News for Tuesday, January 13, 2009


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Leaving 2008 behind - Joel Hall

Recently, our offices at the newspaper have gone through some major changes. Some people have left, new people have been hired, and lots of things have been moved around.

Stimulating Bankruptcy and Chaos - Mike Reagan

Like millions of my fellow Americans I want Barack Obama to succeed in governing America and reviving the economy, despite my opposition to his candidacy.

Dutchtown wins region showdown

By Phil Albert

Yonce to stand in as Jonesboro mayor

By Joel Hall

Adamson to be BOE's liaison to SACS

By Curt Yeomans

Obituaries - Jan. 13, 2009

Spence G. Hammonds

Tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-675

A crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down part of Interstate 675 near Ellenwood Road late Tuesday night.

Water main project to divert Jonesboro traffic

By Joel Hall

Clayton Schools implements hiring freeze

By Curt Yeomans

Inaugural Hits Misses - Bill Steigerwald

Barack Obama's inaugural address on Jan. 20 is awaited with great anticipation by his millions of fans in and out of the media. Will it be as short as Lincoln's 1865 inaugural? As endless as William Henry Harrison's 1841 inaugural? As rousing as JFK's 1961 inaugural? As historic as FDR's 1933 inaugural? As forgettable as Jimmy Carter's 1977 inaugural? As memorable to conservatives as Reagan's 1981 inaugural? To get some answers about the importance of past inaugural addresses and some predictions about the next one, I telephoned Jerry Shuster, a political communications expert at the University of Pittsburgh, who specializes in presidential rhetoric.

It's Welcome Back Week at Clayton State

By Curt Yeomans

BOE contemplating new superintendent search firm

By Curt Yeomans

No theatrics in Cardinals' win

By Brian Paglia

Water group recommends 'aggressive' conservation plans

By Curt Yeomans

Arctic front may bring coldest weather yet

By Jason A. Smith