News for Tuesday, August 16, 2011


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‘Filler’ up to save more - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

Scruggs, Mr. James

Mr. James Henry Scruggs, 62, of Jonesboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Lovin, Mrs. Jean

Mrs. Jean Lovin, 85, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011.

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“Fred” Notti found safe in Forest Park

35th anniversary celebrated with wife, Gail

The missing spouse of a McDonough city councilmember, who was the subject of a Mattie’s Call Monday night, was found safe in Forest Park, hours after the call was issued.

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Local personal trainers still on top

What would seem like a chore to some, is a passion for them. Competitive bodybuilders Bobby Jordan and Jonathan Rowe live for the grind of lifting heavy, and eating healthy. They say the results are clear when they compete. The experienced fitness buffs are sharing their wisdom with clients throughout metro Atlanta. Both recently started businesses for physical conditioning in Henry County, and each has stood the test of time and economic vicissitude.

State DOE seeking student advisors

Applications must be received by Sept. 6

Georgia high school students, looking to express their concerns about education, might be able to join a select few, as advisors to the State Board of Education, and have the opportunity to put their concerns and questions on the table for the new school year. State School Superintendent John Barge is accepting applicants for the 2011-2012 Student Advisory Council.

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Locals graduate Western Governors University

School notebook 8-17-11

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Clayton BOC interviews county-manager candidates

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners spent two hours behind closed doors Tuesday night interviewing three candidates for the county’s newly-created county manager position, according to the commission’s chairman.

Money squawks - Peter Funt

Everyone has a story about getting ripped off by an airline, abused by the phone company, or hosed at the department of motor vehicles. And ever since the economy turned sour, we've all got grim tales to share about being beaten up by banks and credit card companies. Here are two of mine.

School Notebook - August 17, 2011

Clayton Center set to host a free Community Fun Day’

Opinionated - Martha Carr

“Martha Randolph, you are so opinionated.” That could have been more than a dozen possible faces, screwed up like they were sucking on a mildly sour lemon that had gone bad the day before.

Funds available for local breast-health organizations

Officials with Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta are encouraging breast-cancer organizations in Clayton and Henry counties to apply for Komen Atlanta’s 2012-2013 Grant Cycle.

Forest Park plans public hearing on redistricting

The population of Forest Park dropped by almost 3,000, from the year 2000, to last year, according to U.S. Census figures, so city leaders must vote on new ward boundaries to comply with U.S. Department of Justice rules.

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Sharif named Social Worker of the Year

A longtime employee at Henry Medical Center has received statewide recognition for providing needed services to patients locally.

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Clayton County Public Schools’ cheerleaders get lessons from Atlanta Falcons’ dancers

Chato Waters, who is the lead counselor for Clayton County Public Schools, was responsible for spearheading the workshop, and said the purpose was to provide a complimentary etiquette seminar to students participating in cheer and dance programs.

Ansley, John Joseph

Age: 68