News for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Thousands partake of a Douglas Brothers Christmas

Kids squealed with delight, clutching toys or riding shiny new bicycles around a Jonesboro High gymnasium floor. Parents heaved visible sighs of relief, gratitude washing over their faces.

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Drugs, guns seized in felon’s home

A Fayetteville man with a long history of prison stays is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond, after he was arrested, Tuesday, for possession of drugs and guns.

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Protecting trees, saving the environment

Local teacher trying to shield trees from danger

Cynthia Brown, English Speaker of Other Languages instructor at Roberta T. Smith Elementary School in Clayton County, may not be classified as your average teacher.

Swygert, Derward "Dee" E.

Derward "Dee" E. Swygert, 76, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Shoemaker, Mr. Luther S.

Mr. Luther S. Shoemaker, 74, was born on Nov. 2, 1937, in Gwinnett County. He went to be with the Lord on Dec. 16, 2011, at his home in Forest Park.

Violent home invasion tied to credit-card scam

Clayton County police are looking for a second suspect in an early Wednesday morning home invasion, in which the suspect’s alleged accomplice was shot in the head.

Experts: Drivers should take precautions this winter

Though the metro-Atlanta area hasn’t experience snow yet this season, motorists traveling to other states may face icy weather.

Rain to greet early travelers today

Drier conditions Saturday, rain returns Christmas Day

Rain showers have greeted early holiday travelers this week in Georgia, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. However, procrastinators can expect to see drier conditions on Christmas Eve.

Battling rising costs for higher education

These days, students and their families are increasingly aware of the costs of obtaining a college education relative to its quality, and school counselors and college financial aid advisors alike, are noting the trends.

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Weasel Boy vs. Plastic Man — Will Durst

The mad, mud-tossing between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the last two Republicans still standing, is quickly ramping up to levels not seen since the Agincourt catapults.

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Nuns best example for teaching — Tom Purcell

Unlike so many schools today, where some teachers fear their students, we feared the sisters.

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Clayton judge reviewing BOC, tax commissioner battle

Judge shows frustration; indicates political infighting, childishness

A Clayton County Superior Court judge chided representatives of the county commission, and Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, Wednesday, for waging a battle –– in court –– over who control’s the county’s tax office.

Pump prices maintain downward slope

Most motorists will welcome lower gasoline prices as the holidays draw near.

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Sound, Sight, Vision

New airport exhibit ‘out of the ordinary’

Splashes of blue hues combined with Chinese writing, and a rendering of the globe, seemed to overpower Danny Matucci, as he studied the drawing.

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LSU’s Miles wins AP coach of the year

Within one more victory of an unbeaten season and a BCS national title, LSU coach Les Miles has been voted The Associated Press Coach of the Year.

BOC redraws TAD boundaries for northwestern Clayton

New district created for Mountain View area

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners opened the door for new economic development in the Mountain View area Tuesday by carving its own tax allocation district, or TAD, out of an existing district in the northwestern corner of the county.

Violent home invasion tied to credit-card scam

Clayton County police are looking for a second suspect in an early Wednesday morning home invasion, in which the suspect’s alleged accomplice was shot in the head.

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Drugs, guns seized in felon's home

A Fayetteville man with a long history of prison stays is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond, after he was arrested, Tuesday, for possession of drugs and guns.

BOC redraws TAD boundaries for northwestern Clayton

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners opened the door for new economic development in the Mountain View area Tuesday by carving its own tax allocation district, or TAD, out of an existing district in the northwestern corner of the county.

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Protecting trees, saving the environment

Cynthia Brown, English Speaker of Other Languages instructor at Roberta T. Smith Elementary School in Clayton County, may not be classified as your average teacher.

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Clayton judge reviewing BOC, tax commissioner battle

A Clayton County Superior Court judge chided representatives of the county commission, and Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, Wednesday, for waging a battle –– in court –– over who control’s the county’s tax office.

Magar, Mr. Richard Eugene

Mr. Richard Eugene Magar, 58, of McDonough, passed away Dec. 20, 2011.

Experts: Drivers should take precautions this winter

Though the metro-Atlanta area hasn’t experience snow yet this season, motorists traveling to other states may face icy weather.

Rain to greet early travelers today

Rain showers have greeted early holiday travelers this week in Georgia, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. However, procrastinators can expect to see drier conditions on Christmas Eve.

Battling rising costs for higher education

These days, students and their families are increasingly aware of the costs of obtaining a college education relative to its quality, and school counselors and college financial aid advisors alike, are noting the trends.

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Nuns best example for teaching - Tom Purcell

Boy, did New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg get himself into a heap of trouble with educators.

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Thousands partake of a Douglas Brothers Christmas

Kids squealed with delight, clutching toys or riding shiny new bicycles around a Jonesboro High gymnasium floor. Parents heaved visible sighs of relief, gratitude washing over their faces.

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