News for Monday, November 28, 2011

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Clayton tourism officials launch holiday caching game

Up to $350 in cash, prizes at stake

Avast me mateys! There are keys to booty to be found in little treasure boxes spread out across Clayton County.

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More kids skip school shots in 8 states

More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

Durden, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Durden, of Forest Park, passed away on Nov. 27, 2011.

Corbitt, Rosalind Celeste

Rosalind Celeste Corbitt, 60, of Forest Park, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, from complications due to pneumonia.

Estes, Barbara

Barbara Estes, of Forest Park, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

Child rape deserves the ultimate punishment

Child rape is an unforgivable offense and should be severely punished.

Martha’s big adventure — Who’s in charge here?

The Congressional Super Committee of Twelve has failed to put together a plan to save the country’s fiscal butt before the January 2013 deadline.

Probationers help boost Bread Basket Food Drive

Clayton County State Court probationers helped make the county's first Bread Basket Food Drive a success, proving that even as people struggle in the worsening economy, they will do what they can to help others, said officials.

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Locust Grove city manger’s contract not renewed

Councilmembers approve move 5 to 1

Locust Grove City Manager Don McKenzie will be out of a job at the end of the year.

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Unity in the community

Lovejoy to hold first tree-lighting Saturday

Many believe, when a city holds a tree-lighting event during the holiday season, it unifies the community.

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Morrow fire chief earns special title

There is just one fire chief in Clayton County to have earned a unique, national, professional-designation title, according to national credentialing officials.

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Delta’s board of directors gets new member

The Board of Directors of Delta Air Lines has announced a new member — David DeWalt.

CSU to host class on starting new businesses

Local residents, who are looking to start their own businesses, soon will have an opportunity to learn how to plan –– and get a handle on –– the process.

More arrests made in gang fight

Clayton County sheriff's deputies arrested four Morrow High School students Monday, and charged them with suspected gang activity.

Gasoline prices continue to fall sharply

Gasoline prices continued their decline this week, with the Peach State experiencing a larger reduction in price than either Florida or Tennessee, according to Jessica Brady, a spokeswoman for AAA’s Auto Club Group.

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December boys: Lovejoy tries to cross the semifinal frontier

Closer to a state championship than ever before, Eagle’s Landing Christian and Lovejoy will be introduced to a new concept Friday.

Simmons, Rodney G.

Mr. Rodney G. Simmons, 60, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 21, 2011.

Krauss, Faye Fargason Smith Brannan

Mrs. Faye Fargason Smith Brannan Krauss, 99, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 22, 2011.

Clayton tourism officials launch holiday caching game

Avast me mateys! There are keys to booty to be found in little treasure boxes spread out across Clayton County.

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Delta's board of directors gets new member

The Board of Directors of Delta Air Lines has announced a new member — David DeWalt.

More arrests made in gang fight

Clayton County sheriff's deputies arrested four Morrow High School students Monday, and charged them with suspected gang activity.

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Locust Grove city manger's contract not renewed

Locust Grove City Manager Don McKenzie will be out of a job at the end of the year.

CSU to host class on starting new businesses

Local residents, who are looking to start their own businesses, soon will have an opportunity to learn how to plan –– and get a handle on –– the process.

Tease photo

Unity in the community

Many believe, when a city holds a tree-lighting event during the holiday season, it unifies the community.

Tease photo

December boys: Lovejoy tries to cross the semifinal frontier

Closer to a state championship than ever before, Eagle’s Landing Christian and Lovejoy will be introduced to a new concept Friday.

Martha's big adventure - Who's in charge here?

The Congressional Super Committee of Twelve has failed to put together a plan to save the country's fiscal butt before the January 2013 deadline.

Gasoline prices continue to fall sharply

Gasoline prices continued their decline this week, with the Peach State experiencing a larger reduction in price than either Florida or Tennessee, according to Jessica Brady, a spokeswoman for AAA's Auto Club Group.

Child rape deserves the ultimate punishment

Child rape is an unforgivable offense and should be severely punished.

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