News for Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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Lovejoy facility offers chiropractic solutions

Seventeen-year-old Giovonte Ortiz, a wrestler at Lovejoy High School, recalled that recently, he was wrestling an opponent during a semi-finals wrestling tournament.

BOC implementing hiring freeze for county

Clayton County's government was put under a hiring freeze this week by the county's Board of Commissioners, as a way to help deal with the possibility of a multi-million-dollar budget deficit, when the current fiscal year ends this summer.

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Avoid computer hackers, viruses

Communication, research and information are more accessible in the 21st century, thanks to the internet, according to the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, Inc.

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Kinship Care, Links Inc. to fight obesity

Clayton County's assistance program for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, is teaming up with an Atlanta area volunteer service group, to bring home Michelle Obama's national campaign against obesity.

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"What's in a name?"

Library officials to unveil Forest Park branch design

East Clayton Elementary School will hold a "Spirit Night" on Thursday, March 3, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at Monkey Joes, at 1395 Southlake Pkwy., in Morrow. The cost of admission is $8.99. Call (404) 362-3885.

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Jonesboro gets impressive 83-51 playoff win over Thomas County Central

Going into the fourth quarter, Jonesboro was holding a comfortable 19-point lead over visiting Thomas County Central Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Suit You - Will Durst

Doesn't matter which side of the budget battleground you stick your rhetorical bayonet in, one thing we can all agree on is ... our government is broke. Stone broke.

Warming causing cooling? - Tom Purcell

It snowed again last week. A lot. Boy, am I sick of winter.

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Drew rolls into the Class AAA Elite 8

They're young.They're inexperienced, and they just keep finding a way to win.

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Mundy's Mill stays perfect on diamond

The Mundy's Mill Tigers improved to 3-0 on the season with an 8-0 victory against Forest Park.

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No. 1 Clayton State women advance in PBC Tournament with 90-48 triumph over Montevallo

The No. 1-ranked Clayton State Laker women's basketball team took its first step towards defending its Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship on Wednesday with a convincing 90-48 victory over visiting Montevallo in the PBC Tournament quarterfinals at the Athletics and Fitness Center.

Ball, Dearlene “Dee”

Age: 72

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Mundy's Mill stays perfect on diamond

From Staff Reports

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Riverdale, Atlanta men accused of emissions fraud

Three men, including one from Riverdale, have been indicted on federal charges of fraudulently giving emission certificates to more than 1,400 cars that, otherwise, would not have passed an emissions inspection required Georgia law and the Clean Air Act.

The creep of inflation - Martha Carr

The U.S. economy often reacts a lot like a colicky bathat requires constant adjustments, to exactly what and how much of something is going in one end, so that the right thing comes out on the other, without a lot of trouble.

It's in the mail - Peter Funt

Shortly after 2 p.m., on Presidents Day, when government offices were closed, I dropped a Netflix envelope in the box outside our local post office. Fifteen hours later, I was notified via e-mail that a Netflix branch, about 85 miles away, had received the DVD.

Ex-DA's program probed by federal jury

A federal grand jury recently subpoenaed Clayton County's attorney for documents about a criminal-rehabilitation program that was run former Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott, the county's current district attorney has confirmed.

Historical Jonesboro announces partnership for theatrical production

Chatter and laughter ceased, as Barbara Emert, president of Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., prepared to officially announce a previously hush-hush collaboration between the non-profit organization and Clayton State University, in Morrow.

Printable coupons: Tempest in coupon land

Q: "My favorite supermarket refuses to accept any coupons printed from the Internet. This is so frustrating for me because I would prefer to shop at this store, rather than its competitor. The other store does accept printable coupons. I read a statistic recently that printable coupon use is becoming one of the most popular ways to get coupons, but what are shoppers supposed to do if stores don't accept them? I don't want to shop at the other store, but I'm almost forced to, because they'll take the printable coupons."

Student arrested for knife at school

A Henry County High school student, Keyun Rashad Partee, 17, of McDonough, was arrested Monday for having a knife at school.

Men arrested for dumping tires

Two men, who police believed had been drinking, were arrested, when their van got stuck in the mud, after they were allegedly caught dumping tires at a vacant Stockbridge home.

BOC narrowly approves public-comment policy

Personal attacks are out, and a requirement for people to say which county they live in before addressing the Clayton County Board of Commissioners is in, after the commission approved a new public-comment policy, a 3-2 vote on Tuesday.

Hampton resident leads statewide diabetes campaign

New estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes.