News for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Georgia students trail nation in reading, math

Georgia fourth- and eighth-graders are performing only slightly better than they did two years ago on national reading and math exams, and most of the students tested continue to lag the national average in both subjects, data released Tuesday show.

BOC hires new community development chief

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners hired a DeKalb County planning official, in a narrow, 3-2 vote, to become the county’s new community development director, on Tuesday.

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Locust Grove mayor lauded by other leaders

Locust Grove Mayor Lorene Lindsey has been honored by her peers.

Lake City candidates argue change versus tradition

Lake City voters will apparently have to choose one of two paths for their community on Nov. 8.

School Notebook - November 2, 2011

Riverdale Middle seeking canned food donations

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Church club provides singing, dancing, basketball

Club Zion, housed at the Zion Baptist Church Community Center, at 17 West King Road, in Hampton, is not a typical club. Gospel comedians, praise dancers, and singers set the stage for 2011 Club Zion show, which was held recently. There were even basketball games.

Atlanta woman charged in Riverdale arson case

Clayton County public safety officers have charged an Atlanta woman for allegedly setting her ex-husband's Riverdale house on fire.

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COUPON QUEEN: Do ‘No Expiration Date’ coupons ever expire?

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

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Herman Cain falls into America's political sinkhole - Joe Gandelman

We're watching a politician, his campaign and some of his supporters, get detoured as they try to escape getting sucked into America's political sinkhole.

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More agents but less secure northern borders - Susan Brown

Somewhere out there on America's northern borders, security patrol agents are showing up to work, grabbing a newspaper, and positioning their vehicles to gaze across one of the Great Lakes, so they can enjoy a scenic view while they work the daily crossword puzzle ... on our dime.

Atlanta woman charged in Riverdale arson case

Clayton County public safety officers have charged an Atlanta woman for allegedly setting her ex-husband's Riverdale house on fire.

Craig, Estelle White

Mrs. Estelle White Craig, of Morrow, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. She was born in the Brace Community in Tennessee on May 31, 1930, to the late Katie Lee Gilliam White and the late Looney Alexander White.

'Olde Towne' looms over Morrow mayoral race

Morrow residents will choose a new mayor next week, for the first time in 16 years, with a controversial retail development serving as the backdrop for this year’s election.

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'Halloween Town'

Marilyn Olowe said she wanted to do something safe and fun with her two children, to celebrate Halloween.

COUPON QUEEN: Do 'No Expiration Date' coupons ever expire?

Question: "I love your column! My mother and I are avid coupon users and are pretty proud of the techniques we use. We have a topic you haven't yet covered in your column: old coupons that have "No Expiration Date" printed on them. My mother has coupons that date back to the 1980s that state "No Expiration Date." They also do not have a UPC code on them. Are these coupons still good? Will stores honor coupons with no UPC codes?

Americans see themselves as homesteaders ... not the eventual rich - Tina Dupuy

I spoke with a thirty-something mother of two residing in suburban New Jersey about the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Locust Grove mayor lauded by other leaders

Locust Grove Mayor Lorene Lindsey has been honored by her peers.

More agents but less secure northern borders - Susan Brown

Somewhere out there on America's northern borders, security patrol agents are showing up to work, grabbing a newspaper, and positioning their vehicles to gaze across one of the Great Lakes, so they can enjoy a scenic view while they work the daily crossword puzzle.

Herman Cain falls into America's political sinkhole - Joe Gandelman

RIDGE, Md. — I started my journey to Fredericksburg, Va., after a bowl of exquisite spicy crab soup at Courtney's Seafood Restaurant here in Ridge, on the southernmost tip of Maryland's western shore.

‘Olde Towne’ looms over Morrow mayoral race

DeTar, Burke say city needs open government

Morrow residents will choose a new mayor next week, for the first time in 16 years, with a controversial retail development serving as the backdrop for this year’s election.

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Georiga educators trained to identify sex trafficking

Law enforcement officials estimate that about 5,000 girls in the state are at risk for human sex trafficking each year, and many of those children spend some time in a public school.

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Flat tax, or flat-out dead - Michael Reagan

Despite the recent chatter about a flat income tax, the idea is dead unless its supporters figure out a way to get together and support the idea that a flat tax is a fair tax.

Americans see themselves as homesteaders ... not the eventual rich - Tina Dupuy

Doing what you can about the cards being stacked against you and 99 percent of your fellow Americans is, personally, responsive. And that is what Occupy Wall Street and their international-viral solidarity demonstrations say they are there to do.

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‘Halloween Town’

Staying Safe at Smith Street Library

Marilyn Olowe said she wanted to do something safe and fun with her two children, to celebrate Halloween.

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