News for Monday, January 11, 2010

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Jonesboro appoints new police chief -- again

The Jonesboro City Council appointed Lt. Wayne Woods, of the Jonesboro Police Department, to serve as interim police chief on Monday, following last Thursday's departure of newly appointed Police Chief Tim Jessup.

BOE to keep Burroughs as vice chairperson

The Clayton County Board of Education voted to stay the course with its leadership, rather than selecting a new second-in-command, during the school board's meeting on Monday.

Alert issued for missing local man

State and local authorities were searching for a McDonough resident who had not been seen since Saturday.

Library to host free wedding expo

Local brides-and grooms-to-be will have the opportunity to get all of their questions answered this Saturday at the Clayton County Headquarters Library Wedding Expo.

Frozen water hydrant hampers fire-fighting efforts

Frozen water in a fire hydrant at a Morrow townhouse complex made battling a blaze more difficult, but did not delay efforts to fight the fire Sunday morning, according to Battalion Chief Landry Merkison, of the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department.

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Clayton students to perform in 'Technicolor'

Clayton County Public Schools students have presented a number of tales over the years as the school system's annual all-county musical, but the district has never done a production quite like this year's show.

Cause sought in death of 'homeless' man

Authorities are working to determine the cause of death of a man who was found dead Sunday, on an embankment, near the Flint River in Jonesboro.

Proper feeding keeps horses warm in winter

Allen Grant carefully placed a thermal blanket over his 28-year-old mare, Peaches, at Yule Forest Stables in Stockbridge. Temperatures were inching up near 40 degrees, but Grant, and his wife Susie, said Peaches needed the warmth inside, and outside, of her stable.

Being prepared - Joel Hall

While living in Georgia, on and off, for the last 10 years, I've eaten my fair share of grits and cornbread, drank gallons of sweet tea, and even attended a Charlie Daniels concert.

Terror in the skies requires real action on the ground - Mike Reagan

This country is on alert now in a way it has not been for almost nine years. With the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack, the bombing of the CIA headquarters in Yemen, and near-daily airport scares, we have been forcefully reminded that a real war against terror continues to be waged here at home and abroad.

Our leaders need to live up to their oaths - JAMES LEE

Transparency: Defined as openness, communications and accountability, i.e., Open meetings.

East Coweta gets better of Lovejoy this time

Last year, the Lovejoy wrestling team went to East Coweta for the Area 4-AAAAA dual championship meet and defeated the Indians.

Ladyhawks looking for elusive win against Northeast

In the last four years, the Henry County girl's team has won 59 games and has a Class AA final four appearance on its resume. With all that success, the Warhawks are still chasing one regular season goal.

Coaching switch makes Lady Panthers a family affair

Forest Park girls basketball player Nikki Wilson has known Lady Panthers coach Steven Cole since she was 7 years old. Cole coached Wilson's brother throughout his middle school and high school career.

Jonesboro appoints new police chief –– again

The Jonesboro City Council appointed Lt. Wayne Woods, of the Jonesboro Police Department, to serve as interim police chief on Monday, following last Thursday's departure of newly appointed Police Chief Tim Jessup.

Cause sought in death of 'homeless' man

Authorities are working to determine the cause of death of a man who was found dead Sunday, on an embankment, near the Flint River in Jonesboro.

Clayton students to perform in 'Technicolor'

Clayton County Public Schools students have presented a number of tales over the years as the school system's annual all-county musical, but the district has never done a production quite like this year's show.

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