News for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Glimmer, Sparkle, Lights!

International Park dressing up for holiday season

Inside the Nassau Building at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, the staff of the county’s Parks and Recreation Department tapes white sheets of paper against the wall, to give the illusion of snow inside the facility.

BOC changes business license appeals process

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners made a change to the way business licenses in the county are revoked, which might seem like a minor shift, but is a significant change from the past.

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Several athletes sign college scholarships

As the NCAA early signing period comes to a close today, several area players have put their signatures on college scholarships.

GDOT suspending lane closures for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is near and many in the Southern Crescent area are preparing for their journeys to be near family and friends for the holiday.

Goree, Joyce Mae

Joyce Mae Goree, a resident of Jonesboro for 42 years, passed away in her home on the evening of Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, surrounded by her husband and four of her children.

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Clayton police get HEAT grant

The Clayton County Police Department's enforcement of aggressive driving is heating up again for another year, thanks to a matching grant awarded by the state.

School Notebook - November 16, 2011

Riverdale Middle’s holiday food drive ends Friday

Riverdale hosts food drive

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the City of Riverdale will host a canned-food drive to benefit Divine Faith Ministries, in Riverdale.

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Morrow launches new web site, logo

The City of Morrow has a new face on the World Wide Web, after months of planning by the city’s tourism officials.

Annual traffic safety program starts

Georgia State Patrol troopers have hit the roads for the department's annual Operation Click It or Ticket program to promote to use of seat belts and child safety seats.

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COUPON QUEEN: The joys of stockpiling

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

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Dancing with the GOP — Peter Funt

If you've been sending money to Herman Cain to prop up his troubled campaign, please send some to Rick Perry so he stays in the race. Consider it a favor to all of us who are hopelessly hooked on "Dancing with the Real Candidates of the GOP," otherwise known as the 2012 Republican presidential debates. No network programmer could have invented a TV series with such pop.

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Sorry Herman, that isn’t how the news media works — Joe Gandelman

Dear Mr. Cain: Your key strength has been your firm convictions — that is, until the sexual harassment allegations emerged, and news of at least two hefty legal settlements you paid the alleged victims, and you seemingly tried to match Romney in the Guinness Book of Records for re-explanations. This may sit well with Republicans who already like you, but it won't convince most working journalists and editors, and won't win over most independent voters and moderates.

Michael, Wilma

Wilma Michael

Shiflett, Dorothy L.

Dorothy L. Shiflett

Hiett, Sr., Donald Horace “Pappy”

Donald Horace “Pappy” Hiett, Sr.

Smith, Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Olin

Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Olin Smith

Shipp, Amos Jerald

Amos Jerald Shipp

GDOT suspending lane closures for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is near and many in the Southern Crescent area are preparing for their journeys to be near family and friends for the holiday.

Brooks, W. "Jean" Green Nelson

W. "Jean" Green Nelson Brooks

COUPON QUEEN: The joys of stockpiling

A couple of months ago, we heard from readers who simply do not want to stock up on groceries at any cost, for any reason. That column resulted in a flood of e-mail in support of stockpiling. Many readers make excellent points about stocking up. Listen in:

Dancing with the GOP - Peter Funt

If you've been sending money to Herman Cain to prop up his troubled campaign, please send some to Rick Perry so he stays in the race.

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