News for Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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BOC denies church expansion

Plans to expand a Riverdale church were denied by Clayton County commissioners Tuesday night, with tempers flaring before, and after, the unanimous vote.

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BOE snared in 'messy' budget discussions

After two hours of disagreements and debate that were at times confusing, the Clayton County Board of Education approved a "final" approximately $49 million budget-reduction plan on Tuesday that leaves many key, contentious issues unresolved.

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Civil Air Patrol to hold open house

Children and adults will be able to learn more about a local program dedicated to aerospace education, leadership skills and community service.

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Soil, Water Conservation District meets Thursday

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District will have a monthly meeting, on Thursday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. Call (770-761-3020.

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Mundy's Mill gets 5-0 region win over Lovejoy

Corey Harmon dominates on the mound, and Mundy's Mill gets a key Region 4-AAAA victory.

Pro wrestling show set for Forest Park High School

Professional Wrestling will be returning to the South Side of Atlanta.

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Extended postal hours for last-minute tax filers

The United States Postal Service is anticipating long lines of last-minute tax return filers this year, despite the three extra days they will have to file.

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Shop along with Jill: How the coupon columnist shops - Jill Cataldo

Q: "Jill, I am an avid reader of your column. I started couponing recently and love it. I had no idea you could get so many things free with coupons! Could you describe your typical shopping trip? How do you spot good deals?"

The storm before the calm - Jason A. Smith

I used to hate thunderstorms.

Who we were - Martha Carr

The recent democratic uprisings calling for social change, that have been a rolling wave of protests across the Middle East may seem like a reflection of our distant past, from 1776, or perhaps even the Civil War. But look again.

South, Mildred Catherine Smith

Age: 88

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Mundy's Mill gets 5-0 region win over Lovejoy

Mundy's Mill coach Patrick Smith wasn't quite sure if it was the cool, breezy weather or some hangover last Saturday's loss, but he noted that his fifth-ranked Tigers weren't as "crisp" in their win Tuesday at Lovejoy.

McBeth, Rebekah Lee-Ann

Rebekah Lee-Ann McBeth, 19, of Stockbridge, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011. She was born in Riverdale, to Nelson Wade and Dyan Marie Chaffin McBeth. Rebekah is survived by her parents, Nelson and Dyan McBeth, of Stockbridge; brother, Matthew McBeth; sister, Tiffani McBeth; maternal grandparents, Gummy and Grampy Westbrook; paternal grandparents; Big Daddy and Grandma McBeth; uncles, U. S. Chaffin, Greg (Maureen) McBeth; and many other loved ones. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 15, at 4 p.m., in the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Pastor Chuck Holt officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 15, from 3 p.m., to 4 p.m. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.