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YOUNG, FIT and FLY at Riverdale High School, October 27th

On Wednesday, October 27that 8:30am, twin sisters Brandi and Karli Harvey, daughters of Steve Harvey will be hosting the YOUNG, FIT and FLY block party at Riverdale High School.

The sister’s mission is to “inspire, motivate and empower young women to push beyond social norms and take responsibility of their image, career, finances, health and overall wellness”. Through this organization they’ve inspired thousands of high school and college-aged girls to look at their lives and potential differently. 

Using an MTV DJ, Brandi and Karli will excite the crowd and tackle issues like including appropriate attire for success and how choices affect self esteem.    

Riverdale High School is located at 160 Roberts Drive in Riverdale. Admission to this event is free and it is open to all Riverdale High students.

 

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West Sentenced to 6 Months in Cracker Barrel Case

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA -- A plea deal was reached Friday afternoon in the Cracker Barrel assault trial of Troy West.

Fall Festival at Clayton County International Park, October 22th from 4-7 p.m.

Saturday afternoon, Clayton County Parks and Recreation will hold its First Annual Fall Festival at the Clayton County International Park from 4-7 p.m. The festival will offer many activities including: a Pumpkin Carving Contest, Halloween Costume Contest and Movie Night in the Park. Free stations will be set up for games, food and face painting.

Parks and Recreation are asking Pumpkin Carving Contest participants to bring pre-carved pumpkins to the St. Bart’s Pavilion by 5:00, there will be prizes for first, second and third place. Directly following that contest, the Halloween Costume Contest will be held at the same location for children ages 15 and under. Admission to this event is free.

After the festivities families are encouraged to stay and watch “Monster House” on the lawn; movie goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

 

Police Looking for Morrow Teen, Friends Have Seen Her Often Since She Left Work

MORROW, GA -- Police in Clayton County are looking for Monica Ambriz, 17, who they said went on a break from her job at El Progresso Grocery Store on Tara Boulevard at 4:45 pm last Saturday, didn't return, and never went home to her mother and the rest of her family.

Thursday afternoon, police told 11Alive News that several friends have seen Monica since she left work.

Investigators said that on Saturday, Monica's sister received a text from her, using correct grammar -- which they said was unusual for her, as she normally uses abbreviations and acronyms when texting, as many teens do.

Police would not reveal what the text said.

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Army Reservist Testifies About Cracker Barrel Attack

JONESBORO, GA -- The Army Reservist who was beaten up outside a Cracker Barrel in Morrow last year told jurors her side of the story on Wednesday.

"I was punched in the face," Tasha Hill testified. "I was trying to scramble up. He was standing over me punching and kicking me, and I heard my daughter screaming." 

Troy Dale West is charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, battery and other charges in the September 2009 incident.  

Hill said throughout the ordeal, West kept calling her racial epithets.  She said her 7-year-old daughter, who witnessed the assault, is still traumatized.

"I saw him hurt her in a bad way," the girl, who also took the stand Wednesday, testified.   

Mike Vigil, President of Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln Mercury, welcomes Racing Legend Bill Elliott.

Racing Legend Bill Elliott Signed Autographs at Vigil Ford

Racing Legend Bill Elliott (“Awesome Bill from Dawsonville”) met and greeted fans for photos and signed autographs at the showroom of Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln Mercury in Morrow, GA.

 

 

 

Rex Mill Middle win 2010 V0lleyball Championship

Via The Daily View:  

Rex Mill Middle defeated an impressive band of final four volleyball teams to emerge as this year's winner of the Clayton County Middle Schools Volleyball Championship, clinching the coveted winner's trophy for the second time in the schools' young history.

"The final four teams in the tournament were all outstanding teams and all deserving of making it to the semi-final round," said Rex Mill Middle Athletic Director Ervin Starr. "This was some of the best volleyball Clayton County has seen in years - on any level!" 

Competing in the final four games were Babb, Kendrick, Morrow, and Rex Mill middle schools. "The young ladies made diving digs, ferocious serves, and some amazing spikes," Starr said.

The Volleyball Yellow Jackets have amassed a 26-1 record over the past three seasons.