News for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Lovejoy breakfast to recognize breast-cancer survivors

By Maria José Subiria

Time for Obama to get behind general consunsus on Afghanistan - Mike Reagan

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's personal choice to lead U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, has officially made a request for between 30,000 and 40,000 additional troops.

Firefighters battle blaze at apartment complex

A fire broke out Monday at a condemned apartment complex on Battlecreek Road in Jonesboro - the same complex where a blaze erupted early last month.

Two arrested in theft from dead man's home

By Linda Looney-Bond

Police nab four, find $350,000 in drugs

By Linda Looney-Bond

Clayton Schools music teacher releases first CD

By Curt Yeomans

Gerald Alston headlines SECURUS House gala

By Joel Hall

BOE names K-8 school after Eddie White

By Curt Yeomans

Obama, health care and me - Taylor Jones

My view on health care reform will outrage many: I support a single-payer system. There, I said it. BUT, for those of you who've just written me off as a "socialist," please bear with me for a few paragraphs before you ... pull the plug. Or call me a LIAR!

Obituaries - Oct. 6, 2009

Lillian Garley Norris

Appeals continue in county's firing of Murphy

By Joel Hall

Zombies aren't so bad, after all - Joel Hall

During the opening week of Sony Pictures' new film, "Zombieland," I went into the theater with very high expectations, and it wasn't because I read a bunch of reviews, or have a particular affinity for comedy-horror-action-road-zombie movies. I expected a lot out of "Zombieland," because of how much I was personally inconvenienced by this movie.

Police probe Ellenwood assault, home invasion

By Linda Looney-Bond

Baby born in Lovejoy High School bathroom

A Lovejoy High School senior became a mother last week when she gave birth to a child, in a school bathroom.