News for Monday, January 23, 2012


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Professionals help locals accomplish New Year’s goals

Three weeks into the new year, and many resolutions may have been broken already. Diets have been crashed, fitness routines tossed, and budgets blown.

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Petty cashes in on scoring chances for Jonesboro

As a sophomore, Patrick Petty wasn’t asked to score. There were Division I-caliber upperclassmen to handle those duties.

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Mundy’s Mill downplays matchup with Forest Park

Mundy’s Mill girls coach Tu Willingham tried his best Monday to downplay the significant of today’s Region 4-AAAA game against Forest Park.

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Forest Park’s Williams has ‘happy’ homecoming

Don Williams returned to familar surroundings on Saturday with his latest wrestling team when Forest Park competed in the Last Man Standing tournament at Eagle’s Landing High. Williams worked at Eagle’s Landing from its inception in 1990 until 2002.

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Stackhouse named top golfer

North Clayton senior Mariah Stackhouse was named the Girls’ Co-Player of the Year by the Georgia State Golf Association at its recent luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta on Saturday.

Clayton County Water hosts Audubon birdwatchers

The Clayton County Water Authority’s forests, wetlands, reservoirs and wastewater holding ponds, provide a habitat that is known by birdwatchers throughout the country as the best birding site in the metro-Atlanta area for a combination of songbirds, raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl.

U.S. fuel demand drops, but gas prices rise

Gasoline consumption declined to 8 million barrels a day, the lowest mark since 2001, which has caused crude oil prices to stay under $100 a barrel for the second consecutive week.

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The case for cutting and running — Tina Dupuy

Who would have guessed we'd have a national conversation about urinating on corpses? And worse yet, to have people with a media megaphone attempting to defend it.

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The Emperor Barack — Michael Reagan

Much like one of his predecessors, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama has all but declared war on the United States Supreme Court.

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Local seniors dine, dance at weekly club

Forest Park dance instructor Wayne Evans’ first trip to the weekly Brookdale Dine and Dance Club meetings was four years ago, on his first date with his future wife, Janice Wayte.