News for Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Voter turnout mixed in Tuesday elections

Voter turnout in municipal elections, and a state House of Representatives special election, varied across Clayton County on Tuesday, election officials reported.

Jonesboro voters choose two new council members

Jonesboro voters chose two political newcomers, and one incumbent, to fill three City Council seats Tuesday.

Stamps-Jones, Wallace victorious in Riverdale election

Come Jan. 1, Riverdale's Ward 1 will have a new representative, while incumbent Ward 3 Councilwoman Wanda Wallace will enter a third-consecutive term on the city council. In Tuesday's election, Cynthia Stamps-Jones defeated incumbent Ward 1 Councilman Rick Scoggins, while Wallace defended her seat against Veverly Brooks and Stan Byars.

Forest Park mayor re-elected in landslide

Forest Park voters overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Corine Deyton for a second term as the city's leader, but some voters will have to return to the polls, on Dec. 1, to decide two City Council races that were on the ballot in municipal elections on Tuesday.

Dodson takes State House District 75 seat

Ron Dodson claimed victory in Tuesday's special election to fill the unexpired term of former State House District 75 Representative Celeste Johnson. Dodson, who held the position for four consecutive terms prior to Johnson, defeated political newcomer, Henry "Shawn" James, with 60 percent of the vote.

State investigating bus company in Henry crash

The motor-carrier company involved in Saturday's charter bus accident along Interstate 75, in Stockbridge, is being investigated for operating without a proper license, state licensing officials said.

Suspect sought in several bank robberies

Morrow Police say a suspect, who allegedly robbed a bank on Southlake Parkway Monday afternoon, may be responsible for several robberies in the metro area, including one at a Jonesboro bank Monday morning.

Why smart couponers clip judiciously

Knowing the best ways to use coupons and match them to low-priced sales gives shoppers a huge advantage compared to paying full price at the grocery store. Stocking up when items are at very low prices is, of course, another factor in saving big on the items we buy often.

Weekend flurry of region meets

The cross country region championship meets come in a flurry the weekend before the GHSA state meet. At stake is a team's or individual's qualification for the state meet, which takes place at Carrollton High School.

Clayton State soccer teams split at Lander

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North Clayton seeks third-straight shutout

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