News for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Tax season ends, but filing not over for many

By Johnny Jackson

At least for the time being, the playoff-bound Hawks are the talk of the town

Normally the local jargon discussed at sports bars or the barber shop this time of year includes Chipper Jones' batting average, who's the best driver in NASCAR and spring football practice at UGA or Tech.

Attorney on accreditation: 'A lot of work is being done'

Glenn Brock, the attorney hired by the Clayton County Board of Education to handle the school system's accreditation crisis, said the board is close to complying with at least two of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' (SACS) nine mandates for improvement.

Oprah's way vs. God's way - Jason Smith

I don't usually pay much attention to e-mails that are forwarded to me at home.

Pets of the Week - April 17, 2008

Baloo is a four and a half month old, Australian Shepherd/Husky mix.  He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current.  Baloo was surrendered to CCHS by her former "mom".  Apparently , "mom" didn't realize how many children she actually had, several months earlier when she acquired little Baloo.  Now a few months down the road, "mom" was pregnant again, and had decided that she doesn't have enough time for a dog.  So, Baloo became another victim of someone who never gave the proper amount of thought to the responsibilities of having a pet.  Baloo is a happy, sweet little guy, who loves everyone.  He does well with people, including children, and other animals.  He is extremely smart, and has almost mastered his housebreaking training.  For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at 770/471-9436.  Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Metal memorial serves as unique city landmark

By Joel Hall

Riverdale woman guilty of filing false tax returns

By Daniel Silliman

Riverdale police, fire, to combine education efforts

By Daniel Silliman

Forced homogenization - Denese Rodgers

I was listening to the morning news as I was drinking my morning cup of jet fuel.