News for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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This will follow U

Stockbridge football coach and athletic director Kevin Whitley estimates that 98 percent of his players are on either Facebook or Twitter, the wildly popular social media websites.

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Lampl: 'I'd do Olde Towne again'

Morrow City Councilman John Lampl said Tuesday that he would "do it again" if he was given a mulligan on how he developed the city's costly, and controversial, Olde Towne Morrow project.

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BOE asking community to judge it

Is the Clayton County Board of Education effective?

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Datebook 4-27-11

University Jazz Combo performs at Spivey Hall

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Interpreter approved for murder trial

An interpreter will be provided for the trial of a Pakistani man accused of strangling his daughter in 2008 when she wanted out of her arranged marriage.

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Lovejoy, Mundy's Mill take Region 4-AAAA track titles

Track meet crowns champs

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Soccer season ends for Lovejoy Lady Wildcats

Lovejoy's hard-fought effort falls short

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Jordan named ACC Player of the Week

Jordan honored by league

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Dukes transfers back home to Clayton State

Local basketball standout returns home to Clayton State

Old school writer embraces modern technology -By Derrick Mahone

Columnist Derrick Mahone writes about modern technology

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Metro area unemployment rate continues decline

The unemployment rate is falling in metro Atlanta, according to a report released by the Georgia Department of Labor.

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Gas prices continue climb

Gas prices continue to rise locally as upheaval persists in the Middle East, outpacing previous projections and spiraling towards record high marks.

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County employees join fight against cancer

Clayton County employees are putting the "fun" in fund raising this year with competing campaigns to draw dollars for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

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Second Wind Dreams grants red Cadillac wish

Joanne Parker was a spitfire in her younger days, wearing her favorite red, and sporting around town in her red Cadillac.

State tennis tournament underway

High School Call Ins

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Timing is everything: Know when to buy - Jill Cataldo

Last week, we discussed pricing cycles at the supermarket. Every shopper knows that prices fluctuate for a given product at the store. Since the prices of your groceries change week to week, how do you know when you're getting a good deal?

G Whiz - Peter Funt

In a recent speech, President Obama said that without a new energy policy, "Folks will keep on makin' conventional cars." Better vehicles already exist, he said, adding, "We don't have to create somethin' new."

Coming out of the Great Recession - Martha Carr

There is a common adage that it takes about two months to form a habit and six months to really learn something, so that the action becomes a pattern.

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Man wants gambling machines back

A Rockdale man arrested in December for alleged illegal gambling told a Clayton County judge Tuesday he wants his seized property returned.

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Lovejoy, Mundy's Mill take Region 4-AAAA track titles

When Dwight Callaway took over as track and field coach at Lovejoy this season, he promised the school athletics director that it would only take him one season to turn the boys team into a region contender.

Rowland, Thomas Wayne

Thomas Wayne Rowland Mr. Thomas Wayne Rowland, of Hampton, passed away April 24, 2011. Mr. Rowland was former Chief of Police of the City of Jonesboro. He retired as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1987, after 21 years of duty, including service during the Vietnam Era. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, with the Rev. James Phillips Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Mr. Rowland was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Virginia Rowland, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Brenda E. Rowland; daughters, Ginger Ankrom (Gene), of Jacksonville, Fla., Kelly McMahon (Patrick), of McDonough; son, Thomas W. Rowland, Jr., (Stephanie), of Atlanta; brother, Jack L. Rowland, Jr., of Orange Beach, Ala; grandchildren, David Ankrom, Brittany Jordan, Ryan Ankrom, Matthew, Katelyn, Johnny and Travis McMahon, Nicole Ankrom, Stephanie Ankrom, Reece and Price Rowland; five nieces and seven nephews. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.

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Campaign promotes 'Air Quality Awareness Week'

The onset of warmer weather in Georgia, combined with sunshine and stagnant winds, creates ideal conditions for ground-level ozone to form, a main component of smog.

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Lampl: 'I'd do Olde Towne again'

Morrow City Councilman John Lampl said Tuesday that he would "do it again" if he was given a mulligan on how he developed the city's costly, and controversial, Olde Towne Morrow project.

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