News for Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Cain struggles to overcome allegations controversy

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain struggled to overcome the storm of controversy from sexual harassment accusations on Thursday as the threat of a damaging written statement by one of his accusers and his own shifting explanations left his efforts and even his candidacy in doubt.

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Time to set clocks back one hour, again

Fire officials: Check smoke detector batteries, too

Daylight-saving time ends Sunday. Residents are urged to set their clocks back one hour, and change and test batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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CSU women start season at No. 1

The Clayton State women’s basketball team will start this season where it left off last season — ranked No. 1.

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North Clayton has something to play for

For the past 11 weeks, teams have been positioning themselves for the postseason.

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Accused cop killer to be arraigned

The next step in the complicated judicial process for a Riverdale teenager, who was indicted Wednesday in the shooting death of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy, is an arraignment hearing.

Two men indicted in shooting death

Two men have been indicted in the January shooting death of a man during an armed robbery.

Georgia’s 4th-graders outperform nation in reading

The State Board of Education is reporting that many of Georgia’s students are exhibiting steady growth on standardized tests, based on results from the 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress report (NAEP).

Griffin dentist charged with gun at airport

A Griffin dentist was arrested Wednesday night when security officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport discovered a gun in his carry-on bag.

Faith Notes - November 4, 2011

‘Family, Friends Day’ at Dixon Grove Baptist, Sunday

Democratic women’s group to host jobs seminar

The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women is scheduled to host a non-partisan “Bringing Jobs to Georgia” job-creation discussion Saturday, from 1 p.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Lake City Municipal Hall, located at 5455 Jonesboro Road, in Lake City.

Chambers, Jane Duffey

Mrs. Jane Duffey Chambers, 53, of Locust Grove, passed away Nov. 1, 2011.

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Atlanta tanks in latest travel survey - Curt Yeomans

Travelers are not being kind to Atlanta. “Travel + Leisure” magazine recently released the results of its 2011 America’s Favorite Cities reader survey. The results for Atlanta? Not so good.

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The Great Depression - Ronda Rich

As the saying used to go, I was born to parents “late in life.” I had the privilege of being raised by two people who had both the fortune and the misfortune to have lived through the Great Depression, when people of the mountains often suffered to find enough food to eat.

Alcohol sales, 2 races on Forest Park ballot

Forest Park voters will see two contested city council races and an alcohol referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot. City Elections Superintendent Dave Painter said voters will be asked whether they want to allow the City Council the authority to approve packaged alcohol sales on Sundays, after 12:30 p.m.

Election could help Lovejoy over rough patch

The Lovejoy City Council has recently experienced a rough patch, but it’s looking at improvements and progress for the city’s future.

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Feds: Men got terror ideas from underground novel

In the violent underground novel "Absolved," right-wing militia members upset about gun control make war against the U.S. government. This week, federal prosecutors accused four elderly Georgia men of plotting to use the book as a script for a real-life wave of terror and assassination involving explosives and the highly lethal poison ricin.

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Fund-raiser boosts ‘Shop With A Deputy’ effort

Tangelos, oranges and grapefruits are sold, annually, by athletic booster clubs and church groups as the holiday season begins. In Henry County, the Sheriff’s Office has adopted the approach to generate funds to support its “Shop with a Deputy” Christmas program.

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Ola’s Marching Mustangs band to perform in London next year

The Bands of America Super Regional saw 32 bands from eight states participate in the competition. Bands, in the Oct. 29 competition, were divided into four classifications, with Ola marching away with the top honors in the AA Class.

Two men indicted in shooting death

Two men have been indicted in the January shooting death of a man during an armed robbery.

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Commissioners initiating community clean-up project

Clayton County commissioners are asking residents to help them take out the trash, and clean up their communities, through a new “Pick Up Paper,” or “PUP,” Campaign, which kicked off this week.

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Accused cop killer to be arraigned

The next step in the complicated judicial process for a Riverdale teenager, who was indicted Wednesday in the shooting death of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy, is an arraignment hearing.

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Time to set clocks back one hour, again

Daylight-saving time ends Sunday. Residents are urged to set their clocks back one hour, and change and test batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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North Clayton has something to play for

For the past 11 weeks, teams have been positioning themselves for the postseason.

Alcohol sales, 2 races on Forest Park ballot

Forest Park voters will see two contested city council races and an alcohol referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot. City Elections Superintendent Dave Painter said voters will be asked whether they want to allow the City Council the authority to approve packaged alcohol sales on Sundays, after 12:30 p.m.

Fund-raiser boosts 'Shop With A Deputy' effort

Tangelos, oranges and grapefruits are sold, annually, by athletic booster clubs and church groups as the holiday season begins. In Henry County, the Sheriff's Office has adopted the approach to generate funds to support its "Shop with a Deputy" Christmas program.

Democratic women's group to host jobs seminar

A statewide group of politically active women is planning to take aim at Georgia's nagging double-digit unemployment rate this weekend.

Griffin dentist charged with gun at airport

A Griffin dentist was arrested Wednesday night when security officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport discovered a gun in his carry-on bag.

Georgia's 4th-graders outperform nation in reading

The State Board of Education is reporting that many of Georgia's students are exhibiting steady growth on standardized tests, based on results from the 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress report (NAEP).

Ola's Marching Mustangs band to perform in London next year

The Ola High School Marching Mustangs, from McDonough, claimed a top honor at the Bands of America Champions event, held recently at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The Great Depression - Ronda Rich

Jerry and I were talking the other day. We've known each other since the day I was born, he having entered this earth the day before I did.

CSU women start season at No. 1

The Clayton State women's basketball team will start this season where it left off last season — ranked No. 1.

Atlanta tanks in latest travel survey - Curt Yeomans

Travelers are not being kind to Atlanta.

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Creative Christmas Presents

Arts Clayton’s Mistletoe Market back another year

Somewhere, there is a person hoping to get a lamp made from an old typewriter, for Christmas.

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Commissioners initiating community clean-up project

Clayton County commissioners are asking residents to help them take out the trash, and clean up their communities, through a new “Pick Up Paper,” or “PUP,” Campaign, which kicked off this week.

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