News for Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Mistletoe Market offers holiday gift items

Surrounded by various baubles, trinkets, and holiday knickknacks at the Mistletoe Market, Christmas shopper Mary Durant, of Jonesboro, was as impressed with the variety of items as she was with the fact that all of the pieces were made by local artists.

School bus driver's case bound over

In Jonesboro Municipal Court Thursday, a Clayton County Schools bus driver pleaded no contest to charges of disorderly conduct and leaving a motor vehicle unattended.

Jonesboro to consider Irvin Street drainage project

Recent flooding in some northern parts of metro Atlanta has influence the City of Jonesboro to re-evaluate the infrastructure of certain neighborhoods.

Going to town 'in Dublin's fair city' - Curt Yeomans

Dublin, Ireland, is a curious town. It's a European city, and if you read travel books, or talk to people there, you will hear it is living up to the title, just as you would expect from a London, Paris, or Amsterdam.

History needs historians - Rhonda Rich

When Mama died and the remainders and reminders of her life had to be sorted, distributed and, in some rare incidences, disposed of, my sister, Louise, and I marveled constantly at the historian that Mama was.

Nursing students collecting Toys for Tots

Clayton State University nursing students are asking members of the community to help provide Christmas gifts for children from economically disadvantaged families.

Church concert to benefit veterans

Vocalists from around the Southern Crescent will come together this weekend, at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, to celebrate veterans and raise money for the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur.

Former attorney sentenced in Ponzi scheme

A former McDonough attorney was sentenced, Thursday, to more than five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a wire-fraud charge involving a real-estate scam that defrauded investors in three states and nine Georgia cities, including Jonesboro, prosecutors said.

Henry Players prepare for 'A Christmas Story'

About 40 Southern Crescent residents have toiled since last September.

Clayton Chamber of Commerce honors veterans

Area business leaders and elected officials gathered in Stockbridge, on Thursday, to pay tribute to veterans of the U.S. military, and those who are still serving on active duty.

CSU women begin season ranked 13th

From Staff Reports

Miller saves Hawks

All signs pointed towards the seventh grade middle school championship football game between Henry County and Ola heading to overtime.

Going to town 'in Dublin's fair city' - Curt Yeomans

Dublin, Ireland, is a curious town. It's a European city, and if you read travel books, or talk to people there, you will hear it is living up to the title, just as you would expect from a London, Paris, or Amsterdam.

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