News for Monday, February 27, 2012


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Miller, Mrs. Juanita

Mrs. Juanita Miller, 86, of Riverdale, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Shannon, Elizabeth Jean

Elizabeth Jean Shannon, 88, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 20, 2012.

Crain, Mrs. Fannie Mae

Mrs. Fannie Mae Crain, of Jonesboro, passed away on Feb. 24, 2012, at the age of 93.

Hammons, Helen Lea

Helen Lea Hammons, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the age of 74.

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Feeding Clayton’s Families

Jonesboro church expands food pantry

Deborah Mollineaux, of Jonesboro, said she recently lost her job, and was having to face the harsh reality of either choosing to pay her rent and electric bill, or buy food.

Clubs’ owner seeks $15M from Forest Park

The owner of two Forest Park strip clubs has filed a $15 million federal lawsuit against the city, charging officials with selective prosecution and orchestrating an elaborate bureaucratic scheme designed to shut down the businesses.

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Area special-needs children hit the big top

Numerous Henry County children were among those who gathered, recently, to see “The Greatest Show on Earth,” while celebrating the local special-needs community.

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Arts Clayton to open congressional art exhibit

Arts Clayton Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Gower said she sees two late Twentieth Century cultural icons in one of the entries in this year’s 13th Congressional District Art Competition — Andy Warhol and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Average gas price increases 12 cents in Georgia

Crude oil almost $110 a barrel

Rising gas prices threaten the worldwide economic recovery, but that prices are expected to keep rising into spring and summer. Ongoing strains with Iran keep heightening fears of another war in the Middle East, driving oil prices to almost $110 a barrel, and increasing gas prices in the U.S.

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‘Best news’ for Forest Park: Second-round game at home

A No. 4-seeded team upset a region champion in the first round of the Class AAAA girls basketball tournament.

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Dawkins has been Jonesboro’s inside force

With each rebound, point and blocked shot, Jonesboro coach Michael House can see the confidence grow within starting center Kimberly Dawkins.

Paradies Shops gets 7-year deal at Hartsfield-Jackson

The Paradies Shops’ new concessions will be located on Concourse E and the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at the airport.

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Whitney's death should be a lesson — Michael Reagan

Whitney Houston will be remembered, as she should be, for her great singing. But you can bet your favorite movie star's Malibu beach house and the drug lifestyle that sent Houston to an early grave will be conveniently forgotten.

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Give Karen Santorum credit for co-writing her husband's book — Tina Dupuy

Rick Santorum's team his seeming kind of anti-women could be a problem. I could make all these problems for Rick as a candidate go away. I have one simple solution: Give your wife, Karen, an author credit on your book, "It Takes a Family."

VIDEO: Stars, Fashion and Latin Oscar Nominees

The AP's Marcela Isaza talks to Oscar nominees Demian Bichir and Berenice Bejo about their first time at the Oscars.

VIDEO: 'The Artist' Makes a Lot of Noise at the Oscars

The black and white film 'The Artist' becomes the first silent movie to take Hollywood's top honors since the original Academy Awards ceremony 83 years ago - winning 5 Oscars including best picture.

VIDEO: Clooney, Davis Shine on Oscars Red Carpet

The AP's Alicia Quarles chats with the biggest names in Hollywood, including George Clooney, Viola Davis and Rooney Mara, at the 84th annual Academy Awards.

The top 10 tweets during the Academy Awards

The Oscars can be absurdly glamorous, abundantly self-aggrandizing and achingly stodgy. Thankfully, there's Twitter.

What they were saying at the Oscars

Notable quotes from the 84th annual Academy Awards presented Sunday in Los Angeles.

Moments to remember from Oscar 2012

The Oscar telecast takes hours, but it's the moments we remember.Just a few of them, of course ones that are so emotional, funny, or bizarre that they'll stand out in our collective memories, candidates for future Oscar montages, of course, but also for office watercooler talk. Here's a running look

New fashion stars include Mara, Stone and Chastain

There were many new fashion faces on the red carpet at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, but they brought with them a lot of old Hollywood glamour.Rooney Mara in white Givenchy, Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli and Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen were among those making