News for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Feds extend homebuying credit for first-timers, others

Would-be homeowners will have an extended opportunity to benefit from the federal First-Time Homebuyers Credit, according to officials with the Internal Revenue Service.

Clayton students to head back to school

Clayton County Public Schools students will return to class for the start of the spring semester of the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Stockbridge man sees opportunity in dirty windows

Kenny Howard dressed the large, plate-glass windows in a sudsy solution of glass cleaner as shoppers busily passed him by.

McDonough plans party, concert for New Year's Eve

The Gateway Event Center in McDonough is preparing to ring in the new year with lots and lots of music. There will be fireworks, too.

Ministers, Sheriff's Office to host prayer breakfast

Local ministers, and employees of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, will have a chance to network, fellowship, and pray for favor in the new year, during the Clayton County Ministers' Conference's annual Minister's Prayer Breakfast.

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Getting ready for New Year's

Jonesboro resident, Orion Young, 5, and her mother, Nichelle, broke out in laughter at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Public Library system on Tuesday afternoon as they blew into home-made "New Year's" noise makers.

Former police chief to fight for job

Former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said Wednesday that he will challenge the Clayton County Board of Commissioners' recent decision to reassign him to the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

The luxuries of life seldom come to mind - Valerie Baldowski

I am convinced, we, as Americans, are thoroughly spoiled.

For New Year's Day -- A truly wealthy man - Tom Purcell

Ah, the new year is upon us. The media has been featuring stories of rich, famous people who died in 2009.

Stockbridge rallies for victory

Stockbridge's offense was much like the scoreboard clock in the Tigers' gym on Wednesday evening - it wasn't working.

Free throws lift Clayton State to win

With 28 seconds left and Clayton State holding a four point lead, the Lady Lakers held a poised countenance that a tense game was finally in their control.

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Fudge

Fudge is 2 year old Dachshund.

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Lovey

Lovey is a seven year old Tabby Domestic Shorthair.

For New Year's Day — A truly wealthy man - Tom Purcell

Ah, the new year is upon us. The media has been featuring stories of rich, famous people who died in 2009.

Ministers, Sheriff's Office to host prayer breakfast

Local ministers, and employees of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, will have a chance to network, fellowship, and pray for favor in the new year, during the Clayton County Ministers' Conference's annual Minister's Prayer Breakfast.

Tease photo

Getting ready for New Year's

Jonesboro resident, Orion Young, 5, and her mother, Nichelle, broke out in laughter at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Public Library system on Tuesday afternoon as they blew into home-made "New Year's" noise makers.

McDonough plans party, concert for New Year's Eve

The Gateway Event Center in McDonough is preparing to ring in the new year with lots and lots of music. There will be fireworks, too.

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