News for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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The Road to Tara

Museum slashes prices for 10th anniversary

Emma Brumm, of McDonough, wanted do something that was fun and local, Tuesday afternoon, with her sister, Inge Seydaer, who is visiting from Kiel, Germany. And without hesitation, Brumm decided to take her sister to The Road To Tara Museum, in the heart of historic Jonesboro.

Fugitive unit arrests Morrow man in bank robbery

A Morrow man, who was serving 10 years probation for forgery, was arrested Tuesday, on charges that he robbed a Lilburn bank last month.

Woman sent to federal prison for tax fraud

A Conley tax preparer was sentenced to federal prison Monday, and ordered to pay almost $800,000 in connection with fraudulent tax returns, according to federal officials.

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Clayton courthouse goes high-tech

Clayton County Courthouse officials have installed 19 computer monitors displaying the daily court docket for each judge, eliminating the need for paper calendars. Court Administrator Matt Sorensen said most metro-Atlanta courthouses already have similar systems.

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Family: Mayoral candidate’s in pain, but recovering

Morrow mayoral candidate Joseph “J.B.” Burke’s medical condition is improving, but he remains in Grady Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit, as doctors work to treat injuries he received Sunday in a hit-and-run automobile accident, according to a family member. Burke’s niece, Angel Payne, said her uncle has a punctured lung, along with fractured ribs, and a fractured hand, and is on pain medication. She also said he is “not breathing deep” because of his injuries, and is, therefore, having to use an oxygen mask to assist him with his breathing.

BBB: Keeping Halloween safe for children

Though Halloween festivities are more than two weeks away, the local Better Business Bureau is already providing tips for keeping children safe during the observance.

School Notebook - October 19, 2011

BOE holds special called meeting today

Hudgins, Claudette

Claudette Hudgins, of Forest Park, passed away Oct. 16, 2011.

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Gwinnett County principal program is in the spotlight

Gwinnett County, the state's largest school district, is drawing national attention with a program that gives aspiring principals a year of training before they take over a school — akin to a residency for new medical school graduates.

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Bomb Squad blows up suspicious package

Clayton County police said a suspicious package blown up remotely, Tuesday afternoon by the Bomb Squad, contained a radio and a calculator.

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COUPON QUEEN: Saving money without the extremes

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

Cain’s half-baked candidacy - Peter Funt

Herman Cain is so unqualified and so lacking in the expertise needed to lead the nation, that he can be easily dismissed without any hint of racial bias.

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Bubble, bubble toil and trouble - Martha Carr

The Occupy Wall Street protests make for great theater, but in the end, could turn out to be a distraction from the next big bubble, the public debt.

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Family: Mayoral candidate's in pain, but recovering

Morrow mayoral candidate Joseph “J.B.” Burke’s medical condition is improving, but he remains in Grady Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit, as doctors work to treat injuries he received Sunday in a hit-and-run automobile accident, according to a family member.

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Bomb Squad blows up suspicious package

Clayton County police said a suspicious package blown up remotely, Tuesday afternoon by the Bomb Squad, contained a radio and a calculator.

Woman sent to federal prison for tax fraud

A Conley tax preparer was sentenced to federal prison Monday, and ordered to pay almost $800,000 in connection with fraudulent tax returns, according to federal officials.

Fugitive unit arrests Morrow man in bank robbery

A Morrow man, who was serving 10 years probation for forgery, was arrested Tuesday, on charges that he robbed a Lilburn bank last month.

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The Road to Tara

Emma Brumm, of McDonough, wanted do something that was fun and local, Tuesday afternoon, with her sister, Inge Seydaer, who is visiting from Kiel, Germany. And without hesitation, Brumm decided to take her sister to The Road To Tara Museum, in the heart of historic Jonesboro.

COUPON QUEEN: Saving money without the extremes

I've gotten an extreme earful about extreme couponing in recent weeks. Some samples from my inbox:

Cain's half-baked candidacy - Peter Funt

Barack Obama has a permanent place in history as the man who proved Americans would elect, and likely re-elect, a black president.

BBB: Keeping Halloween safe for children

Though Halloween festivities are more than two weeks away, the local Better Business Bureau is already providing tips for keeping children safe during the observance.

Clayton Parks and Rec hosts 'Terror' trail

As Halloween draws near, Clayton County International Park will become a home for zombies, mutants and other types of ghastly ghouls, who will roam the woods in the park, at night, in search of warm-blooded humans to terrorize and torture.

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