News for Wednesday, December 31, 2003

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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.

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.

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!

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.

Swaggart, move over for Thurmond show

By Bob Paslay

New Year's Eve not my favorite

By Zach Porter

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - R.H. Joseph

Loyal readers will no doubt leap with delight when informed I have had another brilliant insight into the human condition.

Local economy may be rising from 2003 slump

By Billy Corriher

School controversy dominates 2003

By Greg Gelpi

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Kay Ariel

Kay Ariel, age 66, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003.

2003 a violent year for Clayton

By Ed Brock

The life of an unheralded saint - Clay Wilson

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

Construction progressing at Hartsfield-Jackson

By Billy Corriher

Experiencing technical difficulties - Michael Davis

Every now and then, you have to sit back and admire the sheer complexity of living in a modern age. But, once in a while, you've got to sit back and wonder what exactly went wrong.

CCSU's Byrd named MVP

From Staff Reports

2003 went up in smoke - Ed Brock

It seems fitting that it was in the closing days of 2003 that my neighbor's truck should spontaneously burst into flame.

Residents prepare to ring in the new year

By Billy Corriher

Exercise, dieting on list of resolutions

By Greg Gelpi

Former police officer sentenced in indecency case

By Greg Gelpi