News for Monday, April 5, 2010

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Local reservoirs poised for drier weather

Warmer, drier weather may linger this spring for much of north Georgia, according to weather experts.

Greater competition expected at annual job fair

The office of U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) is preparing to host the 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair later this month.

Man charged in suspicious-device case

Authorities were working to determine how best to proceed in a criminal case against a Stockbridge man, after a suspicious device was reportedly found in his foreclosed home last week.

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Jonesboro salon meets spiritual needs, too

While soft gospel music played in the background, Rachel Miller, owner of Crown of Glory Salon, bowed her head and held the hands of first-time customer, Dorothy Gooden. Miller began to pray for her client's family, spirit and health.

One injured in Henry crash

A multi-vehicle wreck snarled traffic on Interstate 75 in Stockbridge Monday afternoon.

Jonesboro discusses county fire-services contract

The City of Jonesboro and Clayton County fire officials are reportedly $900,000, and years apart, in the effort to hammer out an agreement on fire services for Jonesboro's estimated 4,100 residents, Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said.

Appeal to our sensibilities - Mike Reagan

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was killed while serving in Iraq in 2006. His grieving father, Albert Snyder, did what too many military families have had to do over the past several years -- bury his child. But this sad story takes a cruel and despicable turn.

Musical heros - Joel Hall

Over the course of my life, I've met a lot of people who have inspired me. Very rarely, however, do I get to meet face to face with my personal, musical heroes.

Luella students named state air riflery champs

Members of the Luella High School Air Rifle Team are the state's best in precision air riflery.

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Music program therapeutic for local student

A calmness appeared to sweep over the 13-year-old McDonough resident. Strumming his viola with a pointed confidence, Matthew Ramsey remarked that playing the stringed instrument was one of the highlights of his day.

Ola stops determined Forest Park

It was pitcher by committee Monday afternoon for Ola High School, and the strategy worked as five different hurlers helped lead the Mustangs to a 10-2 victory over Forest Park in a Region 4-AAAA spring break contest.

Only thing between North Clayton and spring break is Alcovy

It's customary in the upper echelons of sports to blame formidable schedules on nebulous "schedule-makers." Not so in high school. On days like today, when North Clayton anticipated an 11 a.m. first-pitch against Ola and a 5:30 p.m. game at Alcovy, there is no where to look but Eagles coach Doug Henry.

Smith jumps way to two titles

Last week was a good one for Lovejoy high jumper D.J. Smith, who won two track and field championships.

Duke holds off Butler to win fourth national title

INDIANAPOLIS -- The too-perfect basketball story with the too-perfect ending is still available on DVD. The real celebration for the new national champion -- that's taking place on Tobacco Road.

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