News for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Lester, Curtis M.

Curtis M. Lester, 92, of Union City, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

Rayfield, Joseph

Joseph Rayfield, 74, of Riverdale, died Nov. 27, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com.

Smely, John

John Smely, 48, of Ellenwood, died Nov. 21, 2011. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta.

School Notebook - November 30, 2011

Clayton Schools will host job fair

Local organization to spread holiday cheer with toys

Pastor Willie Simpson, founder and CEO of Crossroads Youth Development Center, a non-profit organization in Jonesboro, has driven countless miles to the Toys For Tots distribution center in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Student in gang fight held on bond

A Morrow High School student, arrested Monday on fighting and gang activity charges, is being held in the Clayton County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Accused killer returns to Clayton County

A teenager accused of stabbing to death his mother's friend, made his first appearance, Tuesday afternoon, in Clayton County Magistrate Court, and wanted to know how soon he could be released.

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Officials promoting Clayton to tour operators

Before Scarlett O’Hara’s local legacy can be shown off for tour participants, someone has to pitch it to the people who can bring those visitors to the county.

Officials seek better communities for seniors

One out of every five people living in the Atlanta area is expected to be age 60, or older, by 2030, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.

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Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

ATLANTA — Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him “create too much of a cloud” for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.

Patrick Henry project continues to seek donations

A prominent artist in Henry County is working on a pair of projects to maximize the area’s artistic potential. One of them is nearing completion in the coming months, and will spotlight a pivotal figure in the history of the county, and the nation.

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COUPON QUEEN: Clip job: Beware photocopied and gang-cut coupons

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

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Crazy lazy politics — Peter Funt

On the GOP campaign circuit, "lazy" and "soft" have quickly become the go-to words for 2012. It's the latest example of how unprincipled political behavior in an age of instant communications is wrecking government, as well as the process of electing people to run it.

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The enduring tension between ideology and pragmatism — Lee Hamilton

Individual politicians rarely fit into neatly defined categories. And the truth is, trying to reach agreement on complex issues forces both sides to temper the purity of their visions.

Student in gang fight held on bond

A Morrow High School student, arrested Monday on fighting and gang activity charges, is being held in the Clayton County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Corbitt, Rosalind Celeste

Rosalind Celeste Corbitt

Officials seek better communities for seniors

One out of every five people living in the Atlanta area is expected to be age 60, or older, by 2030, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Estes, Barbara

Barbara Estes

Krauss, Faye Fargason Smith Brannan

Mrs. Faye Fargason Smith Brannan Krauss, 99, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 22, 2011. She was born in McDonough to the late Simeon Elliott and Olla Bibb Fargason Smith. She was preceded in death by husbands, Leva Frank “Pike” Brannan and Roy Krauss.

Simmons, Rodney G.

Mr. Rodney G. Simmons, 60, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 21, 2011. He was born in Toccoa, Ga., to Vivian Laverne Holcomb Simmons and the late Carroll Eugene Simmons. He was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Pamala Ann Duffell Simmons.

Local organization to spread holiday cheer with toys

Pastor Willie Simpson, founder and CEO of Crossroads Youth Development Center, a non-profit organization in Jonesboro, has driven countless miles to the Toys For Tots distribution center in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Accused killer returns to Clayton County

A teenager accused of stabbing to death his mother's friend, made his first appearance, Tuesday afternoon, in Clayton County Magistrate Court, and wanted to know how soon he could be released.

Tease photo

Officials promoting Clayton to tour operators

Before Scarlett O’Hara’s local legacy can be shown off for tour participants, someone has to pitch it to the people who can bring those visitors to the county.

Durden, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Durden

COUPON QUEEN: Clip job: Beware photocopied and gang-cut coupons

Question: "Isn't it wrong to scan or photocopy a coupon? I've been reading couponing boards and am tired of seeing people ask others to post scans or photocopies of printable coupons that aren't available to them anymore because of print limits. Some web sites seem to advocate this. The store doesn't get reimbursed for the copies, right?"

Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

ATLANTA — Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him "create too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.

Patrick Henry project continues to seek donations

A prominent artist in Henry County is working on a pair of projects to maximize the area's artistic potential. One of them is nearing completion in the coming months, and will spotlight a pivotal figure in the history of the county, and the nation.

The enduring tension between ideology and pragmatism - Lee Hamilton

When I first served in Congress, in the 1960s and 1970s, I would often sit on the floor of the House and listen carefully to members from both sides.

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