News for Monday, March 15, 2010

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Students enjoy 'Actividay' on day off

Thirty-eight Clayton County children spent Monday playing games, watching movies, making arts and crafts, and going for a swim, while school was out for a teacher work day.

Condemnation leaves residents worried

On the first of the month, Harbour Towne Apartments resident, Darrell Coe, said he paid the rent on his one-bedroom apartment in Building P, as he had done for nearly the past year. An employee of a cleaning service, Coe was planning on finding a new place to live in May, when his lease is up.

Mock trial team aims to build on success

As members of Jonesboro High School's mock trial team wiped tears from their eyes on Sunday afternoon, moments after receiving the news they were not this year's state champions, thoughts were already turning to next year.

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Library leader still 'steady hand' after 30 years

Clayton County Library System Director Carol Stewart has been overseeing the county's libraries since before the library system even existed.

Morrow celebrates St. Paddy's at Olde Towne

The bodhrans will play, curly-headed girls will step-dance, and the water will run green at Olde Towne Morrow on Wednesday, during it's second annual Southern Leprechaun Jubilee.

Morrow City Council election today

The City of Morrow will hold a special election today, to select a new member of the Morrow City Council.

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Stockbridge City Manager Ted Strickland dies

Most government operations in Stockbridge will be put on hold today and Wednesday, in memory of Ted Strickland, Mayor Lee Stuart has announced.

Back-to-school tax holiday could end

Georgia residents may not be able to take advantage of a back-to-school sales tax holiday this coming school year.

Gas price climb expected to slow

AAA, the auto club, expects a slowdown in gas-price hikes in metro Atlanta, but higher prices nonetheless.

School kids donate stuffed animals to public safety

Public safety workers are usually on the "giving end" when it comes to providing stuffed animals to comfort children, who have suffered an unfortunate or tragic circumstance.

Militancy at the movies - Joel Hall

For me, going to the movies has always been a luxury I am willing to pay for.

America's security put in peril by failing schools - Mike Reagan

Today, Washington is so focused on expanding the size and influence of our federal government, at the expense of taxpayers, that they are overlooking one of the greatest security risks facing our nation -- our failing education system.

Stop trying to save the planet - Tina Dupuy

Contrary to the sign at the grocery store, it's pretty safe to say you will not be able to save the Earth by purchasing a reusable bag.

America's security put in peril by failing schools - Mike Reagan

Today, Washington is so focused on expanding the size and influence of our federal government, at the expense of taxpayers, that they are overlooking one of the greatest security risks facing our nation –– our failing education system.

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