News for Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Dutchtown boys advance in Region 3-AAAA playoffs

Dutchtown got two goals from Judah Goodridge and the Bulldogs won 3-1 at home Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.

Ms. Betty Smith Philpott

Ms. Betty Smith Philpott, 62, of Griffin, passed away April 16, 2012.

Mr. Ronald Coleman Brown

Mr. Ronald Coleman Brown, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away, April 17, 2012.

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Mildred E. (Hardin) Floyd

Mildred E. (Hardin) Floyd, 90, of Stockbridge, went home to be with the Lord, on April 15, 2012, at her home.

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Injuries aside, Jonesboro's Hampton ready for region meet

At the beginning of the season, S’kayia Hampton was mostly watching and cheering for her Jonesboro teammates at track and field meets this spring.

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Teams begin push for state meet

Teams begin their push for the state meet this week as region track and field championships begin.

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Historical Jonesboro to host annual Native American festival

Historical Jonesboro is set to host its 28th annual Native American Heritage Festival on April 28, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., at Stately Oaks Plantation, 100 Carriage Lane, in Jonesboro.

DA’s investigators search finance records at Clayton archives

Investigators from the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office took finance records from the county’s archives on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into possible public corruption, according to the office’s top prosecutor.

Inmate injured in courtroom scuffle with deputies dies

GBI performs autopsy on body

A 25-year-old College Park man — who had been in Southern Regional Medical Center since an April 6 courtroom altercation with Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies — has died, state officials have confirmed.

District to host charity golf tournament

Clayton County Public Schools will hold its third annual Promoting Student Achievement (PSA) Golf Tournament, on Friday, April 20.