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Mt. Zion High hosts 'Parents Day'

Mt. Zion High School parent, Yolanda Brown, took on the role of being the team leader for a group of freshmen, including her son, Trevon Battle, in their biology class on Tuesday.

West granted bond in restaurant-beating case

A Clayton County Superior Court Judge granted a $320,500 bond, Tuesday, to a Poulan, Ga., man accused in the Sept. 9 beating of a woman at the Morrow Cracker Barrel restaurant, according to District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

Two Riverdale Council seats up for grabs

Five candidates will compete for two open seats on the Riverdale City Council in the Nov. 3 election.

Aviation Museum gets Eastern Air Lines cockpit

In 1952, a Martin 404 airplane with the serial number N9234C came into the service of the now-defunct Eastern Air Lines. For a time, the plane ran commercial routes in, and out, of Atlanta. In the 1960s, it was acquired by singer Ray Charles, and was used as his personal aircraft.

Case of confessed killer bound over

The case of a homeless man, who police say confessed to killing another man -- also believed to be homeless -- has been bound over to Clayton County Superior Court, according to District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

Police say DNA solved cold case

According to police, a 10-year-old child-molestation case has been solved as a result of DNA testing.

Man leads police to suspected assailant

A Rex man helped lead authorities to one of the men suspected of attacking him in an apartment complex parking lot, and stealing stereo equipment from his vehicle, police said.

Gasoline prices continue their costly climb

AAA Auto Club South reported this week that metro-Atlanta gas prices are steadily climbing toward levels last seen this past summer.

Potentially wetter, cooler winter ahead

Georgia is wet and getting wetter, according to State Climatologist David Emory Stooksbury.

Festival, barbecue to link residents with nature

By Curt Yeomans

IRS responds to tough times for taxpayers

By Johnny Jackson

Study reveals increase in emissions testing awareness

By Johnny Jackson

Obituaries - Oct. 27, 2009

Margaret Alton Hudlow

Three considered for State Court judgeship

By Linda Looney-Bond

Union Grove drops first game

From Staff Reports

Nine vie for Forest Park posts

By Joel Hall

Oct. 27, 2009

Hometown girl speaks up for her dad

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

By Curt Yeomans

Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay -- An administration without a plan - Mike Reagan

Over the last month, our nation has focused a great deal of attention on Gen. McChrystal's substantial troop request for our mission in Afghanistan. This is the sort of matter which we should be talking about, because the debate between a counter-insurgency versus counter-terrorism approach, which is at the heart of this decision, is sure to set the tone for policies and missions well beyond the Afghan borders.

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.

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.

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