News for Friday, January 2, 2004

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I resolve to enjoy the little things - Bob Paslay

I began losing weight some months ago and lost about 25 pounds and then gained a few back. I started drinking Perrier water with a lime at the bars in Atlanta months ago and found out that it's not so bad and I really go in the bars for the entertainment and social aspect and not to get a buzz on. I resolved months ago to stop shopping so much for stuff I didn't need and have been able to cut down considerably. I didn't buy $500 worth of overpriced Hallmark plastic ornaments this year. I didn't buy 30 new towels, all in different colors.

Lillian Alberta Miller

Mrs. Miller passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003.

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.

New Year's Eve not my favorite

By Zach Porter

Resolution: veto power - Rob Felt

Lobbying is under way for a bill that would grant me the authority to veto a New Year's resolution that is currently under consideration. Some sub-committee in my brain has proposed that I disconnect my cable service in an effort to cut cost overruns and increase productivity.

Make stupidity a capital offense - Greg Gelpi

Black-eyed peas and cabbage.

Watch out for that giant 'bum' - Michael Davis

Brush away the cobwebs. Pull those little dust bunnies out from underneath the couch, the dresser, the TV tray.

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.

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.

Virgil Lee Bell Jr.

Mason

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.

Construction progressing at Hartsfield-Jackson

By Billy Corriher

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Local economy may be rising from 2003 slump

By Billy Corriher

Public to see plans for downtown Jonesboro

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.

Crossing guards ready for returns

By Greg Gelpi

Jaye (Wayne) McElveen

Jaye (Wayne) McElveen of Riverdale died in Augusta, the result of a heart attack, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, while traveling to Florence, S.C.

Oh Baby! Newborns for a new year

By Billy Corriher

Margery Middlebrooks-Butler

Mrs. Margery Middlebrooks-Butler of Barnesville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her residence.

Former police officer sentenced in indecency case

By Greg Gelpi

Baby's death under investigation

By Billy Corriher