News for Tuesday, December 8, 2009


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Beyond stacking: Multi-stack to magnify savings

In previous columns, I've discussed coupon stacking at great length. It's one of the easiest ways not only to reduce the cost of items we're buying but also to get items for free.

Court approves Triple Crown Media restructuring plan

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Triple Crown Media, Inc., parent company of the Clayton News Daily, announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved its "pre-arranged" Plan of Reorganization, following the unanimous vote of the classes of claimants in favor of the Plan.

Stockbridge gets another close win

Playing close, tense basketball games had become a pattern of Stockbridge's boys basketball team as of late. That continued Tuesday night.

Mt. Zion, Dutchtown split in battle of Bulldogs

After two straight losses, the Mt. Zion Bulldogs are back in the victory column.

Police: Elderly man shot at robber

Clayton County Police said an elderly man turned the tables during an alleged robbery attempt Tuesday, by pulling his own gun.

Tara Winds hosts 'Music of the Season'

Tara Winds, "Georgia's Community Band," will host its free, annual holiday concert, "Music of the Season," this weekend at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Police: GPS tracking helped nab bank robbers

A GPS -- or global positioning -- tracking system placed in a bag of money taken in a bank robbery, helped police locate and arrest three suspects allegedly involved in the robbery, according to a Riverdale Police Department incident report.

Schools tribunal hearing terroristic threat case

A 16-year-old Mundy's Mill High School student told a Clayton County Public Schools tribunal on Tuesday that he's had to be on guard since a teacher at the school sought a "hit" -- or a contract to have him killed -- in early October.

Restrictions on H1N1 vaccine eased

The Clayton County Board of Health, and the Health Services Department of Clayton State University, are offering the H1N1 flu vaccine this week to the general public. Both agencies are reporting ample supplies of the injectable form of the vaccine, and are offering the shots to anyone over the age of six months.

Ola boys find a way to stay perfect

Swarmed by three Forest Park defenders in the far corner, Justin Gant was trapped. Down by nine with just three minutes left in the game, the Panthers tried to assert themselves with a quick defensive stand. This was Forest Park's last-ditch effort.

Jackson, Henry Herald honored for education coverage

Johnny Jackson, education reporter for the Henry Daily Herald, and the newspaper, have been honored by the Georgia School Boards Association for exceptional work in the field of education reporting.

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Georgia State Patrol collects Toys for Tots

Area residents have until Friday to donate new, unwrapped toys to the Toys for Tots campaign, at the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) collection site in Forest Park.

CSU places three on NSCAA Men's Soccer Division II

The Clayton State Laker men's soccer team placed three players on this season's NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Division II All-Southeast Region team, which was released on Tuesday.

Jonesboro girls hold off North Clayton for region victory

The North Clayton boys did something that Jonesboro girls coach Michael House would like to have seen his team do in the opening game of Tuesday doubleheader - play better with a lead.

Energy prices expected to plateau this winter

U.S. energy officials are expecting energy prices to plateau and hold steady through the winter months, depending on the strength of the economic recovery.

BOC gives Bell oversight of county police

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to delegate full oversight of the county's police department to Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell.

Pondering, ruminating and cogitating - Denese Rodgers

The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, defines the word "meditation" as "a devotional exercise of, or leading to, contemplation."

Martha's' big adventure -- 'Tis the season - Martha Carr

The holiday season is the time of year when we are all reminded to treat each other with a bit more respect and a lot more love.

The war-ette - Will Durst

The best part of a long-term Afghanistan occupation is there's no shame in failing, since we'll be joining so many other proud names on such a very long list.

Martha's' big adventure — 'Tis the season - Martha Carr

The holiday season is the time of year when we are all reminded to treat each other with a bit more respect and a lot more love.