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Suspected serial killer arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson

A male suspect wanted in a series of homicides and assaults in Michigan, was apprehended by the Atlanta Police Department's airport precinct, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, on Thursday, according to Carlos Campos, spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department.

Man wanted in Riverdale woman's murder

Riverdale police continued to search, Thursday, for a suspect in the shooting death of a Riverdale woman, according to Police Chief Samuel Patterson.

College Park man convicted in 2007 murder

College Park resident, Antonio Bernard Rome, is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty, on Wednesday, of the murder of his on-again, off-again boyfriend, Tommy Crooks, outside a friend's home in 2007, according to Clayton County Assistant District Attorney Katie Powers.

Sixth annual Scott health fair this Saturday

Health conscious and uninsured residents of the Southern Crescent will have access to more than 20 different, free, medical screenings, as well as advice from some of the area's leading doctors and surgeons.

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CSU students getting set up in Laker Hall

Atlanta resident, Darrell Shack, Sr., experienced mixed feelings of pride and sadness, as he helped his son, Darrell, Jr., move into Clayton State University's Laker Hall residence facility, on Thursday.

Morrow Mayor Millirons to step down

Morrow Mayor Jim Millirons, a notable figure in Morrow politics for more than 30 years, announced Tuesday he would step down before the end of his term, in order to deal with health problems.

AAA anticipating decline in gas prices in short-term

AAA Auto Club South Spokeswoman Jessica Brady said that, while consumers experienced slight increases in the average price of a gallon of gasoline this past week (about two cents in Georgia), consumers can expect to see prices decline in the coming days in response to declining investor confidence and demand for gas.

What makes a city great to visit? - Curt Yeomans

Last week, I wrote about a web site that highlights the worst in travel, so it seemed only fitting that I write about a magazine feature that highlights the best in travel.

Deep fried, Southern style - Ronda Rich

A friend of mine returned a call of mine one day while he was sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting for a flight out. He explained that he had just spent two days at the Texas State Fair and it was, he said, quite a sight to behold.

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Milan

Milan is a one year old Norwegian Forest Cat mix.

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Buddy

Buddy is a 3 year old Australian Shepherd.

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AMS celebrates 50 years of racing

Ed Clark peered out of his office suite window, overlooking an empty 1.54-mile oval race track, and reflected on what first interested him in motor sports.

GROWING PAINS

Some days Jarrett Laws feels as if he is coaching a Super Bowl championship team, but then there are those days when the Drew coach realizes he is in the second year of building a program from scratch.

Changing of the guard ... again

Eagle's Landing Christian's Keith Batchelor was sitting in an O'Charley's Restaurant earlier this summer having dinner with his wife when he received an important text message from athletic director Scott Queen.

Turning work into progress

Since Paul Burgdorf became Union Grove's football coach this past spring, he's guided the Wolverines through spring practice, summer passing leagues, strength and conditioning and fall practices.

Leaping forward

Ever since the Ola Mustangs football team started playing the game four years ago, the program has taken baby steps.

Options aren't limited

Locust Grove football coach Clint Satterfield once had to explain his team's flexbone offense to new players and their parents. When they asked Satterfield to describe the flexbone, he would cite Army and Navy as examples of college programs that use the option-oriented rushing attack. But that didn't help.

Sutton, J-Boro looking for breakout season

Mention Cameron Sutton's name to Jonesboro football coach Tim Floyd, and his face lights up.

Man wanted in Riverdale woman's murder

Riverdale police continued to search, Thursday, for a suspect in the shooting death of a Riverdale woman, according to Police Chief Samuel Patterson.

Options aren't limited

Locust Grove football coach Clint Satterfield once had to explain his team's flexbone offense to new players and their parents. When they asked Satterfield to describe the flexbone, he would cite Army and Navy as examples of college programs that use the option-oriented rushing attack. But that didn't help.

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