News for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Clayton's transportation wish list extensive

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners put a major emphasis on mass transit projects as part of its recently approved $1.1 billion wish list for an upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum.

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Clayton Schools to tee up for golf tournament

There is something to be said about where a golf ball lands.

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Datebook 3-30-11

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., will host a "Taste of Clayton," and Sweet Tea Challenge on April 9, from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m., in Downtown Jonesboro.

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Missing Jonesboro man located

A Mattie's Call was canceled Tuesday after a missing Jonesboro man was discovered walking alongside a roadway.

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Lovejoy boys, Mundy's Mill girls take county track titles

The handful of people still remaining at the Clayton County Track and Field Championships were treated to a high jump duel with a great finish.

Mahone column: OSU's Tressel getting off fairly easy

Somebody please tell me why Jim Tressel is still the football coach at The Ohio State University. Stupid of me to ask because we know the answer - he wins football games.

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CSU's Cox selected 2011 Schelde North America/Division II Bulletin Division II Coach of the Year

National championship now in tote, the postseason honors keep rolling for Clayton State women's head basketball coach Dennis Cox.

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Financial help for parents, autistic kids

Efforts are underway in the Southern Crescent area, to help children and their families, who are affected by autism.

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Kerry King breathing easily now

Kerry King takes every breath as a blessing, literally.

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April showers expected early this spring

Weather officials are encouraging area residents to stay informed, as they anticipate another pelting round of stormy weather for metro Atlanta.

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Coupon myths cost shoppers real cash - Jill Cataldo

My recent column on theories why people of lower incomes are statistically not the heaviest coupon users generated a lot of reader mail. Here's a sampling:

The day hot water became a luxury - Jason A. Smith

It's strange to think about what can qualify as a luxury in life.

The roots of Congress' unpopularity - Lee Hamilton

I suppose it's possible that Congress could enjoy even less popularity than it does at the moment, but it's difficult to imagine. Recent public opinion polls show it plumbing depths that have rarely been seen before.

Hicks, Ligayre Woodfin

Age: 88

Brittain, Martha Louise

Martha Louise Brittain Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, died March 29, 2011. She is survived by son, Bill (Barbara) Brittain, of Catlettsburg, Ky.; daughter, Paulette (Mike) Jones, of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Repp, of Newton, Iowa; and daughter-in-law Glenda Brittain, of Orlando, Fla. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 1, at 2 p.m., at Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Dennis Watson officiating. A burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville, www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Mahone column: OSU's Tressel getting off fairly easy

Somebody please tell me why Jim Tressel is still the football coach at The Ohio State University.

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Clayton's transportation wish list extensive

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners put a major emphasis on mass transit projects as part of its recently approved $1.1 billion wish list for an upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum.

The roots of Congress' unpopularity - Lee Hamilton

I suppose it's possible that Congress could enjoy even less popularity than it does at the moment, but it's difficult to imagine. Recent public opinion polls show it plumbing depths that have rarely been seen before.

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Lovejoy boys, Mundy's Mill girls take county track titles

Most of the spectators and competitors were long gone.

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