News for Tuesday, April 3, 2012


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Predicting the next retired jerseys in the Southern Crescent

The following is a list of eight players from Clayton and Henry counties we think could be coming back to their respective high schools to see their jerseys immortalized.

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Custis picks Tech to continue career

Since Travis Custis is a running back, and Georgia Tech is a run-oriented team, Lovejoy coach Al Hughes says it could be a good fit for his standout player.

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Jonesboro's Ferguson commits to Vandy after visit

Calling it the “best of both worlds,” Jonesboro junior Taurean Ferguson has verbally committed to sign a football scholarship with Vanderbilt next February.

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Lovejoy’s Bennifield wins QB award

Alejandro Bennifield doesn’t have any scholarship offers yet, but that soon may be changing for the Lovejoy quarterback.

Mr. Paul Clark

Mr. Paul Clark, age 43, of Stockbridge, passed away, March 31, 2012.

Bobbie Joyce Watkins

Bobbie Joyce Watkins was born to Benjamin Roy Beckham and Lottie Beckham on December 9, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.

Mrs. Bertha Cook Johnson

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bertha Cook Johnson, 93, of Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, S.C., who entered into rest April 3, 2012, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel.

Susan Jeanne Hubbard

Susan Jeanne Hubbard, age 62 of Morrow died Monday April 2, 2012.

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Jonesboro trying to resurrect historic preservation commission

Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day is planning to revive the city’s historic preservation commission after a long period of dormancy.

Lovejoy’s high spring yard sale underway

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its monthly board meeting Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.

Housing authority: Low income repair grants still available

Low-income homeowners who have sewage backed up into their washing machines, or leaking pipes, or major issues with the electrical wires in their homes have a chance to get up to $7,000 to get those problems fixed, the Clayton County Housing Authority has announced.

Clubs’ alcohol license tabled indefinitely

A months-long battle to get alcohol licenses approved for two closed former strip clubs fizzled out Monday night, when an attorney representing the owner asked the Forest Park City Council to set aside the request until ongoing litigation is resolved.