News for Wednesday, September 3, 2008


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Gustav's footprint minimal, so far

By Johnny Jackson

DogTown equals dollar signs at an inmate's expense

Last year this time, people from all over the country, particularly in metro Atlanta, were engaged in a heated debate over Michael Vick's involvement with a dogfighting ring at his home in rural Virginia.

Thompson acts to ease students' accreditation fears

Clayton County Corrective Superintendent John Thompson met with seniors from the district's eight high schools in the gymnasium of Mt. Zion High School on Tuesday morning in an attempt to ease their fears about the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' (SACS) decision to revoke the school system's accreditation.

Fires wreak havoc on Labor Day weekend

By Joel Hall

Local artists put small businesses in the limelight

By Joel Hall

Governor to revamp Human Resources delivery

By Jason A. Smith

Community Impact Center gets new home

By Joel Hall

Obituaries - Sept. 3, 2008

Woody Jackson

Taser used to subdue man in police chase

By Joel Hall

Martinez moves from advocate, to BOE candidate

By Curt Yeomans

Panthers go for two in a row tonight

By Rory Sharrock

Pets of the Week - Sept. 4, 2008

Pearl is an Oriental Shorthair. She is approximately two to three years old, and she has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Pearl was rescued from Animal Control when it was discovered that she had been placed on the "kill list" due to an injury. Once Pearl received the proper care and had been allowed some time to recover and heal, she has done very well. She has a slight limp but it does not seem to slow her down at all. Pearl is an extraordinary cat and has stolen the heart of her current foster mom. She loves to be held and cuddled, and she stands on her back legs, reaching up to be picked up. She is definitely a "lap cat" and would make a great best friend for some lucky person. Pearl definitely wants to be an "only cat", and tends to be rough with other cats; and for that reason, CCHS is suggesting that Pearl go into a home without other cats. Pearl desperately needs to be in an environment where she can be loved and doted on, as she absolutely craves attention. For more information, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit to see other animals available for adoption.

New BOE members trying to find their way

By Curt Yeomans