News for Thursday, September 1, 2011


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Going insane waiting to make reservations - Curt Yeomans

My trip to London is less than a year away, and I have still have not made my flight or hotel reservations. It is not because of a lack of desire to get those plans made. It is rather because the travel web sites that I peruse (every single one, in fact) says the time frame for my trip is not yet available for making reservations.

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A crazy woman - Ronda Rich

Not too long ago, a friend of mine discovered rather abruptly and rudely that he had dated a crazy woman. Now, in the South, we’re used to such. It’s actually a common practice. But west of the Mississippi, it’s a bit different.

New camper-parking rule at Speedway

Race fans are finding a change has taken place in the requirements for parking recreational vehicles at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The speedway, located in Hampton, is requiring so-called RV'ers to present two tickets to one of this weekend's NASCAR races, in order to gain entry into its campgrounds.

Local bakery event supports CURE Childhood Cancer

Local bakery Incredible Southern Poundcakes will be hosting its inaugural open house cruise-in, Crusin' for a Cure, from 10 a.m., until 4 p.m., Saturday. The event, which includes a bake sale and car show, will take place at Hudson Bridge Crossings in the Walmart shopping center, in Stockbridge.

Fugitive falls through attic during arrest

A man fell through an attic Thursday morning while hiding from Clayton County Sheriff's Fugitive and Investigative Unit deputies trying to arrest him on outstanding warrants.

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Three men charged in Moe’s shooting death

Clayton County police said the three Atlanta men who allegedly tried to rob a Morrow package store Saturday night were reportedly looking for money to celebrate one of their birthdays.

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SWAT standoff ends with arrest

A Clayton County police SWAT standoff with a shooting suspect ended peacefully Wednesday after officers used non-lethal measures to take him into custody.

Datebook - September 1, 2011

Sponsors needed for ‘Heritage Cadillac Invitational’

National Archives supporters to host draft cards webinar

While many individuals and groups around the nation will still be in the midst of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War for the next few years, the 100th anniversary of another conflict, once known as “The Great War,” is looming on the horizon.

Holt, Carolyn Holloway

Carolyn Holloway Holt, 77, of Stockbridge, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.

Vaughan, Glenda Ann

Mrs. Glenda Ann Vaughan, 67, of Jonesboro, passed away on Tuesday, Aug, 30, 2011at her residence.

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Military escort ride to pass through Henry, Clayton

Residents on the Southside are being called upon to pay tribute to an injured military serviceman as he makes his way home.

Store clerk charged in jewelry thefts

A Conyers man has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from his employer and pawning the items in Clayton County.

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It’s Race Weekend

Henry County grows briefly by 100,000 people

In Henry County, Labor Day Weekend has become synonymous with racing. That won’t change this weekend.

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Abbate also charged with molestation in Virginia

Child molestation charges continue to mount for Henry County businessman, William Leonard Abbate. The Prince William County Police Department, in Virginia, recently issued a warrant for his arrest.

Heavy traffic expected during holiday weekend

Motorists urged to use caution, drive safely

The Labor Day holiday brings a three-day weekend for most Georgians, and many auto travelers may be in a “vacation mindset,” but state, federal and local authorities are cautioning motorists to buckle up, drive with care, don’t take unnecessary risks, and don’t drive while impaired.

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CSU giving flu shots ahead of flu season

Following the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health services has already begun to administer flu shots.

Clayton State featured on CNN today

Several students at Clayton State University, along with the university’s president, Dr. Tim Hynes, and its director of recruitment and admissions, Betty Momayezi, will make an appearance on CNN, today, during the 9 a.m., hour of the broadcast.

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Mister Muzzle and Nuzzle - Will Durst

The Republican strategy for 2012 seems simple enough. It's a numbers game. They plan to flood the market. Set up an all-you can-eat candidate buffet. If you don't like the potential nominee in front of you, try the next steam table.

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Mancession an opportunity - Tom Purcell

The recession that began in December 2007 hit male-dominated industries, such as construction, harder than female-dominated industries. The male unemployment rate hit 10.4 percent in November 2010, whereas the female unemployment rate hovered around 8 percent. This "mancession" has resulted in some interesting domestic changes for some guys.