News for Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Packing Up Christmas

Now that Christmas 2009 has come and gone, and thoughts are turning to New Year's Eve celebrations, the time has come for holiday-lights displays to come down, to be packed away until next fall.

New council members take office in January

The cities of Jonesboro, Riverdale and Forest Park will each seat new city council members in January, during the councils' first meetings of the new year.

Increased patrols planned for New Year's travel period

With 16 traffic fatalities predicted during the New Year's holiday travel period on Georgia's roads, state and local law enforcement agencies are urging motorists to drive with caution.

Do the math: Stacking coupons adds savings

I'm often asked how many coupons we can use on a single item. To answer this, you need to note the difference between manufacturer coupons and store coupons.

Stage set for New Year's Eve at Olde Towne Morrow

Local residents will have one more option to ring in 2010 on Thursday, this time with fireworks, when City of Morrow officials host a New Year's celebration at the newly opened Olde Towne Morrow complex.

Ch-ch-ch-changes... - Denese Rodgers

It is that time of the year again, for us to say farewell to Father Time and hello to Baby New Year.

Changes and fearless optimism - Jason Smith

I tend to be a bit reflective around this time of year. As I suspect many of us do, I think about the changes of the previous 12 months -- both good and bad -- and ponder what the coming year will bring.

Stage set for New Year's Eve at Olde Towne Morrow

Local residents will have one more option to ring in 2010 on Thursday, this time with fireworks, when City of Morrow officials host a New Year's celebration at the newly opened Olde Towne Morrow complex.

Clayton State women ready for Heritage Bank Classic

The Clayton State women's basketball team (7-1) knows one thing about this time of year — they will spend the days leading up to the New Year playing host to the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic.

Smith gets an all-star ending

When Steve Smith first met Henry County coach Mike Rozier, he only had one request for his son's future coach.

Beauty-products stores open at Hartsfield-Jackson

Travelers looking to dab on a little perfume or try out a different foundation have new places to shop at the world's busiest airport.

Official urges fireworks safety

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine is urging parents to protect their children — and themselves — from the dangers of fireworks during New Year's Eve holiday celebrations.

Martha's big adventure — To thine own self - Martha Carr

The clearest benchmark of our personal view on ourselves is whether or not we trust that small voice within, or feel the need to survey the crowds.

Gas prices steady now, but likely to rise

Retail gasoline prices have been relatively unchanged this holiday season, according to industry officials.

Police investigating Stockbridge gas station robbery

Henry County police are in the third week of searching for a man who robbed a Stockbridge gas station at gunpoint.

Increased patrols planned for New Year's travel period

With 16 traffic fatalities predicted during the New Year's holiday travel period on Georgia's roads, state and local law enforcement agencies are urging motorists to drive with caution.

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BOC votes to reassign Turner

Jeff Turner, the highest ranking black officer in the history of the Clayton County Police Department, has been removed as the county's police chief.

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Clayton beautification group begins tree-recycling effort

With Christmas 2009 in the past, with the presents unwrapped and thoughts turning to ushering in 2010, local residents have begun dropping off their Christmas trees to be recycled into gardening mulch.

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