News for Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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National Archives, historical groups hosting African-American program

The National Archives at Atlanta is expected to highlight the Gullah culture of the low-country coastal regions of Georgia and South Carolina this weekend, as part of an observation of “Fibbywerry” (Gullah for “February”) as African-American History Month.

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Gas prices continue to rise

While crude oil prices remain steady

Wayne Kerr was pumping gasoline into his vehicle at the Citgo Food Mart on South McDonough Street, in Jonesboro –– and complaining. He said the rising gas prices are affecting his personal life. “It is kind of a strain,” the Morrow resident lamented.

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‘Math Super Bowl Showdown’

Haynie Elementary hosts math competition

Walking into the gymnasium at the B.C. Haynie Elementary School this week, was like stepping onto a simulated football field. The theme music for the National Football League (NFL) played in the background. Scores of youngsters were chanting –– back and forth –– at one another, and teachers wore the jersey’s of their favorite NFL teams.

Datebook - February 16, 2012

Chamber to hold women’s educational luncheon

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Jonesboro to increase citation add-on fee

People, who are issued citations in the City of Jonesboro, are going to have a pay a little bit more money, as the city works to pull together enough funds to buy a new, federally mandated radio system.

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Lovejoy boys, Forest Park girls rejoin 4-AAAA fray

It has been nine days since Lovejoy’s boys and Forest Park’s girls last took the court in a meaningful game — the reward for a regular season well done.

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Southern Crescent wrestlers fix gaze on titles

The high school wrestling world — or at least Georgia’s small corner of it — converges today upon The Arena at Gwinnett Center, where the traditional state championships begin.

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Ex-Morrow police chief pleads guilty to DUI

Former Morrow police chief, Jeff Baker, pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunk-driving charges, as prosecutors prepared to bring the case against him to trial.

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Pets of the Week - Hoss

Hoss is wonderful big gray and white Domestic Shorthair.

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Pets of the Week - Gino

Gino is a one year old YorkiePoo.

Smith, Mr. Lee Roy

Mr. Lee Roy Smith, 75, of Rex, passed away, Feb. 11, 2012.

Wahlig, Ethel Schenck

Ethel E. Schenck Wahlig, of Riverdale, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the age of 88.

Sides, Harold

Mr. Harold Sides, 71, of Stockbridge, passed away Feb. 13, 2012.

BOC accepts Jester’s Creek improvement grant

Money will pay for safety, landscaping enhancements

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to accept a Georgia Department of Transportation grant that will open the door to improved lighting, and better access to public safety personnel, at the Jester’s Creek Trail, in Jonesboro.

Early presidential voting has ‘light’ start

A wide-open field of Republican presidential candidates has not translated into long lines at the Clayton County Elections and Registration Office, according to the county’s top elections official.

Clayton’s Academic Gallery winning schools announced

Clayton County Public Schools has announced the winners of the school system’s third Academic Gallery.

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Lovejoy High JROTC wins trip to Washington

The Lovejoy High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ academic team competed against more than 200 teams from around the nation, to advance to Level II of the AFJROTC Academic Bowl.