News for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS

As his team prepared to play two-time defending state champion Southwest DeKalb at the Gwinnett Arena in the Class AAAA semifinals last season, Forest Park coach Steven Cole chatted with a couple of visitors outside his team's locker room.

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Solicitor General's Office to donate to needy families

Members of the Pre-Trial Intervention and Diversion Program, of the Clayton County Solicitor General's Office, donated canned and non-perishable food items for the food drive the Solicitor General's Office recently conducted, said Tasha Mosley, solicitor general of Clayton County.

Heatley, BOE spar over jobs funds

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley announced this week that he wants to use $9.3 million in federal money -- meant to save teacher jobs -- to extend educators' work year by five days, while also requiring mandatory professional development.

Forest Park councilwoman claims discrimination

Forest Park Ward 2 Councilwoman Karen-Brandee Williams says retaliation against her outspoken nature is why some of her follow council members, and the city's mayor and city manager, allegedly refused to make accommodations for a muscle-and-ligament disease she has.

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Tift, 83, still looking to grow business

Though many his age are retired, Tommy Tift, Jr., said he works seven days a week, running the numerous businesses he o

'Click It or Ticket' reduces holiday crashes

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has announced the start of the "Click It or Ticket" safety belt enforcement campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Missing man found dead behind pawn shop

A missing Hampton man, who was last seen 11 days ago, at an America's Best Value Inn and Suites, in Jonesboro, was found dead behind a pawn shop.

Venues for 'The Nutcracker' performances change

Atlanta Festival Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker," will have new performance sites in Henry County this season.

State graduation tests to be phased out

Passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) will soon be a non-issue for Georgia's public high school students, beginning with the class of 2015, according to state education officials.

Arts Clayton hosts 'Experience Art!' workshop

Clayton County Public Schools' S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center will have free community workshops, until Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the learning center, at 1087 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro.

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Country singer to take spotlight on stage

After years of practice, country music enthusiast, Ty Bates, will have a chance to share the spotlight with a well-known country singer -- Jake Owens.

More secrets of TV's coupon pros - Jill Cataldo

Last week, I shared some of the secrets behind those great shopping trips you see on TV, where a person cuts a grocery bill from $70 to $6, or $92 to $10, or $98 to $8... (which, incidentally, were all actual, filmed shopping trips that I've done!)

Lay it away - Martha Carr

Tis the season to spend more money than we have in our wallets. That may explain why layaway is making a mild comeback this holiday season.

A shower of love for an undeserving man - Jason A. Smith

As I write this, I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

'Click It or Ticket' reduces holiday crashes

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has announced the start of the "Click It or Ticket" safety belt enforcement campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Education money to pay for existing programs

Clayton County Public Schools officials are planning to use the school system's share of Georgia's $400 million "Race To The Top" education money to pay for existing professional development, and data system, programs, district officials announced on Monday.

Holiday decorations draw visitors to Morrow home

Eia Plenty's front yard, in Morrow, is filled with several inflatable turkeys, pumpkins –– and scarecrows on a stick.

Reese, Claude Edward

Reese, Claude Edward Age: 89

Chamblee, Hazel Dodge

Chamblee, Hazel Dodge Age: 81

More secrets of TV's coupon pros - Jill Cataldo

Last week, I shared some of the secrets behind those great shopping trips you see on TV, where a person cuts a grocery bill from $70 to $6, or $92 to $10, or $98 to $8… (which, incidentally, were all actual, filmed shopping trips that I've done!)

CSU to celebrate 'International Education Week'

Clayton State University students will have the opportunity, this school year, to study ecology in Costa Rica, business in Turkey and India, health care in Guatemala and Australia, and art and culture in Italy.

Gilbert, Susan

Gilbert, Susan Age: 50

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