News for Monday, September 5, 2011

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Jonesboro preparing for Streetscape’s second phase

The City of Jonesboro’s Streetscape project altered the way the heart of the town’s downtown area looked by the time construction was finished earlier this year, with the addition of brick sidewalks, tree planters and street lamps.

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Racing for a cure and to help others

Brett Reichert, an associate director for Clayton State University’s International Student Services, is set to compete, this month, in the “Nations Triathlon.”

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Triathlete encourages youngsters to stay active

Chris Gower is determined to stay healthy. And, he said he does it by staying active.

Biles, Cindy

Cindy Biles, of Jonesboro, passed away Sept. 2, 2011.

Turner, Greta

Greta Turner, 49 of Morrow died Aug. 31, 2011. www.southcarecremation.com

Holloway, Dollie

Dollie Holloway, 79, of Fayetteville passed away Sept. 4, 2011.

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Car dealership rewards school for attendance efforts

Terry Cullen Chevrolet, in Jonesboro, presented a check for $3,250 to Jonesboro High School, on Friday –– during a school pep rally –– for participating in the “Chevy Drive For Perfection” program last year.

Clayton Schools’ concert to honor 9/11 heroes

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, four Clayton County schools will join forces –– in a choral concert –– to honor those who lost, or risked, their lives on that faithful day.

Sagging-pants debate moves to Stockbridge

The City of Stockbridge is mulling a measure similar to those adopted in other Southern Crescent cities, which would prohibit individuals from being seen in public with sagging pants.

Tarnished state

SAN FRANCISCO — Here in California, rocks are not falling from the sky.

Professors don’t have all the answers

President Obama has nominated Princeton University Professor Alan Krueger to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

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County officials promote Tara Field facelift

On the heels of buying Tara Field from Clayton County, Henry County officials were on hand during race weekend, welcoming NASCAR drivers to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Advocare 500.

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Friday Night Stars

These players had superb performances for their teams on last weekend:

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Jonesboro building confidence with 2-0 season start

For the first time since 1996, Jonesboro has started the season with a 2-0 record. The Cardinals, who are idle this week, have wins over Tri-Cities and Mount Zion, which are also Region 4-AAAA games.

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O’Sullivan garners first victory at CSU

O’Sullivan garners first victory

It did not take long for the Clayton State Laker women’s soccer team to put Saturday’s defeat at Kennesaw State behind them on Monday.

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Rain postpones NASCAR Atlanta race until Tuesday

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee bearing down on Georgia, NASCAR postponed its race at Atlanta Motor Speedway until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Jonesboro Building Confidence With 2-0 Season Start

For the first time since 1996, Jonesboro has started the season with a 2-0 record.

O'Sullivan Garners First Victory At Csu O'Sullivan garners first victory

It did not take long for the Clayton State Laker women's soccer team to put Saturday's defeat at Kennesaw State behind them on Monday.

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