News for Tuesday, November 24, 2009


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1,500 students protested school dress code Friday

Despite a protest by 1,500 high school students over Clayton County Public Schools' uniform-dress policy, the county's school board chairperson vowed to not back down, and to keep the policy in tact.

Authorities increase patrols for holiday travel period

The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins today, and local and state authorities are planning stepped-up traffic enforcement through the holiday weekend.

Police Department honors employees of the year

he Clayton County Police Department recently recognized nine employees for distinguished service throughout the past year.

Giving thanks is the right thing to do

e other day, I saw my first Salvation Army bell ringer of the holiday season, which, combined with what tomorrow represents, reminded me once again how much I have to be thankful for.

One man arrested after town-home shooting

A late-night beer run apparently led to a shooting Monday at the Pembroke Town Homes on Ga. Highway 85 near Riverdale, police said.

Clayton Schools' transportation chief gets national award

A push within Clayton County Public Schools' Transportation Department to promote continuing education among its employees began four years ago, with teaching bus drivers words like "hola" and "sientate por favor."

There's more to Thanksgiving than turkey, or football

As I think back on a year that is rapidly coming to a close, I have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

'Super' debate: Do everyday low prices beat couponing

Last week I touched on a topic that's of intense interest among my Super-Couponing students: Where do shoppers get the best deal, at a supermarket or a supercenter?

Turkey Holocaust Day '09

I'm itching like a volleyball-playing nudist in a field of poison oak to inflate the first four-story-tall balloon and kick-start the national parade of giving thanks down Main Street, because Turkey Holocaust Day couldn't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned.

Jury still out in double-murder trial

After a full day of deliberating Tuesday, a Clayton County jury is scheduled to resume deliberations today in a double-murder trial involving the 2006 shooting deaths of two men.

Airport gearing up for Thanksgiving travel

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials predict that 1.7 million passengers will travel through the airport this week, to and from their Thanksgiving destinations.

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Needy seniors get holiday help

James Willoughby, 66, of Riverdale, once made a living performing heating and air-conditioning maintenance. A few years ago, however, Willoughby's legs were amputated due to complications from diabetes.

Lovejoy raffle to support school band

According to Lovejoy High School officials, the school needs at least $50,000 to purchase uniforms for the 100 members of the Lovejoy High School Wildcats Marching Band. The City of Lovejoy has decided to help raise the funds by raffling off a brand new, Polaris Ranger 800 CREW all-terrain vehicle.

Lovejoy girls cruise to win in Morrow Thaksgiving Tournament

Some ice water on the gym floor was the only thing that was able to cool off Lovejoy Tuesday in the Wildcats opening game of the Morrow Thanksgiving Tournament.

Clayton State Lady Lakers tip off season tonight

When the Clayton State Lady Lakers take the floor at home tonight against Albany State in a 7:30 p.m. tip off, it will be with high expecations.