News for Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Lovejoy's Hughes: ‘We’ve waited a long time for this moment’

This has been the busiest week of Al Hughes’ 35-year career. And the Lovejoy coach is enjoying every moment of it.

County offering holiday camps for kids

Henry County is offering a recreational venue, geared toward giving area children a unique way to spend the last two weeks of the year.

Witness says dog helped with fire probe

A Georgia fire investigator testified, Thursday, that a trained K-9 unit alerted authorities to the presence of an accelerant, in two places at a Riverdale motel, where five people died in a June 2007 fire.

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Airlines projected losses something to watch closely — Curt Yeomans

It appears that 2012 may not be one of the airline industry’s better years, according to an Associated Press report that came out this week.

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Police investigate discovery of body

Clayton County police continue to investigate the discovery of a body, Thursday, shortly before noon, in a townhome community just outside Jonesboro.

Suspect in Canton girl's slaying held in isolation

A 20-year-old maintenance worker charged with murder is in isolation at the north Georgia jail where he's being held without bond in the beating death of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera.

Southern Baptists study possible name change

What if Southern Baptists were no longer called Southern Baptists? Would more people walk through church doors?

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Coke secret formula gets first new home since 1925

The Coca-Cola Co. has made its secret formula the centerpiece of a new exhibit at its corporate museum, ditching the confines of the bank vault where the list of ingredients had been stored since 1925.

New immigration measure is in all 159 Ga. counties

All 159 Georgia counties will now share fingerprint information with federal immigration authorities to help identify people who are in the country illegally and have committed crimes.

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Father Christmas coming to Stately Oaks

Forget Santa Claus, Father Christmas is coming to town — to Jonesboro, that is.

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Hundreds enjoy decades-old holiday event

It wasn't exactly barbecue weather, but nearly 2,000 braved a windy, cold and rainy Wednesday afternoon, for Forest Park's annual Christmas event, featuring smoked pork and crackling cornbread.

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Maintenance man arrested in Ga. girl's slaying

A 20-year-old maintenance man with no known criminal past was arrested Wednesday in the beating death of a 7-year-old north Georgia girl who was abducted at the apartment complex where she lived and he worked and her body left in a trash bin.

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Police investigate discovery of body

Clayton County police continue to investigate the discovery of a body, Thursday, shortly before noon, in a townhome community just outside Jonesboro.

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Father Christmas coming to Stately Oaks

Forget Santa Claus, Father Christmas is coming to town — to Jonesboro, that is.

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Lovejoy's Hughes: 'We've waited a long time for this moment'

This has been the busiest week of Al Hughes’ 35-year career. And the Lovejoy coach is enjoying every moment of it.

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Airlines projected losses something to watch closely - Curt Yeomans

It appears that 2012 may not be one of the airline industry’s better years, according to an Associated Press report that came out this week.

Witness says dog helped with fire probe

A Georgia fire investigator testified, Thursday, that a trained K-9 unit alerted authorities to the presence of an accelerant, in two places at a Riverdale motel, where five people died in a June 2007 fire.

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