News for Tuesday, June 28, 2011


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Bank of America avoids fine

The nation's biggest bank agreed, Tuesday, to pay demolition costs for a Riverdale house it denies owning, and will not have to pay thousands of dollars in contempt fines imposed in April.

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Local beauty school 'cutting out' abuse

Local business professionals and constituents gathered Tuesday afternoon, along with students and instructors, in celebrating the grand opening of Empire Beauty School, in Morrow.

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More administrative changes for Clayton Schools

The Clayton County Board of Education made a few more personnel changes, during Monday night's board meeting.

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Tara museum partners with Braves to celebrate book

The Old South may be gone with the wind, but some lucky fans can revive the spirit July 2 as Turner Field celebrates the literary favorite.

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Parolee arrested in mother's death

A convicted felon was taken into custody the day she was paroled, to face charges that she caused a 2006 car crash that killed her mother.

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Promotion + promotion = super savings - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

Killer carnivorous snails from France - Will Durst

You don't need me to tell you that this country is broke. Not just broke. Flat busted. Un-flush. Tapped to the max. No bread or cabbage or scratch to speak of. Moolah-less.

Judicial depravity - Peter Funt

My local paper carried two stories the other day that underscore the tragic state of the criminal justice system -- not just here in California, but nationwide.

Georgia ballers ripe for (NBA Draft) picking

Derrick Mahone Column

Kids allowed in pits at AMS due to new 2011 NASCAR pit road policy

For years, family and NASCAR have been synonymous with one another. This year, children can do more than watch the cars from the grandstands, they can get close enough to touch them.

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Georgia Jets off to fast start in GDFL

From Staff ReportsThe Georgia Jets are a third-year minor league football organization that won the 2010 championship and finished as the 2009 runner up in their first two seasons in another league. In 2011 the Jets are playing their first season in the Gridiron Develpmental Football League. The Jets are in the Peach State Divison of the Xtreme Conference. The GDFL is made up of 96 minor league football teams spanning nine states and will hold the National Championship and All Star games in Asheville, NC September 24-25. In 2010, quarterback Detronn Harris was profiled in the October 2010 edition of ESPN The Magazine about the Jets franchise and the challenge of playing minor league football while highlighting the positives.The Jets are off to a fast start in 2011, winning their first two games by a combined 90-14 score. After defeating the Atlanta Lions 35-14 in their first game, the Jets won their home opener 55-0 over the West Georgia Renegades.The next home game is Saturday at Twelve Oaks for Independence Football Weekend and Concert. There will be a pregame and halftime concert celebrating the Independence Day weekend. This will be the only minor league football game being held in the metro Atlanta this Independence Day weekend. Twelve Oaks Stadium will be the site of all Georgia Jets home games in 2011 season with all home games played Saturday evenings this summer. For more information and team schedule visit

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Parolee arrested in mother's death

A convicted felon was taken into custody the day she was paroled, to face charges that she caused a 2006 car crash that killed her mother.

AAA forecasts decreased 4th-of-July travel

The recent increase in prices at the gas pump, compared to last year, has persuaded some Georgia residents to stay home for Independence Day, according to a spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association (AAA) Auto Club South.

Former Morrow city leader bonds out of jail

An announced Morrow mayoral candidate, who was recently kicked off the city council, posted $80,000 bond about four hours after his arrest early Saturday morning on a 16-count, felony indictment.