News for Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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PAGLIA: With transfer issue, it’s all about value

There is no bigger controversy in high school sports than the transfer of athletes.

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Jonesboro’s Sutton commits to Vols

After visiting the Tennessee campus in June for a workout, Jonesboro senior Cameron Sutton was convinced that he wanted to play his college football in Knoxville.

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ROAD TO KICKOFF: Forest Park looks to reverse its current trend of 12 straight losing seasons

If the road to a state football championship could be paved with intangibles and good intentions, Forest Park could possibly engrave its name on the trophy now.

Teddy Wayne McNeil, Sr.

Teddy Wayne McNeil, Sr., 55, of McDonough, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. He was born in Panama City, Fla., to the late William Oliver and Jeanie Kelly McNeil.

Neighbors watching neighbors

Subdivision celebrates first anniversary in program

Residents of one of the county’s oldest subdivisions got together Monday night to celebrate a milestone — one year’s participation in a Neighborhood Watch program.

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Cooked! Grill latest hot spot in Jonesboro vs. county

The city of Jonesboro is considering spending $2,500 in taxpayer monies to buy a grill because Clayton County officials allegedly won’t let the city borrow their cooker.

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Ailing Forest Park mayor on paid leave

The absence of Mayor Corine Deyton from recent Council meetings was addressed Monday night after a query into her status was made by a resident.

BOE wants parent input on short school day

Nine public forums to discuss “minimum day scheduling” were announced Tuesday in response to Monday’s school board decision directing Superintendent Edmond Heatley to a do a better job of selling the idea to parents.

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Forums on shorter school days set

Forums will be held at all Clayton County high schools next Tuesday to discuss the shortened Wednesday school day, known as “minimum day scheduling.” All forums are scheduled for 6 p.m.

Woman charged with murder

Police say victim enticed in sex for money scheme

Clayton County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Atlanta woman Tuesday on a murder charge in the shooting death of a man police said she enticed with a sex for money scheme.

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Jonesboro's Sutton commits to Tennessee

Jonesboro senior Cameron Sutton became the latest football player in the Southern Crescent to make a college commitment.

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Incoming Clayton State freshmen pack dorm

Parents ‘can hold on — but lightly’

With the first day of classes less than a week away, some 400 wide-eyed freshmen — accompanied by anxious parents — moved into Laker Hall at Clayton State University Tuesday to begin their college careers.

Former Henry airport TSA officer indicted

A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer from Henry County, along with one other man, was indicted in federal court Tuesday, for conspiring and attempting to smuggle cocaine through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

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Former MARTA cop charged in child sex case

Allegedly had 5-year ‘relationship’ with minor girl

An Ellenwood man who worked 12 years as a MARTA police officer has been charged with having a long-term physical relationship with a child that included sex at his home more than 50 times, said authorities.