News for Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Allen tapped as new Jonesboro police chief

After a long and exhaustive search, the City of Jonesboro may finally have a permanent police chief as of Tuesday morning.

Seniors vie for top slots in pool tourney

Claude Crisp studied the position of the remaining balls on the pool table. He sized up the distance between each one, and the side and corner pockets, then raised his cue stick.

Beautification program may get new home

While the Keep Clayton County Beautiful program will no longer operate county-wide, the county's largest city, Forest Park, may give the program a chance to continue its work at the local level.

Georgia finalist for education grants, again

State officials announced Tuesday that Georgia was selected as one of 19 finalists in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" competition for education funding.

IRS offers relief program for Georgia charities

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing Georgia's small, non-profit organizations, that are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status, with an opportunity to preserve that status.

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New teachers undergoing district orientation

Eighty-five Clayton County teachers are spending this week at the S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center, in Jonesboro, learning the standards and practices of Clayton County Public Schools.

White Academy to open with celebration

The Eddie J. White K-8 Academy is not a traditional school for Clayton County, and therefore, its open house should be done in a nontraditional way, said school principal Clarence Jackson, on Tuesday.

Making memories, then and now - Jason Smith

I've been feeling really nostalgic in the last few days.

Reader gripe: Couponers court eco disaster - Jill Cataldo

Sometimes, complaints land in my inbox. Last week, I answered a note from a reader about couponing and processed foods. Here's a letter from a reader who wonders about the environmental impact of coupon shopping.

The financial overhaul - Martha Carr

We can all agree that Middle Class America is bone tired of bailing out Corporate America for the foreseeable future. There were millions of federal tax dollars paid out to large corporations in 2008 and 2009 to save them from their own hubris, while the actual taxpayers lost their jobs, their savings and, in too many instances, their homes.

Of junk food and junk news - Tina Dupuy

Once on a flight, I ate a cheeseburger-in-a-bag. It was a wonderfully microwaved beefy dough ball of cheesy-type goo. It tasted amazing! Of course, it's designed to taste amazing. The sandwich had the right amount of fat and salt to appeal to my ancient binge-to-survive-winter DNA. It was laced with artificial scents, laboratory flavors and synthetic colors.

Man, woman charged in house-theft case

Arrest warrants have been issued for a man and a woman for reportedly obtaining false deeds of ownership for a home in Henry County.

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