News for Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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New Clayton State club has international flair

Clayton State University's International Student Association will hold its first meeting today in an effort to promote diversity and inter-cultural awareness. The organization has members from Lebanon, Spain, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovakia, France, England, Wales, Hong Kong, India and the United States.

Rapper MeMpHiTz arrested with gun at Atlanta airport

A rapper with Memphis roots who owns a home in College Park told a Clayton County magistrate Tuesday afternoon he will never again bring a firearm into an airport.

Henry police officer facing burglary charges

A Henry County police officer, identified by officials at the Henry County Jail as Sgt. David Allen Ferguson, is scheduled to make his first appearance in Henry County Magistrate Court Wednesday.

Readers share their favorite coupon coups - Jill Cataldo

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

Political enemies within - Peter Funt

The conservative right, increasingly bound to absolute positions and refusal to compromise, may be gaining enough strength to derail the Republican Party's chances in '12.

The new third rail in American politics - Martha Carr

There is a lie circulating in American politics right now that says Americans don’t want new taxes and will withstand just about anything else to avoid a tax increase. Cut entitlements, cut benefits, even let us slide toward default, but don’t raise taxes. It’s the new American third rail, which is becoming the biggest threat to our already fragile economic recovery.

Ms. Dupuy’s question already answered - Larry Wayne McNorton

Homosexuality, according to God, is not natural and, therefore, cannot be innate in man. Man is not an evolved animal, but a special creation of God in His own image; created a little lower than the angels, and was crowned by God with glory and honor.

Forest Park emphasizes new businesses, students

Recognizing the economic impact of new businesses, Forest Park leaders have agreed to take a more active role in welcoming them to the city.

Obama could learn from Ronald Reagan - Michael Reagan

If President Obama really wants to get the U.S. economy going again, he could do worse than to study the results of my Dad's 1981 Economic Recovery Act, which boosted the economy by leaps and bounds.

Forget Rick Perry –– Mitt Romney is perfect for the GOP - Tina Dupuy

I'm also not interested in "who could go all the way." I'm interested in this moment in time. And if you look at the former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney — he's perfect for the current Republican Party.

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New QuikTrip ‘c-store’ being built near Morrow

One of first in Atlanta market

It’s new, it’s large and it’s coming to Clayton County.

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Spreading messages of hope in cancer fight

Jamie Robinson, of McDonough, hopes to use her own experiences in dealing with breast cancer, to help others who are struggling with the disease.

Crider, George "Harold"

George "Harold" Crider, 71, of Morrow, passed away Aug. 16, 2011. He was born May 4, 1940.

Roberts, Vici Marilyn Owen

Vici Marilyn Owen Roberts, 61, of Morganton, formerly of Morrow, went to be with our Savior on Aug. 19, 2011.

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They’re Champions!

Elite Gamers honored by City of McDonough

Steve Long, coach of the McDonough Elite Gamers baseball team, said he is proud of what his group of 8-year-old boys accomplished when they won the Roberto Clemente World Series.

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Nothing tricky about Dutchtown’s belief that it can fly again

Dutchtown won a best-in-school-history 11 games last year, with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball. Their straightforward approach won’t change anytime soon.

Clayton State’s enrollment sets new record

Clayton State University (CSU) has hit a new mark this year –– a record for student enrollment, according to Dr. Mark F Daddona, associate vice president for enrollment management and academic success.

Repeat offender gets 65 years in kidnapping

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Matthew Simmons sentenced a convicted felon to 65 years in prison, after he was found guilty, Monday, of kidnapping a woman who has again disappeared.

Better Business Bureau offers tips for selling gold

As the price of gold continues to rise, many are cashing in their family heirlooms and antiques to capitalize on the high value of the precious metal.

Gas prices expected to fall even more this week

Should be lower going into Labor Day

Motorists will pay an average of 5 cents less for regular unleaded gasoline in Georgia, in the coming week, according to a spokeswoman for AAA Auto Club South.

Jonesboro officials change public hearing date

A public hearing that was scheduled to take place this week, on the City of Jonesboro’s proposed millage rate of 2.5 mills, has been pushed back by a week-and-a-half, city officials announced on Monday.

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Wortham starting to get notice

Eagle Landing forward Eric Wortham Jr. is starting to see where his “hard work” is starting to pay off.

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