News for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Conference addresses transportation, development issues

Business leaders, regional planners, elected officials and others spent time Tuesday networking and educating themselves on transportation and economic-development issues in the south-metro-Atlanta region, at the "9th Annual South Metro Development Outlook" conference.

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Hooked on Stitching

Students of a crochet class, at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, patiently awaited their instructor, on Tuesday morning.

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BOC to honor senior center membership contracts

Senior citizens, who have been fighting increased membership fees at Clayton County senior centers, won the battle over their pre-2011 membership contracts on Tuesday, but an overall victory remains elusive in their fee war with the county.

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Collegiate singers and musicians perform at CSU

Clayton State University will have various performances by collegiate singers and musicians, at 11:15 a.m., at Spivey Hall at the university, in Morrow. Tickets are $1 at the door.

'Dark side' of couponing: A cashier speaks out - Jill Cataldo

I am a cashier in a grocery store and am writing to you about the dark side of coupon use.

Keeping an eye on Congress - Peter Funt

A recurrent cry among Republicans during their successful campaign to take control of the House of Representatives was for greater transparency in the workings of Congress.

Snowzilla - Martha Carr

Every region in America has its typical weather systems, and the natives of each region always have a certain amount of bravado or blase when the hurricane or snow storm or earthquake rumbles on their doorsteps.

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Hutchinson's 28 points helps extend Morrow season

Julito Hutchinson is not ready for basketball season to end, and the Morrow senior played like it Tuesday in the team's Region 4-AAAA first round playoff game.

Young players rule in tough Region 4-AAAA competition-Derrick Mahone Column

During their seeding meeting on Sunday, the coaches in Region 4-AAAA took the time to select an all-region team to recognize players for a great season.

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Red Cross teams up with Blue Bell in 'Pint for a Pint'

Officials with the American Red Cross are hopeful that warmer, sunny weather will lead to more blood donors across the metro Atlanta region, as well as around the nation.

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CSU women ranked No. 1 in new poll

The Clayton State women's basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the new NCAA Division II poll.

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Jonesboro man receives 45 years following burglary

A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to serve 45 years in a prison after being convicted on charges of burglary, aggravated assault, and felony obstruction of an officer.

Comcast launches missing kids channel

cast Corporation recently announced the launch of "Missing Kids On Demand," and a web site –– www.xfinity.com/news/missing kids –– which are part of a public service initiative that will make information about missing children available to millions of Comcast video customers across the Unites States.

Hutchinson's 28 points helps extend Morrow season

Julito Hutchinson is not ready for basketball season to end, and the Morrow senior played like it Tuesday in the team's Region 4-AAAA first round playoff game.

AAA: Average gas prices to slowly slide downward

AAA officials expect gas prices will maintain current averages in metro Atlanta and across the nation, at least for the next week.

Where the liberal money goes - Mike Reagan

We keep hearing claims that a lot of money goes into the pockets of so-called right-wing groups, but we hear nary a word from the media of where the really big bucks originate, and where they end up.

MLK parade heading back to Jonesboro

The Jonesboro City Council cleared the way for the Clayton County Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade to return to the city, when council members voted unanimously, on Monday, to waive approximately $3,000 in fees parade organizers would have had to pay.

Red Cross teams up with Blue Bell in 'Pint for a Pint'

Officials with the American Red Cross are hopeful that warmer, sunny weather will lead to more blood donors across the metro Atlanta region, as well as around the nation.

GDOT awards 19 road-improvement contracts

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded 19 new contracts, totaling $45 million, for state transportation projects.

Obama policies ensure the GOP never has to defend Bush - Tina Dupuy

The 40th President of the United States' 100th birthday was on Feb.6th. There was a week-long celebration of adoring tributes to Ronald Wilson Reagan. The Grand Old Party went all out – using the occasion to give a platform to their party's 2012 presidential hopefuls.

Valentine's Day florists push to last petal

McDonough resident, Terry Newsome, admits he is a procrastinator when it comes to preparing for celebrations, particularly for Valentine's Day.

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