News for Monday, February 14, 2011

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MLK parade heading back to Jonesboro

The Jonesboro City Council cleared the way for the Clayton County Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade to return to the city, when council members voted unanimously, on Monday, to waive approximately $3,000 in fees parade organizers would have had to pay.

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Comcast launches missing kids channel

Comcast Corporation recently announced the launch of "Missing Kids On Demand," and a web site -- www.xfinity.com/news/missing kids -- which are part of a public service initiative that will make information about missing children available to millions of Comcast video customers across the Unites States.

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Valentine's Day florists push to last petal

McDonough resident, Terry Newsome, admits he is a procrastinator when it comes to preparing for celebrations, particularly for Valentine's Day.

Where the liberal money goes - Mike Reagan

We keep hearing claims that a lot of money goes into the pockets of so-called right-wing groups, but we hear nary a word from the media of where the really big bucks originate, and where they end up.

Obama policies ensure the GOP never has to defend Bush - Tina Dupuy

The 40th President of the United States' 100th birthday was on Feb.6th. There was a week-long celebration of adoring tributes to Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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GDOT awards 19 road-improvement contracts

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded 19 new contracts, totaling $45 million, for state transportation projects.

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AAA: Average gas prices to slowly slide downward

AAA officials expect gas prices will maintain current averages in metro Atlanta and across the nation, at least for the next week.

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Jonesboro man receives 45 years following burglary

A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to serve 45 years in a prison after being convicted on charges of burglary, aggravated assault, and felony obstruction of an officer.

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Henry County, Locust Grove in prime position for title run

If a team's chance of winning the GHSA Traditional Wrestling Tournament at the Gwinnett Arena this week boils down to a numbers game, than Henry County and Locust Grove are in good shape.

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Buzzer-beater ends Mundy's Mill season

Mundy's Mill faced the tough task of trying to defeat Creekside for the third time this season within the last 10 days. For 15 seconds Monday in the first round of the Region 4-AAAA tournament, the Tigers appeared to have accomplished that task.

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Suarez, Cantrell chosen Region 4-AAAA top players

Jonesboro guard Rasham Suarez was chosen the Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year for the second straight season. The 6-foot-1 Georgia Southern signee has led No. 8 Jonesboro to a 22-3 record and second place finish in the region.

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Drew forfeit shuffles the deck

Drew sophomore Barry Mayes was the best player for the Titans in their 67-63 overtime victory at Stockbridge last Friday. Mayes had 22 points, 11 rebounds and a couple steals to help Drew clinch the No. 3 seed in this week's Region 4-AAA tournament.

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Ten years later, it's time for Junior to shine-Doug Gorman Column

It's one of those questions NASCAR fans always ask each other.

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Clayton State's Tillman selected PBC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

On the eve of a potential No. 1 ranking in Division II, the Clayton State Laker women's basketball team received some wonderful individual news on Monday.

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Free tax assistance available from CSU students

Accounting students from Clayton State University's (CSU) School of Business are currently participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which is a national program that provides free tax support for certain eligible taxpayers.

Beaty, Barbara Waddell

Beaty, Barbara Waddell Age: 81

Ten years later, it's time for Junior to shine-Doug Gorman Column

It's one of those questions NASCAR fans always ask each other.

Price, Jammie Ezra

Price, Jammie Ezra Age: 97

Turner, Dany

Turner, Dany Age: 51

Carter, Johnny Wayne

Carter, Johnny Wayne Age: 68

Buzzer-beater ends Mundy's Mill season

Mundy's Mill faced the tough task of trying to defeat Creekside for the third time this season within the last 10 days. For 15 seconds Monday in the first round of the Region 4-AAAA tournament, the Tigers appeared to have accomplished that task.

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