News for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Teknipp and ELCA reach next level

Eagle's Landing Christian senior Lauren Teknipp usually has to negotiate to get her younger brother, Bill, a football player at Eagle's Landing, to play a friendly game of volleyball in the backyard.

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Cafe offers retreat for area workers

Though Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers diverse concessions, some airport employees have found unique appeal in Joffrey's Cafe and Lounge, located at 1155 Virginia Ave., Suite J, Atlanta.

Parents frustrated with Clayton Schools 'hybrid' schedule

A new "hybrid" schedule that was implemented in Clayton County schools this year has led to students struggling in the core subject areas, such as English and mathematics, the parent of one student told the Clayton County Board of Education, on Monday.

Baskin now liable when using county cars

In an unexpected move, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to send a letter to Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, informing him that he is responsible for two cars at the center of an ongoing debate between the board, and the tax official.

Headquarters Library offers computer course

Small business owner, Gloria Henry, of Jonesboro, knows that her company is growing. In order to stay abreast of the ever-changing world of technology, the 46-year-old said she decided to put her fears aside and take computer courses.

College Park appoints new fire chief

The City of College Park has appointed the first female fire chief in the city's history.

Two injured in Butts County plane crash

Two people were seriously injured when the experimental airplane they were on board crashed as it took off Friday, from Seven Lakes Airport, authorities said.

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Teen fatally struck by car

A McDonough ninth-grader was killed, after she reportedly tried to elude an "aggressive" dog, and was hit by a car.

Attorney argues self-defense in murder trial

The attorney for a Jonesboro man charged with killing a patron outside a McDonough bar, said the "irate" victim attacked his client first.

Hartsfield-Jackson gets new concessions director

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has welcomed its new director of concessions, said a spokeswoman for the airport.

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Cafe offers retreat for airport workers

Though Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers diverse concessions, some airport employees have found unique appeal in Joffrey's Cafe and Lounge, located at 1155 Virginia Ave., Suite J, Atlanta.

BBB provides tips for economical, safe Halloween

Halloween is about three weeks away, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) wants to make sure consumers spend their money wisely, and use safety precautions, according to a spokesman for the BBB Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc.

A crash course in Super-Couponing - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I read your column every week and I just can't wrap my mind around what you are saying. I cannot envision how you save so much with coupons. Is there some way that would show me, step-by-step?"

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2010 - Martha Carr

It's National Banned Books Week again, and every year more readers find a new list of good books to go check out. "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Catcher in the Rye" are two perpetual winners that seem to really rock some people's sense of outrage, but there are some new titles that are worth cozying up to on a cold, fall night.

Fair or Foul? - Peter Funt

Jeter the cheater. At least it rhymes. But there is serious debate among sports fans and ethicists about whether the acting job by the Yankees shortstop, recently, when he feigned being hit by a pitch, crossed the line that separates cheating from fair play.

Clayton BOE kills T-Mobile tower proposal

A proposal to build a cell phone tower on the Clayton-Henry county line got a bad reception from the Clayton County Board of Education, on Monday.

Café offers retreat for airport workers

Though Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers diverse concessions, some airport employees have found unique appeal in Joffrey's Café and Lounge, located at 1155 Virginia Ave., Suite J, Atlanta.

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