News for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Henry program offers family healing

Members of four Henry County families gathered together recently to participate in a ceremony designed to strengthen their family ties.

McDonough Arts Council to host 'Art Attack'

Those visiting the McDonough Square next weekend will be able to get a first-hand glimpse into the process of creating art, according to members of the McDonough Arts Council.

Couponing's best-kept secrets: Big stores, bigger discounts

In the past couple of months, I've shared some of the best and most exciting Super-Couponing secrets with you. This week, I have another.

Fitness club raising money for cancer research

Members of Curves of Stockbridge are renewing their support for the annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" fund-raiser benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Too big to fight? - Joel Hall

In its tenth season, the Spike network's reality series, "The Ultimate Fighter," has enlisted the talents of 16, up-and-coming, heavyweight fighters, who will be tasked with boosting Spike's ratings to new heights and bolstering the ranks of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) heavyweight division.

Newspaper profitability - Is it critical to our democracy - Mike Reagan

Today, as you read this column in your favorite newspaper, I hope that you can appreciate the irony of where I am choosing to voice my opposition to President Obama's expressed "happiness" to look at proposals to provide federal funding to help "rescue" the struggling print segment of the Fourth Estate.

He has showed thee, O Man, what is good - James C. Bell

Several years ago, my wife and I had the privilege of teaching a singles class in the Sunday school of our Church.

Remembered for macaroni and cheese - Rhonda Rich

I'm still laughing about it. Well, kinda.

Darfur democracy and genocide - Martha Randolph Carr

Al-Jazeera has been doing some interesting interviews lately with rebels from the Sudan region who wanted to get something off their chests.

My impatience a force with which to be reckoned - Valerie Baldowski

Over time, I have become an increasingly impatient person.

Football season heats up

The Union Grove Wolverines are off to a fast 4-0 start. A year ago, head coach Steve Collins' team started the year with seven-straight wins.

Jonesboro girls volleyball finish well in weekend tournament

The Jonesboro girls volleyball team rolled to another impressive finish at a weekend tournament, and only a highly-ranked opponent could stop the Lady Cardinals.

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Duck Derby takes over courthouse lawn

Dozens of spectators gathered along the edge of the curvy race course that snaked down the lawn of the historic courthouse in Jonesboro toward a grated storm drain. The men, women and children were awaiting the start of the 11th Annual Darlin' Duck Derby, the signature fund-raiser of the Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.

Police: Teen stabbed father over household chore

A College Park teenager is charged with aggravated assault after police say he stabbed his father in the chest Saturday, following an argument over dishes in the sink.

Attorney released from jail following contempt charge

A Jonesboro attorney, who was found in contempt of court and jailed Friday, was released from custody Monday, after he submitted a letter of apology to Superior Court Judge Deborah Benefield.

New administrator leading Mundy's Mill High

Adams lost her certification over her handling of a March 2008 incident in which a cell phone video, showing three students engaged in sexual acts, was being distributed around the school. She was removed from her position at the school after a meeting with school system Superintendent Edmond Heatley on Sept. 22, school district Spokesman Charles White said.

Urban Redevelopment Authority seeks to revitalize Lovejoy

On Monday, the newly created board established its rules, and appointed a financial administrator to manage several properties the city seeks to redevelop.

Clayton Schools projecting future budget deficits

By the end of the next fiscal year, in June 2011, Clayton County Public Schools may begin to run an end-of-year budget deficit, which could eventually grow to $37.3 million by June 2012, school system Director of Budgets and Grants Ramona Thurman said Monday.

Newspaper profitability - Is it critical to our democracy

Today, as you read this column in your favorite newspaper, I hope that you can appreciate the irony of where I am choosing to voice my opposition to President Obama's expressed "happiness" to look at proposals to provide federal funding to help "rescue" the struggling print segment of the Fourth Estate.

Prep round-up

By Brian Paglia

Local churches see need, help flood victims

By Valerie Baldowski

Couponing's best-kept secrets: Big stores, bigger discounts

In the past couple of months, I've shared some of the best and most exciting Super-Couponing secrets with you. This week, I have another. Like some of my previous tips, this one may challenge your assumptions about getting the best possible price when you shop.

Attorney released from jail following contempt charge

By Linda Looney-Bond

Jonesboro installs automated tornado-warning system

By Joel Hall

Duck Derby takes over courthouse lawn

By Michael Davis

New administrator leading Mundy's Mill High

By Curt Yeomans

The long-lost suitcase, and tea, return - Curt Yeomans

I interrupt my weekly travelogues to bring you a very important message - I finally got to enjoy Earl Grey tea from the London-based Harrods department store on Wednesday.

Obituaries - Sept. 29, 2009

Annie Ruth Monroe

McDonough Arts Council to host 'Art Attack'

Those visiting the McDonough Square next weekend will be able to get a first-hand glimpse into the process of creating art, according to members of the McDonough Arts Council.

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