News for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Riverdale collecting toys for foster children today

Belk Fall Charity Sale surpasses $5 million

Belk, Inc., recently announced that its fall Charity Sale on Nov. 5, raised $5 million for more than 7,700 participating non-profit organizations throughout the retail chain’s 16-state market area.

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Local man makes waves on jet ski circuit

McDonough resident, Michael Ratti, is living a dream that began in childhood.

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Juvenile Court workers compete in food drive

There were spies, reconnaissance missions, subterfuge, secret photos and lots of trash talk. All's fair in war, even if it's only a canned-food war.

Roommate charged in Clayton County shooting death

Clayton County police have charged a Jonesboro man with the shooting death of his roommate, and released the name of the victim.

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Officials encourage responsible pet stewardship

Low-cost spay, neuter clinics available

Area animal control officials are reminding pet owners about low-cost sterilization clinics available to them — a measure they hope will pare down the local cat and dog populations.

Gray rec center to host diverse holiday festival

Area youngsters will get a chance to learn about the meanings behind the Christmas tree, the Kwanzaa candles, and the dreidel, in Riverdale this weekend.

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Kroger ‘Can Hunger’ campaign under way

Donations for area families in need

Kroger is collecting food for the holidays and is asking customers to help “can hunger” through their donations.

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Morrow police to fight crime with fingerprint scanners

Criminals may not want to let their fingers do the walking for them anymore — at least not in Morrow.

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Toy Story: Back to the basics — Tom Purcell

One of the great ironies of modern times is that no matter what trendy toy you buy your kids, you'll soon find them playing with the box it came in.

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The top-10 comedic news stories of 2011 — Will Durst

Here we go with events that happened in the year of our Lord, 2011, that most lent themselves to mocking and scoffing and taunting. In amplish amounts.

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Postal Service: Cuts return to sender? — Danny Tyree

It's hard to single out the Postal Service in the "facing harsh economic realities" area. It's like everything in America peaked at some point and we're going downhill.

Insurance agent urges drivers: Avoid distractions

Alertness during holiday travel can save lives

Texting, talking on the phone, changing the radio, eating, putting on makeup and joking around with friends, all increase the odds of an auto accident, warns Henry County Allstate insurance agent, Tremelle Moore.

Davis, III, Kit Carson “Buster”

Kit Carson “Buster” Davis, III, 44, of Rex, passed away Dec. 11, 2011.

Burch, Alvin “AL”

Alvin "AL" Burch, 89, of Riverdale, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at his residence.

Morrow approves administrative ‘housekeeping’ ordinance

A new administrative structure enacted this past summer in Morrow’s city government, was officially added to the town’s code of ordinances by the city council, on Tuesday.

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Homelessness prevention agency spreads cheer

For the first time in its 20-year history, Clayton Family Care has decided to do something a little different for the families the homelessness-prevention agency usually assists.

Georgia’s average gasoline price rises ever so slightly

The increase in the average price of a gallon of unleaded, regular gasoline in Georgia, this week over last week, was so small, that it is not likely to slow the state’s motorists down at all.

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Clayton State Theatre founder dies at 71

The founder of the Clayton State University Theatre, Larry Corse, died Thursday, Dec. 8, at the age of 71.

Burch, Alvin “AL”

Alvin “AL” Burch

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Morrow police to fight crime with fingerprint scanners

Criminals may not want to let their fingers do the walking for them anymore — at least not in Morrow.

Roommate charged in Clayton County shooting death

Clayton County police have charged a Jonesboro man with the shooting death of his roommate, and released the name of the victim.

Davis, III, Kit Carson “Buster”

Kit Carson “Buster” Davis, III

Gray rec center to host diverse holiday festival

Area youngsters will get a chance to learn about the meanings behind the Christmas tree, the Kwanzaa candles, and the dreidel, in Riverdale this weekend.

Georgia's average gasoline price rises ever so slightly

The increase in the average price of a gallon of unleaded, regular gasoline in Georgia, this week over last week, was so small, that it is not likely to slow the state’s motorists down at all.

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Juvenile Court workers compete in food drive

There were spies, reconnaissance missions, subterfuge, secret photos and lots of trash talk.

Morrow approves administrative 'housekeeping' ordinance

A new administrative structure enacted this past summer in Morrow’s city government, was officially added to the town’s code of ordinances by the city council, on Tuesday.

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Toy Story: Back to the basics - Tom Purcell

Boy, do we need to get back to the basics in America –– even with our toys.

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The top-10 comedic news stories of 2011 - Will Durst

OK. You can stop vibrating like a shaved poodle duct-taped to the foul pole at Wrigley during a night game in April. It's finally here.

Postal Service: Cuts return to sender? - Danny Tyree

After the news of Dec. 5, the future of the U.S. Postal Service seems nothing to write home about.

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Kroger 'Can Hunger' campaign under way

Kroger is collecting food for the holidays and is asking customers to help “can hunger” through their donations.

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Local man makes waves on jet ski circuit

McDonough resident, Michael Ratti, regales friends with stories of his experiences riding all-terrain vehicles across sand dunes along the Arabian Peninsula, where he encounters trains of camels roaming the desert.

Insurance agent urges drivers: Avoid distractions

By Elaine Rackley

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