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The real outrages - Mike Reagan

A newly formed organization of black clergy has lashed out at supporters of the so-called 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, providing a graphic illustration of liberal America's favorite target -- the mixing of church and state.

Productive trip for Jonesboro

Playing over 1,500 miles away in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, the Jonesboro boys basketball team almost felt right at home in Mario Morales Coliseum. Between the throngs of fans there to see Jonesboro point guard and Puerto Rico-native Rasham Suarez, and players' families, the Cardinals had ample support in the 2010 Puerto Rico Hoops Championship.

We are not Scrooges! - Tina Dupuy

Ever been stuck in holiday traffic, fighting to be stuck in a holiday cashier's line so you can purchase low-price presents on your high-balance Visa listening to high-volume holiday music and think, "Why am I doing this to myself?! I don't even really LIKE Christmas. It's just a scheme to get me to gain more weight AND gain more debt."

CSU women put perfect record on the line

There's still plenty of basketball to be played, but Clayton State women's coach Dennis Cox is happy with the way his team has started the season.

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School employees help 70 homeless families

Riverdale resident, Sabrina Brown, could not hold back her smiles after volunteers from the Clayton County Public Schools Homeless Education Services Department showed her several bags of gifts employees in the school system's maintenance department got for her five children.

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Clayton pupils ask Arne Duncan to visit

Clayton County Public Schools elementary school students got a lesson in writing to public officials this fall. They used their skills to campaign for U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, to visit the school district.

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First engraved bricks arrive for Streetscape

Three pallets -- which contained about 150 engraved, dark, red bricks -- were placed near a backdoor of Stately Oaks Plantation, in Jonesboro.

Kinship Care receives $1,000 donation

Two families received toys and clothing for the holidays, thanks to a donation of $1,000 to the Kinship Care Resource Center, from the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department.

'Most Improved' student earns makeover

Sixteen-year-old Tahsae Thompson was voted most improved among her peers. The recognition earned the high school junior a free makeover for the holidays.

Red Cross to Observe National Blood Donor Month

Georgians will be among the thousands of blood donors honored by the American Red Cross throughout January, for their generous annual blood donations.

Jonesboro officials' crystal ball

To the editor:As I'm sitting here, pondering this proposed budget for 2011 for Jonesboro ... Wait, Wow! I must be good. I found a blunder right here on the first line. Was this put here on purpose? Maybe, it's a trick?

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Goodwill offers tips for year-end donors

Goodwill of North Georgia is working to remind potential donors to inspect their items before turning them over for someone else to use.

Will local gas prices top $3 per gallon?

Holiday travelers in the Southeast, and along the East Coast, found themselves navigating snow-flanked highways, and paying several pennies more to do it.

Sonny's raises $26,000 for March of Dimes

Sonny's Franchise Company, the parent company of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q (Sonny's), recently announced that it had raised more than $26,000 for the March of Dimes on Prematurity Awareness Day, bringing the total to $90,000 in three years for the charity.

Sonny's raises $26,000 for March of Dimes

Sonny's Franchise Company, the parent company of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q (Sonny's), recently announced that it had raised more than $26,000 for the March of Dimes on Prematurity Awareness Day, bringing the total to $90,000 in three years for the charity.

Noble, Debra Louise

Noble, Debra Louise Age: 51

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