News for Monday, March 14, 2011

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Jonesboro adds sanctions to teen curfew ordinance

The Jonesboro City Council unanimously approved revising its teen curfew ordinance on Monday, making parents accountable if their children are out and about in the city late at night, without adult supervision.

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CSU advances to NCAA Division II women's Elite 8

Next stop, St. Joseph, Mo.

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Flippen jumps for heart research, awareness

The gymnasium erupted with the sound of cheers from eager young students, as they watched their peers perform tricks, with their jump ropes.

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Henry installs metal detector at BOC office

Henry County is taking measures to protect its government leaders -- and the public.

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GDOT awards contracts for Clayton, Henry projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has recently awarded 31 new contracts for transportation improvement projects throughout the state, valued at more than $57 million, said David Spear, a spokesman for GDOT.

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Young talent gives Jonesboro hope for a bright future

This will go down as one of the best season's in Jonesboro history after reaching the Final Four for the second time in the school's existence. The Cardinals finished the Class AAAAA runner-up in 2003 to powerhouse Wheeler.

Who's the boss in Jonesboro? - JOHN TEMPLEMAN

Jonesboro's financial meltdown continues. During the March 7th work session, the city council was informed by the city's financial officer that it will have to amend the budget, and dip into its reserve's once again, and pull out $228,930.00, for a 2010 short fall.

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Forest Park ready to reload

After Forest Park lost to Southwest DeKalb in the Class AAAA semifinals a year ago, the Lady Panthers came into this season encouraged by its prospects to return to the Arena at the Gwinnett Center knowing they would return its entire roster intact.

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Alleged drug-use admission challenged

A man who allegedly admitted to police that he had marijuana, saying, "That's how I make my money," has been bound over to Henry County Superior Court, accused of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

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Clayton County Police car stolen, recovered

A stolen Clayton County Police patrol car was located just hours after it was reported missing from a College Park apartment complex, on March 12.

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Clayton library system revamping web site

After a year of work on improving its online presence, the Clayton County Library System is ready to launch a new, re-vamped web site for the county's libraries, according to library system officials.

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Mundy's Mill remains undefeated with win over J-Boro

Jerek Wright pitched six innings to help Mundy's Mill defeat Joneboro 6-2 in extra innings Monday as the Tigers remain undefeated on the season. Wright (4-0) had eight strikeouts while giving up only one run and two hits.

Mr. President: Lead or get out of the way! - Mike Reagan

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is getting away with murder because the president of the United States refuses to take action when that's exactly what is called for.

Jury service: Business casual for blind justice - Tina Dupuy

I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I don't litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic.

Who's the boss in Jonesboro? - JOHN TEMPLEMAN

Who's the boss in Jonesboro?

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CSU advances to NCAA Division II women's Elite 8

Next stop, St. Joseph, Mo.

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Mundy's Mill remains undefeated with win over J-Boro

From Staff Reports

Callaway, Margaret Owen

Margaret Owen Callaway, 91, of Stockbridge, died Monday, March 14, 2011. She was born in Stockbridge, to the late Roy G. and Ruth Henry Owen. Margaret was a member of Stockbridge First Baptist Church. She was a great mother, grandmother, friend and servant. She was a very devout Christian, and devoted to her family. She loved serving people. Mrs. Callaway is survived by her son, Sid and his wife, LuAnn Callaway, of Stockbridge; grandson, Jacob Callaway, of Stockbridge; and several other family members. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 17, at 3 p.m., at the Stockbridge First Baptist Church, 4566 North Henry Blvd., Stockbridge, Ga. 30281, with the Rev. Steve Murell and son, Sid Callaway, officiating. Interment will follow at Stockbridge City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 16, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home, 2580 N Hwy 42, McDonough, Ga. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. Box 1063, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.

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Eagle's Landing competes in state mock trial

The Eagle's Landing High School Mock Trial Team is headed to the state finals in mock trial competition this weekend.

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