News for Tuesday, January 3, 2012


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Viva Elvis!

National Archives to celebrate birthday of ‘The King’

“You’d think the most popular item in all of the National Archives’ holdings would be some important document from our nation’s history, like the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution,” said Mary Evelyn Tomlin, the public programs specialist for the Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta. “No, it’s the photograph of Elvis meeting Nixon [President Richard Nixon] at the White House.”

School Notebook - January 4, 2012

Clayton Schools’ parents meeting, Jan. 5

Mundy’s Mill holiday food drive a success

Students, parents and staff members at Mundy’s Mill High School are already off to a community-oriented start in the new year.

Project Overcoat campaign launched

Gently used coats sought by Kroger

Temperatures struggled to climb above freezing, Tuesday. The frigid air bit hard at DeKalb County resident, David Graves, who found warmth in a wool overcoat.

Highway Safety app to keep drunk drivers off roads

The “Drive Sober GA” app debuted last week with almost 1,000 downloads on the Android market, an influential amount. The app was open for the New Year’s holiday, and it will be available once more on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5.

Retail gas prices likely to continue to rise

Georgia’s average retail price for unleaded gasoline is $3.20 a gallon, this week, which is a 9-cent increase over last week’s average price.

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Lindsey bids farewell as Locust Grove mayor

Was Henry County’s first female mayor

Locust Grove Councilwoman Francis Ward recalled her first encounter, in 1981, with former Locust Grove mayor, Lorene Lindsey. “She said, ‘The only person whose feet were in concrete was me,’” said Ward, during a retirement party for the outgoing city leader.

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Jonesboro survives with 54-46 win over Morrow

Jonesboro almost got caught overlooking Morrow on Tuesday in a Region 4-AAAA contest to open the second half of the season.

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Defense helps Forest Park girls frustrate Riverdale 48-32

While there may have been angst and trepidation among some Forest Park fans about the possibility of a rare third consecutive loss, the third-ranked Lady Panthers themselves hardly looked worried.

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Eagle’s Landing defeats Stockbridge in region game

Eagle’s Landing rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 70-54 win over Stockbridge on Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA contest.

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A father’s message to the birthday girl — Jason A. Smith

I have a hard time imagining a more life-changing year than the one which just ended.

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Despise Congress? We are the 95 percent — Tina Dupuy

How do you get a Congress that is unanimously reviled? It's simple: get voted in by the American people only to adhere to the needs of lobbyists and moneyed interests, justified with cockeyed ideology passed off as "principles."

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COUPON QUEEN: Out-of-stock woes

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

Freezing temperatures blast Georgia

Temperatures plunged well below freezing across Georgia Tuesday morning, prompting at least four school systems to close.