News for Thursday, November 24, 2011


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Jonesboro attorney inducted into service chapter

A Jonesboro attorney, and former Clayton County assistant district attorney, has been inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Tips for navigating through ‘Cyber Monday’

For those who love to shop online, Cyber Monday may have replaced Black Friday, but folks shouldn’t be too trustworthy when shopping by the click of a button, according to a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

CSU retirees establish scholarship for graduate students

The Clayton State University Retirees Association (CSRA) raised $25,000, and will use the money to establish a fully-endowed graduate student scholarship at the university, said John Shiffert, director of university relations.

Jonesboro businesses in ‘holding pattern’ over crepe myrtles

The possibility of Jonesboro’s crepe myrtles being lit up for the holiday season was stuck in limbo this week as city officials sent out mixed signals about whether they were ready to begin decorating the trees.

Faith Notes - November 25, 2011

AIDS Day prayer service at St. Philip Benizi

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How Stately Oaks Plantation celebrated Thanksgiving in the 19th century

It was 1839, and not a single Kroger, Publix or Ingles grocery store was in site.

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Unfortunate reality (TV) — Tom Purcell

"Do you know what I want to be when I grow up, Daddy?" "I am so proud of my little girl. You want to be a doctor? Or maybe a medical researcher?" "Don't be silly, Daddy. I want to be a reality-TV star." "Huh?"

Bar workers, cops offer conflicting testimony

For the second day, a compliance hearing officer viewed video clips of sexually suggestive behavior inside a Forest Park bar and restaurant that is contrary to what the city ordinance allows.

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Center residents talk turkey, holiday memories

Several Lake City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residents –– the youngest is 75 –– reminisced about their childhood Thanksgivings. It may come as a surprise to kids raised on microwaved fare that the holiday meal was not always prepared from a trip to the local grocery store.

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Morrow enacts moratorium on ‘pill mills’

Ferguson formally joins city council

The Morrow City Council took steps this week to bar controversial “pill mills” from the city, until tougher state rules concerning the distribution of pharmaceuticals go into effect in 2013.

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Lovejoy is proving it’s playoff worthy

Coming into the Class AAAA playoffs, Lovejoy, and Region 4-AAAA, had a lot to prove.

One more mile to go for ELCA, Lovejoy

Keyante Green’s injury might have been the best thing that could’ve happened to Eagle’s Landing Christian, in a weird sort of way. It forced the Chargers to look for other options. And they found them.

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A woman's job — Ronda Rich

Former head coach for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks Frank Broyles is a door-holding, chair-pulling-out, well-manned Southern man. But he does have one fault. And, it’s not his fault alone. All men tend to have it.

Volunteers sought for Community Cares Toy Shop

Organizers anticipate a need for hundreds of volunteers in Henry County’s first Community Cares Toy Shop Program next month.