News for Friday, November 11, 2005

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Emily Pitts Gibson

Mrs. Emily Pitts Gibson, age 82, of Hampton died Nov. 7, 2005 at Brightmoor Nursing Home. Mrs. Gibson was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Grantville, the daughter of Lillie and Sam Pitts. Mrs. Gibson moved from Charlotte, N.C. to Georgia in 1993. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hampton and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Woodrow Gibson; son, Alex Gibson; sisters, Mary Martin and Maude Stinson.

Marian Daisy Dorsey Paulk

Mrs. Marian Daisy Dorsey Paulk, age 81, of McDonough died Nov. 8, 2005 at Spalding Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Paulk was born Sept. 16, 1924 in Richmond, Va. the daughter of the late Daisy Jones and Francis F. Dorsey. She was better known to her family and friends as “Nanny”, who enjoyed children, cooking and her specialty was potato salad. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Mrs. Paulk was also preceded in death by a son, Vernon Aaron Paulk; sisters, Delores Kenny and Winfred Wakefield, and brother, Hugh F. Dorsey.

Where is winter? - Justin Boron

A couple of weeks ago, I shut my windows tight, threw an extra blanket on the bed, and even went a few days where the temperature held me under the covers or in the shower for a little longer than usual.

There's got to be a better way - Ed Brock

Last week somebody got a brand new gun and decided it would be a good idea to test it out in an open field. And as a result they nearly killed, oh, several people, including a few kids on a passing school bus.

Hey, my cop's bigger than your cop - Bob Paslay

Every morning on the way to work I cut through the little town of Hapeville as I make my way from Atlanta along the old U.S. 19/41 and every day I get stopped along with other motorists in front and behind me by a man who is wearing a bright “police” jacket and has a whistle. He holds up our cars with the authority of a policeman as he lets cars in and out of the parking lot of a private business, the original Dwarf House restaurant that sparked the Chick-fil-A chicken empire.

Franken candidacy good for C-Span - Michael Davis

When comedian and radio talk show host Al Franken said he might take a stab at running for the U.S. Senate from his home state of Minnesota, I was a little taken aback.

On being all grown up - Heather Middleton

Sometimes it can be difficult to remember your little sister and brother have grown up just as you have and they don't need 'mothering' anymore.

Winding through Halloween fright - Rob Felt

As we crept around the first corner in the house, peering sideways back and forth, a giant skull-eating beast emerged from its lair and shook its giant arms at us angrily.

Letters to the Editor

Let's celebrate all who served our country this Veterans Day

On America's 75th annual Veterans Day, let us honor our finest sons and daughters who have served, are serving and will serve in our Armed Forces by remembering the words of President Reagan: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected and handed on."

Union Grove faces tough task at Lowndes

By Brian Howard

Slating awards for less than deserving drivers - Jeffery Whitfield

Nothing creeps up faster than headlights bearing down upon the rear bumper of your car in the nighttime air.

Clayton St. soccer teams to open play in Nationals

From Staff Reports

Lady Cardinals ranked in AP poll

By Doug Gorman

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Local woman is a business success

By Justin Boron

Clayton County Schools donate $40,000 to American Red Cross

By Jeffery Whitfield

BRAC becomes law

By Ed Brock

No trouble yet from New Orleans gangs

By Ed Brock

Christmas parade set for Nov. 19

Submitted

General says the people are enemy's target

By Ed Brock

Maddox thanks voters for support

To the editor:

Pets of the Week

November 3, 2005