News for Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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Babs is a 5 month old tortie Domestic Shorthair.

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Astro is a 6 month old Schnauzer mix.

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Riverdale Elementary hosts Red Ribbon Parade

A sea of more than 500 students in red attire descended onto the Riverdale Elementary School athletic field on Wednesday. Waving signs, pushing floats, and wearing colorful hats, they all demonstrated their commitment to staying drug free.

Some candidates take sides in Jonesboro election

Seven candidates will compete for three, at-large positions on the Jonesboro City Council during the Tuesday, Nov. 3 election. Differences in opinion among some of the candidates concerning the firing of former Police Chief Brad Johnson -- as well as the firing of an administrative assistant Johnson hired -- have resulted in two distinct factions of candidates, and two candidates running independently.

2010 calendar displays student art

The artwork of 13 Clayton County elementary school students -- with the theme, "A Clean Community"-- is featured in the 2010 Keep Clayton County Beautiful, Inc., calendar.

Kremer oversees 'Port of Atlanta' at Airport

As Stephen Kremer walks around International Concourse E, at the world's busiest airport, he greets U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers with a bright smile, which, in turn, leads officers to open up, and talk with him about their day, and their jobs."It is very important to keep employees happy, or otherwise, there will be a mutiny," jokes Kremer, with a laugh.

Students tour Nash Farm Park and Battlefield

Some Hampton Elementary School fifth-graders took a break from the classroom to get a hands-on history lesson on Wednesday, courtesy of Nash Farm Park and Battlefield.The students visited the site with their teachers, as part of a school field trip. Groups of curious children roamed throughout the property, listening intently as volunteers and Civil War re-enactors spoke to them on topics, including: Confederate money, warfare and artillery, and military requirements for marching into battle.

Halloween freedom

Halloween trends are telling.

Poking the Cobra

Now is the time for all good men to put their hands together, pull them apart and rapidly put them back together again, and repeat, to give props to the president for not curling up into a fetal position with a "Kick Me" sign taped to his butt.

Owning your own home keeps you constantly busy

Home ownership is one of the trappings of suburbia, and induction into the "30-Year Club" brings with it a whole new set of responsibilities.

CSU official: Golf tournament drew big bucks

Despite rain on its original -- and rescheduled -- dates, the Clayton State University Foundation's Third Annual Town and Gown Golf Tournament was able to raise, at least, one-third of the average amount of money the foundation hands out in honors scholarships, according to Clayton State Director of Development Reda Rowell.

Restaurant-beating suspect released from jail

A South Georgia man accused of beating and kicking a woman last month at a Morrow restaurant is free on bond.

West granted bond in restaurant-beating case

By Linda Looney-Bond

Gasoline prices continue their costly climb

By Johnny Jackson

Playoffs are certain for some, hopeful for others

By Brian Paglia

Reader mail: More stockpile flack from you-know-who

If you've been following my column, you know that stockpiling groceries is an extremely effective way to beat the pricing game and stock up when items are inexpensive. It's true that this is an entirely different way to approach shopping, but when we learn to shop on a price-based basis, versus a needs-based basis, we spend less and save more!

And this, too, shall pass - Denese Rodgers

"And this, too, shall pass." It sounds like a biblical reference, doesn't it?

Datebook - Oct. 28, 2009


Case of confessed killer bound over

By Linda Looney-Bond

Mt. Zion High hosts 'Parents Day'

By Curt Yeomans

Martha's' big adventure - Good firends - Martha Randolph Carr

Imagine moving alone to a new city, like Chicago, and three months later, being diagnosed with cancer.

Obituaries - Oct. 28, 2009

Margaret Alton Hudlow

Two Riverdale Council seats up for grabs

By Joel Hall

Man leads police to suspected assailant

From Staff Reports

A kid brother's pride - Jason Smith

When I was a kid, my brother was my hero.

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.

Aviation Museum gets Eastern Air Lines cockpit

By Joel Hall

Potentially wetter, cooler winter ahead

By Johnny Jackson