News for Monday, October 26, 2009


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Rex Village seeks historic designation

The recent construction of a Rex Road bypass has united the Rex Village business community, and ignited efforts to rediscover the area's past.

Three considered for State Court judgeship

To fill a new judgeship in the State Court of Clayton County, the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) has submitted the names of three local attorneys to Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Nine vie for Forest Park posts

Voters in Forest Park will have many options on Nov. 3.

Jonesboro invaded by 'Yankees'

Betty Mundy, a volunteer for Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., chased a "Union soldier," Marvin Greer, out of a tenant house at Stately Oaks Plantation on Friday, after he "stole" her food.

Hometown girl speaks up for her dad

My name is Cherrelyn Mann Robinson, and I am the daughter of Councilman Clarence Mann. I am a hometown girl from Jonesboro. I went to school, first through twelfth grades, here. I currently own a home in Jonesboro.

The search for black super heroes - Joel Hall

Ever since I was a kid, I've had a wild imagination and have always been drawn to the make-believe world of superheroes.

Smoke empties one floor of courthouse

Smoke from a faulty piece of equipment led to a three-hour evacuation of one floor of the Harold R. Banke Justice Center on Monday, according to Sgt. Sonja Sanchez, spokesperson for the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.

School officials propose 6-firm legal-services 'pool'

During the Clayton County Board of Education's work session on Monday, school officials floated the idea of moving the district to a legal-services system, in which work would be handled by six law firms, rather than having one lead, legal-services provider.

Festival, barbecue to link residents with nature

Henry David Thoreau, in his book, "Walden," talked about his experiences living in a rural setting, saying at one point that he came and went "with a strange liberty in nature, a part of herself."

IRS responds to tough times for taxpayers

Those having trouble -- during these tough economic times -- figuring out their tax situation may benefit from an upcoming tax workshop, according to officials with the Internal Revenue Service.

Study reveals increase in emissions testing awareness

Public awareness of Georgia's Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program is on the rise, according to a recent survey by Georgia's Clean Air Force (GCAF).