News for Monday, February 13, 2012

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College Park denies auto club’s request to sell cars

College Park’s city councilmembers butted heads in a decision that ultimately did not favor a posh automobile membership club.

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Clayton couple in love for 70 years

Sitting together inside their room at Elmcroft of Mt. Zion, in Jonesboro, Forrest Thornton, Sr., and his wife, Ann, gushed and giggled over their 70-year-long romance.

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‘Love is foundation for 65-year marriage’

Some guests missed wedding, lured to nearby watermelon patch

Horace and Lola Carmichael did not have the type of big, extravagant wedding commonly associated with royalty and Hollywood celebrities. It was a rather simple ceremony, held on the porch of Lola Carmichael’s mother’s home near Forsyth, Ga.

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Jonesboro OKs zoning request for church move

The Jonesboro City Council cleared the way for the Jonesboro Church of God and Christ to move a few blocks down North Main Street, to a location closer to the heart of the city, on Monday.

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Clayton prosecutors honored for arson conviction

Riverdale motel fire resulted in five deaths

Prosecutors with the Clayton County District Attorney's Office have been recognized for their efforts in helping to convict a woman in a 2007 arson fire at a Riverdale motel that killed five people.

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Eagle’s Landing boys favorite in Region 4-AAA

While no team in Region 4-AAA is ready to just give top-seeded and third-ranked Eagle’s Landing the tournament championship, the Golden Eagles certainly don’t feel like they will just waltz to their second straight region title.

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Chances good for Locust Grove, Henry County’s Tomlinson

Ten Southern Crescent wrestlers won their weight classes at sectionals this past weekend, and put themselves in favorable positions for this upcoming weekend’s state championships at Gwinnett Arena.

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Wortham, Person named POY in region

Players from the Southern Crescent dominated the All-Region 4-AAA basketball teams that were picked by the region’s nine coaches.

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Five local players named to GACA all-state team

Jermaine Hough, who helped lead Lovejoy to its first championship game, was named the top defensive player in Class AAAA by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.

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Mardi Growl: Annual ‘woof-filled’ event set

A Mardi Growl showcase is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, and will kick off with a parade of dogs and their owners, at 10 a.m., from the Locust Grove City Hall, to Trailhead Park on Cleveland Street.

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A little more heat — Michael Reagan

It seems to me that what is missing in the top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination is passion.

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‘The Market’ has chosen the winner of the culture wars — Tina Dupuy

If you have sold your proverbial soul to the gods of unfettered commerce, advertisements are the market speaking for the greater culture at large. And the greater culture, funny enough, largely disagrees with the rightwing.

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