News for Thursday, April 26, 2012


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Area welcomes four new football coaches

Many high school football teams start spring practice next week, and four in Clayton and Henry counties will have a new head coach. Here’s a look at the new guys on the sideline and what they have in store for their respective programs.

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Prep roundup

Eagle’s Landing cruises in tennis first round

Eagle’s Landing girl’s tennis cruised to a 5-0 victory visiting Burke County Thursday in the first round of the Class AAA tournament.

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Jury begins deliberations in Roberts murder trial

Closing arguments made Thursday

Jurors weighing whether Keith Jerome Roberts was involved in the 2006 murder of Morehouse College student Carlnell Walker were stuck at a “standstill” Thursday after approximately three hours of deliberations, a Clayton County Superior Court judge announced.

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Keep the mail comin' — Ronda Rich

We can bring love, family history, gratitude and cheer to others and, at the same time, save the postal service. Let's get busy writing.

State awarding college funds for newborns

It’s never too early to start planning for your children’s education. Which is why the state’s Path2College 529 Plan has officially kicked off its 2012 Newborn Sweepstakes, encouraging families to enter their newborns for a chance to win a prize that will put them on the path to a college education and a brighter future.

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‘Southern sage’ encourages women to be resilient

A popular newspaper columnist, who writes about womanhood and living in the South, told a group of more than 100 women and men to never give up on their goals, during a speech at Clayton State University, on Thursday.

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TLC show features Hampton bride

Jonesboro High school grads share spotlight

Dianna Lee has joined a long list of Henry County residents who have been thrust into the national limelight by television. She recently appeared on the TLC network show “Say Yes to the Dress.”

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Chamber speaker preaches the T-SPLOST gospel

Access to jobs, new local road projects, and less reliance on federal government were the elements of the gospel preached to business leaders Thursday morning in Morrow by a proponent of the upcoming transportation-tax referendum.

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CSU gearing up for summer music camp

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall is gearing up for its fourth annual “Summer Music Camp.”