News for Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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King Elementary's national honor a distinction, indeed

How many elementary schools hold a wedding ceremony for the letters "Q" and "U," just to get students to understand the relationship between the first two letters in words, such as "queen," "quantum," and "quagmire?"

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Clayton Schools prepare for countywide redistricting

Clayton County school officials will spend the next 18 months reviewing, and redrawing, attendance zones for all of their 61 schools, to evenly spread out more than 50,000 students, Superintendent Edmond Heatley said this week.

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Health Board needs volunteers for emergency exercise

About 60 volunteers are needed for an exercise designed to test the local response to a dirty-bomb radiological attack.

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Cub Scout Pack 543 to celebrate 50th anniversary

A local Jonesboro Cub Scout pack will soon celebrate 50 years of history.

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Free 'HUD Homes Fair' today at Clayton State

Clayton State University will host a free "HUD Homes Fair" on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 11:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., in the ballroom of the Clayton State Student Activities Center at the university, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow.

Councilman receives Certificate of Achievement

Riverdale City Councilman Wayne Hall has received the Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute, at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Annual Mayors' Day Conference.

Coupon shoppers by the numbers - Jill Cataldo

Each year, I read through the new Nielsen Co. statistics on coupon usage with great interest. It's a common misconception among non-coupon users that coupon shoppers have low incomes, are disadvantaged or are struggling financially and need to use coupons to get by.

In Other News... - Peter Funt

On Monday, Jan.17, the nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was shot to death in 1968 with a single bullet from a Remington Gamemaster rifle.

Change the standards - Martha Carr

There's something remarkably similar to the dual American problems of obesity and political trash-talking. Short-term solutions made situations worse, and in both instances, most of us didn't seem to notice till the problem was way out of hand.

Cursive writing already gone ... - LARRY WAYNE MCNORTON

Georgia is making news this month, because it will no longer require the teaching of cursive writing at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.

Clayton Schools weighing charter system status

Clayton County school officials are trying to decide if they should convert the school district into either, an Investing in Educational Excellence [IE2] district, or a charter school system.

Sam's Club donates to local agencies

Public safety agencies and an animal-rescue organization in Clayton County are benefiting from a local business' desire to help the community in which it operates.

Willis, Margaret Eugenia

Willis, Margaret Eugenia Age: 67

Eight Henry schools cited for notable achievement

Eight of the 15 Title 1 schools in the Henry County School System are among the 868 public schools in Georgia that have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

Big Game Hunt(er)

North Clayton sophomore Devin Lewis didn't hesitate or have to ponder the question, he just rolled off an answer.

AAA: Refinance auto loans for lower interest rates

Many consumers may now be able to free themselves of high interest rates on their automobile loans, according to a spokesperson for the American Automobile Association (AAA) Auto Club South.

Ortiz remains perfect at Wildcat Rumble

From Staff Reports

Seniors lead Tigers to region win

As Drew held a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, Titans coach Jarrod Davis watched Stockbridge senior Dante Campbell display the missing ingredient in Davis' team.

Woman dies in Lake City house fire

A 62-year-old Lake City woman was killed in a house fire, after becoming trapped in a bedroom.

Company to close Southlake Mall store

A national retailer, JCPenney, is pulling out of its Southlake Mall location, along with five other JCPenney locations in the eastern half of the country.

FDIC-insured McDonough bank fails

Former customers of the Enterprise Banking Company are looking for other financial institutions with which to bank, following the closing of the McDonough-based bank.

Campbell named to Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame

DUNWOODY— The resume speaks for itself.