News for Monday, December 29, 2003

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Ring in the New Year with gunfire - Billy Corriher

While many Americans are ringing in the New Year at parties or in bars, the residents of Cherryville, N.C., will welcome the year with the booming sound of exploding gunpowder.

Give the missionaries a chance - April Avison

You've likely seen these young men around the county. They wear suit jackets and ties, and they walk or ride bikes, even on the cold days. They wave at every passing car, and their smiles reflect genuine happiness.

The life of an unheralded saint - Clay Wilson

Baptists aren't in the habit of designating saints. That's a Catholic tradition.

Christmas greeting scam leaves sour taste - Greg Gelpi

Still fairly new in town, each time I open my mailbox I do so with excited anticipation.

New Year's Eve not my favorite

By Zach Porter

Swaggart, move over for Thurmond show

By Bob Paslay

Merry (read this) Christmas! - Rob Felt

What type of newspaper column would someone want to read on Christmas? I asked myself this question Tuesday afternoon, while facing a deadline and a room full of food at the office holiday party. Get those keys clicking, I told myself, there's food to eat!

Victims' groups suffer cuts

By Ed Brock

CCSU gets ready for Holiday Classic

By Anthony Rhoads

Schools hope to extend SPLOST

By Greg Gelpi

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More than sweet and sour pork - R.H. Joseph

Amused as any world traveler by Atlanta's hubristic self-description as an international city, I nevertheless keep my mouth shut.

All it's cracked up to be - By Michael Davis

Between a crowd of people who either have on too many protest buttons or too much hair gel and a back door that leads to a cold and rainy side street in East Atlanta, I waited.

Residents celebrate Kwanzaa

By Greg Gelpi

Obituaries

December 29, 2003

Charter schools elude Clayton

By Greg Gelpi

NORAD assuring Santa a safe flight

From Staff Reports

Christmas Zen meditation - Ed Brock

After I found my rhythm the tinny clinking of the bell put me in a meditative mood, a state of Christmas Zen.

It's not too late to mail items

From Staff Reports