News for Monday, March 5, 2012


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GOP 2012: The Pro-Fiction Campaign

This campaign season can be summed up by one interview on conservative talk radio last August.

When will it stop?

When will they stop asking Republicans like me about our party's choice for vice president?

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Abdul-Salaam announces commission chairman candidacy

A second high-profile figure in Clayton County has announced plans to unseat County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell later this year.

Police nab Tifton men in cocaine bust

Drugs valued at $150,000

Two Tifton men, traveling along I-75 in Henry County, have been caught with five kilograms of cocaine, police said.

Suspects surrender on fraud charges

Two former bank employees have surrendered to local authorities, following a lengthy investigation into allegations that they defrauded customers, according to Henry County police.

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Library system promoting early literacy in toddlers

The Clayton County Library System is providing free classes for parents who want to giving their toddlers a head start on pre-school and grade school.

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Judge denies gag order in Hill case

A Clayton County Superior Court judge has denied the prosecution’s request for a gag order in the criminal case against former sheriff Victor Hill.

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Without Wortham, Eagle’s Landing continues on

Friday’s meeting between No. 6 Eagle’s Landing and No. 1 Columbia in the Class AAA semifinals was already well-stocked with compelling storylines — from the re-re-match, to another DeKalb vs. Southern Crescent showdown, to the individual match-ups between talented players — before Eric Wortham Jr. had a seizure last Friday.

Gas prices hike despite lower oil price

Metro Atlanta motorists will pay an average of 2 cents more for regular unleaded gasoline than they did last week.

Georgia colleges, universities agree to match REACH scholarship

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that more Georgia universities and colleges have agreed to match funds for Georgia’s new needs-based REACH Scholarship program.