News for Friday, November 20, 2009

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Queen Latifah makes stop at Morrow Macy's

On a nationwide tour to promote her new fragrance, actress, rapper and singer, Queen Latifah, made an appearance at the Macy's store in Morrow's Southlake Mall on Friday.

Witness' accounts vary in double-murder trial

The integrity of the police investigation into the 2006 shooting deaths of two Ellenwood men was called into question by defense attorneys Friday, during the murder trial of two co-defendants in Clayton County Superior Court.

Options available for care of aging parents

As baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond, planning for long-term care becomes more and more important, according to experts in care for the aging.

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Henry 4-H recognized for calf program

Several area children were honored recently, for the skills they have attained in caring for farm animals.

Tanger preparing for after-Thanksgiving crowds

Organizers of the annual after-Thanksgiving sale at Tanger Outlet Center in Locust Grove are preparing for record crowds.

Parents vent frustrations over school scandals

Twenty-one Forest Park High School parents and alumni, and three City of Forest Park officials, gathered at city hall on Friday night with the intent of discussing recent scandals at the school with officials from Clayton County Public Schools.

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Experts predict increase in holiday travel

Thanksgiving holiday travel is expected to increase by 3 percent this year in Georgia and Florida, according to AAA, the auto club.

Suspect denied bond in probation office break-in

Bond was denied Friday for a McDonough man, who is suspected of stealing items from a government facility while performing community service.

PSC to look at Clayton teacher fight

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will vote Dec. 10, on whether it will investigate the case of two female, Rex Mill Middle School teachers, who were fighting in school last month over a male colleague, a chief investigator with the certification agency said Friday.

Thanksgiving a time to share your blessings - James Bell

You may recall in our Thanksgiving story last year that Mr. Jordan had been invited to share the holiday with the Blacks at their home. After dinner, they were all talking and Buddy Black's father mentioned that he had been trying to find work in the area, without any luck.

Pastor Todd's letter to the congregation - Todd Dionne

Dear church family: This week, I have heard of many difficulties that are affecting the lives of many of our church families. Everyone, it seems, is going through some type of trial, which has the potential to discourage you, personally, and some so severely, that it may cause them to ask, "Is it worth continuing to walk with the Lord?"

Kid Activist vs. the Beltway Octopus - Will Durst

Get ready, fight fans. The Heavyweight match of the decade is fast approaching

Pastor Todd's letter to the congregation - Todd Dionne

Dear church family: This week, I have heard of many difficulties that are affecting the lives of many of our church families. Everyone, it seems, is going through some type of trial, which has the potential to discourage you, personally, and some so severely, that it may cause them to ask, "Is it worth continuing to walk with the Lord?"

Chasing family roots to the motherland - Curt Yeomans

So, yeah, I went to Ireland, with some hope of finding out more about my ancestors, and only got a pint of Guinness.

Land of my fathers - Ronda Rich

The dawn was barely breaking, the morning just beginning to wrestle the new day away from the black night as the train traveled with a jolting purpose from Dublin to Belfast.

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