News for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Letter to the Editor = NANCY COFFMAN

Life imitates art in Jonesboro

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Nader just won’t learn - Peter Funt

Ralph Nader is back, telling anyone with a microphone that he'd like a clutch of Democrats, perhaps a half-dozen, to challenge President Obama for the 2012 nomination.

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Legislators, dignitaries help promote ‘Pre-K Week’

Georgia’s First lady visits Clayton County school

The more than 200 young students at KinderCare Learning Center, in College Park, could hardly wait for their guests to arrive.

America’s Pakistan problem - Joe Gandelman

As America moves into the 21st Century, it faces an increasingly vexing problem: what's it to do about Pakistan?

BOE raises more question about district’s spending

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, there were more questions raised among board members about how the district is spending its money.

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COUPON QUEEN: Extreme Couponing: When too much isn’t enough

I’ve received thousands of e-mails from readers since the TLC TV series, “Extreme Couponing,” began airing, many like the following: “You should write a column about how to do extreme couponing. I want as much free groceries as possible.”

Fire officials encourage safe burning practices

It’s “OK-2-BURN” this month

Authorities caution residents to be mindful of potential hazards associated with outdoor burning.

Local leader takes on statewide campaign

A Henry County minister, moved by what he and his organization see as a wrongful death in a police-involved shooting of an unarmed man, will protest the action today (Wednesday) at the State Capitol.

School Notebook - October 5, 2011

Callaway Elementary hosts ‘Walk to School Day Parade’

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Lovejoy, ELCA remain ranked

Two teams from the Southern Crescent — Lovejoy and Eagle’s Landing Christian — remained in the Associated Press poll that was released on Tuesday.

Monarch Village hosting Stockbridge City Council forum

Residents in a Stockbridge neighborhood will be able to hear from 10 candidates vying to lead their city's government. A town hall forum is scheduled for Thursday, from 7 p.m., to 9 p.m., in the clubhouse of the Monarch Village subdivision.

Police identify suspects in home invasion

Clayton County police released the names of four suspects involved in a Monday morning home invasion, including one who died when their getaway vehicle crashed in front of Riverdale High School.

Sheriff's unit arrests fugitive on felony charges

A Peachtree City man out on bond in a felony case filed in Clayton County Superior Court in April was picked up Monday on new charges, said a sheriff's spokesman.

News from the Parks and Recreation Department

Registration for the 2011-2012 youth basketball season will be Monday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 22. Leagues and fees for the upcoming season are as follows:

Ga. judge halts execution for convicted murderer

A judge delayed the execution of an inmate set to die on Wednesday for a woman's 1994 murder to give the condemned man's legal team more time to study newly-discovered evidence.

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'Embracing Hispanic Culture'

The J. Charley Griswell Senior Center tried something new on Monday, as a way of recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and encouraging more people of Hispanic descent in county to join the center.

License revocation hearing for bars, Oct. 20

A hearing to determine if two adult entertainment clubs will continue to operate in Forest Park has been set for Oct. 20, said officials at Monday night’s regular City Council meeting.

Sheriff's unit arrests fugitive on felony charges

A Peachtree City man out on bond in a felony case filed in Clayton County Superior Court in April was picked up Monday on new charges, said a sheriff's spokesman.

News from the Parks and Recreation Department

Special to the Progress-Argus

Letter to the Editor = NANCY COFFMAN

To the editor:

BOE raises more question about district's spending

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, there were more questions raised among board members about how the district is spending its money.

COUPON QUEEN: Extreme Couponing: When too much isn't enough

I've received thousands of e-mails from readers since the TLC TV series, "Extreme Couponing," began airing, many like the following: "You should write a column about how to do extreme couponing. I want as much free groceries as possible."

Get Serious! - Michael Reagan

There's an old curse that begs, "O that mine enemy would write a book." That's a desire getting a big play in the debates between Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who are both trashing my Dad, Ronald Reagan's, so-called "11th Commandment," that Republicans must refrain from attacking each other in public.

America's Pakistan problem - Joe Gandelman

As America moves into the 21st Century, it faces an increasingly vexing problem: what's it to do about Pakistan?

Legislators, dignitaries help promote 'Pre-K Week' Georgia's First lady visits Clayton County school

The more than 200 young students at KinderCare Learning Center, in College Park, could hardly wait for their guests to arrive.

Nader just won't learn - Peter Funt

Despite nagging evidence to the contrary, Ralph Nader is basically a smart guy.

Media distortion: Newspapers rarely mention suicides - Tina Dupuy

I asked a reporter at Unnamed Major Metropolitan Newspaper why they don't cover suicides. Why is it that, traditionally, in the press there's a veil of silence draped over taking your own life?

Local leader takes on statewide campaign

A Henry County minister, moved by what he and his organization see as a wrongful death in a police-involved shooting of an unarmed man, will protest the action today (Wednesday) at the State Capitol.

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Jonesboro narrowly approves millage rate

Questions hang over decision, however

The Jonesboro City Council approved a 1.5-mill property tax increase by a razor-thin, 4-3 majority Monday night, but the decision was made in a way that raises questions of whether it was properly reached.

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‘Embracing Hispanic Culture’

Griswell Center celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The J. Charley Griswell Senior Center tried something new on Monday, as a way of recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and encouraging more people of Hispanic descent in county to join the center.

License revocation hearing for bars, Oct. 20

A hearing to determine if two adult entertainment clubs will continue to operate in Forest Park has been set for Oct. 20, said officials at Monday night’s regular City Council meeting.

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