News for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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COUPON QUEEN: Reality TV v. reality: Is extreme couponing for real?

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

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All the world’s a stage - Peter Funt

Those who misjudge the viral nature of today's communications do so at their own peril.

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Five myths about millionaires - John Steele Gordon

This past week, President Obama tried to sell his new “millionaires’ tax” to the Rust Belt. “What’s great about this country is our belief that anyone can make it,” he said in Cincinnati on Thursday, praising “the idea that any one of us can open a business or have an idea that could make us millionaires.” But who are the millionaires Obama is talking about? And will a tax on them help the economy?

Police charge brothers in robbery

Kathy Jefcoats Morrow police have charged a car wash employee and his brother for trying to rob the business of money from its ATM.

Katrina evacuee admits to planning teen's shooting

A Gulfport, Miss. man who fled to Clayton County in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina admitted Monday in Superior Court he set up the robbery and shooting of a Jonesboro teen for his wheel rims.

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District asked to spend more on technology

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, school district officials presented several updates on the operation of the school system, but a particular item on the agenda led to an in-depth discussion.

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Jonesboro residents plead for cuts over taxes

Less than a handful of Jonesboro residents and business owners addressed the city council Monday, during a public hearing on plans to re-institute the millage rate. But there was a repeated mantra as people told council members: “Tighten your belts!”

All the world's a stage - Peter Funt

With modern media, know this: you can run off at the mouth, but you can't hide.

Henry police arrest three on theft charges

Henry County Police have arrested three people on various theft charges, and two of them also face other charges.

COUPON QUEEN: Reality TV v. reality: Is extreme couponing for real?

Most weeks, I receive around 1,000 e-mails from readers. Since TLC's "Extreme Couponing" reality TV series hit the airwaves, my e-mail has quadrupled. Many of them sound like this:

Few details in shooting of couple, Sunday

Clayton County police found a woman dead and a man suffering from self-inflicted wounds, Sunday night, at a house near Morrow.

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District asked to spend more on technology

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, school district officials presented several updates on the operation of the school system, but a particular item on the agenda led to an in-depth discussion.

Presley, Ronnie Kent

Mr. Ronnie Kent Presley, 71, of Forest Park, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Funderburk, Clifford Hastings

Clifford Hastings Funderburk, 82, of Jonesboro, died Thursday afternoon at his residence, Sept. 22, 2011.

Katrina evacuee admits to planning teen’s shooting

A Gulfport, Miss. man who fled to Clayton County in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina admitted Monday in Superior Court he set up the robbery and shooting of a Jonesboro teen for his wheel rims.

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Jonesboro residents plead for cuts over taxes

Less than a handful of Jonesboro residents and business owners addressed the city council Monday, during a public hearing on plans to re-institute the millage rate. But there was a repeated mantra as people told council members: “Tighten your belts!”

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CSU renovates sciences facility

Clayton State University (CSU) held a ribbon-cutting for one of its original buildings on Monday.

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CASA expects good results from annual Duck Derby

Approximately 2,000 people converged on the lawn outside the Historic Clayton County Courthouse, in Jonesboro, on Saturday to see whether their little rubber ducks were all they were "quacked" up to be.

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Bear Creek Festival draws thousands over weekend

Cotton candy, funnel cakes, polish sausage, and grilled barbecue filled the air over the weekend, at the 14th Annual Hampton Bear Creek Festival, in Hampton City Park.

Henry police arrest three on theft charges

Sherrei Chantae Taylor, Cartaveous Armone Swann, and Justin Aundre Lee appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court before Judge Robert L. Godwin, on Monday, charged with entering an auto, giving a false name, and burglary.

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Scrap metal thieves target Stately Oaks

Thieves destroyed three outside air conditioning units at Jonesboro's historic Stately Oaks Plantation to get at the valuable copper inside, according to police.

Few details in shooting of couple, Sunday

Clayton County police found a woman dead and a man suffering from self-inflicted wounds, Sunday night, at a house near Morrow.

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