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Henley Varner honors Michael Jackson tonight

Saxophonist Henley Varner said playing in the band which bears his name, enables him to pursue a passion he has held for three decades.

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Police raids net $1.73 million in drugs, assets

Clayton County and Fulton County police have made five arrests in an alleged drug operation that spanned both counties. The dual drug busts on Tuesday resulted in the removal of an estimated $1.73 million in illegal drugs, money, and assets from the streets of the south-metro area.

Morrow to celebrate July 4th with 'SummerFest'

A chance of rain will not keep the City of Morrow from holding an early Fourth of July event this weekend, the city recently announced.

Southern Regional withdraws open-heart surgery bid

After several months of making a case, Southern Regional Medical Center has dropped its bid to have an open-heart surgery program at the hospital. The health system announced late Wednesday that it had withdrawn its application for a certificate of need (CON) from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), to provide the medical service.

Jonesboro man gets 'life' in double murder

Jonesboro resident, Dario Crosdale, received two life sentences, without parole, plus another 50-year sentence to serve consecutively, from Clayton County Superior Court Judge Albert B. Collier, on Thursday, for the June 2005 murder of his wife and her cousin.

Transportation forum on Saturday

A transportation forum will be hosted by disABILITY LINK this Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Jonesboro Firehouse Museum and Community Center, 103 W. Mill St.

Riverdale's Dunivin still swimming champ at 93

If Riverdale's "aquawoman," Anne Dunivin, had her way, everyone would be doing more swimming, and less walking.

AAA predicts increase in holiday travel

The state of Georgia should expect an increase in travel during the Independence Day holiday, July 2-5, said Jessica Brady, spokesperson for the American Automobile Association's Auto Club South.

Kids learn safety, health at Riverdale library

Hundreds of local children converged on the Riverdale branch of the Clayton County Library System on Thursday, to learn a thing or two about safety, and being healthy.

30 deputies to be disciplined in jail mishap

By the end of the day on Monday, Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough said he plans to have disciplined 30 of his deputies for the mistaken release of four jail inmates.

Jet setting to Tybee Island - Curt Yeomans

OK, so I imagine myself, smacking myself on the head repeatedly for doing something wrong. Two weeks ago, I made a promise that last week's column would be about Tybee Island. I forgot that promise and wrote about some of the other islands off the coast of Georgia.

Being too sensitive -- Or not - Ronda Rich

You know, it's beginning to occur to me that I'm not sensitive enough. This is quite a revelation since I spent a goodly amount of my life being told that I was too sensitive. As a child, Mama said that I got my feelings hurt too easily and I needed to snap out of it.

Riverdale's Dunivin still swimming champ at 93

If Riverdale's "aquawoman," Anne Dunivin, had her way, everyone would be doing more swimming, and less walking.

Morrow to celebrate July 4th with 'SummerFest'

A chance of rain will not keep the City of Morrow from holding an early Fourth of July event this weekend, the city recently announced.

Jonesboro man gets 'life' in double murder

Jonesboro resident, Dario Crosdale, received two life sentences, without parole, plus another 50-year sentence to serve consecutively, from Clayton County Superior Court Judge Albert B. Collier, on Thursday, for the June 2005 murder of his wife and her cousin.

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