News for Tuesday, December 11, 2012


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Basketball roundup

Sabiyah Broderick had a team-high 15 points to lead Locust Grove to a Region 4-AAAA victory.

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North Clayton girls fall to Woodland 55-45

The Woodland Lady Wolfpack shook off a sluggish start before catching fire in the second quarter and finishing with a flurry to hold of North Clayton 55-45 in a Region 4-AAAA cross-over contest Tuesday.

Morrow wrestling county’s best at South Metro

Mustangs finish county-best 17th

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STOVALL: Last season’s loss fuels Lovejoy’s quest for redemption

As the sounds of celebration emanated from Tucker players, coaches and fans alike after its 22-7 victory over Lovejoy during last year’s Class AAAA championship game, a completely opposite scene was taking place on the other side of the field.

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Lovejoy offense marches to quarterback Bennifield’s beat

During last season’s march toward the Class AAAA championship game, Lovejoy was breaking in a new quarterback.

Immigration video highlights Morrow-based archives

Social media officials at the National Archives and Records Administration have turned the spotlight on its Morrow location in a new YouTube video that highlights immigration records found at the facility.

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Victim's family breaks down during murder trial

JONESBORO — The family of a young mother shot to death in her Riverdale home broke down several times during testimony and when photos of the crime scene were presented to the jury Tuesday.

Jonesboro relaxes restrictions on towing company

Cypress trees not required

Members of the Jonesboro City Council have had a slight change of heart about the zoning restrictions they placed on a towing company which was recently annexed into the city.

Former councilwoman files federal suit against Forest Park

A Forest Park City Council member voted off the board last year has filed a federal complaint against city leaders, alleging discrimination based on her physical disabilities.

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Jigsaw puzzle plane

Aircraft reassembled for aviation museum

A crew of mechanics and technicians from FedEx, Mountain Air Cargo, consultants and volunteers from the National Museum of Commercial Aviation have gathered at the museum’s future permanent site in Forest Park this week to reassemble the plane, which will be featured in the museum.

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Yuletide joy in the woods

Reynolds nature preserve hosts annual Yule Log Festival

About 300 local residents gathered to hear about the dreaded Christmas monsters, known as the “Barefoot Squinters,” in a Morrow forest Friday.

Mr. Joe T. Lane, Sr.

Mr. Joe T. Lane, Sr., 77, a longtime resident of Jonesboro, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Dec. 8, 2012.

Clayton High School Writing Test Scores Above State Average

Clayton County exceeds the state’s high school writing test score average, with 94 percent of students passing the exam.

Clayton has 29 Semifinalists in art contest

Dream@50 offers $10,000 prize

History becomes the present for at least 29 Clayton County public school students who have been announced as semifinalists in the national “Dream@50” art contest.

Clayton Teens Graduate from Recruit Training

JONESBORO — Navy Seaman Dishawnté C. Williams, daughter of Veronica A. Williams of Jonesboro, and Julius D. Williams, of Jacksonville, Fla., was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. RIVERDALE — Marine Corps Pvt. Kendrick C. Lewis, son of Rhonda Howard of Riverdale, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Forest Park Library Relocates, set to reopen Monday

FOREST PARK — Books are moved from transportation carts to new shelves, computers are unpacked and locked down, even Christmas decorations are pulled out, all in an attempt get the new Forest Park Public Library ready for Sunday afternoon’s grand opening.