News for Tuesday, December 1, 2009


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Reader mail: Where do all those coupons come from?

Q: "I have been following your column, and a lot of what you have discussed I have implemented. You often talk about the number of coupons you use. Where and how are you obtaining so many duplicate coupons? I know I can print out multiple copies online from some of the coupon web sites."

Adams, Williams win Forest Park runoffs

Voters in Forest Park City Council runoff elections decided to send an incumbent back into office for a second term in one ward, and elected a Clayton County Democratic Party official in an open race in another ward.

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Christmas in the Park

The Morrow Business and Tourism Association's annual Christmas in the Park event will be held this year at Olde Town Morrow.

Jonesboro anticipates 2010 budget reduction

The City of Jonesboro is considering a 2010 budget of $3,066,700, down nearly $29,000 from this year's budget of $3,095,600. With no proposed ad valorem taxes, and general fund interest revenues predicted to be down significantly from this year, the 2010 budget will remain conservative, according to city officials.

Wrecked-car displays urge safe driving

As a reminder to motorists to drive safely during the holiday season, the Clayton County Police Department has placed vehicles that were involved in wrecks at four locations around the county.

Local farm to raffle off Morgan filly

A local 4-H club hopes to raise more than $2,000 through a horse raffle.

Suspect charged in armed robbery

A Rex teenager is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail, charged with robbing a store employee at gunpoint in a Stockbridge store's parking lot.

BOC may end rotation of vice chairmanship

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) had the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that -- if approved -- would make the board's vice chairmanship an internally elected position, rather than a rotating one.

Tax preparation program seeks volunteers

The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign is gearing up for its third-annual effort to assist low-income and elderly residents in preparing their taxes. But campaign organizers say they need the help of volunteers.

Full-service 'Dog Hotel' opens

The newspaper article, depicting an animal-rescue mission, lay at the edge of Carol Kelly's desk as a tell-tale sign of her commitment to animals.

Wrongful-death suit filed against sheriff

The family of a Jonesboro man who was shot and killed by a Clayton County sheriff's deputy in 2007 has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Clayton County State Court.

CSU announces record fall enrollment

In its 40th year in operation, Clayton State University in Morrow has reached an enrollment record of 6,587 students for the fall 2009 semester, university officials said Tuesday.

Red Cross urges holiday blood donations

Officials with the American Red Cross are once again reminding residents the need for blood is still high, particularly during the holiday season.

Dutchtown's first statement is resounding

Dutchtown disrupted Jonesboro's rhythm and confidence with the same formula that took the Lady Cardinals to the Final Four of the Class AAAA state tournament last season: steal, run and score. The Lady Bulldogs relished every turnover and blocked shot, using them to fuel their frenetic transition offense that Jonesboro could not contain.

Sometimes, the best help is no help at all - Jason Smith

It's official. The Christmas season is upon us. Early on the Friday after Thanksgiving, people were hitting the stores in droves to stock up on presents for their loved ones.

Louisiana Purchase, Part Deux - Mike Reagan

Unsurprisingly, President Obama has recently realized early legislative success in pursuit of his massive government-heavy, health-care program. Sen. Harry Reid pushed the initial legislation to the Senate giving our representatives very little time to review the bill in advance of the first vote, opening up further debate.

The Family Constellation - Martha Randolph Carr

The Family Constellation is a form of therapy that says all of our present-day kinks in our personality are due to the family line behind us. Malcolm Gladwell touches on this idea in his latest book, "The Outliers," where he writes that how previous generations behave gets passed down till we are unaware of our part in things.

Biggs sharp from outside for Morrow

Maqeeye Biggs paced Morrow's boys basketball team in its Region 4-AAAAA opener Tuesday night, a 77-59 victory over visiting East Coweta.

Eagle's Landing girls roll past Woodward

Eagle's Landing coach Lisa Horton could sense her team was nervous about Tuesday's season opener against perennial playoff contender Woodward. She watched as the team nervously walked around campus for most of the school day.

ELCA sweeeps season opener

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Lady Chargers opened the 2009-10 basketball season with a 61-33 victory against Fellowship Christian Tuesday night.