Here are headlines from around the region for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
President Obama will visit the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur on Thursday during his visit to the Atlanta area. The visit was announced Friday with few details, but College Heights Principal Suzanne Kennedy sent a note to parents about the President's plans to drop into the school at 917 S. McDonough St., according to Decatur Metro. Read more on North Druid Hills — Briarcliff Patch. Sunday was a big night for artists who hail from abroad, as top Grammy Awards went to Belgian-Australian musician Gotye, who won Record of the Year for the duet with singer Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know." British band Mumford & Sons took home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Read more on Cumming Patch. Bartow County …
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Monday, December 31, 2012
With New Year’s almost here, all eyes are turning to Washington, D.C., where lawmakers are working to prevent America from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. That cliff, according to the Huffington Post, is the automatic activation of budget cuts and tax hikes that will kick in on Jan. 1, 2013, if something isn’t done to prevent them. As it stands right now, no agreement has been reached between the Democrats and Republicans to prevent the financial changes from occurring. Some economists say the budget cuts and tax hikes will catapult America back into another recession. President Barack Obama has cut his holiday vacation short, according to the Post, and is returning to Washington to try and work out a deal. Republicans and …