News for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Schools set to begin SPLOST IV work

With a little over a month left before Clayton County Public Schools' Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax III is scheduled to expire, school system officials are preparing to take the first steps in getting SPLOST IV-funded projects off the ground.

Local groups hosting holiday giveaway

Two faith-based organizations in Stockbridge are teaming up in an effort to provide 1,000 people with coats, and hundreds of people with holiday toys, food and other necessities.

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Museum celebrates film's 70th anniversary

Seventy years after "Gone with the Wind" hit the silver screen, fans from around the world still flock to the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro to get a sense of what the South was like during the Civil War. On Dec. 11 and 12, the museum will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the movie with new exhibits, special discounts and free, weekend access.

'Cash for appliances' program in Georgia in 2010

To encourage energy conservation nationwide, the U.S. Department of Energy has set aside $300 million -- from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- to fund the ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program.

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Justice celebrates 50 years with McDonald's

Ray Justice greeted Guirlene Edouard with a familiar smile, and she returned the gesture.

Charity run set for Hampton park

A charity athletic event scheduled for next week is intended to fight hunger locally, and promote community involvement.

McDonough church to host holiday breakfast

Jolly, Ol' St. Nick is preparing to make his seasonal visit to McDonough First United Methodist Church for a holiday meal.

Henry hospital to light holiday tree

Henry Medical Center will hold its seventh-annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting event on Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Musings on Parisian style, part deux - Curt Yeomans

In the end, it always comes back to Paris.

Don't wink at the queen - Ronda Rich

In Belfast, in the stunningly gorgeous building dedicated by Prince Edward in 1932 (he who abdicated), where the Northern Ireland Assembly convenes, I learned why I can never be president of the United States.

Martha's big adventure -- What's so funny - Martha Carr

Lately, my sense of humor has been slipping just a little. Two bouts of cancer in six weeks have left me feeling a little snippy.

Martha's big adventure — What's so funny - Martha Carr

Lately, my sense of humor has been slipping just a little. Two bouts of cancer in six weeks have left me feeling a little snippy.

Don't wink at the queen - Ronda Rich

In Belfast, in the stunningly gorgeous building dedicated by Prince Edward in 1932 (he who abdicated), where the Northern Ireland Assembly convenes, I learned why I can never be president of the United States.

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