News for Monday, November 9, 2009


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Brown Elementary students, parents read together

Brown Elementary School kindergartner, Jadyn Franklin, slowly read the words in Harriet Ziefert's book, "Can You Play?" as her mother, Chaka, glided her fingers under the words on the page.

The greater good - Joel Hall

On Saturday night, while many Americans were out on the town, or watching "Project Runway" on the Bravo network, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, perhaps, the most significant piece of legislation to come out of government since the introduction of Medicare.

Police seek armed suspect in attempted robberies

The lights were on, but no one was home at a Riverdale Waffle House restaurant that was still closed for business late Monday afternoon, after police say a gunman attempted to rob the establishment, and fled the scene early Sunday morning

Jonesboro rescinds golf cart ordinance

Jonesboro residents who own golf carts may have to wait some time before their carts are allowed to hit the streets again.

What a difference a year makes! - Mike Reagan

One year ago, Barack Obama turned the political establishment upside down with a resounding national election that, according to so-called experts, spelled the end of influence and legitimacy for the GOP for years, perhaps decades to come.

Local communities to observe Veterans Day

Veterans and active-duty members of the military will be honored at ceremonies across the country on Wednesday, and at a few events taking place in Clayton and Henry counties.

Clayton clergy to honor local leaders

Three groups of Clayton County clergy will come together this weekend to honor and celebrate outstanding individuals working to make the county a better place to live.

Stabbing suspect arrested

A man wanted for the alleged stabbing of his ex-girlfriend, and the woman's juvenile daughter, on Friday, was arrested Monday, according to Clayton County Police.

Clayton fugitive nabbed in Mississippi

U.S. Marshals in Mississippi have arrested a man wanted in connection with a Mother's Day shooting death at a Forest Park apartment complex.

We must remember the true meaning of Veterans Day

As a proud Vietnam veteran, who is preparing for Veterans Day, I find ittragic that so many of my fellow Americans view Nov. 11 as justanother day off work.