News for Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Clayton ministers pray for sheriff, community

About 50 ministers gathered Thursday for the annual prayer breakfast of the Clayton County Ministers' Conference, and the Clayton County Sheriff's Office chaplains.

Strangulation cited in McDonough native's death

Police said a recent Ola High school graduate was murdered in California Tuesday, allegedly by her husband.

Nightclub to challenge business license revocation

In September, Interim Clayton County Community Development Director Alex Cohilas revoked the business license of The Spot, a nightclub located at 8514 Ga. Highway 85 in Jonesboro.

Gordon College president resigning

Gordon College President Lawrence Weill announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down following the spring semester.

Lance Lyttle is Hartsfield-Jackson's Chief Information Officer

While many of those traveling through the world's busiest airport may find themselves chatting on cell phones or e-mailing colleagues from their laptops, keeping the lines of communication open at Hartsfield-Jackson takes more than the press of a button or the click of a mouse.

New Jonesboro police chief resigns

The City of Jonesboro's new police chief has resigned, five weeks after being named to the top job.

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Riverdale Elementary students get healthy snacks

One day this past fall, Riverdale Elementary School Fourth-grade Teacher Tiffany Storey had to eat her own words, along with a helping of Brussels sprouts.

IRS offers free health coverage tax credit session

Thousands of taxpayers, nationwide, stand to benefit from legislation passed under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green.

The entourage - Ronda Rich

It's true. Some things you have to see to believe. And then, even though you're certain of the reliability of your own eyes, you still don't believe it.

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Nature preserve inviting residents to become bird watchers

The birds are chirping, squawking and screeching all over the W.H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve in Morrow. During a walk through the preserve, people can hear the birds making noises all around them.

Dear TSA: Please keep me safe - Curt Yeomans

I used to be scared of flying overseas. Not knowing if someone is going to hijack the plane and fly it into a building is a pretty scary unknown to face. But, then I had a safe flight over to Paris last summer, and that alleviated my fears.

Corrective action needed on federal level - WILLIAM MITCHELL

In my almost 79 years of life, I have seen some history, and since retirement, have studied more history.

BOE to select vice chairperson next week

The Clayton County Board of Education will open the new year on Monday by deciding who will be its second-in-command for the coming year.

Local officials express legislative wishes

Representatives of county agencies, local municipalities, courts, and the county school system sought support from the Clayton County Legislative Delegation during its annual breakfast forum at Clayton State University on Wednesday.

Clayton State extends winning streak to four

The Clayton State Lakers are starting to look a lot like the team that was predicted to finish second and maybe even challenge for the Peach Belt Conference crown when preseason predictions were made public.

Lance Lyttle is Hartsfield-Jackson's Chief Information Officer

While many of those traveling through the world's busiest airport may find themselves chatting on cell phones or e-mailing colleagues from their laptops, keeping the lines of communication open at Hartsfield-Jackson takes more than the press of a button or the click of a mouse.

CAN HIS WAY FIX FOREST PARK?

The challenge of rebuilding the Forest Park football program back into respectability is what lured Nick Mrvos from a comfortable assistant position.

Battle Creek Idol coming to headquarters library

Just as Humpty Dumpty landed on his head after "a great fall," local students will attempt to turn the world of Mother Goose rhymes upside down during the Clayton County Library System's Battle Creek Idol.

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