News for Friday, October 28, 2011


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Clayton County prepares for safe Halloween

Clayton County, along with Georgia public safety officials, are conducting a sweep of sex offenders before kids hit the streets for Halloween.

Two students charged in bomb threat

Another faces school weapon charge

Three Clayton County teenagers face criminal charges, in separate incidents, one involving a bomb threat at a local high school.

Teachers, state employees invited to health benefits fair

One of the groups that manages Georgia’s PeachCare for Kids health plan is set to hold a health-benefits fair next week, in Jonesboro, for area teachers and other state employees, according to a spokesman for the Peach State Health Plan group.

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Alert neighbors help police catch burglary suspects

Henry County police are praising the attentiveness of some Stockbridge neighbors in helping to catch alleged burglars inside a house in their neighborhood.

Hampton, Manford Lee

Mr. Manford Lee Hampton, 81, of Jonesboro, passed away, Oct. 26, 2011.

Lacey, Arthur Lee

Arthur Lee Lacey, 87, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

Mullins, Frank

Mr. Frank Mullins, 63, of Hampton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

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Warrants detail alleged abuse of five kids

A 6-year-old Hampton boy cried and told officials he wasn't supposed to reveal abuse inflicted on him and his four sisters by their parents, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court warrants.

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Hitting rock bottom - Susan Bennett

It’s true that sometimes God does let us hit rock bottom. But if that happens to us, it’s only because God, in his mercy and love, knows just how far down we have to fall in order for God to finally get our attention.

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We must tell others about our mighty God - Jim Bell

We should know and feel that God wants us to tell others about Him and His Son, Jesus Christ, of Jesus’ birth, life, and His death on the cross, and certainly of His glorious resurrection –– and of how they might be saved as a result.

Jonesboro candidates focused on finances, businesses

If you ask the 12 people seeking elected offices this year in the City of Jonesboro about the city’s most pressing issues, they will frequently mention three items: balancing the budget, addressing the town’s recently instituted property tax, and attracting new businesses.

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Dabbling In The Unknown

Jonesboro man takes on paranormal world

With Halloween nearing, some people will celebrate by dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, watching marathons of scary movies on television, or visiting a hunted house.

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Study: Casinos could net nearly $1 billion for Ga.

Casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually, a study released Thursday by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows.