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Barfield announces Morrow Council resignation date

Morrow Mayor Pro Tempore Mason Barfield, in a move that was not completely unexpected, formally announced what will be his last day on the city’s governing body on Tuesday.

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Police arrest 2 men, woman in armed robbery

Witness thought the crime was Halloween prank

Two police departments, working together, apprehended three armed robbery suspects, within 20 minutes after they allegedly committed the crime.

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Expert shares advice on building contacts, branding

Most professionals use “networking” to advertise their business, get valuable information and knowledge, and gain new customers, mentors or mentees, said a local networking expert. Often, networking sessions occur during conferences or events where information is shared by those who are also there to learn, according to Chi Chi Okezie, owner of SIMPLEnetworking, LLC.

BBB: Start layaway process now for holidays

With the holiday season starting next month, taking the layaway route to purchase expensive items may be more convenient, and prudent, for those on a budget, according to a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

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Former teammates now region rivals

Several things have changed since Jonesboro and Lovejoy met last season. When the two Region 4-AAAA teams played in 2010, Jonesboro was coming off a disappointing loss to a winless Mundy’s Mill squad that pretty much dashed its playoff hopes.

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Mundy’s Mill expects to face former teammate McHellon

The Mundy’s Mill softball needle is nearly on “E” — hardly the ideal stamina level to renew acquaintances with an ex-teammate, especially one who pitches as dominantly as Savannah McHellon.

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County will pay police dog’s medical expenses

A former police dog, who was retired by Clayton County last week after suffering severe injuries in a car accident that also left his handler injured, is expected to fully recover, according to a spokesperson from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Police arrest three in store vandalism

An alert Jonesboro police officer stopped three teenagers wandering city streets about midnight Monday, and connected them to the vandalism of a convenience store the night before, said Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen.

Forest Park driver charged in child's death

An 8-year-old girl died Sunday, as a result of injuries she received on Saturday, after being thrown from the minivan in which she was riding, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court records.

School Notebook - October 12, 2011

Clayton County retired educators to meet Tuesday

Jury convicts man in 2008 murder

A Clayton County jury convicted a Forest Park man, Tuesday afternoon, of murder, following deliberations over two days.

Brown, John Thornton

Mr. John Thornton Brown, 40, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.

Cox, Virginia "Ginny"

Mrs. Virginia "Ginny" Cox, of Jonesboro, passed away Oct. 10, 2011.

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Terrell, Captain Donald “Don” Wesley

Captain Donald “Don” Wesley Terrell, of Jonesboro, “slipped the surly bonds of earth” for his last flight on Oct. 10, 2011, following a long illness.

Jimenez-Vincent, Alana Ann

Colton Vincent and Sheean Jimenez, of Lake Spivey and Rex, announce the birth of their daughter, Alana Ann Jimenez-Vincent, Sept. 15, 2011, at Henry Medical Center.

Mehrjooya, Juliana Marie

Josh and Anna Mehrjooya, of Locust Grove, announce the birth of their daughter, Juliana Marie Mehrjooya, Aug. 17, 2011 at Henry Medical Center.

McDonald, Brendal Rose

Kirk McDonald and Farah Murphy, of McDonough, announce the birth of their daughter, Brendal Rose McDonald, Sept. 22, 2011, at Henry Medical Center.

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COUPON QUEEN: The darker side of extreme couponing

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Save our books! - Peter Funt

A protest by students at the University of Denver is eye-opening because of how it is being conducted, what it has so far achieved and, most of all, what it concerns. Students here are demanding more books.

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstrations could spread, spark backlash - Joe Gandelman

Protests have often impacted on their times, changed history or sparked backlash.

Jury convicts man in 2008 murder

A Clayton County jury convicted a Forest Park man, Tuesday afternoon, of murder, following deliberations over two days.

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Police arrest three in store vandalism

An alert Jonesboro police officer stopped three teenagers wandering city streets about midnight Monday, and connected them to the vandalism of a convenience store the night before, said Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen.

Forest Park driver charged in child's death

An 8-year-old girl died Sunday, as a result of injuries she received on Saturday, after being thrown from the minivan in which she was riding, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court records.

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County will pay police dog's medical expenses

A former police dog, who was retired by Clayton County last week after suffering severe injuries in a car accident that also left his handler injured, is expected to fully recover, according to a spokesperson from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cox, Virginia "Ginny"

Virginia "Ginny" Cox

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Police arrest 2 men, woman in armed robbery

Two police departments, working together, apprehended three armed robbery suspects, within 20 minutes after they allegedly committed the crime.

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Expert shares advice on building contacts, branding

Most professionals use “networking” to advertise their business, get valuable information and knowledge, and gain new customers, mentors or mentees, said a local networking expert.

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Terrell, Captain Donald “Don” Wesley

Capt. Donald “Don” Wesley Terrell

'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrations could spread, spark backlash - Joe Gandelman

Was that a long ago-echo in my ears? The other day, I caught video of a big protest with demonstrators shouting, "The whole world is watching!" as police approached.

BBB: Start layaway process now for holidays

With the holiday season starting next month, taking the layaway route to purchase expensive items may be more convenient, and prudent, for those on a budget, according to a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

COUPON QUEEN: The darker side of extreme couponing

Question: "I am a longtime coupon shopper and am dismayed some of the things I've seen on the "Extreme Couponing" TV show. I have seen shoppers use coupons in ways they shouldn't. One had $3 coupons for a certain type of laundry detergent but the shopper used it on a different kind and took home 54 bottles. Another episode showed a woman using a bunch of coupons for free toilet paper. I have those coupons, too, and they are ‘limit one per customer!'"

Mundy's Mill expects to face former teammate McHellon

The Mundy's Mill softball needle is nearly on "E" — hardly the ideal stamina level to renew acquaintances with an ex-teammate, especially one who pitches as dominantly as Savannah McHellon.

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