News for Tuesday, August 16, 2005


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Of afternoons and coffee spoons - Michael Davis

Don't you sometimes need a little pick-me-up in the late, or even mid-afternoon?

Wilbur Lee Dunson Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Lee Dunson Jr., age 50, of McDonough, Ga. died Aug. 11, 2005. Lee was born November 1, 1954 in Fulton County. He graduated from Forest Park High School Class of '73, he was a member of the Bass Masters and an avid fisherman, and he enjoyed NASCAR, family and friends. His wife, Martha Cheryl Dodson Dunson and a sister, Sharon D. Marvin, preceded Lee in death.

You are free to leave - Ed Brock

People in this country like to talk a lot about freedom and how happy they are to have it.

The wonderful world of weddings - Chris Zimmerman

Weddings are wonderful aren't they? I think that may depend on what role you have in a particular wedding. Attending the wedding and reception can be very much fun and relaxing, but being involved in the actual planning can be another story.

Fairview Wal-Mart not dead?

From staff reports

Alice Burton

Alice Burton, age 83, of Pelham, Ga. died Aug. 11, 2005 at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. She was born in Wilcox County, Ga. on June 19, 1922. She is affiliated with First Baptist Church of Stockbridge, and was a homemaker.

Best of cinematic persuasion - Justin Boron

Some of the greatest movies out there are the ones that have crisis management as the crux. I love watching some authority figure convincingly persuading a villain from blowing up the West Coast or assuaging bank robbers in a hostage situation.

A little street we call Sloan - Rob Felt

It makes a winding approach to the picturesque McDonough Square, just on the other side of nasty traffic snarls and horn-honking tractor-trailers. It veers along tree-shaded home lots and past the historic Hazelhurst House before it crosses a pair of one way streets that feed in and out of the downtown area.

Rising gas costs taking toll on local businesses

By Ed Brock

Chopping faces the chopping block - Bob Paslay

First my thanks go out this week to Internet reader Paul Brogan of Concord, N.H. for helping clear the cobwebs from my tired old brain and setting me straight on some movie history. I mentioned a Doris Day movie in which a baby was delivered and they were frantically scrambling to find a newspaper to wrap it in. He tells me the movie is the 1963 "The Thrill of It All" and that Day is not pregnant but Arlene Francis is and her husband is character actor Edward Andrews and their doctor is James Garner. Thanks again, Mr. Brogan and to all of you Internet readers, keep reading.

Pamela A. Coble

Pamela A Coble, 51, of Hampton, Georgia died August 10, 2005. She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Norkum.

Letters to the Editor

Sometimes it is cheaper to fly

Renewing your reasons for working - Aisha I. Jefferson

This weekend I was reminded of what a privilege (and a headache) it is to have to sit down in front of my computer once a week to write this column.

Deadline passes, Riverdale draws from reserve

By Justin Boron

I'm younger than that now - Michael Davis

They say it's your birthday. Well, it's my birthday too, yeah.

Rail debate swirls in community

By Justin Boron

The joys of being an adult, making decisions - Shannon Jenkins

In every life, adult decisions must fall.

Ward ends holdout with Steelers

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Pets of the Week

Pepper is a 5-year-old Shih Tzu. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Pepper came to the Humane Society pregnant, malnourished, and covered in mange. In her former home, she was never treated as a pet. Instead, she was kept outside and used for breeding purposes. Despite her pitiful past, she is an affectionate, playful little girl who begs for attention. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit to see other animals available for adoption.

Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2005