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CSU's Cox selected 2011 Schelde North America/Division II Bulletin Division II Coach of the Year

National championship now in tote, the postseason honors keep rolling for Clayton State women's head basketball coach Dennis Cox.

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Clayton State triumphs 69-50 over Michigan Tech

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - What got the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team all the way through the 2010-11 season was the reason for what it was rewarded on Friday night - the NCAA Division II National Championship.

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'Check homeowner policies,' whistleblower urges

Gerald Bobo, a retired insurance agent, is upset. He is irked about something he says is taking place in his former line of work, and he is on a mission to alert the public about it, especially long-time homeowners.

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'Zebra Dash' on horizon at Noah's Ark

Area residents are invited to don their running shoes, in memory of an animal that garnered national attention upon his arrival in Henry County.

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Welcome home celebration planned for CSU women's basketball team on Saturday

Clayton State University and the City of Morrow are joining together to welcome home the Clayton State women's basketball team at the conclusion of the NCAA Division II National Championships in St. Joseph, Mo.

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'Cut-A-Thon' for troops in Afghanistan

Darlene Rutledge knows, first-hand, the value of efforts like the "Cut-A-Thon" scheduled Saturday, at Studio Red in McDonough.

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Lakers making their third 'Elite Eight' appearance in five years

The Clayton State Laker women's basketball team is three games away from the ultimate prize - the NCAA Division II National Championship. It all comes down this week in the NCAA Division II "Elite Eight" in St. Joseph, Mo.

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East Clayton Elementary hosts 'Multicultural Night'

East Clayton Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will host a "Multicultural Night" on Thursday, March 17, from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the school, located at 2750 Forest Parkway, in Ellenwood. Call (404) 362-2885.

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Mundy's Mill remains undefeated with win over J-Boro

Jerek Wright pitched six innings to help Mundy's Mill defeat Joneboro 6-2 in extra innings Monday as the Tigers remain undefeated on the season. Wright (4-0) had eight strikeouts while giving up only one run and two hits.

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Officials concluding initial plane crash investigation

Federal officials plan to wrap up preliminary investigations this weekend, surrounding a deadly airplane crash in Hampton.

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McDonough church hosts annual 'Father-Daughter Dance'

Fatherly love was the focus of an event at a local church, as area dads hit the dance floor with their daughters.

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Say What! 3-12-11

Butts County deputy has tongues wagging

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Library to hold 'Landlord/Tenant Seminar'

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Landlord/Tenant Seminar" on Thursday, March 10, from 7 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., at the library, at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro.

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Annual Arte Gras Gala this Saturday

The Arts Clayton Board of Directors will have its "5th Annual Arte Gras Gala," on Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow.

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Gas prices highest in two years

As fuel prices push ever closer to record highs, some officials believe residents will turn to public transportation, to save on the costs of commuting.

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Georgia's secretary of state visits Henry

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said his office is utilizing technology, in an effort to streamline government operations in the state.

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Care groups honor veterans with new initiative

Military veterans, living in the Southern Crescent area with health challenges, are being recognized for their military service, through a local hospice's involvement in a national care program.

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Lovejoy, Mundy's Mill get wins

The Lovejoy Wildcats and Mundy's Mill Tigers are set to meet Wednesday on the baseball field.

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Clayton State's Robinson, Downs selected first team All-Peach Belt Conference for men's basketball

The Peach Belt Conference announced its postseason honors for men's basketball on Friday, and it was a special night for the Clayton State Lakers.

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Hear new interim pasor at First Baptist Morrow

The First Baptist Church of Morrow, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), is inviting the public to hear Dr. Peter Rhea Jones preach at its worship services on Sunday morning, at 11 a.m. Jones is the church's new interim pastor, and serves as Professor of Preaching at McAfee School of Theology, at Mercer University, in Atlanta.

Library officials to unveil Forest Park branch design

East Clayton Elementary School will hold a "Spirit Night" on Thursday, March 3, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at Monkey Joes, at 1395 Southlake Pkwy., in Morrow. The cost of admission is $8.99. Call (404) 362-3885.

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Mundy's Mill stays perfect on diamond

The Mundy's Mill Tigers improved to 3-0 on the season with an 8-0 victory against Forest Park.

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Soil, Water Conservation District holds meeting

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting, on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. Call (770) 761-3020.

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Riverdale hires Carver's Downs as football head coach

Carver-Columbus assistant coach and defensive coordinator Olten Downs was hired Saturday as Riverdale's new head football coach.

