News for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Re: Cartoon in the Clayton News Daily

A recent (editorial) cartoon (March 30) showed two well-to-do men, each dressed in a suit, with “Big Oil” written on one suit, and “Wall Street Speculators” written on the other.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Union Grove girl's soccer shuts out No. 2 Columbus

Union Grove girl’s soccer team got another signature win Tuesday night, shutting out Columbus, 2-0, at home in a non-region game.

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Jonesboro, Lovejoy meet in ‘important’ region contest

Before Jonesboro center fielder Cameron Sutton could answer the question, he needed some clarification and confirmation from his teammates and coaches.

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Forest Park eager for next test

To learn about itself, Forest Park boy’s soccer team has dug deep into the implications of its matches this season.

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SOCCER NOTEBOOK: Looking beyond wins and losses

Something’s going on with these soccer teams. Call it an identity crisis — they look like one team from afar, but a different one altogether upon closer examination.

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Jonesboro police to implement tag reader systems

Jonesboro officials are planning to buy police car cameras that would allow the city’s law enforcement officers to check multiple license plates within a matter of seconds.

Three arrested in Southlake Parkway shooting death

Investigators with the Clayton County sheriff’s Fugitive Unit have arrested three of four people wanted in connection with the April 5 shooting death of a man on Southlake Parkway, said Lt. Brian Crisp.

New formula knocks district high school graduation rate down

Under the new formula the State Board of Education is following, Clayton County’s high school graduation rates don't look nearly as good as they did before.

AAA officials say record-high gas possible in April

AAA officials anticipate potential record-high gas prices this month, as the average price regular unleaded gas in metro Atlanta inches up toward the $4-per-gallon mark.

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Pointe South Middle students place in art competition

Pointe South Middle eighth-grader Aaron Dickerson recently won second place in a regional art competition, earning an all-expenses-paid trip to Istanbul, Turkey.

Drew High celebrating youth art Friday

Charles Drew High School will host “Celebrating Youth Art Month” event Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Defendant pins killing on girlfriend

The attorney for a College Park man charged with killing his baby’s mother in July 2010 told Clayton County jurors Tuesday that the defendant’s girlfriend committed the crime to get the woman out of his life.

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Teens tend to community garden

Taking a cue from the White House, Forest Park officials planted a community garden in 2010 to encourage healthier eating and outdoor exercise, and will plant again on Saturday, April 14, at 9 a.m.

Police issue Mattie’s Call for Jonesboro man

Gabriel Emmanuel Hardnett, 27, a Jonesboro man last seen about 8 p.m. Monday, is schizophrenic and doesn't have his medicine.

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