News for Friday, September 2, 2005

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Wearing the scarlet 'P' for procrastinator - Aisha I. Jefferson

Who are the people who wait until the last minute to complete their taxes for the extension they filed for months earlier?

Internet communications more vital than ever - Rob Felt

In our age of a shrinking globe and a growing dependence on technology there are those who fear a small, uniform world and a massive computer crash.

Hurricane Katrina, let my people go - Shannon Jenkins

Although I only lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a little more than four years, I consider it home.

Spread the love ... don't forget the ketchup - Michael Davis

Some would say "food group," but it still flavors, enhances and texturizes some of our other favorite foods.

At our best - and worst - after the storm - Bob Paslay

My soul soared like an eagle and then suddenly crashed and began to bleed. I saw the stories of people opening their hearts to help the devastated families after Hurricane Katrina ripped the coast apart. And then I saw the ugly face of darkness, the looting, people taking what they could from liquor to appliances, pushing along carts of stolen items through the flooded streets of New Orleans.

The sickness of our health care system - Ed Brock

I've been doing a lot of wrestling with our health care system lately and frankly the whole thing is making me sick.

Wendy Noel Johnston Mauldin

Wendy Noel Johnston Mauldin of Clayton County passed away Aug. 28, 2005. She is survived by her Husband, Richard Shannon Mauldin, of Clayton County, Daughter, Taryn Jacy Mauldin, Son, Shawn Perry Mauldin, of Fredricksburg, Virginia, Mother, Judy Johnston, Siser, Tersa Renee Johnston, all of Clayton County, and Mother-in-law, Joan Martin, of Marietta.

Could ice cream be worse than drugs? - Justin Boron

Bruster's Real Ice Cream is the dessert fanatic's heroin, except this vice leaves its addicts chubby-cheeked instead emaciated.

Letters to the Editor

Animal shelter not intended as dump for unwanted pets

Riverdale, Lovejoy set to renew rivalry

By Brian Howard

Pets of the Week

Josie is a one-year-old, tortie domestic medium-hair. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Josie was originally abandoned at the humane society shelter, left in a box at the front door. She was adopted very quickly and went into a home with another cat already living there. After just a few months, Josie's new mom returned Josie because the other cat was refusing to accept Josie. Josie is a very friendly cat, and has done well with other cats living at the humane society. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Police jail restaurant robbers

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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A spirit unfazed by breast cancer

By Justin Boron

Ima Victoria Job

Mrs. Ima Victoria Job, age 87, of Jonesboro, passed away, Tuesday, August 30, 2005.

Local girls soccer a leg up on competition - Doug Gorman

I wouldn't consider myself an authority on the game of soccer, (After playing the game as a child, and writing about the sport for years, I still have trouble explaining the offsides rule) but I know one thing, the way the Eagle's Landing girls teams plays the game is pretty amazing.

Drug dogs sending message of safety to Clayton schools

By Johnny Jackson

Jonesboro councilman resigns

By Ed Brock

Gas prices put crimp in Labor Day plans

By Ed Brock

Martha Jane "Polly" Owen Harrison

Martha Jane "Polly" Owen Harrison, of LaGrange, formerly of Clayton County, passed away, Thursday, September 01, 2005. Funeral arrangements later. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.

Janet Medforth

Ms. Janet Medforth, 55, of McDonough, passed away September 1, 2005 at her residence.

Quit if you can, try if you can't - Johnny Jackson

One man is a new grandfather, willing to do about any silly thing with his young granddaughters. Occasionally, he wakes up from a nap with a little lip gloss and rouge painted on no particular part of his face. Sometimes he pretends to drink tea, kneeling down to a small orderly table of plastic kitchen ware. He even takes his granddaughters for afternoon joyrides on his riding lawn mower.