpose - Jason A. Smith

It's so strange, sometimes, to ponder the turns that life takes.

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Dogs were living in their own waste

The county's animal shelter was practically full when workers with Henry County Animal Care and Control picked up 38 dogs at one Hampton home this week, said the agency's director, Gerri Yoder.

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Former publisher joins SCNI as VP of advertising

Newspaper advertising veteran Bob McCray has joined Southern Community Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald, and Jackson Progress-Argus, as vice president of advertising.

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Stockbridge school makes community involvement push

As teachers, students and parents ramp up for another year of studying and playing in Henry County, a warm breakfast appeared to be the hardy way to kick off a new school year at Stockbridge Elementary School.

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Woman duped by Craigslist car ad

The McDonough Police Department is urging residents to be careful about using the internet to purchase vehicles.

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Soap Box Derby in Morrow Saturday

Area children are invited to rev up engines for a good time this weekend in the Southern Crescent.

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Say WHAT?! - '... Trash is the new class of America'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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Slain Clayton County deputy laid to rest

Old friends in uniforms of all colors greeted each other warmly in the lobby of the church Thursday, shaking hands, embracing, exchanging small talk.

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Datebook 7-28-11

Clayton Schools superintendent speaks at chamber breakfast

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School Notebook - 7-27-11

School district hosts 'SACS' party for communit

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Sagging pants now illegal attire in Hampton

Many young people call it "swag," but wearing sagging pants on the streets of one Henry County city is now "disorderly conduct." And it is against the law.

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Four homes damaged in Locust Grove fire

Residents of a south Henry County neighborhood are picking up the pieces, after a fire damaged their homes, destroying one.

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Say WHAT?! - 'Alarm system, dogs, and now, yes, a gun'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

The possibilities of the written word - Jason A. Smith

I've always loved to write.

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Thursday Thunder Week Eight News and Notes

You Can Call Her Streak Buster

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Imitating royalty

Almost every young girl likes the idea of being a princess. Dozens of them in Henry County got that chance recently, at an inaugural Princess Parade.

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Stockbridge church to begin Adult Daycare program

A new ministry for senior residents of Henry County is set to kick off next week in Stockbridge, thanks to the efforts of a pastor at a local church.

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Datebook 7-14-11

KreAtiv Inergy & Associates, Inc., will hold auditions for "Determined to Live, Determined to Love," on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at New Life Presbyterian Church, 6600 Old National Highway, College Park.

Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine Week Eleven

From Staff ReportsSecond Half Points Begin This Week: The Slate is Wiped Clean for All Drivers

School Notebook - 7-13-11

Headquarters library to host 'Gymnastics and Tumbling' with Gym South

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Georgia JUCO guard signs with CSU men's basketball

Waycross' Lewis gives Lakers defensive presence and intensity on the perimeter

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Mothers with badges and guns

Women no longer are unique on police forces, but in the western part of Henry County, officers Adrienne Lara and Rosemarie Milby bring a decidedly feminine touch to patrolling the streets in the City of Hampton.

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AAA, state officials encourage roadside safety

AAA officials are campaigning to remind motorists to recognize Georgia's Move-Over Law, and other safety precautions, in an effort to protect everyone on the state's highways and byways -- from stranded motorists to emergency response vehicles.

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Henry CRCT performance maintained

The Henry County School System experienced mild gains overall on Georgia's 2011 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), according to results released this week by the State Department of Education. The CRCT is an assessment based on the Georgia Performance Standards curriculum.

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Say WHAT?! - 'This was a complete farce. Free admission my eye!'

Editor's Note: Say What?! is a new, occasional feature that consists of online comments readers have made in response to articles and features on our web sites -- www.news-daily.com, www.henryherald.com, and www.myjpa.com. These are raw, unedited comments. In bold type, are the headlines to which the comments are attached.

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