News for Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Vehicle maintenance necessary for winter conditions

While inspecting a 2006 Jeep Liberty, Buddy Scudder, owner of Buddy's Service Center & Tires, in Jonesboro, said his auto-repair shop received a high volume of calls on Wednesday, to schedule service appointments.

Earmarks miss the mark - Tom Purcell

The USA Today article almost caused me to drive off a bridge to nowhere.

Hey Sarah, at least stand by your free speech - Tina Dupuy

Last Saturday morning, 20 people were shot in a Tucson, Ariz. Safeway parking lot by a 22-year-old, who stated on YouTube he "won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver."

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Winter blitz succumbs to gradual melting

Ice continued to melt away from rooftops and roadways, Wednesday, though temperatures in some areas struggled to get up to freezing.

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Schools frozen out of 'emergency days'

With schools closed again Thursday in Clayton and Henry counties, local school systems have run out of the allotment of free "emergency" off days that the state allows school districts to take without having to make up for missed time in the classroom.

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National Geographic makes film at Noah's Ark

"Leo" the lion, "Baloo" the bear, and Shere Khan the tiger, will be thrust into the national spotlight again Friday, with the airing of a repeat episode of the National Geographic channel's "Unlikely Animal Friends" at 5 p.m. The episode originally aired Jan. 7.

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LaBelle

LaBelle is a one and a half year old solid white domestic shorthair.

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Herbie

Herbie is a one year old Chihuahua.

State duals moved to late February

Kevin Jones hoped this weekend would be his Lovejoy wrestling team's coming out party at the State Duals meet in Macon.

Lady Lakers take show to televised game

The Clayton State women are about to take their perfect 14-0 undefeated season to the national stage. The fast start includes a 6-0 Peach Belt Conference record.

ADs are looking to make decisions on postponed games

Mundy's Mill boys basketball team was on a roll, winning eight of its last nine games.

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Red Cross, LifeSouth centers reopen amid storm

The winter storm that has pounded north Georgia, and left its mark across the Southeast and East Coast, has triggered an emergency need for blood in the Southeast Region, according to officials at blood centers.

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Clayton NAACP to swear in new officers

The Clayton County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will mark the 82nd anniversary celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Civil Rights icon, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, with a swearing-in ceremony for its newest leaders.

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Clayton Schools closed for 4th consecutive day

Clayton County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 13, because of inclement weather, school system officials have announced. All school system maintenance crews are required to report to work by 9 a.m., however, to begin checking school buildings.

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Riverdale man sentenced for fraud

A Riverdale man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison, followed by six months of home confinement, and three years of supervised release, for the theft of government funds.

Levis, Lucile

Levis, Lucile Age: 91

Simonds, Joel Jr.

Simonds, Joel Jr. Age: 64

Schools frozen out of 'emergency days'

With schools closed again Thursday in Clayton and Henry counties, local school systems have run out of the allotment of free "emergency" off days that the state allows school districts to take without having to make up for missed time in the classroom.

Baird, Judith H.

Baird, Judith H. Age: 64

National Geographic makes film at Noah's Ark

"Leo" the lion, "Baloo" the bear, and Shere Khan the tiger, will be thrust into the national spotlight again Friday, with the airing of a repeat episode of the National Geographic channel's "Unlikely Animal Friends" at 5 p.m. The episode originally aired Jan. 7.

Darby, David Douglas

Darby, David Douglas Age: 57

Jones, Bobby

Jones, Bobby Age: 57

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