News for Monday, January 25, 2010

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Clayton libraries offer new career-resource tools

As local unemployment levels continue to hover above the national average, more people have turned to the county's libraries, in order to search for job opportunities, according to library officials.

Double-murder, stabbing trial begins

Jury selection began Monday in the double-murder trial of a Fairburn man, accused in the 2005 Riverdale stabbing deaths of his children's mother and her new boyfriend.

Stately Oaks hosts vows renewals, Victorian valentines

With the month of February fast approaching, love will be a central topic at the Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro.

Students celebrate school-year milestone

Murrial Jarrett, a first-grade teacher at Harper Elementary School, asked a class of students on Monday to make paper cards explaining everything they had learned in math since August.

Clayton police identify shooting victims

Clayton County Police have released the names of the teenagers shot last week in a car in Riverdale.

Ample supply, weak demand equals cheaper gas

An increase in supply, and a decrease in demand, are leading to falling gas prices, according to industry officials.

Kroger effort raises money for Salvation Army

Customers and associates of Kroger's Atlanta Division raised more than $470,000 to support The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign, during the 2009 holiday season.

Heatley: 'Everything is on the table'

Almost nothing may be considered off-limits as Clayton County Public Schools tries to figure out how to handle expected budget deficits that could grow to as much as $103.5 million in the coming years.

Today, Brown is Golden - Mike Reagan

Last Tuesday, the voters of Massachusetts sent an incredibly powerful message to the Democrats in Washington that their out-of-control spending and efforts to rush through health-care legislation will not be tolerated by the electorate. In a stunning upset, Republican Scott Brown defeated his Democratic opponent in the bluest of blue states to capture the United States Senate position left vacant by the passing of the late Ted Kennedy.

Gender and politics - Joel Hall

Republican Scott Brown's recent win over Democrat Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race was a significant gain for Republicans irritated with the Senate's recent Democratic super-majority.

DeCosta to depart as leader of airport

In a move that caught airport employees and many in the news media by surprise, Ben DeCosta -- the aviation general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for more than 11 years -- said on Monday that he was stepping down, effective June 30.

Heatley: 'Everything is on the table'

Almost nothing may be considered off-limits as Clayton County Public Schools tries to figure out how to handle expected budget deficits that could grow to as much as $103.5 million in the coming years.