News for Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Locust Grove’s Benefield a state contender because of maneuver he made his own

Jarred Benefield used to take his sweet time in wrestling matches, hoping to have enough points after three periods to win a decision. Then, the Locust Grove senior grappler happened upon a sure-fire shortcut, one that has helped make him one of the state’s best.

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North Clayton’s Hunt enjoying last season

Marcus Hunt received the outlet pass, took one dribble and heaved a shot towards the goal.

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What are our nation’s natural wonders? — Curt Yeomans

There is no way to create a perfect list that ranks the top natural wonders in the U.S., because there are so many sites, and each person has his or her favorites. But with some input from you guys who read this column, we can try. I'll get us started.

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Pretty or not — Ronda Rich

I have never heard a guy — or woman, for that matter — comment on “evening make-up.” That got me to thinking that I don’t have “evening make-up.” What you see at nine a.m., with me is pretty much what you’re gonna get at nine p.m.

Kroger assists in Relay for Life fund-raiser

Footprint icons help fight cancer

From Sunday, Feb. 5, through Saturday, Feb. 18, Kroger will urge its customers to donate to the American Cancer Society by purchasing $1 Relay For Life “footprint” icons at Kroger checkout counters.

Padgett, Gene “Fred”

Mr. Gene “Fred” Padgett, 63, of Jonesboro, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

Father charged with murder in toddler’s death

A Morrow father, arrested Saturday for swinging his toddler around by the neck with a belt –– "like a rag doll" –– was charged with murder Wednesday after the boy died from his injuries.

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