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Clayton State's Robinson earns Peach Belt men's basketball Player of the Week honors

The final weekly awards in the Peach Belt Conference for men's basketball were released on Tuesday, and the Clayton State Lakers garnered the last award.

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Henry BOC proposes election changes

The Henry County Board of Commissioners (BOC) wants to make changes in the way its members are elected.

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Gas prices spike at pump

Area residents may be hard pressed to find a gallon of gas for less than $3, these days.

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Conley man arrested for cardboard theft

A Conley man, already in the Clayton County Jail, was in Henry County Magistrate Court this week, to face charges of allegedly stealing cardboard from a home improvement store.

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Mundy's Mill girls get milestone win in first round

Mundy's Mill's girls basketball team won their first state playoff game in school history with a convincing 82-48 victory at South Effingham in the first round of the Class AAAA tournament Friday.

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Convicted child abuser's now in prison

A McDonough man, who was found guilty of abusing his two children, has begun serving a 15-year sentence.

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Drew boys win in overtime, girls fall

Playing as host in their first state tournament games in school history, Drew's boys and girls teams made it a theatrical night.

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Say WHAT?!

Wole Ralph on readers' minds

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Gas prices spike at pump

Gas prices spike at pump -AAA offers advice for conserving fuel

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Anderson Elementary PTA holds 'Black History Program'

Jewell C. Anderson Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association will host a "Black History Program" on Thursday, Feb. 24, starting at 6 p.m., at the school, at 4199 Old Rock Cut Road. Call (404) 362-3820.

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CSU continues Black History celebrations

Clayton State University will hold various events that are free, and open to the public, as part of its "2011 Black History Month Celebration," at the university, located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

Records, seeding don't matter in state playoffs-Derrick Mahone

For the 256 teams that qualified for this weekend's state basketball tournament, it is a new season.

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12 Southern Crescent wrestlers reach finals

In Class AAAA, Union Grove's big-three of Griffin Higginbotham (103), Alex Lazor (135) and Hunter Gamble (160) each reached the finals.

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Tussahaw puts on 'Living History Wax Museum'

In a crowded elementary school gymnasium, students surveyed the room, and began to gather around their favorite exhibits.

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Wrestling gets under way at state tournament

The first day of the GHSA Traditional Wrestling Tournament at the Arena at Gwinnett Center offered few, if any, surprises Thursday as several Southern Crescent wrestlers expected to contend for a state title took care of business in the round of 16.

Morrow High School PTSA to meet tonight

Morrow High School's Parent-Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria at the school, which is located at 2299 Old Rex Morrow Road, in Morrow. For more information, call (404) 362-3865.

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Collegiate singers and musicians perform at CSU

Clayton State University will have various performances by collegiate singers and musicians, at 11:15 a.m., at Spivey Hall at the university, in Morrow. Tickets are $1 at the door.

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Red Cross teams up with Blue Bell in 'Pint for a Pint'

Officials with the American Red Cross are hopeful that warmer, sunny weather will lead to more blood donors across the metro Atlanta region, as well as around the nation.

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Valentine's Day florists push to last petal

McDonough resident, Terry Newsome, admits he is a procrastinator when it comes to preparing for celebrations, particularly for Valentine's Day.

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AAA: Average gas prices to slowly slide downward

AAA officials expect gas prices will maintain current averages in metro Atlanta and across the nation, at least for the next week.

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Clayton State's Tillman selected PBC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

On the eve of a potential No. 1 ranking in Division II, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team received some wonderful individual news on Monday.

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Palmer scores 25 to lead Lovejoy to win over North Clayton

Lovejoy senior Keyashu Palmer scored 25 points to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 70-66 come-from-behind win at North Clayton Friday in a Region 4-AAAA game.

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Fourth suspect caught in home- invasion robbery

A Decatur man was in the Henry County Jail without bond Friday, for alleged involvement in a New Year's Eve home-invasion, in which another suspect in the incident, was shot and killed by police.

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Stockbridge mayor, council settle their dispute

The ongoing feud between the City of Stockbridge's mayor, Lee Stuart, and city councilmembers, appears to have subsided -- for now.

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Clayton State tabs O'Sullivan as new Laker women's head soccer coach

Throughout his soccer coaching career, Gareth O'Sullivan has built a strong reputation when it comes to developing teams into championship-caliber programs. He proved that with an NCAA Division II national championship at Christian Brothers and aims to bring that same desire to the Clayton State Laker women's soccer program.

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'Drumline' program teaches skills, productive living

Children at McDonough's Shiloh Baptist Church are taking advantage of an opportunity to develop skills in music, by playing drums. Instructors hope they can help them in other areas of life, too.