News for Friday, April 6, 2012


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Man's second murder trial to begin Monday

A College Park man will be back in Clayton County Superior Court Monday for a retrial on charges he killed his girlfriend and hid her body behind a cemetery.

Mrs. Virginia Lee Watson

Mrs. Virginia Lee Watson, 78, of Jonesboro, passed away, April 6, 2012 at Southern Crescent Hospital, a special care facility.

Jonesboro leaders suspect businesses are withholding info

Some Jonesboro businesses may be underreporting their annual income, or are operating under another business’ operating license, in moves that violate city laws, officials announced this week.

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After tough times in 2011, these teams found a way to get better ... fast

Sometimes, the difference between incompetent and competitive is just one player. Sometimes, it’s eight or nine.

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Helping children smile near you

Dental office offering mobile services

For “Help A Child Smile” founder, Dr. Mark Shurett, getting children to the dentist seemed to be a common problem among many parents. Which is why in 1994, after 14 years of family practice, Shurett decided to take dentistry to the children via mobile through a program he developed called “Help A Child Smile.”

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Area players named to GSWA all-state team

Marcus Hunt, who was named the Georgia Sportswriters Association’s Class AAAA Player of the Year, heads a list of 15 area players named to the annual all-state team.

Forest Park promotes recycling with new contract

The Forest Park City Council is expected to vote April 16 to accept a solid waste disposal contract with an emphasis on recycling and reducing the amount of garbage taking up space in local landfills.