News for Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Contest for best chili at Fall Festival

Chili lovers will have a chance to experiment with their most-flavorful spices and seasonings, during Main Street McDonough's annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off.

Opening arguments to begin in West trial

Jury selection in the trial of a Poulan, Ga., man, accused of beating an Army reservist in front of her 7-year-old daughter, wrapped up on Tuesday, as the parties involved in the case prepared for the trial to get underway.

Georgia DOT launches Facebook page

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) launched its official Facebook page Tuesday as a means of reaching metro Atlanta's more than 3.4 million Facebook users, according to state transportation officials.

Gordon College hits record enrollment

Gordon College reached another milestone this fall, with a record enrollment of 5,009 students, according to officials with the state college.

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Seniors celebrate breast cancer awareness

There were seniors galore at the Frank Bailey Senior Center, in Riverdale, where members and employees celebrated breast cancer awareness month.

Calculating what never was - Martha Carr

The unemployment rate is stubbornly holding at 9.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. There continued to be some job loss as the rest of the census came to a conclusion, and local and state governments shed jobs trying to patch up holes in their budgets.

The Full Gingrich - Tina Dupuy

It takes a special kind of 3-D hyperbole to simultaneously curl your eyelashes and drop your jaw. Newt Gingrich's declarations produce an Andy Kaufman-type of discomfort, where I don't know if what I'm hearing is brilliant, offensive or intentionally comedic.

BOE to collect food for needy families

The Clayton County Board of Education is seeking community support for a project designed to provide holiday meals for three needy families -- of students -- in the county's school system, according to the board's chairperson.

College Park employees walk for healthier living

City of College Park staff members are gearing up to get in shape and develop healthier habits. The city's employees recently held a 3K mid-day walk.

Are all newspaper coupon inserts the same? - Jill Cataldo

Q: "My mom and I get different newspapers, and she saves her coupon inserts for me each week. I have noticed that the coupons that come in her paper are often different from the ones that come in mine. The coupons are usually for the same products, but the dollar amounts are different! On the same day, we both had coupons for automatic dishwasher detergent. My newspaper had a $1 coupon. Her newspaper ran the same ad with a $5 coupon for the same product. Is this normal?"

'Lights on Afterschool' Thursday at International Park

Vibha Singla, C.P.A.-P.C., will conduct a "Non-profit Workshop" on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta.

Job fair to offer employment leads, resources

More than 200 positions are being advertised for the third annual City of McDonough Job Fair, according to the city's web site.

CSU announces new online degree offerings

Clayton State University recently announced a way for students to complete bachelor's degrees in applied science, and integrative studies without having to sit in a classroom on one of its campuses.

Moore's preliminary hearing reset for November

Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Richard Brown decided, Tuesday, to reset the date of the preliminary hearing of 19-year-old murder suspect, Errol Alexis Moore, Jr.

ELCA serves up quick win at Class AA/A tournament

Eagle's Landing Christian's excitement level after a swift 25-9, 25-16, 25-11 victory over Sonoraville in the Class AA/A second round Tuesday was relatively reserved.

Jonesboro advances to first Elite Eight with sweep of Evans

Before Tuesday's Class AAAA second round volleyball game against visiting Evans, Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman had reason to worry.

'Lights on Afterschool' Thursday at International Park

Vibha Singla, C.P.A.-P.C., will conduct a "Non-profit Workshop" on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. The workshop will include topics, such as "Legal Issues," "Grant Writing," and "Fund-raising." Call (404) 366-0004.

Moore's preliminary hearing reset for November

Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Richard Brown decided, Tuesday, to reset the date of the preliminary hearing of 19-year-old murder suspect, Errol Alexis Moore, Jr.

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