News for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Locust Grove, Ola pin down strong showings at South Metro

It may be too early to start thinking of the wrestling state championship two months away. But the South Metro tournament this past weekend at Union Grove featured names likely to be seen again when the most coveted trophies are on the line.

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Same ol’ Forest Park? Not quite

Nine months have passed since Forest Park’s girls lost to Fayette County in the Class AAAA basketball championship.

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COUPON QUEEN: ‘How many manufacturer coupons can I stack?’

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

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Change Equals Opportunities

REALTORS installs first African-American woman president

Positive energy rippled throughout the room, as Metro South Association of REALTORS 2011 President Earlene Gardner passed the gavel to President-elect Barbara Dyer.

School Notebook - December 14, 2011

BOE’s Michael King hosts spelling bee

Woman guilty in five motel fire deaths

Will be sentenced in January

A homeless woman was found guilty Tuesday afternoon in the 2007 deaths of five people who died in a motel fire she set in anger.

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Reducing deficit requires skill, risk from politicians — Lee Hamilton

The failure of the congressional Supercommittee to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit was not just bad fiscal news. It was a significant failure of political leadership.

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Tebow and the culture of pseudo political correctness — Susan Brown

Under normal circumstances, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would be praised for his accomplishments, talent and leadership from around the Monday morning water cooler, but in these days of pseudo political correctness (PC), the words "normal" and "Christian" cannot run together in the same sentence.

Last F-22 Raptor jet to roll of Ga. assembly line

MARIETTA -- The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet is scheduled to roll off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta on Tuesday.. Reports say that the jet will be the last of 187 F-22s produced for the U.S. Air Force, completing its operational fleet.. The

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Gingrich camp showcases Georgia endorsements

Several Georgia lawmakers, including the state's most powerful senator, are supporting Newt Gingrich's presidential bid.

Ga. man accused of posing as lawyer

MARIETTA -- Cobb County sheriff's officials say a Lithia Springs man is accused of posing as an attorney and even appearing in court on behalf of clients even though they say he doesn't have a license to practice law.. Authorities say that 51-year-old Glover Carl Lewis was arrested

Thieves steal cooking oil from chicken restaurant

Thieves steal cooking oil from chicken restaurant. VILLA RICA -- Authorities in Villa Rica say can't recall a theft quite like the heist of several gallons of cooking oil from a fried chicken restaurant.. Police say that two people early Saturday morning backed a truck up to the 55-gallon

Ga. gets $4M grant for high-speed rail to NC

Georgia has received a $4.1 million grant to continue work on a high-speed rail project linking Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C.

UGA researchers work on breast cancer vaccine

Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona say they have developed a vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice.. UGA said in a release Monday that the vaccine dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that

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A Field of Greens

Former Riverdale barber, happy Locust Grove farmer

A former Riverdale barber, who cut hair in Clayton County for 54 years, now grows collards, kale, purple top turnips, and curly leaf mustard greens, in neighboring Henry County.

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Clayton Sheriff halts evictions for holidays

Tenants facing evictions after Friday will get a reprieve until Jan. 3, as the Clayton County Sheriff's Office continues a decades-long tradition of halting dispossession hearings for the holidays.

Jonesboro City Council narrowly approves 2012 budget

Push to delay budget vote fails

Jonesboro’s $2.76 million fiscal year 2012 budget was set Monday by a razor-thin, 4-3 vote of the city council. The approval did not come without criticisms that city leaders rushed through the process.

CSU students will spend holiday break volunteering

A handful of Clayton State University students will spend their holiday break volunteering on Cumberland Island, off the Georgia Coast, or in New Orleans.

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Toys being donated to CASA group

More donations needed, however

A special early delivery to a Jonesboro law firm, Monday morning, will help Santa ensure that as many children in relatives’ care as possible will have at least three presents under the Christmas tree.

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Clayton Sheriff halts evictions for holidays

Tenants facing evictions after Friday will get a reprieve until Jan. 3, as the Clayton County Sheriff's Office continues a decades-long tradition of halting dispossession hearings for the holidays.

Jonesboro City Council narrowly approves 2012 budget

Jonesboro’s $2.76 million fiscal year 2012 budget was set Monday by a razor-thin, 4-3 vote of the city council. The approval did not come without criticisms that city leaders rushed through the process.

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Same ol' Forest Park? Not quite

Nine months have passed since Forest Park’s girls lost to Fayette County in the Class AAAA basketball championship. A scant few weeks have passed since they lost to them again in the season opener.

Casey, Mr. Renville C.

Mr. Renville C. Casey

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Toys being donated to CASA group

A special early delivery to a Jonesboro law firm, Monday morning, will help Santa ensure that as many children in relatives’ care as possible will have at least three presents under the Christmas tree.

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Tebow and the culture of pseudo political correctness - Susan Brown

Despite the fact that in America, 60 to 70 percent of people identify themselves as "Christian" to one degree or another, Christian-bashing seems to be just about as popular a pastime as watching football these days.

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Reducing deficit requires skill, risk from politicians - Lee Hamilton

The failure of the congressional Supercommittee to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit was not just bad fiscal news. It was a significant failure of political leadership.

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A Field of Greens

A former Riverdale barber, who cut hair in Clayton County for 54 years, now grows collards, kale, purple top turnips, and curly leaf mustard greens, in neighboring Henry County.

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Locust Grove, Ola pin down strong showings at South Metro

It may be too early to start thinking of the wrestling state championship two months away. But the South Metro tournament this past weekend at Union Grove featured names likely to be seen again when the most coveted trophies are on the line.

Woman guilty in five motel fire deaths

A homeless woman was found guilty Tuesday afternoon in the 2007 deaths of five people who died in a motel fire she set in anger.

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COUPON QUEEN: 'How many manufacturer coupons can I stack?'

I receive thousands of e-mails every week from coupon shoppers wondering how they can maximize their savings, but this reader’s mail made my head spin!

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Gingrich camp showcases Georgia endorsements

ATLANTA — Several Georgia lawmakers, including the state's most powerful senator, are supporting Newt Gingrich's presidential bid.

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