News for Tuesday, July 13, 2010


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A Royal Arrival

A dozen members of the Clayton State University community gathered on the banks of Swan Lake to see the arrival of "royalty" on Tuesday afternoon.

James Bignon, singing preachers star in gospel concert

Organizers of a special, fund-raising, gospel concert said they hope to minister to more than 1,000 people through music.

Economic study confirms airport paying its way

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's status as the chief economic engine for Georgia has been boosted by a Economic Impact Study produced by planning and consulting agencies, and airport officials.

Governor touts Atlanta Gas Light's local expansion

Gov. Sonny Perdue helped usher in the recent expansion of Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) Company's Riverdale call center on Tuesday morning. Perdue, along with other state and local officials, welcomed 74 new local jobs, created when the company ended a four-year outsourcing agreement.

Why 'super-couponers' love a deep freeze

As a child, I often stood in awe of the large chest freezer my mom kept in our laundry room. It seemed enormous. What exactly did she have in there? I never quite understood her love for that freezer. Later, as a young 20-something getting ready to buy my first house, a chest freezer didn't make the list of necessary appliances that I budgeted for.

Clayton Schools to hold teacher job fair

Clayton County Public Schools officials are inviting local educators to attend a job fair the district is holding to hire special education, foreign language, English to speakers of other languages, and secondary mathematics teachers, on Thursday.

Classes offer opportunities for unemployed

There is a light in a dark tunnel of job woes, for the under-employed and unemployed in Clayton County and the Southern Crescent.

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Jesse Jackson leads transit prayer rally

Civil rights advocate, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., was the keynote speaker during a rally in support of a binding referendum to give Clayton County the choice of paying into the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system.

Socks, briefs allow admission to car, bike show

Jonah Hand, of McDonough, is hoping to make a positive community impact this weekend with the car-and-bike show he has organized. He's doing it in support of veterans.

In the past decade, extreme weather deaths outnumbered war casualties - Tina Dupuy

Safe to say, nothing is so bad that a hurricane can't make it worse. Take an existing problem, toss it around in the wind and smack it with flying debris -- it's certainly not going to improve. Shoddy construction is made worse, communication concerns -- made worse. A struggling economy -- made worse. Disastrous Bush presidency -- made worse. And now, the wonders of deregulation -- the BP Oil Spill -- the worst environmental disaster in the history of the U.S., found itself in the pathway of early riser Alex, the first official hurricane of this season.

The clueless anticipation of a soon-to-be father - Jason Smith

Lately, it seems whenever my wife and I talk to people about how thrilled we are to be expecting a baby, we encounter a recurring theme in response.

King James Version - Peter Funt

In his first satellite interview with a female network correspondent from an evening newscast not employed by a cable company, basketball superstar LeBron James disclosed why he chose to play next season for the Miami Heat.