News for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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TSA demonstrates new airport screening technology

At the world's busiest airport on Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) demonstrated how its new software, on an advanced imaging technology machine, works.

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Walker out as Clayton Schools' safety chief

The man responsible for overseeing the safety of more than 50,000 pupils in Clayton County Public Schools, is no longer holding that job, a school system spokesman has confirmed.

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Man accused in wife's murder waives preliminary hearing

A Jonesboro man accused of strangling and killing his wife, waived his preliminary hearing in Clayton County Magistrate Court, on Tuesday.

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Excitement building for big CSU basketball game

Tobi Adedayo says the excitement for Clayton State University's upcoming women's basketball game against Lander University has been building for the last two weeks on the school's main campus in Morrow.

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Firearms thief sentenced

A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to federal prison, along with 12 co-defendants, on charges related to the theft of firearms.

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CSU basketball teams face Lander University Thursday

The Clayton State University women's basketball team will face Lander University, of Greenwood, S.C., on Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at the university's Athletic and Fitness Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

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Forest Park gets big help from freshman in 62-51 win

With a roster filled with talented and experienced upperclassmen, it was a freshman that showed a lot of poise when the No. 6 Forest Park needed a boost.

Do cashiers wage war on couponers? - Jill Cataldo

After last week's column on why people might choose not to use coupons, I received these e-mails from readers:

Denial on de Nile - Will Durst

The whole world holds its breath as we view through splayed fingers the unrest that is the Egyptian uprising. Or as Hosni Mubarak sees it: 10 or 20 rabble-rousing, unemployed, slacker agents of the West with too much time on their hands, up to no good.

Taking exception - Peter Funt

Even in the midst of serious shortfalls involving the economy, education, health care, and military entanglements overseas, America remains truly exceptional in many ways. However, clinging to the phrase "American exceptionalism," and elevating it as yet another password for patriotism, only misappropriates the concept.

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Teens charged with burglary of Riverdale home

Clayton County Police, along with officers from the Riverdale Police Department, have arrested two teens who allegedly broke into a home and stole juice, snacks, and a laptop, on Monday morning.

CSU to host poet for writers series

Clayton State University will begin the spring 2011 slate for its Visiting Writers Series, at the end of this month, with a reading poet, Andrew Zawacki, according to a news release from the school.

Clayton Fire Services gets new public affairs chief

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services has named a long-time employee as its new interim Chief of Technology, and Public Affairs.

Ray, Eugene "Gene" W.

Ray, Eugene "Gene" W. Age: 97

Boothe acquitted on 2 counts in murder case

A Clayton County Superior Court jury came to a split decision, Monday, regarding the trial of a man accused of the 2007 death of a Jonesboro woman.

ARC chairman applauds the county's collaboration

The chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission has cited the cooperation he has witnessed between Henry County's governmental leaders and the business community as a model to be copied.

Chappell, Patricia

Chappell, Patricia Age: 69

ELCA quiz team advances in High Q

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) students recently demonstrated their knowledge of various topics, including academics and pop culture.

Congressman Scott nominates pupils for military academies

Seven young people, from Clayton and Henry counties, were among a group of 21 teenagers nominated U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) for U.S. military service academies.

Forest Park City Council seeks 'removal' reform

The Forest Park City Council voted 4-1, on Monday, in favor of a resolution to ask the Georgia General Assembly to reduce the number of votes it takes, on the council, to remove a member of the city's governing body from office.

Nation, Sr., Billy Derel

Nation, Sr., Billy Derel Age: 74

Williams, Margie Mae “Trixie”

Williams, Margie Mae “Trixie” Age: 85

Hackett, The Rev. Ann R.

Hackett, The Rev. Ann R. Age: 77

Henry Sheriff's Office gets reward

The Henry County Sheriff's Office earned a big reward for helping to take millions of dollars of drug money off the streets.

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