News for Tuesday, December 7, 2010


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Shortcuts: Sharp answers to couponer's FAQs - Jill Cataldo

Q: "This week the deodorant that my husband uses is on sale for $1.99. I have two manufacturer coupons for $1 off a purchase of two deodorants. Can I use both of those coupons when purchasing just two deodorants?"

Capital (sic) Hill - Peter Funt

As the debate over taxes raged, one compromise the Senate rejected would have extended tax cuts for all Americans, except those who are millionaires. In the words of the bill's author, Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York, "Do we want to extend those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires at a time of huge deficits? I would argue vociferously we shouldn't."

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Mrs. Claus visits local children at library

Local children patiently waited for a special guest to arrive, in the children's section of the Clayton County Headquarters Library, in Jonesboro Tuesday.

Live in peace - Martha Carr

The new employment numbers are out from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and at 9.8 percent, we lost more jobs in November than we gained. We aren't in another recession, but we have a long way to go before we're all the way out of the Great Recession.

BOC appoints Jeff Hood interim fire chief

On Christmas Day, Clayton County is going to get the gift of a new interim fire chief, complete with more than three decades of experience in the county's fire department.

Gambling machines, cash seized in 2-county raid

Authorities arrested 15 people, and seized several hundred gambling machines, from a dozen locations in Clayton and Rockdale counties, Monday, according to a Clayton County Sheriff's Office statement issued by Deputy Alicia Parkes.

'Dancing' competition yields $1,200 for CASA children

Officials from the Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) group, and its Ambassadors Behind CASA (ABC) support organization, waltzed away on Tuesday with a big check from organizers of the Clayton's Finest Dance Off competition.

AAA: Seniors should prepare for driving challenges

While growing older, seniors may find new obstacles ahead that may negatively affect their driving ability, said a spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association (AAA) Auto Club South.

Weather officials give winter outlook

The frigid weather is expected to last through Thursday, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Spencer Smith.

Confession key evidence at murder trial

Attorneys for both sides in the murder trial of Dana Gregory McFarlane, a truck driver accused of killing his fiancee, agreed he is responsible for her death.

Delta to add Wi-Fi to 223 regional jets

Delta Air Lines, which has the world's largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, recently announced it will add onboard Wi-Fi to all of its 223 regional-jet aircraft, operated by various carriers through Delta Connection, said a spokesman for Delta Air Lines.

Clayton County Chamber to hold Holiday BASH

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will host a "Holiday BASH (Business and Social Hour)," on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m.,

Lovejoy finishes strong with 53-44 win over Jonesboro

When Lovejoy coach Rick Francis was finally able to reach his office following the team's win over Jonesboro Friday, he just wanted to take a seat.

Johnson's jumper saves North Clayton

Dennis Johnson hit a mid-range jump shot with 7.5 seconds left, and Morrow missed two shots in the closing seconds to give No. 6-ranked North Clayton a 65-64 win over the Mustangs in a Region 4-AAAA game Tuesday at home.

Clayton State's Sayon selected NSCAA Division II All-Southeast Region for women's soccer

The NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) 2010 Division II All-Southeast Region team for women's soccer was released on Tuesday, and Clayton State's Cherie Sayon was honored as a third team NSCAA Division II All-Southeast Region selection. The All-Region team consists of players from the Peach Belt Conference, South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas.

Sheriff's deputy's gun, badge, other items stolen

Authorities said that a gun, badge, GPS device, and a MP3 player, were stolen from a undercover investigator's car, at his home.

Clayton schools security chief pleads not guilty

The security chief for Clayton County Public Schools pled not guilty to a felony bribery charge, during a Clayton County Superior Court arraignment, on Monday.

Murder trial begins in teacher's death

A Henry County jury will hear recorded statements from a Gwinnett County man, believed to have strangled his schoolteacher fiancee to death.

Jonesboro Curves has new owner

The room was full of rhythm as about 10 women danced vigorously, and with great enthusiasm, to the beat of a reggaeton song, during a Zumba lesson in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro's Sutton one of those 'special few'

Jonesboro guard Cameron Sutton drove down the court on a fast-break late in the Cardinals game at Forest Park on Friday. As Sutton neared the basket, two Panthers defenders were glued to his every move. Surely, they thought, Sutton would attack the rim hoping to either make a lay-up or draw a foul.

Call it treason - Mike Reagan

If we had a president in the White House who understood that we are at war with a crazed faction of Islam, and was willing to act on that belief, there would be no question about how we should deal with people who give aid and comfort to the enemy –– they'd be tried for treason and when found guilty stood up before a firing squad.

CSU women keep streak alive with PBC victory

From Staff Reports

Stanley, Gladys

Stanley, Gladys Age: 98

Sarah Palin: America's full-time professional duelist - Tina Dupuy

The template for the perpetual Sarah Palin feud was set last Valentine's Day. The animated TV series, "Family Guy," aired an episode in which a character with Down Syndrome said her mother was the former governor of Alaska. From her platform as a paid Fox News contributor, Palin pounced on the moment to condemn Seth MacFarlane. "Cruel and cold-hearted people who would do such a thing," she said on Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor."

Lovejoy wrestlers finish third in Dalton

From Staff Reports

Hinton, Janice

Hinton, Janice Age: 69

BOE approves training requirement for pay

The Clayton County Board of Education approved, on Monday, a plan to use federal jobs stimulus money to give five work days back to educators in the county, with the caveat that they spend those days in professional development.

Gasoline prices nearing $3 per gallon

An upswing in crude oil prices, nearing the $90-per-barrel mark, has the average price for retail, regular, unleaded gasoline climbing toward $3 per gallon, according to officials with AAA Auto Club South.

Jonesoboro, Lovejoy put perfect records on the line

It will be a busy night for Southern Crescent basketball teams as 12 games are on the slate in both boys and and girls action.

Police chief's wife sentenced in theft case

Callie Dorsey, 50, was sentenced in Henry County Superior Court Monday for theft from the City of McDonough. The former administrative clerk is the wife of McDonough Police Chief Preston Dorsey.

Cohilas to retire from county posts

After 35 years of working for Clayton County, the county's fire chief, and chief of staff, Alex Cohilas, said he is ready to try something new — after he does some household chores.

Harp, James David III

Harp, James David III Age: 69