News for Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Local schools to remain closed today

In the end, Jack Frost put the freeze on school homework, quizzes and tests for an entire week.

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Local coalition to hold MLK events

The Concerned Black Citizens Coalition of Clayton County will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this weekend, with events designed to pay tribute to the civil rights leader, the group's president and founder announced on Thursday.

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BBB warns business owners of scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning area merchants about seven scams that target small businesses.

Public safety workers see light at end of tunnel

A tractor-trailer truck jackknifed on Lacey Avenue near Joy Lake Road in Lake City, Wednesday.

Looking for sunshine through the ice - Curt Yeomans

So, while I was flipping through the news channels earlier this week, when everyone was reporting on our snow storm incessantly, a WSB-TV meteorologist made an interesting statement -- Florida was the only state, in the continental U.S., to not get snow this week.

Fried okra and corn syrup - Ronda Rich

A while back, I was on a book tour when my publicist called to say I had been asked to cook on a television show.

FAITH NOTES - Agape Fellowship hosts "A Move of God!"

Jan. 14-16Agape Fellowship Intl. and LaunchOut Ministries invite you to experience "Elohiym Rachaph!" ["A Move of God!"], Friday January 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m., and 7:30 p.m., at 2011 at LaunchOut Ministries, 2100 Jodeco Road, McDonough, Ga. 30253. For directions, or more information, visit www.launchout.org, or call (404) 537-6115.

Bond, James Thomas “Tom”

Bond, James Thomas “Tom” Age: 89

Turman, Pauline "Polly"

Turman, Pauline "Polly" Age: 86

Trammell, Herman Clayton

Trammell, Herman Clayton Age: 64

Morris, Linda Marie

Morris, Linda Marie Age: 55

Hood, Ernest Derrell

Hood, Ernest Derrell Age: 81