News for Monday, December 12, 2011

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Thanks to all the elves who give of themselves

As a long time resident of Clayton County, and a volunteer for Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and the Ambassador's Behind CASA (ABC's), I would like to extend a huge thank you to the community of elves that lives and works in Clayton County.

Resurgens Orthopaedics hosts annual coat drive

Resurgens Orthopaedics South Surgical Center is hosting its third annual coat drive for women and families in need this holiday season.

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M.D. Roberts Middle School essay winner lauded

Sharon Schilling, of Jonesboro, said her daughter, Erin, has always had an ability to write.

Nine new stores announced at South Point

Developer Jim Baker anticipates economic boon

The year 2012 promises growth for the South Point retail development, in McDonough.

Jury returns today to deliberate murder case

A Clayton County Superior Court jury went home Monday after deliberating for about three hours the fate of a homeless woman facing life in prison, if convicted in a 2007 Riverdale motel fire that killed five people.

Casey, Mr. Renville C.

Mr. Renville C. Casey, 78, of Jonesboro, passed away, Dec. 12, 2011.

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Lovejoy has bright outlook for 2012

Moments after accepting the Class AAAA runner-up trophy, Lovejoy coach Al Hughes began reciting the many positives his team accomplished throughout the 2011 season.

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Good enough already, Lovejoy and ELCA need a break

Define better. There isn’t a high school football coach in the state, Tucker’s Franklin Stephens included, who doesn’t believe his team can be better in its next game than it was the last.

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GOP occupied with amending the Constitution — Tina Dupuy

Republicans are strict Constitution constructionists believing in the original intent, but they'd prefer to see it improved drastically. Translation: It's so perfect they'd like to see it changed.

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Newt is right — Michael Reagan

Tragically, 40 million children will go to bed tonight without a father in the home to teach them the economic facts of life. One wonders how exactly these children will ever learn any kind of work ethic.

Developer drops plans for southwestern Ga. coal power plant

An energy developer will drop its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in Georgia as part of an agreement ending a lawsuit that environmentalists filed targeting one of the company's power plants in Texas, officials said Monday.

GDOT, Tenn. company to pay clean water fines

Federal officials say the Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the federal Clean Water Act for possible violations during highway expansion projects.

Plea hearing for US official charged with bribery

A high-ranking Department of Defense official who was charged with taking a bribe from a contractor for work in Afghanistan is set to plead guilty next week, his attorney said.

Four Fort Stewart soldiers arrested, denied bond

Four Fort Stewart soldiers have been denied bond on charges connected to the killings of a former serviceman and a teenager in Long County.

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Students raise trout in Georgia classrooms

Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School students in Melissa Paul's class are used to hand-on projects; class lessons have included raising chickens, growing poinsettias and making cheese.

Vandals bend, break and behead holiday decorations

Homeowners in a metro Atlanta subdivision say they're angered that someone would toss a baby Jesus from a Nativity scene and damage other Christmas displays at up to five homes.

Thanks to all the elves who give of themselves

As a long time resident of Clayton County, and a volunteer for Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and the Ambassador's Behind CASA (ABC's), I would like to extend a huge thank you to the community of elves that lives and works in Clayton County.

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Lovejoy has bright outlook for 2012

Moments after accepting the Class AAAA runner-up trophy, Lovejoy coach Al Hughes began reciting the many positives his team accomplished throughout the 2011 season.

Nine new stores announced at South Point

The year 2012 promises growth for the South Point retail development, in McDonough. That is according to developer Jim Baker, president of the Atlanta-based Baker & Lassiter, Inc.

Jury returns today to deliberate murder case

A Clayton County Superior Court jury went home Monday after deliberating for about three hours the fate of a homeless woman facing life in prison, if convicted in a 2007 Riverdale motel fire that killed five people.

Newt is right - Michael Reagan

Tom Brokaw, the former NBC News anchorman, has written a book about the "Greatest Generation," a generation that grew up with fathers in the home, who saw it as their duty to instill in their sons a work ethic.

GOP occupied with amending the Constitution - Tina Dupuy

A perfect summary of the Grand Old Party's relationship with the U.S. Constitution comes from Texas Governor Rick Perry at Mike Huckabee's candidate forum on Fox News last Saturday.

Good enough already, Lovejoy and ELCA need a break

Define better.

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