News for Tuesday, September 6, 2011


All Stories

Tease photo

Can stores say ‘no’ to coupons? - Coupon Queen

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

Tease photo

Flat job rate is improvement - Martha Carr

There is some gamesmanship going on in Washington right now, and it’s costing the average taxpayer both sleep and money. Congress and the President have decided that being right is more important than effectively running a country, and so compromise has become a sign of weakness rather than statesmanship.

Tease photo

Obama is the best Republican president since Lincoln - Tina Dupuy

If you ignore the misplaced (and often misspelled) vehemence against the first African-American president as a communist/socialist/Marxist/bad "ist" du jour, and instead just look at the policy — we have a stellar Republican in the Oval Office.

Tease photo

Drew, Locust Grove face Region 4-AAA tests

For Drew and Locust Grove, a pair of schools playing their second season of a varsity schedule, the big test comes for them this week.

Tease photo

Faciane maps basketball future

After a big summer on the AAU basketball circuit, Jordan Faciane decided not to play football this season for Morrow.

Forest Park creates two public safety jobs

The Forest Park City Council voted last night to make several changes in local ordinances, including creating two public safety jobs and requiring qualifying candidates who have been ousted from office to wait five years before running again.

Transportation public meeting scheduled

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will host a public meeting, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, in McDonough to to update residents on the progress of the Transportation Investment Act of 2010.

Tease photo

Stockbridge Elementary hosts literacy night

Students happily roamed the familiar hallways in search of an adventure or two given to them through interactive reading. Second-grader Khallida Muhammad was visibly entertained by one exhibit during Stockbridge Elementary School's Fourth Annual Family Reading Night.

Relative charged in child's death

Clayton County police said Tuesday they do not expect to charge anyone else in the accidental shooting Saturday of a 6-year-old boy. Anthony Clark died Saturday at Southern Regional Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, said Clayton Police Lt. Tina Daniel.

Tease photo

Stockbridge teen to compete in skateboard contest

A Henry County teenager is preparing for his moment in the spotlight with his trusty skateboard in hand. Chris Coffman, of Stockbridge, will participate in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skate Finals, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 8, through Sept.11.

Third suspect arrested in Moe's shooting

The third suspect in the Aug. 27 shooting death of a Morrow store clerk has been released from the hospital and booked into the Clayton County Jail.

This is a test story 2, headline.

This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story.


The foyer of the Clayton State University (CSU) Student Services building was flooded with people on Tuesday morning. Scores of students came out to attend the university's Annual Student Part-time Job Fair.

This is a test story, headline

This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story. This is a test story.


The Henry County Fire Department Dive Team recently trained at Tussahaw Water Reservoir. Divers performed various maneuvers used when conducting an underwater search-and-recovery mission.

Chamber seeking business, community leaders for school partnerships

Linda Bond 8/18/11 Lread It's that time of year again -- time for a joint venture between the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce and Clayton County Public Schools.


A former school mentor, and retired Army attorney, was convicted Monday on four sex charges, involving a fourth-grade boy. Clayton County Assistant District Attorney Katie Powers urged jurors, Friday, to be strong enough to help the victim, now 13, and convict defendant, Adrian Zakaluzny.


The missing spouse of a McDonough city councilmember, who was the subject of a Mattie's Call Monday night, was found safe in Forest Park, hours after the call was issued.

Suspected texting while driving leads to drug arrests

Linda Bond 8/18/11 Lread A traffic stop made because a Forest Park police officer suspected texting while driving led to the discovery of a variety of drugs and the arrest of a Newnan couple on multiple felonies.

McDonough church holds camp meeting

Music and ministry will combine at a McDonough church for an old-time camp meeting this week. The 2011 camp meeting began Sunday, at Way of the Cross Baptist Church, 1640 Mount Carmel Road, and will continue through Sept. 2.

Henry's youth football kicks off Saturday

Local youngsters are reving up for the start of the Henry County Youth Football League's 2011 Fall Season.

Man goes to prison for hostage standoff

A Forest Park man who held his ex-wife and her twin infant nephews hostage for several hours Aug. 10 was sentenced Friday morning to prison and got a stern warning from the judge.

Police look for 'bold' armed robbers

Linda Bond 8/18/11 Lread Riverdale police are looking for a bold and dangerous armed crew believed to have robbed a shoe store in July and returned a month later to hit the clothing shop next door.

Morrow calls joint city council, development authority meeting

The City of Morrow announced Tuesday that a special called joint meeting of the town's City Council and Downtown Development Authority has been scheduled for Thursday. The meeting is set to begin at 11 a.m., at the Morrow Center, located at 1180 Southlake Circle, Suite 100, in Morrow.



Deputies, educators square off in fundraiser

Linda Bond 8/18/11 Lread The second annual basketball tournament and fundraiser to benefit students and the sheriff's foundation will be held tonight at Morrow Middle School.

Rider killed in early morning crash

A motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday morning on southbound I-75 when he clipped the bumper of a car during a lane change and lost control of his bike, said police.

Stockbridge student among Comcast scholarship recipients

Linda Bond 8/18/11 ps, Lread Stockbridge resident Khristian Pena was recently named a recipient of the 2011 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.


Plans to re-establish bus service in Clayton County, turn Tara Boulevard into a "super arterial," and build a "western parallel connector" in Henry County are some of the local transportation projects still in contention to be funded by a proposed regional sales tax.

Stockbridge Elementary rallies students, promotes education

Inspiring students to learn is a process that sometimes requires creativity, and activity. At one school, educators chose to get students focused on winning by engaging them in a school-wide pep rally.

Man sentenced in case involving Jonesboro gun dealer

A New York man was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after being convicted in June in connection with illegally buying handguns from a Jonesboro firearms dealer, said officials.

Hampton officials anticipate static budget

Linda Bond 8/18/11 ps, Lread The City of Hampton will likely maintain its current budgeting for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2012, as officials attempt to offset increased fuel and health-insurance costs.

Parks and Recreation announces Fall-Break Camp registration

Fall Break for the Henry County School System is fast approaching, and the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Fall Break Camp.

Man charged with forging former employer's check

Linda Bond 8/24/11 Lread An Atlanta man tried to cash a fake check in Henry County, bearing the name of the company at which he once worked, police said.

Tease photo

Stockbridge Elementary Hosts Literacy Night

Students happily roamed the familiar hallways in search of an adventure or two given to them through interactive reading.

Tease photo

Murray Handles Spotlight As Drew'S Qb

Drew coach Jarrett Laws knew from a mental standpoint that junior quarterback Jay Murray could lead the team this season.

Can Stores Say 'No' To Coupons? - Coupon Queen

Question: "I tried to redeem coupons at a store in my area and was told they do not accept coupons. Is a store that sells Colgate toothpaste not required the manufacturer of Colgate to accept manufacturer coupons for their products?"