News for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Officials warn: Use extra caution when driving

Although Georgia has been suffering abnormally cold, dry weather for the past few days, state officials are mobilizing for wetter wintery conditions expected later this week.

Local parole office gets new chief

The Jonesboro office of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles has a new chief.

Fugitive arrested, charged in shooting

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit and Tactical Warrant Unit have arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Ellenwood.

Judge dismisses ex-Jonesboro police chief's petition

A Clayton County Superior Court Judge has dismissed a petition by former Jonesboro police chief Brad Johnson, which sought to appeal his suspension and subsequent firing from the job.

Couponers share the wealth with local pantries

I received an e-mail from a reader with a great idea about how to share couponing expertise for the good of our communities:

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Classics Illustrated: Literary comics on display at Forest Park library

A new display at the Forest Park branch of the Clayton County Public Library System shows that classic "literary" authors, such as Samuel L. Clemens, Jules Verne, and Daniel Defoe, all appreciated comic books, too.

Turner placed on unpaid leave

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners placed Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy Director Jeff Turner on unpaid leave on Tuesday, pending an administrative investigation into new accusations that the former county police chief improperly used police surveillance equipment.

Seniors seek strikes at local lanes

The sound of bowling balls on freshly waxed lanes interrupted the buzz of chatter during competition at Fun Bowl in McDonough.

Forest Park officials to discuss garbage services

With the City of Forest Park's sanitation contract with Waste Management set to expire in May of this year, city leaders are expected to discuss whether to renew the contract, bid out the service to other companies, or get into the business of garbage collection themselves.

The year of homeowner - Jason Smith

The holidays are officially behind us.

Martha's big adventure -- Mothers can change, too

Back in 1987, when my son, Louie, was brand new to this world, I felt so unsure of myself as a mother that I would repeat over and over again, "He'll grow up in spite of me."

Freshman's defensive pressure helps defending region champs win

Jonesboro guard Cameron Sutton did not score any points in Tuesday's game over Stockbridge, but the freshman guard played a huge role in the Region 4-AAAA win.

Creekside knocks off Lovejoy in overtime

Lovejoy had no answers for Creekside sharpshooter Travious Relaford in the second half of the Region 4-AAAAA boys basketball contest Tuesday evening at Lovejoy.

Wolverines turns up pressure on Ola

The critical point in the game for Union Grove -- indeed, what has become the critical point in every game this season -- arrived right on schedule under familiar circumstances. Four minutes remaining. The Wolverines led Ola on its home court by just two points. Mustangs leading scorer Tim Mason out of the game with five fouls.

ELHS sweeps Rutland in routs

Eagle's Landing head coach Clay Crump wasn't happy with the way his team played defense before the holiday break.

Iowa beats Ga Tech in Orange Bowl, 24-14

Stymied by the Iowa Hawkeyes' swarming defense, Georgia Tech found itself out of options.

Martha's big adventure — Mothers can change, too

Back in 1987, when my son, Louie, was brand new to this world, I felt so unsure of myself as a mother that I would repeat over and over again, "He'll grow up in spite of me."

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