News for Tuesday, November 2, 2010


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Clayton has strong turnout for general election

Even as the time for the polls to close got closer and closer, the line to vote at J.W. Arnold Elementary School, in Jonesboro, still wrapped half-way around the school's cafeteria, and out into the adjacent hallway.

In governor's race, Deal beats ex-Gov. Barnes

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal was elected Georgia governor on Tuesday, riding a Republican wave and beating back questions about his ethics and personal finances.

Edmondson cruises to second commission term

Incumbent Clayton County Commissioner Michael Edmondson defeated Republican challenger, Lee Scott, in a landslide to win a second term on the county's board of commissioners.

Missing Morrow teen confirmed dead

Clayton County Police have confirmed that the body of a female, discovered last week in a vacant Jonesboro building, is that of a Morrow teenager, who had been missing since Oct. 16.

Scott defeats Buckner for State House seat

One of the most controversial former members of the Clayton County Board of Education was able to ward off a write-in campaign by an outgoing state senator to win the State House of Representatives District 76 seat on Tuesday.

Anderson beats Lakes in school board race

The race wasn't close, but it provided variety for Clayton County voters on election day.

GOP sweeps Georgia commissioner races

Republican candidates won a clean sweep Tuesday in races to select a successor to Georgia's longest-serving agriculture commissioner, as well as contests for the departments of labor and insurance and a utility commission.

Kemp, Cagle, Barge win; GOP holds leads in AG race

Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle soundly defeated their Democratic challengers Tuesday as Republicans flexed their political muscle, and GOP candidates won the school superintendent post and jumped to a lead for the attorney general's job.

Voters send GOP's Isakson back to Congress

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, defeating State Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond to cap a campaign that was dominated by the popular GOP incumbent.

Democrats Marshall, Bishop lose Congressional races

Republican challengers Tuesday defeated Democratic U.S. Reps. Jim Marshall and Sanford Bishop, both incumbents whose conservative records failed to save them from voters' wrath toward Washington.

Spivey Hall presents children's opera today

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, will present "The Billy Goats Gruff," a children's opera performed by Opera Carolina, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., at Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

Shopping with coupons: The more, the merrier? - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I really enjoy your column. It is amazing how much money I have saved since I started using coupons! But I have a question. Are you allowed to use more than one coupon on any given item? I feel that if you have more than one coupon for an item, you should be able to use them. Otherwise, where is the great savings that so many people talk about? I have heard of people having their entire grocery bill paid by the use of coupons."

Keep the Change - Martha Carr

The mid-term elections 2010 have finally come, and most people have predicted that the Democrats will lose the majority in at least the House and possibly the Senate, giving the nation a sitting President in one party and the House and Senate in the other.

The best romances never get old - Jason A. Smith

I've been noticing a bit of a trend lately, while enjoying one of my favorite pastimes.

Bishop, Heather Dawn

Bishop, Heather Dawn Age: 36

Sketo, J L

Sketo, J L Age: 79

Pisoni, Cleo West

Pisoni, Cleo West Age: 82